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Wednesday, 31 May 2017


node-webkit is renamed NW.js

Official site:
Official documentation:


NW.js is an app runtime based on Chromium and node.js. You can write native apps in HTML and JavaScript with NW.js. It also lets you call Node.js modules directly from the DOM and enables a new way of writing native applications with all Web technologies.
It was created in the Intel Open Source Technology Center.
Building a Cross-platform Desktop App with NW.js
Creating Desktop Applications With node-webkit
WebApp to DesktopApp with node-webkit (slides)
Essay on the history and internals of the project


  • Apps written in modern HTML5, CSS3, JS and WebGL.
  • Complete support for Node.js APIs and all its third party modules.
  • Good performance: Node and WebKit run in the same thread: Function calls are made straightforward; objects are in the same heap and can just reference each other;
  • Easy to package and distribute apps.
  • Available on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows


Demos and real apps

You may also be interested in our demos repository and the List of apps and companies using nw.js.

Quick Start

Create index.html:
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Hello World!</title>
    <h1>Hello World!</h1>
    We are using node.js <script>document.write(process.version)</script>.
Create package.json:
  "name": "nw-demo",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "main": "index.html"
$ /path/to/nw .  (suppose the current directory contains 'package.json')
Note: on Windows, you can drag the folder containing package.json to nw.exe to open it.
Note: on OSX, the executable binary is in a hidden directory within the .app file. To run node-webkit on OSX, type:
/path/to/ . (suppose the current directory contains 'package.json')


For more information on how to write/package/run apps, see:
And our Wiki for much more.


We use the google group as our mailing list (use English only). Subscribe via
NOTE: Links to the old google group (e.g.!msg/node-webkit/doRWZ07LgWQ/4fheV8FF8zsJ) that are no longer working can be fixed by replacing node-webkit with nwjs-general (e.g!msg/nwjs-general/doRWZ07LgWQ/4fheV8FF8zsJ).
Issues are being tracked here on GitHub.


node-webkit's code in this repo uses the MIT license, see our LICENSE file. To redistribute the binary, see How to package and distribute your apps


The work is being sponsored by:


如下是基于node-webkit跨平台应用案例列表,特别感谢nw的作者 有些是开源的,是非常不错的参考。


Powder Player

A cross-platform, incredibly easy to use heavy-duty player that supports torrent streaming and torrent downloading.Based on WebChimera and Peerflix it not only has full support for all torrents but also works with any video type and video url, including youtube/vimeo links.See Current Features for a detailed list of what makes this app truly amazing!


Astar is a simple task manager application for Mac OS X, using NW.js. Astar allows you to create your notebooks with your favorite image, in which you can manage your ToDos or WantToDos. These steps are grouped by tags that you define with your favorite color for them, and they are displayed by one of the three modes: bullet list, display by tag, and calendar view.


WhatsApp for Desktop

WhatsApp for Desktop is a beautiful, simple and easy to use cross-platform app that brings to your OS X, Windows or Linux desktop.

WhatsApp features

  • Group chats
  • Send photos & videos
  • Share locations
WhatsApp for Desktop features
  • Badge with the number of notifications in the dock/taskbar (OS X and Windows)
  • Auto-launch on OS startup (OS X, Windows)
  • Native notifications (all platforms)
  • System tray icon (OS X, Windows)
  • Open links in browser or new window
  • Preferences in the right-click context menu (or menu bar for OS X, tray menu for Windows)

Messenger for Desktop

Messenger for Desktop is a beautiful, simple and easy to use cross-platform app that brings to your OS X, Windows or Linux desktop.

  • Sounds (can be disabled in settings)
  • Desktop notifications (enable them in settings)
  • Voice and video calls
  • Badge with the number of notifications in the dock/taskbar (OS X and Windows)
  • Auto-launch on OS startup (OS X, Windows)
  • Native notifications (all platforms)
  • System tray icon on Windows
  • 3 themes: Default, Dark and Mosaic
  • Auto-hide the left sidebar
  • Open links in browser or new window
  • Preferences in the right-click context menu (or menu bar for OS X, tray menu for Windows)

Boson Editor

Boson is a minimalistic experimental source code editor. It's written in Node, and wrapped in Nw.js as a runtime container for easy cross-platform integration. Boson supports theming, plugins and more.

neodym IDE

The neodym IDE makes developing hybrid apps using the Ionic SDK faster, more comfortable and helps to increase your process and code quality. It is an opensource project based on a master thesis about hybrid app development written at aaronprojects GmbH and built using nw.js and AngularJS.


Printr and Athom, 2 Dutch startups, joined forces to create a modular development kit built in nw.js and Angularjs. The core can be found at printhom/devkit-core and 2 example implementations at athombv/devkit and printr3d/devkit-app. Feel free to create you own DevKit for your company or project!


Namagic is a batch renaming tool, available on Mac App Store.


Evidentia is a commercial node-webkit based desktop app developed by Evidentia Software for genealogists. Evidentia is an evidence management and analysis tool. It makes use of angularjs for the main framework, and HTML5's indexeddb for its underlying database structure.


PiktoPuzzle is a node-webkit based desktop app to help memorize pictures (e.g. maps, scientific diagrams).


SkimHN is a desktop client for Hacker News built with nw.js, edge.js and C#. SkimHN fetches the front page stories and also gives you a quick summary of selected stories. The purpose of SkimHN is to get a quick preview of a story before deciding to read it on the HackerNews website.

Leanote Desktop App

Leanote is a cloud notebook, which you can manage, public and share knowledge. Leanote use nw.js to create desktop app, and it's open source:

Mongo Management Studio

Mongo Management Studio is the best way to work with MongoDB the easy way. Because of the clean and light user interface, you can execute the typical MongoDB commands fast and effective, without using the MongoDB shell.


Settings utility for the game League of Legends, with appearance mimicking the official in-game menu.


Pawnee is an Apache GUI designed for Mac OS X.


M2S is an messaging app created with web technologies and open source
  • Discover groups and join it,
  • Add people without his phone number,
  • Compatible with all web browsers,
  • Share url, youtube videos, images png jpeg and gif, instagram photos, your geolocation and more Github repos


KeeeX secures, traces, organizes, finds and shares any file, anywhere in absolute privacy.
  • No doubt, we see the same document,
  • No mess, we efficiently organize them,
  • No time loss, instant, exact searches,
  • KeeeX is simple and quick to adopt


Yasminoku is an open source and free "Sudoku" game totally written in DHTML (JavaScript, CSS and HTML with newer version using CSS3 and HTML5 too) that can be controlled by mouse (or finger on mobile devices) and/or keyboard. Includes sudoku solver and sudoku generator. Browser version also allows anyone to print sudokus easily.
This cross-platform and cross-browser game was tested under BeOS, Haiku, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Windows, QNX, Android, iOS, BlackBerry PlayBook and others.
Last old version (0.25a) was released on 25th July 2006, with last changes beyond 16th August 2006 (approximately). It was available in both English and Spanish languages.
The new improved version (0.75a) was released on 9th December 2014 with a better mobile devices support, more platform ports (ported to desktop thanks to node-webkit), improved printing presentation, improved browser integration (can be included easily in any web site), and is now multilingual with language auto-detection (main version includes Chinese, English and Spanish languages and it is very easy to add new ones). Native ports that has been tested should work properly. Browser version will work virtually everywhere, on modern browsers as well as on old ones (including Internet Explorer 5.0).
To download the game, play online or include it in your web site for free you can visit


Watch anime / cartoon stream online on Windows, Mac or Linux. Example of shows you can watch ads FREE: Family Guy, Attack on Titan, Naruto, Archer, Death Note, Sword Art Online and a lot more. More than 3000 animes.


A cross plattform task manager that stores its tasks in a Markdown file (similar to org-mode) and let's you easily rank your tasks. It works great with different time management methods like GTD or Personal Kanban.


(open source: mfkp/tinderplusplus)
Tinder++ is a desktop application for Mac and Windows that allows you to swipe from your computer, plus some extra features:
  • Hotkeys: Right arrow for like, Left arrow for pass, Backspace for undo. Simple.
  • Change your location so you can "Tinder Ahead" if you're going to be traveling.
  • Undo: ever missed your soulmate because you were swiping too fast? No more.


(open source: tomlandia/fuckr)
Fuckr is a desktop Grindr client with extra features such as:
  • Pinpointing guys' exact location (using triangulation).
  • Changing your location.
  • Saving any pic.


Story-writer is a free Markdown editor.
It support web version and node-webkit version.
the main fetures:
  • export word
  • export zip
  • sync evernote and so on.

The unofficial multi-platform Pushover desktop client.


An awesome client for watching and downloading Youtube videos without adds.

Wunderlist for Windows 7

Wunderlist helps millions of people around the world capture their ideas, things to do and places to see. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life. Wunderlist then instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your to-do lists from anywhere.


Schreiberling is a free, lightweight, completely customizable, open source, distraction free Markdown editor. It is currently in development so don't expect too much yet.


Nextday-Desktop is a port of iOS App "NextDay" to Desktop. It will show you a picture of world scenery, a music and a sentence everyday.

Bear With Me

Bear With Me is a classic 2D, black and white, point´n´click adventure game which mixes noire mystery & horror elements in a cute style filled with puns.

Minecraft Snaps

A simple tool (for Mac, Windows version in the works) to save backups of Minecraft worlds before blowing stuff up and to restore them without having to manually copy folders.

Free music streaming player


A shadowsocks client powered by node-webkit + angular.js


An audio player for

CasperJS IDE

An IDE for creating and running CasperJS scripts.


A super simple, extensible and powerful personal assistant, just like your shell, with the power of HTML.


Notedown provides a sleek, easy to use interface for writing, storing and viewing notes powered by markdown.

DebugGap (run easily and debug powerfully)

DebugGap is a debug tool for webview(e.g phonggap) and all kinds of browsers.
  1. Run on Windows, Linux and Mac without setup process
  2. Support different platforms( Android,IOS,WebOS,BlackBerry and so on,except for Windows Phone )
  3. Support all the HTML5 frameworks(e.g phonegap) and browsers
  4. Support to inspect the element quickly in the node tree
  5. Debug lots of devices at the same time
  6. Support single-step debug ,watch variables and so on for Android devices


TorrenTV Stream Torrents to your AppleTV/Roku/Chromecast


Cellist is a HTTP debugging proxy, available on Mac App Store.

CityBound - City Building game by Anselm Eickhoff

CityBound is a work-in-progress project developed by Anselm Eickhoff using Node-webkit and WebGl for 3D graphics.

Broado - Music player for Desktop

Broado is a Open-Source project using Node WebKit. Broado is a desktop music player built with node and angular.js

SWIMBI - Swift Menu Builder

Swimbi is a cross platform application enables developers to create website CSS menu navigation using intuitive user interface without coding.
  • Develop faster: Add menu items, select design and get responsive CSS menu in minutes.
  • Create beauty: Select from a number of ready-to-use designs and icons, use patterns, shadows and effects.
  • Upload simply: Using FTP button, update directly on a server.

Node WebKit QQ - Node WebKit QQ

Node WebKit QQ is an Open-Source WebQQ desktop client using Node WebKit. FYI: QQ is an instant messaging service widely used in China provided by Tencent.

Soundnode App - SoundCloud for desktop

Soundnode App is a Open-Source project to support SoundCloud for desktop. Built with Angular.js, consuming SoundCloud and Github API.

Brandon Must Die!

Brandon Must Die! is a 'Procedural Death Labyrinth' game available for Win/Mac/Linux. It features 100s of items, randomized maps, unlockable characters, secret rooms, and dozens of enemies.

Personal Kanban

Personal Kanban enables you to manage your projects via a virtual Kanban Board. Personal Kanban helps you to prioritize your tasks and to keep track of all your projects.
It works great for projects like writing a thesis, creating a software, planning your house moving or anything else that consists of several tasks. It is available on the Mac App Store.
The app is built on Angular.js and node-webkit.

Super Game Jam

Super Game Jam is an engaging new documentary series following some of the world’s most talented indie game developers doing what they do best. Filmed in five cities over a six month time period, each episode pairs two indie developers together for 48 hours and challenges them to create a game based on a theme suggested by their peers. The app was built on Ember.js, node-webkit, Bootstrap and Greenworks.

Game Dev Tycoon

A business simulation game where you replay the history of game development. Game Dev Tycoon was one of the first node-webkit powered games on Steam and usesgreenworks to integrate node-webkit with Steamworks. For a full list of libraries used see the credits page.


A simple, multi-platform GUI interface to node-webkit that allows easy and streamlined exporting of web applications to all platforms. It's written with Python and PySide and comes with pre-built binaries that run on all platforms. You can view the github page and download it here.

Intel® XDK

Intel® XDK is a HTML5 cross-platform solution enables developers to write web and hybrid apps once, and deploy across many app stores and form factor devices.
  • Easy-to-use: Streamlined workflow from design to app store
  • Develop faster: Integrated design, test, (on-device) debug & profile, and build tools
  • Deploy simply: Across more app stores, and form factors
Intel XDK is available as a free download for Windows* 7 & 8 , Apple OS X, and UbuntuLinux*.
Visit Intel XDK's Weibo @, and WeChat by search "英特尔XDK".

POM 360

POM 360 is a simple tool to look at all aspects of your Maven pom and learn maven. Integrated help and short presentation on Maven is included.

Fenix Web Server

Fenix is a static local web server for Windows and OSX. It features point-and-click server creation/removal, push-button site sharing over SSH tunnels, logging, directory browsing/sharing, a webhook inspector, and more. GPL License.


LexiMail is a Open Source and cross-platform e-mail desktop application.

A Wizard's Lizard

Death is just the beginning in A Wizard's Lizard, a procedurally generated action RPG for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


TagSpaces is:
  • An application, which allows you to navigate and organize your local files with the help of tags.
  • An extensible platform providing a web based user interface for your hard drive.
Key features included:
  • File tagging without the need of a database
  • Taking notes, HTML editing
  • Browsing, viewing and editing of your local files directly in the application without external applications
  • Different visualization possibilities of directory structures and files
  • Portability of the tags, due to the fact, that tags are saved in the file name


Does your favorite mock-up tool output production-ready code? Of course not, that would take way too much time / effort! That's why we make mockups, so we can iterate quickly...
JazzUI makes it easier to get into the flexibility and precision of HTML/CSS while maintaining the quick iterative features of a traditional mockup tool. Plus more awesome.And 100% Open Source.
Online Demo or Watch the Screencast

Candy Reader

An open source PDF reader ported from browser to desktop, based on pdf.js library. Get more details on its development site.

Playlist: Make It Work Again!

A tool that manages, fixes and repairs broken playlists. Available on Windows and Mac OS X.
Check out the companion website for more information. A video is available too :)
Playlist: Make It Work Again!


A tool to create animated films


A real-time HTML5 editor. Lightweight and easy to use.

made by Jared Wright (@jawerty)


Sqwiggle is a tool which helps remote teams work more efficiently together by facilitating real presence and frictionless discussions using images, WebRTC video and quick sharing.


Open source RSS reader. Download at


Circadio is an easy to use yet feature rich time tracking application for Windows, Linux and OS X and is currently in public beta.

With Circadio, you will be tracking time with a single click, enabling you to focus on your job instead of timetracking. When you're ready, you can provide additional information and finally sync your time to a task from any project management system with an API.
Circadio will notify you when you forget to start a timer, and will ask you what to do with the missing time, when it wakes up after your laptop lost its power. Circadio can be configured to fit your way of working. If you want it to, it will tell you when to go home, when you're overloaded with work, when you can take on new tasks and much more.
Circadio will update itself as new features and fixes become available.
Sign up and download at


Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents.
You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did.
Haroopad gives you same experiences in editing regardless of the platform you are working on. It runs on all three major operating systems—Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Get more information at


Create gif from video. Actually for Mac OSX only, Windows and Linux are on the way.


Wifi fikser is an app for Telenet a Belgian ISP provider to help clients with their Wifi problems. It's released as both a Web app and a Desktop app for Windows and Mac OSX. We first created the Web app and after that we just packaged in into a Desktop app using Node-Webkit which was very easy.

More info can be found at Telenet-wifi Also a download is available in Dutch and French


Gisto is a Cross-platform gist snippets management desktop application that allows you and your team share code snippets fast and easily.
Based on GitHub Gists Infrastructure which means you can use all your existing snippets by connecting your GitHub account!
   Light theme    Dark theme
See more at:
Source/Fork: @GitHub

Prepros App

Prepros is a free and open source app that can compile less, sass, stylus, jade, haml and much more with live browser refresh.
Get more info at


Slate is a minimalistic IRC client focused on extensibility.
See more and get it at


Koala is a developer tool for less, sass and coffeescript compilation, to help web developers to use less,sass and coffeescript development more efficient.
Get it at


MUVConf is a SIP multi-user video conference. See demo video.
Source @
Downloads @


Weather-Map free weather map
Weather-Map is a desktop application that provides free weather data. Weather-Map wide range of weather data - map with current weather, quantity of precipitation, wind speed, clouds cover, sea Level Pressure contour maps, temperature, snow precipitation, data from weather stations, data from radars, data for cities. Weather data is received fromOpenWeatherMap api.

It's open sourced at


HostSpirit - A simple host editor for windows users Source @

Simple Ace Editor

Ace Text Editor - The Same Editor that powers
Source @ & Thanks @

Light Table

Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback.

Brief Msg

Brief Msg is a cross-platform open source messenger for SIP servers compatible with WebSocket protocol.


The Desktop application for privacy your online correspondence.
The problem of protecting private data is now more than ever. There are many ways to encrypt a message, but the problem is,  that the key to encrypt the need to tell your partner. You can not send key on internet, for example, your Internet service provider has access to everything that you send and receive. Cypher uses modern mechanism for encrypt data and does not send secret key. Simple and clear description of how the algorithm allows the two sides to get secret key using a unsafe channel.

It's open sourced at


This is a clock application for Ubuntu:

Fawave Desktop

The desktop edition of fawave, a popular chrome extension.
It's open sourced at


Docular is an open-source and cross-platform editor for markdown documents!
Feel free to fork it on Github!



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