Electron is a development framework to create apps based on a web browser and web technologies.

Since Electron based apps run a full web browser in the background, the resource usage is often not comparable to similar apps written in other frameworks.

Even though the underlying browser framework gets patched quickly when security issues arise, many developers of Electron-based apps don't rebase their applications on the newer Electron version.

  • – chat client for the [matrix] network
  • Balena Etcher – burn ISOs to USB sticks
  • vscodium – IDE (although their Electron is heavily patched and pretty fast)
  • Last modified: 2024-07-05 14:31