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pywebview is a lightweight cross-platform wrapper around a webview component that allows to display HTML content in its own native GUI window. It gives you the power of web technologies in your desktop application, hiding the fact that the GUI is browser based. Available for Windows, macOS, Linux and Android. You can use pywebview either with a 3rd party web framework or on its own with a two way bridge between Python and DOM.

pywebview uses native GUI for creating a web component window: WinForms on Windows, Cocoa on macOS, QT or GTK on Linux and Kivy for Android. If you choose to freeze your application, pywebview does not bundle a heavy GUI toolkit or web renderer with it, keeping the executable size small. pywebview is compatible with Python 3.

pywebview is created by Roman Sirokov.

Getting started


pip install pywebview
  • On Linux you need additional libraries. Refer to the installation page for details.

Hello world

import webview
webview.create_window('Hello world', '')

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