As you know, python is the fastest-growing programming language right now. Because of how easy it is to learn, it is getting popular day after day. You can do whatever you want with this language. Python is widely used in web development, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine learning. And it also has the best python GUI frameworks developed by developers that you can use.
Python being so popular, people are using Python to develop GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications as well. If you want to use Python to create a GUI application, you must be looking for a good library or framework to provide you with all of the tools necessary to develop a GUI application. To have a clear idea of which framework you should be using to build your application, keep reading this article till the end.
Frameworks are of two types one we call cross-platform, and the other is platform-specific. Python has both of them. In cross-Platform frameworks, you can create applications for multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac) by just coding it once. Meanwhile, in platform-specific frameworks, you can only make an application for a specific platform.
I will be covering the top 5 best Python GUI Frameworks/Libraries, which you can use to build your application.
TKinter is a Python Framework for GUI development. This is a cross-Platform library/tool. It is easy to use, and you can make a pretty good application with TKinter.
The best thing about TKinter is, if you are a newbie to GUI applications, then TKinter is the best choice for you. If you want to make a simple yet good looking and working application, then you should definitely use this framework.
PyQT is another cross-platform Python GUI tool. Developers can create an excellent looking GUI application with this framework. It also provides you with its Qt designer to create visual dialogues, which is really easy to use. You can also create graphical dialogs with code, but it is up to the programmer. Programmer can either use the Qt designer or code it yourself.
Kivy is an opensource cross-platform Python framework. It is one of the most popular frameworks around to create user interfaces.
Kivy works on Windows, Linux, Android, IOS, OS X, and Raspberry pi. You just have to code once and run this code on all supported platforms.
This Framework is best suited for multi-touch and small screens, tablets, and phones.
WxPython is another Python cross-platform GUI tool. It is Open-source; every developer can use it and modify the code as well.
It supports platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux or any other Unix-like systems. You can create your application by just writing the code once and use it on multiple supported platforms. Wxpython programs are easy to write and easy to understand. Hence, if you are not familiar with GUI applications and want to create one, you can learn this framework and use it.
PyGUI is a cross-platform GUI tool. This framework supports different platforms, like Windows, Unix, and Macintosh. PyGUI framework is the lightest of all that I have mentioned earlier. It is straightforward to use and easy to learn, as well.