Best Python GUI Library

Kailash Chandra Behera | Monday, January 25, 2021


Gui library is a graphical toolkit that helps to create a graphical user interface. Here in this article, we are going to discuss the most common available python GUI library.

Getting Started

Before discussing the python GUI packages, I would like to give an introduction to what is a graphical user interface? Or what is GUI? And what does GUI stand for?

What is GUI (Graphical User Interface)?

GUIs are the first thing your user sees and interacts with when he opens your application or website. Having a good GUI goes a long way in increasing your platform’s reputation and user count.

The graphical user interface examples are icons, buttons, graphics, displayed text, and several other forms of input, like checkbox, text input boxes, and such.

A GUI interface usually includes a host of the above visual elements, it’s the combination of all these elements that makes up a vital part of your application or website’s user experience. Input to these visual elements can be from the usual mediums, such as keyboards, mice, and touchscreens.

Python GUI Library

python GUI library is a graphical toolkit that helps to create a graphical user interface in python. Tkinter library in python is one of the examples. Tkinter in python has a large number of tools and displays for creating user-friendly GUI Applications. The following are the GUI framework for python.

  1. Kivy (Kivy Python):- Kivy python GUI library supports multiple platforms namely Windows, MacOSX, Linux, Android iOS, and Raspberry Pi. it is open-source and provides many python GUI toolkits.

  2. Tkinter:- Tkinter in python is a standard GUI framework, a very popular as very simple and easy to understand. Tkinter module in python provides a collection of rich python GUI toolkit.

  3. PyQT:- it also supports cross-platform namely Windows, MacOSX, Linux, Android-iOS, and Sharp Zaurus. Available in both, commercial as well as GPL license.

  4. PyGUI:- Inserts very less code between the GUI platform and Python application. API is built purely in sync with python. Supports platform UNIX, Mcintosh, and Windows.

  5. PySide:- Free and API compatibility with Py Qt. it is a good GUI framework for python and works with multimedia, XML documents, network, databases.

  6. WxPython:- Open source wrapper for the cross-platform framework for Windows, Mac, and Unix.