David Omotayo Frontend developer and indie game enthusiast.

Top React dashboard libraries

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Dashboards visually display important metrics, providing modern enterprise application owners and administrators with sharable insights that can be helpful for monitoring performance, spotting trends, and identifying issues.

There are many options available for building a dashboard application, and the choice of framework is often the most important factor. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with React. It’s the most popular and versatile UI framework available.

React offers seamless integration with multiple third-party frontend tools and packages, enabling large chunks of data to be manipulated and visualized (e.g., charts, graphs, and data grids) with ease. But using React to build a dashboard from scratch can take a lot of time and effort. The same is true of other frontend technologies.

In this article, I’ll share a curated list of the best free, open source dashboard templates that are sophisticated enough to be standalone libraries and that can be easily set up and modified for projects as needed.

Let’s take a look at the following React dashboard libraries:

React-admin

First on the list is React-admin, a comprehensive, open source library for building data-driven admin dashboards.

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React-admin is based on the React framework and is powered by popular UI, data management, and routing technologies such as Material UI, Redux, React Final Form, and React Router. This library uses data providers to easily adapt to several backend architectures like GraphQL, REST, and SOAP.

React-admin’s loosely coupled design makes it very easy to replace any of its core systems. For example, you could use Bootstrap instead of the default Material Designs. This library can be integrated into an existing project or used as a standalone project with either JavaScript or TypeScript.

Features:

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  • Data validation
  • Internationalization (i18n)
  • Theming
  • Authentication (OAuth and more)
  • WYSIWYG editor

Quick start:
Install via npm:

npm install react-admin

Install via Yarn:

yarn add react-admin

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Ant Design Pro

Ant Design Pro is a free, open source UI library for scaffolding production-ready admin interface solutions for enterprise applications.

Ant Design Pro Screenshot

The library is based on the React Umi and Ant Design UI library, so it’s highly customizable, well documented, and has an easy learning curve.

Ant Design Pro is maintained by the Ant Group and Alibaba, a large ecommerce corporation. The library is regularly updated and well maintained. Ant Design Pro provides developers the option to choose between JavaScript or TypeScript for development.

Features:

  • Responsiveness
  • Theming
  • Internationalization (i18n)
  • UI testing

Quick start:
Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/ant-design/ant-design-pro.git --depth=1

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React Dashboard

React Dashboard is an admin library created by Flatonic, a company that offers free and premium templates for various JavaScript frameworks. React Dashboard is a free admin dashboard built with React, Bootstrap, React Router, Redux, and GraphQL.

React Dashboard

This library comes with a working Node.js backend integration, allowing for easy data visualization and authentication.

Features:

  • Authentication
  • Responsiveness
  • Flatlogic CSS set
  • CRUD operations

Quick start:
Clone the repo:

git clone -o react-dashboard -b master --single-branch \ https://github.com/flatlogic/react-dashboard.git

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Material Dashboard React

Material Design React is a developer-friendly admin dashboard library based on Google’s Material Design (MUI) and React.

Material Dashboard

This library comes with pre-built design blocks that ensure a seamless development process. It also offers over 70 frontend individual elements such as buttons, inputs, and cards that can be easily modified using MUI’s styled API and sx prop (custom styling).

Quick start:
Install via npm:

npm i material-dashboard-react

Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/creativetimofficial/material-dashboard-react.git

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Volt React Dashboard

Volt React Dashboard is a free, open source React dashboard library based on Bootstrap 5 and Sass frontend technologies. This library is built upon React components using React Hooks and a data-driven methodology that ensures an improved developer experience.

Volt React Dashboard

Volt’s structural design makes it easy to visualize data obtained from backend technologies. The library passes data between pre-made components with an array of objects that can be easily integrated into pre-made components such as form elements and other UI elements.

Quick start:
Install via npm:

npm i @themesberg/volt-react-dashboard

Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/themesberg/volt-react-dashboard.git

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Airframe React

Airframe React is an admin dashboard library with minimalistic design and innovative light UI for building large-scale dashboard applications.

Airframe React

This library is made up of a large collection of pre-made components that can be used to set up all types of custom data visualization web apps, such as admin panels and data analytics.

Airframe is based on React, Bootstrap, React Router, and Reactstrap.

Quick start:
Install via npm:

npm i react-airframe

Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/0wczar/airframe-react.git

Stats:

N.B., Airframe React hasn’t been updated since 2020. Nonetheless, it is still a better option than building dashboards from scratch.

Core UI React

Core UI React is a lightweight MIT licensed open source dashboard library built on Bootstrap 5 and React with TypeScript.

Core UI React

Core UI React is made up of styled components from the core UI CSS library, which acts as an extension of Bootstrap that adds extra functionalities to the library.

This library’s transparent code and lack of redundant dependencies make it light enough to offer the ultimate user experience.

Quick start:
Install via npm:

npm i @coreui/react

Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/coreui/coreui-free-react-admin-template.git

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Shards React

Shards React is one of the best dashboard libraries for manipulating data chunks from blogging platforms. It has an easy-to-use React UI toolkit that is based on Material Design and Font Awesome.

Shards React

This library includes customizable components for managing and visualizing data from any blogging platform. These components include tables, forms, blog dashboards, blog post stats, and more.

Quick start:
Install via npm:

npm i shards-react

Install via Yarn:

yarn add shards-react

Stats:

N.B., Shards React hasn’t been updated since 2020.

React Reduction

React Reduction is a library built with React and Bootstrap 4. It provides numerous components, cards, charts, and widgets for creating sleek and professional dashboards.

React Reduction

Quick start:
Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/reduction-admin/react-reduction.git

Stats:

N.B., React Reduction hasn’t been updated since 2020.

Argon Dashboard React

Argon Dashboard React is based on Bootstrap 4 and Reactstrap. It is a free, open source library that comes with fully coded components, providing the freedom to choose and combine different variations to create amazing web apps.

Argon Dashboard React

This library also offers several pre-built examples, making the development process seamless.

Quick start:
Install via npm:

npm i argon-dashboard-react

Install with Bower:

bower install argon-dashboard-react.

Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/creativetimofficial/argon-dashboard-react.git.

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Mosaic Lite

Mosaic Lite is an open source library built with Tailwind CSS and React. It is a responsive dashboard template with pre-coded charts and widgets for building user interfaces for SaaS products and modern web apps.

Mosiac Lite

Quick start:
Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/cruip/tailwind-dashboard-template.git

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Paper Dashboard React

Paper Dashboard React is a colorful dashboard library based on Bootstrap 4. It comes with a large number of components designed to look neat and well organized.

Paper Dashboard React

This library is made up of the right amount of dependencies with just enough features for easy usage.

Quick start:
Install via npm:

npm i paper-dashboard-react

Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/creativetimofficial/paper-dashboard-react.git

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Azia

Azia is yet another incredible React dashboard library based on the Bootstrap framework. The library is packed with a lot of UI elements, components, and pre-made sample pages that will get your projects up and running in no time.

Azia

Quick start:
Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/BootstrapDash/azia-admin-react.git

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Star Admin React

Star Admin React is a powerful dashboard library with various inbuilt essential UI elements.

Star Admin React

Star Admin React is based on the Bootstrap UI library and it offers unlimited customization options for visualizing data and creating unique web apps.

Quick start:
Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/BootstrapDash/StarAdmin-Free-React-Admin-Template.git

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Conclusion

In this article, we reviewed 14 top free solutions for building professional dashboards and admin panel web apps with React.

With these libraries, you don’t have to waste time and effort building a dashboard from scratch. These React libraries are loaded with essential tools, UI kits, and comprehensive documentation that ensures a stress free and productive developer experience.

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David Omotayo Frontend developer and indie game enthusiast.

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