Getting Started - Pick a Quasar Flavour

If you’d like to learn more about why choosing Quasar then read the Introduction to Quasar. Otherwise, let’s get started by choosing how you’d like to use Quasar.

There are three ways of using Quasar. Pick the one that suits you best:

Here’s a quick comparison:

FeatureQuasar UMDQuasar CLIVue CLI Plugin
Ability to embed into an existing projectYes-Yes, if it is Vue CLI app
Progressive integration of QuasarYes--
Include Quasar from public CDNYes--
Build SPA, PWAYesYesYes
Build SSR (+ optional PWA client takeover)-YesYes(*)
Build Mobile Apps via Cordova or CapacitorYesYesYes(*)
Develop Mobile Apps with HMR directly on your phone.-YesYes(*)
Build Desktop Apps via Electron-YesYes(*)
Build Browser Extensions-YesYes(*)
Quasar App Extensions-Yes-
Easy management of App icons & splash screens via Icon Genie CLI-Yes-
Dynamic RTL support for Quasar componentsYesYesYes
Generating your own website/app RTL equivalent CSS rules automatically by Quasar-YesYes
Ensure everything “simply works” out of the box, using latest and greatest Quasar specs.-Yes-
Tight integration between build modes, taking full advantage of all Quasar’s capabilities.-Yes-
One codebase to create SPA, PWA, SSR, Mobile Apps, Electron Apps and Browser Extensions-YesYes(*)
Tree Shaking-YesYes
SFC (Single File Component - for Vue) support-YesYes
Advanced configuration through dynamic quasar.conf.js-Yes-
Unit & end to end testing support-YesYes
TypeScript support-YesYes
Best and Most Popular Choice!YES!(*)

(*)Important!

Although you may get a similar multi-platform support via the Vue CLI and some Vue community built plugins, these 3rd party supported build paths aren’t tightly integrated with Quasar’s components. Thus, as you run into problems with these 3rd party plugins, you will have to depend on the support of each individual plugin developer. With Quasar, you have a one-stop-shop should anything go wrong. Also, the Quasar CLI ensures applications are built to the best possible standards in both performance, project size and best practices. You will find no such guarantees anywhere else!

So, let’s get you going with Quasar’s CLI! You’ll be up and running with a new project in a matter of minutes.

Install Quasar CLI