💥 A node module for sending notifications in electron applications.
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Electron Notifications

A node module for sending notifications in electron applications.


Quick Usage

const notifier = require('electron-notifications')

// Just title

// Full Options
notifier.notify('Calendar', {
  message: 'Event begins in 10 minutes',
  icon: 'http://cl.ly/J49B/3951818241085781941.png',
  buttons: ['Dismiss', 'Snooze'],


npm install --save electron-notifications


If you'd like to see this in action you can run the playbook and try out live examples and edit the code in place.

git clone git@github.com:blainesch/electron-notifications.git
npm run playbook


When you create a new notification, your notification is queued, since we only display one at a time. Each notification is a BrowserWindow instance, so it's completely cross platform.


All options are optional.

  • message: A message to display under the title.
  • icon: The absolute URL of a icon displayed to the left of the text.
  • buttons: One or two buttons to display on the right of the notification.
  • vertical: Boolean (default: false) that specifies that the buttons should be stacked vertically.
  • duration: Integer duration in milliseconds (default: 4000) to show the notification.
  • flat: Boolean (default: false) that specifies to use a flat button style notification.


In addition to the events provided by electron you also have access to the following 3 additional events.


When the notification was clicked, but not dragged. This usually does the default action, or closes the notification.

const notification = notifier.notify('Calendar')

notification.on('clicked', () => {

Swiped Right

When the notification has been swiped to the right. This usually indicates that the user wants to dismiss the notification.

const notification = notifier.notify('Calendar')

notification.on('swipedRight', () => {

Button Clicked

When any one of the buttons are clicked, it'll trigger a buttonClicked event, and pass the text, button index and options to the handler.

const notification = notifier.notify('Calendar', {
  buttons: ['Dismiss', 'Snooze'],
  url: "http://google.com"

notification.on('buttonClicked', (text, buttonIndex, options) => {
  if (text === 'Snooze') {
    // Snooze!
  } else if(buttonIndex === 1) {
    //open options.url