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The best alternative to Puppeteer for screenshots and PDF generation

Need to automate screenshots or PDF generation in your web app? Want to find a simpler, more scalable option than Puppeteer? Try Doppio, a fully managed, secure and reliable API for generating screenshots and PDF.

The real tiny Doppio factory that creates one by one PDF documents from HTML files

Looking for an alternative to Puppeteer ?

When you want to automate PDF or screenshot generation in your web app, Puppeteer is a great Node.js library. It is simple and developer friendly. But it comes with some limits. We’ve been there. And that’s why we decided to create Doppio.

Fully managed

Nothing to install, just an API call. Doppio is hosted and secured.

Fast, scalable, reliable

No matter the volume or the concurrent calls: Doppio won’t let you down.

You’re not alone

Technical support is available to help you.

3 reasons why Doppio is the best Puppeteer alternative

PHP, Python, Ruby or JS: choose your prefered language and platform

The Puppeteer package is great if you are coding for the Node.js platform. But otherwise, you won’t be able to use it. And you’ll end up testing questionable or even obsolete libraries.

With Doppio, you don’t need to rely on any third-party library. PHP, Python or Ruby: as long as your language can make an API request, you can leverage the power of Doppio. And if you are already used to Puppeteer, you’ll be thrilled: Doppio API calls use the same objects and classes than Puppeteer, so you can feel at home.

Doppio machine

Focus on delivering features, not on managing your platform

Using Puppeteer on your own can be quite challenging, particularly when it comes to scaling, security, and ensuring compatibility with Docker. When you manage the service yourself, it's important to consider the hidden costs, as your time is valuable.

With Doppio, you don’t have to bother about all this anymore. Doppio is API as a service: hosted, managed, secured. It just works. Fast setup, easy integration: Grab your API key and you're just one API call away from your first render.

securised cloud

Scale easily with fast and asynchronous rendering

Puppeteer is great if you don’t handle big volumes or don’t care about performance. But what if 10 users ask for a PDF at the same time? It will try to start 10 Chrome instances and bloat your server to death. And guess how many time it takes to generate 200 files with Puppeteer? About 5 minutes.

If you want fast and scalable PDF and screenshot generation, switch to Doppio. You’ll be able to generate 200 files in about 10 secs (upload included). And with our asynchronous rendering feature, you will be able to easily create a reliable system that can handle heavy loads with ease.

Doppio machine

Puppeteer vs Doppio : full comparison table

Type of toolSelf managed libraryHosted and managed Saas API
Easy setup
PDF rendering
PNG, JPG & WebP rendering
Languages supported Node.js only Any languages
Create asynchronous workflows Good luck!
Upload delegation (S3 storage)
HDS ready Depend on you
GDPR ready & full privacy Depend on you
Fully secured Depend on you
PricingFree (but need to be hosted and managed on your server)Free plan (400 renders / month) Paying plan from €14,90 / month

Grab you API key and try Doppio out : it’s free !

With our basic plan, generate up to 400 documents per month for free. No credit card required.

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