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Admin Dashboards - Material Design UI Kits and Apps

Hello Coders,

This article presents a short-list with free, open-source UI Kits and web apps built/coded on top of Material Design pattern. Some common characteristics for all projects listed here:

  • the projects are actively supported by their vendors
  • can be used without an account
  • released under a permissive license (MIT, LGPL)
  • can be used for commercial products

Thank you! Content provided by AppSeed - App Generator.

Coded version with authentication, database, deployment scripts

What is Material Design

Material Design is a design language developed by Google which, at its core, is an extremely sophisticated and well-defined set of guidelines to help both designers and end-users replicate Google’s work as well as explain why things in Google look and respond the way they do - Definition provided by


Material Dashboard - Creative-Tim

Vendor Notes - Material Dashboard is a free Material Bootstrap 4 Admin with a fresh, new design inspired by Google's Material Design. We are very excited to introduce our take on the material concepts through an easy to use and beautiful set of components. Material Dashboard was built over the popular Bootstrap 4 framework and it comes with a couple of third-party plugins redesigned to fit in with the rest of the elements.

Design Links

Material Design - Material Dashboard Free by Creative-Tim.

Material Able

Material Able Bootstrap Free is the most stylized Bootstrap 4 Free Admin Template, around all other Lite/Free admin templates in the market. It comes with high feature-rich pages and components with fully developer-centric code. Before developing Material Able our key points were performance and design. While developing we have gone through various testing & code optimization processes, for making this performance and design-centric backend application.

When it comes to performance, Material Able rendering is fast in all major browsers. It is passed through a good score in Google Page Speed, Pingdom, GT Metrix. The code is passed via w3 validators with all w3 standards. This admin panel is fully responsive and tested in all retina devices. Material Able provides multiple choices of the widget, chart icons, and many more features support. All come’s with a color combination of pleasant look and feel.

Design Links

Material Able - Material Dashboard Free by CodedThemes.

Material Admin - BootstrapDash

Vendor Notes - Material Admin is a free admin template designed based on Google’s Material Design framework. It contains multiple in-built layouts, which makes it possible to create pages in a different layout in just a matter of minutes. It comes with the basic components and set of pre-built pages required to lay the foundation for any application.

Design Links

Material Design - Material Admin by BootstrapDash.

Flask Dashboard Material Admin

Free admin dashboard coded in Flask - app features:

  • Modular design with Blueprints
  • SQLite, PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy ORM
  • Alembic (DB schema migrations)
  • Session-Based authentication (via flask_login)
  • Deployment scripts: Docker, Gunicorn / Nginx
  • MIT License

Dashboard Links

Flask Dashboard - Material Admin Design.

CoreUI Admin - CoreUI Agency

CoreUi, with more than 10k Github stars, is a popular admin dashboard design, actively supported by the mother agency.

Vendor Notes - CoreUI admin dashboard delivers a bunch of responsive, customizable, and reusable components you need to create modern, beautiful, responsive apps. CoreUI makes app development lightning fast.

Design Links

Material Design - CoreUI Dashboard.

Django Dashboard CoreUI

Simple Admin Dashboard coded in Django Framework - Features:

  • Jinja2 Theme: Jinja2 Theme - CoreUI (Free Version)
  • UI-Ready app, SQLite Database, Django Native ORM
  • Modular design, clean code-base
  • Session-Based Authentication, Forms validation
  • Deployment scripts: Docker, Gunicorn / Nginx

Dashboard Links

Django Dashboard CoreUI - Template project provided by AppSeed.

AdminLTE - by ColorLib

Vendor Notes - Best open source admin dashboard & control panel theme. Built on top of Bootstrap, AdminLTE provides a range of responsive, reusable, and commonly used components.

Design Links

Material Design - AdminLTE Design.

Modular Admin by ModularCode

Vendor Notes - ModularAdmin is an open-source dashboard theme built in a modular way. That makes it easy to scale, modify, and maintain.

Design Links

Material Design - Modular Admin Design.

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