Primitive and flexible state management for React


Jotai's state resides in React, but sometimes it would be nice to interact with the world outside React.

Valtio provides a proxy interface that can be used to store some values and sync with atoms in Jotai.

This only uses the vanilla api of valtio.


You have to install valtio and jotai-valtio to use this feature.

npm install valtio jotai-valtio
# or
yarn add valtio jotai-valtio


atomWithProxy creates a new atom with valtio proxy. It's two-way binding and you can change the value from both ends.

import { useAtom } from 'jotai'
import { atomWithProxy } from 'jotai-valtio'
import { proxy } from 'valtio/vanilla'
const proxyState = proxy({ count: 0 })
const stateAtom = atomWithProxy(proxyState)
const Counter = () => {
const [state, setState] = useAtom(stateAtom)
return (
count: {state.count}
onClick={() => setState((prev) => ({ ...prev, count: prev.count + 1 }))}
inc atom
onClick={() => {
inc proxy


atomWithProxy(proxyObject, options?)

proxyObject (required): the Valtio proxy object you want to derive the atom from

options.sync (optional): makes the atom update synchronously instead of waiting for batched updates, similar to valtio/useSnapshot. This will result in more renders, but have more guarantees that it syncs with other Jotai atoms.

atomWithProxy(proxyObject, { sync: true })



mutableAtom wraps a value in a self-aware Valtio proxy. You can make changes to it in the same way you would to a normal js-object.

Count value is stored under the value property.

const countProxyAtom = mutableAtom(0)
function IncrementButton() {
const countProxy = useAtomValue(countProxyAtom)
return <button onClick={() => ++countProxy.value}>+</button>


mutableAtom(value, options?)

value (required): the value to proxy.

options.proxyFn (optional): allows customization with proxyFn for custom proxy functions. Can be proxy (default) or a custom function.


Caution on Mutating Proxies

Be careful to not mutate the proxy directly in the atom's read function or during render. Doing so could cause an infinite render loop.

const countProxyAtom = mutableAtom(0)
(get) => {
const countProxy = get(countProxyAtom)
++countProxy.value // This will cause an infinite loop
(get, set) => {
const countProxy = get(countProxyAtom)
++countProxy.value // This is fine