I’ve been thinking recently that it would be really nice be able to have a website wrapped as a desktop appliation much like how the Whatsapp wrapper work. Fluid a Mac tool does this!
download it from http://fluidapp.com/
Enter a website address give it a name and select an icon or select to use the websites icon. Then the website application will be created as a desktop app, this internally uses Chrome.
There is a paid optional to allow:
- Create Fluid Apps with Separate Cookie Storage. (Preferences → Security → Cookie Storage)
- Pin Fluid Apps to the Mac OS X Status Bar. (Fluid App Menu → Pin to Status Bar…)
- Use Userscripts or Userstyles in your Fluid Apps. (Window → Userscripts)
- Use Lion Full Screen mode in your Fluid Apps. (View → Enter Full Screen)
The free version works well as long as you don’t mind not being able to run in full screen mode. I looked for a similar app for Windows alas nothing anywhere near as simple as this.
For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.
In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.
Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.