Fluid – Make Your Own Apps

28Oct08

Sorry, Mac only.  Fluid is an app that converts any web app (or website in general, really) to a destop application, complete with Dock icon, preferences, etc.  This is particularly useful for those times when you have 20+ browser tabs open (i.e. all the time, in my case) but some site keeps crashing your browser.  It’s also extremely useful for those sites you continually check, e.g. Digg, Twitter, Gmail.  There are even a couple options for integrating your newly forged app: you can embed it in your desktop or you can hide it as a menu icon, next to the system clock and spotlight.

Digg icon sitting innocently on my status bar

Digg icon sitting innocently on my status bar

Fluid does something simple and it does it well – the process isn’t complicated and it’s fast.  Within about 30 seconds of downloading and installing, I had already created an app for Digg’s homepage.

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