Webrunner - make desktop apps instantly from the web
Submitted by selwyn on Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 5:01pm.
There is this super cool add-on that lets you create apps for your desktop. It is called Webrunner (from Salsita Software) It is a replacement for an app I loved dearly called Prism. I use it with a gubb.net app for my to-do list, a google calendar app, a google docs app. I even tried a gmail app but I prefer Thunderbird. Check out how to do it at http://lifehacker.com/5823857/webrunner-turns-webapps-into-desktop-apps
Also this means you could have a window open logged into your gmail account and another window open logged into another gmail account. Really cool possibilities..
You can do a similar thing with with Chrome but I have some troubles with Chrome never remembering where it last was. I really like apps to pop back up where I last left them. Chrome also seems to not separate these apps from standard Chrome functionality so multiple apps with different logins don't work.
Unfortunately, my joy is short-lived. The last version of Firefox Salsita Software supported was ver 6 and now that Firefox 7 has been released, it is no longer. What a shame. Read more at http://getsatisfaction.com/salsita/topics/discontinuing_webrunner
I am holding off upgrading to Firefox 7 for this reason.
Why do the best products die? Aargh!%$#%$#
There is some mention on their forums of a way to make it work.. I guess I need to dig in and take a look.. Please let me know if anyone has managed to make it work on Windows 7.