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How to Turn Web Applications into Real Applications on a Mac

Save time and energy by cutting out the middle man. Turn all of the web tools that you use into real applications that run straight from your Mac.


  • Step 1: Download Fluid Download the free Fluid application from, and then drag the application to your Applications folder.
  • Step 2: Open Fluid Open Fluid and follow the instructions. When you're asked for a URL, enter the URL for the web application.
  • Step 3: Save App Create a site name for the application so you'll recognize it easily, and then save the app to your Applications folder or another folder on your Mac.
  • Step 4: Choose an icon Choose the application site's icon or download your own and add it as a custom icon. Click on Create to finish the process.
  • Step 5: Launch the app Launch the app and log into the service.
  • TIP: After you log in for the first time, Fluid will remember you so you won't have to do it every time you use the application.
  • Step 6: Customize application Customize your application by clicking the script icon within a Fluid app in the menu bar, click Browse, and find an option you like. Now you can use your application on your mac without having to go to the website.
  • FACT: The first web browser was created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990.

You Will Need

  • Mac
  • Internet access

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