Dec 16 2007
One of the mental leaps that I just can’t make with some web apps like GMail and Bloglines is that I am wired to look for Email and RSS programs as standalone apps in my Dock. It just doesn’t feel right to me too look for them all in my web browser. I can only imagine how I will react to a web-based Photoshop.
Anyway, Todd Ditchendorf has developed Fluid, a utility that is “highly inspired” by the Prism project by Mozilla Labs that creates special site-specific browsers for each of the web applications you like to use.
Unlike the cross-platform Prism, Fluid is built on Safari’s WebKit engine and offers a more seamless integration with Mac OS X as well as the Mac’s look and feel. It even grabs the web apps favicon to use as the application icon (or you can create your own).
Fluid is currently in beta, so if you try it and like it, you may have to pay for it later if you get yourself hooked on it. It also requires Leopard.[ Via Lifehacker ]