horbito NOVA

A new kind of web browser, made for the neoworkers.

NOVA is a new kind of web browser designed for the way we interact with the web today, made for the neoworkers.
Turn any website into an app so you can start interacting with windows, not tabs. Welcome to the Operating System of the web.
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34 Reviews4.5/5
Hello Product Hunt! We're really excited to share NOVA with you today and get all your feedback. Google Chrome was launched more than 10 years ago and it still works exactly the same way (although the way we work has drastically changed). We now live online and always work using our browser, we don't really use our OS anymore, our web browsers have actually become the real Operating System which we use to access the programs we need. If so, why doesn't it behave like such? Introducing NOVA, a web browser where you interact with your webapps using an OS-like interface, with icons, badges and windows. Add new apps using the App Store or turn any website you want into an app through Vintage Browser. Although the product is not finished (we want to add plugins support, SSO, cookie sync, better integrations...) we wanted to share our MVP with you ASAP to get the most feedback possible and improve NOVA as fast as we can. Please ask any question you might have, @javiergarmon and I will love to answer absolutely any doubt or suggestion you might have! Thank you!
@javiergarmon @robby2023 Hi, first of all congrats on the concept, I think browsers are due a refresh (no pun intended). I installed the Windows 10 version and the first thing I got is a login prompt, with no way to go around it. I feel this was not communicated at all in the presentation or on the website, and also nowhere does it say why I -must- have an account. Especially since it's an MVP, It would be nice if access is unrestricted, so as many people try it out. I don't want to create an account for no reason, so I'll wait until there is more information about the authentication requirement, or (preferably) there is a way to skip it.
@robby2023 Thanks @serbancarjan ! We've been thinking a lot about this first initial sensation. NOVA is based on horbito (which is free too) and for having a Cloud based environment it's neccesary to have an account in the service. As you has metioned, that first impresion is tough. We're going to work on that ASAP. Thank you for your feedback!
@javiergarmon @robby2023 Hi Guys! I just LOVE the presentation of the product & the design of the app. I installed Horbito nova, but it looks more like a new OS rather than a new browser. Am I wrong?
@javiergarmon @robby2023 I mean, site specific browsers have been around for a while... so I'm struggling to imagine how you call this is "the first web browser where you interact with your webapps using an OS-like interface, with icons, badges and windows". @iTod built his own browser generator called Fluid 11 years ago...
@javiergarmon @franz1 Thank you so much Franz!! It does look more like a new OS indeed, it's a web browser with an OS-like interface. Instead of accessing the apps through a URL you would add them using the App Store or turn them into apps using "Add to taskbar" inside Vintage Browser. Then, when you boot NOVA you would open and interact with the apps in a very similar way you would use a compuer. We believe it makes much more sense to interact with webapps this way today instead of the traditional way of changing through hundreds of tabs.
Really awesome! What separates this from Shift?
@cellus_christie Thank you Marcell! I ws actually a user of Shift for a while in the past and it was great to access a few apps (similar to Franz) but it didn't really solve my pain of "browsing" the whole web through apps regardless of which websites I use. Also, having to pay $99.99 a year is a huge bummer :/
great, It better than station.but my mac already has a lot of windows, I used this and a lot more windows.
@cedar_xi Our goal is to make it easier for you to reduce the number of windows you use but making it easier to indentify which programs you've already opened and not having the same apps opened three or four times!
IMHO, this product is just what the market of Web browsers need. It has a neat interface (similar to others like shift or station) but adds incredible value on how windows are managed. Pros: Clearly is a good approach on how the future of Web browsers will be. I really like the introduction of windows again cos I am pretty tired of tabs or other products which doesn't allow me to multitask as I would like to. Cons: Until now, not a single one. I've downloaded the app for Windows 10 and both onboarding and first minutes with Nova have been so impressive.
@jose_manuel_hernandez Wow, thank you so much for your feedback! Please give us all the feedback you can as you start using the app more often, you can find me at rgomez (at) horbito (dot) com

Great tool!

Pros:

Its dynamic, quick and helps me get my shit done more efficiently

Cons:

I haven't found any yet. If there are some, I bet devs will get it sorted in no time.

Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm sure you'll find some improvements as you use NOVA, please don't hesitate contacing us so we can improve the product!