Web2Desk

Turn your favorite websites into a desktop app in one click

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#1 Product of the WeekJune 27, 2018
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Web2Desk is a tool to convert your favorite websites to Desktop app in just one click. Regardless of Platform( Mac, Linux, Windows) we got it covered and it's free!

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  • Jeff Kerr
    Jeff KerrCEO at CaseFleet
    Pros: 

    Quick and easy to make an app

    Cons: 

    Animations are a bit jerky in the native version of some apps

    This is great, and I'll be using it. Any ideas why rendering performance would be bad? Eg, animations being jerky, slowed framerate? Will performance be improved in future versions?

    Jeff Kerr has used this product for one day.
  • Sam Rye
    Sam RyeFounder
    Pros: 

    Made the very awesome web software I use for all my freelance time tracking, project planning and invoicing into a desktop app!

    Cons: 

    None at this stage

    Super happy to be able to quickly turn core web apps I use, which aren't yet supported by Station, into their own MacOS apps! Time tracking, project planning + invoicing stays open all day, everyday, now it can just live as it's own app on my dock. Win.

    Sam Rye has used this product for one day.

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Anees.v
Anees.vMaker@aneesv · Appmaker.xyz
Hi ProductHunt👋, Anees from Appmaker.xyz, Web2Desk is a tool to convert your favorite websites to Desktop app in just one click. Regardless of Platform( OSX, Linux, Windows) we got it covered! Imagine having dozens of tabs opened on browser and the hassle it takes to navigate between those apps. It feels more convenient for plenty of users to have a Desktop apps for their favourite website(Product Hunt, Quora..) or urls(web.whatsapp.com,..). Web2Desk helps you do just that. That too in one click and for FREE. Web2Desk is currently supported on Linux, Mac and Windows! We at Appmaker.xyz 👷‍build this with 👨‍💻code and ☕️coffee in an internal 🛠 hackathon. This was build by inspiration from Nativefier, an opensource/command line tool to convert website to desktop apps. We would love to get some 🙏 feedback and are 😻 excited to answer 💬 questions!
Aslam Abbas
Aslam Abbas@aslamabbas · Blogger | Thinker | Observer
@aneesv Only a small feedback. An estimated waiting time would have been nice!
Saleeh
SaleehMaker@saleeh · Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
@aslamabbas Thanks for checking out. We'll definitely add estimated waiting time.
Allen lee
Allen lee@allenleein · Staying unpopular
@aneesv For people wanna go deeper about Nativefier: https://github.com/jiahaog/nativ...
Allen lee
Allen lee@allenleein · Staying unpopular
@aneesv Well done btw!
Joshua Pinter
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@aneesv Was it built with "inspiration from Nativefier" or does it actually use Nativefier under-the-hood?
This is really cool ! Kudus to the Makers - Saleeh and Anees
Saleeh
SaleehMaker@saleeh · Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
@shibinco Thank you
carlos garcia
carlos garcia@androidlove · Co-Founder, Internet Missionaries
"Welcome collect information you provide us on our Sites such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, fax number, company name, credit card payment information and demographics. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect on our Sites." How nice of them to provide this and not nice to collect our info...
Chris Savoie
Chris Savoie@chrissavoie · UI/UX Designer & Online Marketer
Came here to point this out. ⚠️⚠️⚠️ Just to re-emphasize for others, they're recording your "name, email address, postal address, phone number, fax number, company name, credit card payment information and demographics" ⚠️⚠️⚠️
Anees.v
Anees.vMaker@aneesv · Appmaker.xyz
@androidlove @chrissavoie Hi, Sorry for the miscommunication in our privacy policy, "We collect information you provide us on our Sites..." is referring to appmaker.xyz main website. We are storing that details for our paid customers to process payments. We are not collecting any information from apps created. Thanks
Chris Savoie
Chris Savoie@chrissavoie · UI/UX Designer & Online Marketer
Thanks for the clarification, @aneesv. I'd be comfortable with the tool if you updated the policy to match.
Scott Bowler
Scott Bowler@scotty_bowler · Co-founder ChooseHolly.com
I'm very interested in using this for our whitelabel customers for www.chooseholly.com However, I have a few questions / concerns: - Are you logging anything and sending it back to your servers? - Will you be maintaining this for future os updates? - How does this work.. is it a simple Chrome window in an app? - Any plans to add an installer? (e.g. on Windows) so that the application can be installed into Program Files etc I'd be willing to pay for a service which can include the last option. Edit: I see you guys mention you're using https://github.com/jiahaog/nativ... - as this is an Electron app I guess you could use this package in conjunction? https://github.com/electron/wind...
Saleeh
SaleehMaker@saleeh · Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
@scotty_bowler Thanks for comment. Really appreciate it. We are sure Web2Desk would help with making great Desktop apps. Presently we are not tracking. We might be in future updates to serve users better. Ofcourse! We are running woocommerce mobile apps ( one click solution to create Native Woocommerce apps)[https://appmaker.xyz/woocommerce/] powering 500+ clients across world. We are here to stay and build many products up from our team. This is built on top of Electron. This technology makes it possible for us to make Desktop apps. Yes we would definitely be working towards more changes based upon user feedbacks. If you have further queries , drop me a mail here saleeh@appmaker.xyz.
Ozgur Ozer
Ozgur Ozer@ozgrozer · Software developer
I've downloaded Product Hunt's MacOS version and the .app size is 359.2 MB. I think you're doing something wrong. Because I've made the exact thing now and it's only 170.8 MB.
Saleeh
SaleehMaker@saleeh · Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
@ozgrozer Thanks for the feedback. We'll definitely check on that🚑. Would be great if you could let us know how did you got MacOS app 170.8MB. So that we can easily understand what's going on ✌
Ozgur Ozer
Ozgur Ozer@ozgrozer · Software developer
@saleeh Here's the boilerplate that I use. In the `electron.js` I call producthunt.com into the `win.loadURL()` instead of an HTML file. When I build it, I get 49 MB .dmg and 121.8 MB .app file. In my previous answer I've used the newer Electron NPM package. But with an old version it even decreased the size from 170.8 MB to 121.8 MB.