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Web2Desk

Turn your favorite websites into a desktop app in one click

4.5/5
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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!

Would you recommend this product?

For each desktop app you're downloading the same bulk of identical base files.

You could also use Chrome's built-in desktop 'app' functionality (still eating memory 🙄) and make use of the chrome base that's already on your OS.

Pros:

Standalone-ness of each website app

Cons:

Storage usage per app

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Thanks @hiddehs for your feedback, We'll definitively have a looking into reducing the size of apps.
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Engineer
The size is based on the fact that they're likely using Chromium to build them. They're single-function browsers, basically. Now if these were WebKit-based (at least on MacOS), they'd be a handful of MB instead.
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prev Buymeacoffee(YC), Shopper, Appmaker

Using it for a week and neat work by makers (Appmaker.xyz).

Pros:

It works

I get standalone Desktop apps in few minutes

And it's Free!

Cons:

None

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UX Obsessed | Convergent Thinker

It's very straight forward. Takes the load of my browser. Very helpful with frequently used webapps. Now I don't have to keep the tab in my chrome open every time.

Pros:

It just works!

Cons:

None

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@appmaker.xyz

Now i can get rid of searching my instagram from the pool of chrome tabs

Pros:

apps for my favorite websites like instagram and twitter in minutes

Cons:

None yet

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Co-founder @ ClusterDev.com

Loved it - I've been thinking of making a native app for my SaaS product's web dashboard, but have been too lazy :) Web2Desk is perfect for me!

Pros:

- Config took just seconds: all it needed was the URL, name and icon

- Supports MacOS, Windows and Linux

- Downloads ready in < 5 min

Cons:

- MacOS download was ~140MB compared to ~50MB for Windows/Linux

- No advanced settings (yet?)

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Maker

This is very simple to operate. In just 2 screens and like 3-4 input to make a fully functional

Pros:

Works just like you want it to

Cons:

None

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Building Epic Shit

As I am not admin of my workstation, I called my admin to start the app by entering their root password.

Pros:

Great usage

Cons:

Installation access needed

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Thanks Mukur for letting us know about this, We'll add this feature to our todo list
Technology Geek

The app is user-friendly and saves a lot of time for me.

Pros:

Very Cool & Handy Tool

Cons:

Nothing

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Thanks Pradeep, Really appreciate it

Product Hunt web: 1.5MB

Product Hunt exe: 118MB

Just creates an Electron app.

No chrome extensions.

Pros:

Works

Cons:

Storage

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Thanks Tony for using the product.
Tech enthusiast, Apple fanatic.

Really easy and great website to use. Used this to make web-apps for my support software.

Pros:

Easy to use

Cons:

None

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Thanks Ryan, Hope you make great use of it.
Digital Designer and Consultant

This app does what it says in the tin. It wraps a website in a desktop app so that your browser doesn't overload with all the tabs open to run your productivity apps.

Pros:

Cool, Keep the Browser free from many tab open, full screen

Cons:

None that I can think at the moment

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Thanks Daniele, That means a lot :)

It's not gonna turn the web page into an app, it's a ridiculous claim.

Please, people of Earth, educate yourself a bit before aweing...

Pros:

None that I can think of

Cons:

Using a customized browser to access a single web page. Makes no sense.

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CEO at CaseFleet

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?

Pros:

Quick and easy to make an app

Cons:

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

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Thanks for your feedback, Sorry to hear that 😭. We will check that from our end, It would be great if you can email me your URL so that we can check from our end. saleeh@appmaker.xyz

I tried it on reddit dota 2 section. Convert it in a couple of minutes.

Just out of curiosity, i wanted to know how much memory it uses - around 390mb.

Pros:

Working as intended.

Cons:

it does use quite a lot of memory

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Hey Alex, Thanks for using the product and the feedback, We'll spend more time to reduce the app-size
Head of Product, SnapEngage
@saleeh @alex_petre It seems to keep a service running even after you terminate the app, hogging memory even when you are not using the app?
Web & Graphic Designer from Spain 🇪🇸

It would be nice to be able to edit the title bar (completely, not just the name of the web) or include a menu

Pros:

It works very well!

Cons:

Greater editing permissions and options such as editing the title bar (completely, not just the name of the web) or including a menu

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Sure, We'll try to add features like this in future, Glad you liked so far
Writer, Journalist

If you are a mac user, go get Fluid. It has been turning websites into perfect apps for ages. Those apps are fast, reliable and small. Like 6 MB.

Pros:

Well, does, what it says.

Cons:

Did you see the size of the app?! 350 MB?! This is crazy much.

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Saleeh
Maker
Build #Web2Desk and Intercept.Rest
Thanks for checking out You are absolutely right, We can understand how 350MB feels in a mac 😢, But we are using electron for Linux and Windows, Along with that we'll definitely put some more effort to reduce the size of the app.
Coach de Pontos Fortes

Could you guys say me what's the difference between Web2Desk and Chrome Menu - More Tools - Create Shortcut?

Thanks

Pros:

It works

Cons:

I didn't see the difference between it and chrome shortcuts

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MSP DC Specialist
Thanks for sharing this, I've never used shortcuts thinking it would just dig up my browser in the background and open a new tab, but no it actually acts like an independent app with little UI getting in the way. this will go well with my mission control layout and cut down the UI I see on screen. (i have at any given time 6 windows open in a grid layout to see everything i need without needing to manage my windows any further)
Practitioner of Social & Enviro Regen

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.

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

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Product designer

Works much better than the same app created with Fluid.

Pros:

Fast. Pinch to zoom. Auto full screen.

Cons:

Large file size. Mural is 360MB.

It never actually creates the webapp. It has said "ETA 2 Min" for over 10 minutes now. I'm going to just assume it isn't going to work. Shame.

UPDATE: 23 hours and 30 minutes later, the email arrived in my inbox. I downloaded and ran the app, and only a white screen showed up - no website. So, my conclusion remains the same - it doesn't work.

Pros:

None that I can see. Possibly easy to use?

Cons:

Doesn't actually work at all.