Fluid creates site specific browsers

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Way back when, it used to be that you used your web browser to look at web pages. Okay, so you still do that now, but that browser is called on to be a lot more than just a way to surf the web. Your browser also serves as the platform for a number of applications that you run—think about all the Flash goodies you use, or even things like Gmail and Google Docs. Once you really start taking advantage of all the online tools that are available to you, you realize that you can have many windows open at once.

This is all fine, until the app that you're running in one of your windows decides to die. If it does it spectacularly enough, it can bring your browser to its knees. Working on a big spreadsheet? You'd better hope you saved it recently, because your session is now toast. You need a site-specific browser to insulate any given task from the others.

Fluid is a tool that will help you out here. Once you find a web app you want to run, just tell Fluid, and it'll open as a separate Mac application. Now your spreadsheet is isolated from the latest viral YouTube video.

Fluid is a Mac application. It runs under OS X 10.5 or later.

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2 Responses to “Fluid creates site specific browsers”

  1. Johnny C says:

    any Fluid-like application for windows??

  2. Liam K. says:

    Johnny C: Google Chrome.