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Making desktop applications from websites using nativefier

Since I’m using Linux most of the time, I often find myself wanting to install an app instead of having yet another pinned tab in the browser. Using the browser for long-running apps like Slack, Notion, and Click-Up is not a great experience, especially if you want to quickly jump from whatever you’re doing to one of the apps.

To solve this for myself, I tried multiple solutions over the years - the first one being Mozilla Prism in 2007, and I have recently settled on using nativefier.

Nativefier wraps a given website as a desktop application for the platform you’re using (Linux, macOS, and Windows are supported)

It’s as simple as this running:

nativefier --name "Notion" ""

And you’re done.

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