Non-Linux FOSS: Chrome, for One

When I use OS X, I really like the Fluid app for making standalone Web applications. The problem is, Fluid isn't free unless you want the basic version. I don't mind paying for an application (and I did pay for Fluid), but it seems like something as simple as a single site browser shouldn't be something that costs money.

Thankfully, the folks at Epichrome feel the same way. They've created an open-source project at GitHub that allows you to create standalone OS X applications that use Chrome in order to provide a single site browser.

You can customize the way the app looks, give it a custom app icon and even register it as a browser on the system, so you can have it open when clicking on a specific Web site from inside your Web browser. I personally use it for my BirdCam, but it's a great way to turn any Web site into an "app" that you can launch from your dock.


Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.