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Web2Desk

Turn your favorite websites into a desktop app in one click

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Anees.v
Maker
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
@aneesv Only a small feedback. An estimated waiting time would have been nice!
Saleeh
Maker
@aslamabbas Thanks for checking out. We'll definitely add estimated waiting time.
Allen lee
@aneesv For people wanna go deeper about Nativefier: https://github.com/jiahaog/nativefier
Allen lee
@aneesv Well done btw!
Joshua Pinter
@aneesv Was it built with "inspiration from Nativefier" or does it actually use Nativefier under-the-hood?
Anees.v
Maker
@allenleein Thank you ❤️
Anees.v
Maker
@joshuapinter We are using a slightly modified version of nativefier
Laef 🐶🐱
@aneesv Really neat! Any chance you could add the ability to create Android and iOS apps as well? Shouldn't be too difficult for either, considering WebKit.
James Mulvany
@aneesv @joshuapinter I mean... this kind of says it all; https://cl.ly/241X46042L47
Anees.v
Maker
@laef We already have Android @ https://appmaker.xyz/webapp
Muhammed Shibin
This is really cool ! Kudus to the Makers - Saleeh and Anees
Saleeh
Maker
@shibinco Thank you
Shyjal
Very handy tool to turn websites into desktop apps. Thanks for making this Appmaker.xyz team ❤️
Saleeh
Maker
@shyjal Thanks for checking out ✌️✌️
Esh
This is super cool product. What are the technical stack used to impl..?
Saleeh
Maker
@beshu09 Apps are build on top of electron
Sooraj Chandran
Good one. Gonna try this straight away :100:
Saleeh
Maker
@iamsooraj Glad you liked it ✌️🤞
Ajith kv
Very convenient to those who gets tangled on their browser tabs.
Saneem
This is super cool. Exactly what I wanted to make a desktop app for my SaaS product's web dashboard.
Felix Josemon
Hunter
@xaneem Agreed. This is one of best use-cases I like about Web2Desk. Having option to have custom URLs (web.whatsapp.com or personal Youtube channel/dashboard) into Desktop apps(for Free) that boosts one's productivity. Kudos to @saleeh and @aneesv 👏
Scott Bowler
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/nativefier - as this is an Electron app I guess you could use this package in conjunction? https://github.com/electron/windows-installer
Saleeh
Maker
@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.
Salman Khan
kudos Team and Thank you for this 3 in one Pack https://media.giphy.com/media/14sy6VGAd4BdKM/giphy.gif
Anees.v
Maker
@salman57sk1 Thank you :)
Reon Saji
Awesome 👌 🎊
Anees.v
Maker
@reonsaji Thanks, Reon!
rohildev
Wow. Its a great tool.
Anees.v
Maker
@rohildev Glad you liked it 😍
Athul Suresh
Really cool stuff! 👏👏
Anees.v
Maker
@athulsuresh Thanks ✌️🤞
Ozgur Ozer
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
Maker
@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
@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.
carlos garcia
"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
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
Maker
@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
Thanks for the clarification, @aneesv. I'd be comfortable with the tool if you updated the policy to match.
Sam Hamou
Very handy tool to turn websites into desktop apps. Thanks for making this App
Saleeh
Maker
@sam_hamou Thanks for you words ✌️🤞, Hope you create more apps.
Matheus Guerra Costa
What a great tool! Thanks guys for making it! Awesome idea, great execution, you guys rock!!! :)
Saleeh
Maker
@matheusguerra ✌️🤞 Thanks for kind words
Arjun R Pillai
Awesome. Solves a real problem and simple
Saleeh
Maker
@rarjunpillai Thank you.
Bryan Blackford
Is this real life
Saleeh
Maker
@bryan_blackford This is for real🤩🙅‍♀️🎉
Anthony Pelosi
It works! Love the Copy Current URL feature, simple but helpful since you no longer have access to the Address Bar for URL.
Saleeh
Maker
@tonypelosi Glad you like it 🎈
Dan
Curious how this compares to Fluid apps? It could be completely different, from the description is sounds similar, but I could be way off.
Saleeh
Maker
@deec_nj Thanks for checking us out! The biggest difference is Fluid(launched 10 years before) supports only mac platform. At Web2Desk we got major OS( Linux, Windows, Mac ) covered. And in Fluid, some of useful features such as full screen needs premium version. Our tool is free of cost.
Dan
@saleeh thanks, I appreciate the response!
Saleeh
Maker
@deec_nj
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