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!
Only a small feedback. An estimated waiting time would have been nice!
@aneesv For people wanna go deeper about Nativefier: https://github.com/jiahaog/nativefier
@aneesv Well done btw!
@aneesv Was it built with "inspiration from Nativefier" or does it actually use Nativefier under-the-hood?
@allenleein Thank you ❤️
@joshuapinter We are using a slightly modified version of nativefier
@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.
@aneesv @joshuapinter I mean... this kind of says it all; https://cl.ly/241X46042L47
@laef We already have Android @ https://appmaker.xyz/webapp
This is really cool ! Kudus to the Makers - Saleeh and Anees
@shibinco Thank you
Very handy tool to turn websites into desktop apps.
Thanks for making this Appmaker.xyz team ❤️
@shyjal Thanks for checking out ✌️✌️
This is super cool product. What are the technical stack used to impl..?
@beshu09 Apps are build on top of electron
Good one. Gonna try this straight away :100:
@iamsooraj Glad you liked it ✌️🤞
Very convenient to those who gets tangled on their browser tabs.
This is super cool. Exactly what I wanted to make a desktop app for my SaaS product's web dashboard.
@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 👏
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
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 email@example.com.
kudos Team and Thank you for this 3 in one Pack https://media.giphy.com/media/14sy6VGAd4BdKM/giphy.gif
@salman57sk1 Thank you :)
Awesome 👌 🎊
@reonsaji Thanks, Reon!
Wow. Its a great tool.
@rohildev Glad you liked it 😍
Really cool stuff! 👏👏
@athulsuresh Thanks ✌️🤞
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.
@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 ✌
@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.
"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...
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"
We are storing that details for our paid customers to process payments. We are not collecting any information from apps created.
Thanks for the clarification, @aneesv. I'd be comfortable with the tool if you updated the policy to match.
Very handy tool to turn websites into desktop apps.
Thanks for making this App
@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!!! :)
@matheusguerra ✌️🤞 Thanks for kind words
Arjun R Pillai
Awesome. Solves a real problem and simple
@rarjunpillai Thank you.
Is this real life
@bryan_blackford This is for real🤩🙅♀️🎉
It works! Love the Copy Current URL feature, simple but helpful since you no longer have access to the Address Bar for URL.
@tonypelosi Glad you like it 🎈
Curious how this compares to Fluid apps? It could be completely different, from the description is sounds similar, but I could be way off.
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.