Using prism to make a web page into an application. ~ Ask The Admin

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Using prism to make a web page into an application.

AtA's good friend and productivity guru, Daniel Pataki over at hack your day posted an article on making a web application into a standalone app.

Yes now you can have a browser independent program that normally requires a distracting browser window to run. We are talking about your Google Docs, Analytics or... Well, anything actually.

You see we DO get easily distracted and run off on side quests from whatever we were doing (2
hours of reading and replying to email anyone - DAILY?? )

This seems like a great place for us to run our gMai, gCall or anything else we don't want to get distracted from. Web links from the same domain are opened in prism - anything else goes to your default browser - dig?
Now you have a shortcut on your desktop that can open directly to your web shortcut.

From Prism's website:

Personal computing is currently in a state of transition. While traditionally users have interacted mostly with desktop applications, more and more of them are using web applications. But the latter often fit awkwardly into the document-centric interface of web browsers. And they are surrounded with controls–like back and forward buttons and a location bar–that have nothing to do with interacting with the application itself.

Can you think of some good ways to make use of this? Would this make you more productive or do you feel it would be strange? [Prism Download]