Turn your websites into apps

I’ve recently found a handy trick to turn your websites into its own application…no ribbon, no browser menus, and including desktop & start bar shortcuts.

The sites that I’ve found most useful are mainly social media and email, like Facebook & Gmail. The example I’ll be showing you is with Gmail, however you can replicate this with any webpage. I’ve found this method is also useful for turning a page into a full screen web app, like Yammer, or WordPress.

Turning website into apps

  1. Open your desired webpage with Google Chrome


  1. Click the Chrome options panel


  • Then “tools”
  • Then “Create applications shortcut…”


  1. Adjust your tick boxes to suit and click “create”


  1. Congratulations your webpage is now an app, with a link pinned to the desktop and start bar. Enjoy!



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