I made an electron app in 4 lines...
nativefier "http://musicforprogramming.net/" -n "musicforprogramming" cd musicforprogramming-linux-x64/ sudo chmod +x musicforprogramming ./musicforprogramming
I like music, but don't like music in browser tabs. Basically because i have it open all the time, I want to find and control it easily, and I don't want it cluttering up an area that might be soley focused on work.
I discovered some neat apps for google play, and wanted to see if there was one for my other go to, musicforprogramming. There wasn't, so I just casually googled how to convert a page into an electron app and OMFG!
You want to make a native wrapper for WhatsApp Web (or any web page).
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Nativefier is a command-line tool to easily create a desktop application for any web site with succinct and minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron in an OS executable (
.exe, etc.) for use on Windows, macOS and Linux.
I did this because I was tired of having to
alt-tab to my browser and then search through the numerous open tabs when I was using Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp Web (relevant Hacker News thread).
- Automatically retrieves the correct icon and app name.
- Many more, see the API docs or
- macOS 10.9+ / Windows / Linux
- Optional dependencies