Firefox 3 extension turns web apps into desktop apps

PrismmenuWe covered Prism and Fluid before: these apps help you turn a web service into a close approximation of a desktop application. For example, I use Google Docs for my freelance writing; instead of opening up a browser and navigating to Google Docs, I used Prism to create an application shortcut for Google Docs. For all intents and purposes to an end user, it now looks like Google Docs is “installed” on my computer.Prism is the result of the Mozilla folks, so it’s no surprise that they’ve extended its functionality into Firefox 3 as an extension. Just hit a web service or page in the newest browser, which is still in beta, and you’ll have a drop-down option to create a shortcut and icon for your favorite web app.(via Download Squad)

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