Desktoplize web applications

I was looking for a windows desktop application host of Remember the milk (RTM), a popluar online Todo service. I didn’t find any good app but Prism by Mozilla labs which takes a very different approach to task. The basic idea is to come up with a general desktop platform so any web app can be ported to desktop. This is what I thought about. It’s good that some other people have already started implementing this, but still in beta.

Back to RTM, if you installed Prism and set the URL to http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/googleig/ (found at http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/3046/), you can use RTM just like a desktop.

For me, I have been using some web app daily, including RTM, google calendar, google reader, wordpress.com blog. It’d be really great to use them like desktop applications rather than open everything in a web browser.

Although Prism comes with a good idea, there still are some basic desktop application features need to be added, like hot keys, alway on top, minimize/close to tray, stack all web app in one tray icon.

 

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