Single-site web browsers

Websites as apps

December 12, 2018 — January 19, 2024

A hack for both privacy and convenience: Turn a website into a (sort-of) native app.

Here is a rationale: I could use a Single-site browser for spyware sites such as Facebook. because

We can do this too, for social media, or for whatever other website we wish to.

UPDATE: Since I wrote that, it seems that all the options are now macos only. I’m not sure why.

There are more manual methods.

Generally, I find the browser container feature of firefox much easier.

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Choosy: A smarter default browser for macOS lets us switch between these for different purposes easily.

1 Floating browser windows

Pipper introduction

I know this is old, but I developed this: https://github.com/curzel-it/pipper and it is finally on the app store!

The app is a mini-browser that is always on top of other windows, I use it for music controls, but also quick searches or whatever else.

If you don’t want to get it from the app store, you can get the latest build from github.