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Although I’m not sold on the security and certainly not the EULA (End User License Agreement) of Google Chrome it does have some very interesting options such as creating a stand alone “Application” of a website. In the following images I’ll show you how to turn a website into a neat little, self-contained, app.

First we need to download Google Chrome, easy enough: Download Google Chrome.

Walk through the install and just take all the default settings except to be honest I would not select to allow Chrome to be my Default Browser.

Once installed Chrome will launch and give you the Welcome to Google Chrome:

imageFrom there let’s do a little app based on Goggle Reader. If your not familiar with Google Reader it allows you to consolidate a list of RSS Feeds. RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed,” “web feed,” or “channel”) includes full or summarized text plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. In plain English that means you can create a list of mini highlights of what’s happening on a website, blog, news items or even video. In this example I will take my list of RSS Feeds of primarily technical blog and news sites and create a stand alone reader.

So as I already have my RSS Feeds in Google Reader I will log into my Google account and launch the Reader using Google Chrome.

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Now that we have the site we want to turn into an application just click paper icon on the Top Right and select “Create application shortcuts”:

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Pick the location you want the Shortcut and that’s it: image We now have a Shortcut on the Desktop image  just click and we get a neat, clean, self contained web application: image

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