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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.


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”:


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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