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Prism extension for Firefox: Treat any web app as a desktop app

Prism extensionMozilla has released an updated version of Prism, an application that lets open web applications like Gmail, Google Docs, or Zoho Writer in a stripped down Firefox-like browser. The result is that you can quickly launch web applications and treat them as if they were desktop applications.

The most noticeable change is that Firefox 3 beta users don't need to download and install Prism as a separate application. They can just install a new Prism extension for Firefox 3. Once installed, you can visit any web site in Firefox and convert it into an application and place a shortcut on your desktop or in your start menu.

If you're not using Firefox 3, you can download the standalone installer for Prism 0.9 for Windows, Mac, or Linux. The latest build also includes the ability to pick an icon for your shortcut, and create a separate profile for each web application.

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