Google Docs Standalone App

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by digthewell, May 16, 2019.

  1. digthewell macrumors newbie

    digthewell

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    #1
    Hi,
    I am looking to use Google Docs as standalone app.

    More specifically, I'd like Google Docs to show up as a separate window on the Dock. Whether that can be achieved by using an App or any other way.

    Any help would be much appreciated!
    Cheers,
     
  2. sracer macrumors G3

    sracer

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    #2
    i use a tool called, "Fluid" to create app-ified versions of websites. i created a whole suite of the google apps.
     
  3. digthewell thread starter macrumors newbie

    digthewell

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    That's great! Is it available for download? I found a way to make the Google Sheets into a Chrome App, but it doesn't work as seamlessly as I would have liked it to and Chrome needs to be launched for it to function.
     
  4. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

    allan.nyholm

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    @digthewell the Fluid app is a download from www.fluidapp.com and making the app is rather easy. The URL, Name, Location on your computer + any icon you'd like (or just use the website favicon)
    Fluid can be purchased and registered to allow for further options within your newly created app. Although I believe you'll be fine with the free version for this purpose.
     
  5. artbaron macrumors newbie

    artbaron

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    This could be exactly what you are looking for: https://github.com/phillipcaudell/Google-Drive-for-Mac

    Similar concept to Fluid, but tuned specifically for Google Drive. It even automatically opens documents in new windows.
     

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