Google Docs Standalone App

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

  1. digthewell macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2018
    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!
  2. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    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


    Sep 17, 2018
    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


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
    @digthewell the Fluid app is a download from 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


    May 17, 2019
    This could be exactly what you are looking for:

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

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