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Fluid
Fluid
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Fluid free download for Mac

Fluid

Version 2.1.2

Create site-specific browsers for your favorite Web apps.

Fluid overview

Fluid gives your favorite Web apps a home on your Mac OS X Desktop.

Are you a Gmail, Facebook, Campfire or an insert-your-favorite-webapp-here fanatic? Do you have 20 or more browser tabs open at all times? Are you tired of some random site crashing your browser and causing you to lose your (say) Google Docs data in another tab? If so, site-specific browsers (SSBs) provide a great solution for your webapp woes. Using Fluid, you can create SSBs to run each of your favorite Web apps as a separate desktop application. Fluid gives any webapp a home on your OS X desktop including Dock icon, menu bar, and logical separation from your other Web browsing activity.

How does it work? Fluid itself is a very small application. When launched, Fluid displays a small window where you specify the URL of a webapp you'd like to run in a site-specific browser. Then provide a name, click 'Create' and you'll be prompted to launch the new native Mac app you've just created. Use it to run YouTube, GTalk, Flickr, Basecamp, Delicious, .Mac webmail, or any other webapp as a separate desktop application. Anytime you click a link to another site in an SSB, the link is opened in your system default Web browser, keeping your SSB dedicated to the original site you've specified.

What’s new in version 2.1.2

Updated on Oct 20 2018

Version 2.1.2:
Fix:
  • Clicking a Bookmark in the Bookmarks bar opens the link in the current tab

Information

License

Shareware

Size

6.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.fluidapp.com

Downloads

55102

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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Robio
Robio
Apr 25 2020
2.1.2
4.0
Apr 25 2020
4.0
Version: 2.1.2
I've been using Fluid for several years to make light-weight, free-standing apps for social media (can't follow me now, Facebook!), various Google Drive accounts, Workflowy and another note-keeping app, and various mail accounts. I've tested three other apps that do basically the same thing, and Fluid 2 is the clear winner for me: Its stand-alone apps are smaller and faster, tabbed browsing is better, it remembers its state between sessions (unlike fancier-looking, more expensive competitors that abandon all but one tab), it fully compatible with standard browser-navigation keyboard shortcuts (unlike fancier-looking, more expensive competitors that only switch tabs with a mouse click). I bought the pro version just to support development (the additional features weren't of interest to me). I just hope the developer keeps at it, seeing as it's been almost 2 years since the last update, and his blog hasn't had a post in 5 years.
steveh2011
steveh2011
Oct 17 2019
2.1.2
3.0
Oct 17 2019
3.0
Version: 2.1.2
I like Fluid when it works; then, it is an invaluable tool. What I don't like is that when there is an issue, there is absolutely zero support for customers who paid for the full version. Having come up against an issue in August, I emailed the author. It's now October and zero, zip, nada response. Now left searching for an alternative.
iMacWare
iMacWare
Jun 22 2019
2.1.2
4.0
Jun 22 2019
4.0
Version: 2.1.2
Fluid is nice, runs on webkit and works with Adguard.
Cowicide
Cowicide
May 4 2019
2.1.2
4.0
May 4 2019
4.0
Version: 2.1.2
Something going on with WebKit and Android Messages. Fluid worked great with it until Google did some kind of update and the Fluid app is broken. I created a new Fluid app with their new url and same problem.

The interface goes nuts when attempting to alternate between different people and unable to scroll through text messages. It's just frozen on a few text messages and won't scroll.

I built a basic WebKit browser in Xcode and got the same results. Safari works perfect and so does Android Messages Desktop, the electron app:

https://github.com/chrisknepper/android-messages-desktop

Hopefully an update of some kind to Fluid in the future can make it compatible again.
Uncoy
Uncoy
Mar 16 2019
2.1.2
4.0
Mar 16 2019
4.0
Version: 2.1.2
Where can I get a v2.x.x which works on El Capitan? Paid user here who's had to abandon his heavily used Fluid apps over the last two years as they don't work. It's really obnoxious that there's no update notifications in Fluid v1 which work to let us know about the new version. Fluid has been one of my top five favourite software tools but not knowing about the update and not being able to use it and the lack of distribution of info about the update is pretty frustrating.
Hans_K
Hans_K
Oct 15 2018
2.1
2.5
Oct 15 2018
2.5
Version: 2.1
Have purchased and been using Fluid for years. It's good, but. I am not overly enthusiastic about the app. The interface (of v1) is a bit clumsy. Never understood much of the 'advanced' features, so never used them in practice. Also, I like to use Fluid for banking apps, to 'sandbox' these apps from normal browsing. Hoever, I found than few banking apps (in the Netherlands0 work very well with apps like fluid: downloading information hardly ever works well. When using Fluid for banking apps, I do advice to use it in combination with Keyboard Maestr + a script to auto login (loading password from keychain).. Very handy I doubt I will pay again for a v2, unless it offers significantly better experience (haven't tried v2 yet).
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Oct 11 2018
2.1
5.0
Oct 11 2018
5.0
Version: 2.1
My perfect helper since many years – and now even in Mojave's "dark". Very fair pricing. Highly recommended for Pro users !
Thebryceman
Thebryceman
Jul 16 2018
2.0
4.5
Jul 16 2018
4.5
Version: 2.0
LOVE Fluid and the way my regularly used websites can be apps apps - especially with so much in the cloud these days. I've actually been using it for years, but recently had a problem when trying to add Microsoft Planner which is only online or on mobile app... The issue was with Microsoft corporate logins and redirections to run MS Planner and Todd got straight back to me with a Whitelist fix see here if you are having similar problems with window popups/redirects to Safari etc.: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/52200/fluid-when-i-try-to-login-my-fluid-app-launches-the-default-browser-instead/52201#52201 I certainly recommend Fluid!
BobbyThompsonRocks
BobbyThompsonRocks
Jul 10 2018
2.0
2.5
Jul 10 2018
2.5
Version: 2.0
It would appear one feature which constituted the only real benefit Fluid gave me over a browser window has been removed in v2... I primarily use fluid to playback internet based audio streams. The key is in the window... Fluid v1 has an option to keep the window open after closing it, which would enable me to start an audio stream then close the active window (which remained active and allowed audio playback to continue). Unfortunately since Fluid 2 windows always behave as any browser window would, it means it minimizes side by side next to browser and document windows. Compared to an extra browser window I would need to juggle it exactly the same, and the odds of my clicking and closing it by mistake are the same as an extra browser window... In short this upgrade in my case removes the only real benefit the app had been giving me...
BobbyThompsonRocks
BobbyThompsonRocks
Jul 10 2018
2.0
2.5
Jul 10 2018
2.5
Version: 2.0
One annoyance with the upgrade: I've not been able t find a method to update any existing fluid apps made with v1 to update to v2... If someone knows of a method, please let me know, but it would appear the expectation is that I'd need to re-generate each app one by one (which includes both re-creating all associated settings and logging into any accounts that are required for each instance)...
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jul 10 2018
2.0
4.5
Jul 10 2018
4.5
Version: 2.0
Have played around with the new version a bit. Like it so far. Login name & password (auto-) fill would be great, though.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jul 6 2018
1.8.6
4.5
Jul 6 2018
4.5
Version: 1.8.6
I had already used the old version, and it was really fine. The new version 2 (not yet listed on MacUpdate) is a lot better, great actually. I also compared it to Coherence, and Fluid is definitely much better. I just wish there was a way to automate online credentials input (login name, password).
Robio
Robio
Jun 28 2018
1.8.6
4.0
Jun 28 2018
4.0
Version: 1.8.6
Although this app hasn't had an update in a couple years, I use it almost every day (I have Fluid apps for Google Drive, Google Keep, TweetDeck, MobisleNotes, and Facebook), and I just wanted to counter some of the outdated negative reviews here. I'm not able to reproduce any of the problems described. It does save credentials, tabs do work (right-click > open in new tab), refresh works fine, etc. I have a ton of tabs open in my browsers, so it's *very* helpful to be able to launch *just* Google Drive when I need to work with a Google Doc, and not have to launch my whole browser (and risk getting distracted too). I hope it's not abandonware, although that does seem likely since none of this developer's apps (or the apps' Twitter accounts) have been updated in a couple years. At some point, I may have to move to Unite (which does the same thing), but I like Fluid because it uses less memory and plays nicer with tabs.
studiomehul
studiomehul
Jan 17 2018
1.8.6
0.0
Jan 17 2018
0.0
Version: 1.8.6
Netflix is also worth subscribing to because of the very well made, well received and critically acclaimed original shows it has created over the past few years.
Nuttawut
Nuttawut
Jul 14 2017
1.8.6
5.0
Jul 14 2017
5.0
Version: 1.8.6
I can't believe I never found this programme before. I have all my favourite web sites set and can open them individually or side by side from the short cuts key. Well worth just $4.99 Bargain.
eli-ny
eli-ny
Apr 5 2017
1.8.6
3.5
Apr 5 2017
3.5
Version: 1.8.6
wish this would support extensions. especially ad-blockers
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 24 2017
1.8.6
4.0
Feb 24 2017
4.0
Version: 1.8.6
Nice idea! The only downside is if you use ads blockers in your favourite browser, you'll lose the benefit of them in a Fluid app as it doesn't support Safari extensions or else. Maybe in a future version? ;-)
Finkel
Finkel
Aug 7 2016
1.8.5
2.0
Aug 7 2016
2.0
Version: 1.8.5
Doesn't save credentials. How is this better than using a standard browser with a password manager extension? It's not.
ylluminate
ylluminate
May 21 2015
1.8.4
5.0
May 21 2015
5.0
Version: 1.8.4
Well I am afraid I am going to have to recant on my previous rating. Google Docs is still hanging as before. I am hoping to hear from the developer regarding the spindumps that I'm providing him to hopefully resolve this issue as it has made Fluid unusable for Google Docs for quite some time now (I had quite hoped initially, and thought, that the new update resolved it).
ylluminate
ylluminate
May 16 2015
1.8.4
5.0
May 16 2015
5.0
Version: 1.8.4
So thrilled to finally see an update. I've had so many odd quirky issues with Fluid since I've been using 10.10 that I had to move away to Coherence... But that is very lackluster and simply doesn't compare with the quality and functionality of Fluid as far as simplicity and truly keeping a nice isolation in place.
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