Fluid
Fluid
2.1.2

4.1

Fluid free download for Mac

Fluid

2.1.2
20 October 2018

Create site-specific browsers for your favorite Web apps.

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 Fluid

Version 2.1.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later

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

Requirements for Fluid

  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

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Jobby
02 June 2011

Most helpful

So why does each Fluid app default to whitelisting doubleclick.net? That just seems rather dodgy to me...
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Version 1.0
iMacWare
22 June 2019
Fluid is nice, runs on webkit and works with Adguard.
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Version 2.1.2
Cowicide
04 May 2019
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.
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Version 2.1.2
Uncoy
16 March 2019
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.
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Version 2.1.2
Hans_K
15 October 2018
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).
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Version 2.1
Lemerlot
11 October 2018
My perfect helper since many years – and now even in Mojave's "dark". Very fair pricing. Highly recommended for Pro users !
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Version 2.1
Thebryceman
16 July 2018
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!
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Version 2.0
BobbyThompsonRocks
10 July 2018
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...
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Version 2.0
BobbyThompsonRocks
10 July 2018
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)...
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Version 2.0
MichaelHaeusler
10 July 2018
Have played around with the new version a bit. Like it so far. Login name & password (auto-) fill would be great, though.
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Version 2.0
MichaelHaeusler
06 July 2018
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).
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