I’m really liking Mozilla Labs new project called Prism. “Prism is an application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on their desktop.” So basically, it opens up its own little window and runs any website you tell it to. Most people get confused when it comes to applications like Prism and are sometimes under the assumption that Prism actually lets you download web sites like Gmail or Google Calendar on to your computer.
The best/coolest part is that it’s really easy to use. Similar programs usually make you hand-code the configuration files and then have the main application run/execute them and even sometimes compile them using their own compiler. But with Prism, once you download and install, all you have to is launch the application, and Prism prompts you for the URL of the web site/application you want to run from your computer and also asks if you want to add icons on your Desktop, Start Menu, or the Quick Launch Bar. Easy peesy, lemon squeezy.