If you are anything like me, and have dozens of tabs open in your browser, it’s not easy to find the one you need (ManageWP) among them. Having it open as a separate app makes that much easier. And being able to see it in full screen also helps a lot.
In order to do so, and have optimal experience using ManageWP, you can create (sort of) desktop app out of it. If you are a Mac user you can do that using Fluid, on Windows and Linux you can do that with “Create Application Shortcut” option in the Chrome browser.
If you don’t have Fluid installed already, go to fluidapp.com and download it. Basic, free version of Fluid will do the job. If you really like it, you can pay $4.99 to upgrade to pro version. That have some interesting advantages, most important being able to run apps created with Fluid (e.g. ManageWP) in full screen mode on Lion and Snow Lion, and having separate cache and cookies storage. That means, you don’t have to login in ManageWP again because you need to clear your browser cache.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Click here to download the icon
2. Open Fluid and fill in the necessary details
3. Choose downloaded icon and click “Create”
4. You’re done!
On Windows or Linux
In Chrome, open http://managewp.com and then click on the “wrench” icon, located in the upper right hand corner of your browser window, choose “Tools” and then “Create Application Shortcut”. Chrome will use favicon as icon for it, which will result in blurry looking icon. You can click here to download proper .ico file and replace it with beautiful looking icon.