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Gnome 3 web apps

Besides notification counters, new login screen and other changes we wrote about a while back, there's one more really cool feature that GNOME 3.2 will be getting, through Epiphany:web application mode.

Here's how this will work: you navigate to a website and select "Save as web application" - its icon will be used for the new application but if the website doesn't provide a big, iPhone-like icon, a screenshot will be taken instead:

Gnome 3.2 webapp

Gnome 3.2 webapp

The newly created web apps can then be accessed from the Activities Overview, pinned to dash, etc:

Gnome3 web apps

The web applications will feature almost no chrome: only the window titlebar will be visible (see screenshot in be beginning of the post). They will run in a different process than your main browser (so they won't be affected if the main browser crashes) and will use a completely new profile, however they will inherit the cookies for that domain from the main browser profile so you won't have to log in again.

The official GNOME 3.2 release is set for the end of September.

What do you think? Will you use the new GNOME 3.2 web applications?

Info and screenshots via Iocane powder