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  1. Flotato is a wildly clever way to get web apps on your Mac I'm highly considering switching to Flotato full-time, so I don't have to worry about browsers Rated best Twitter app for macOS. Better than Tweetbot, Twitterific, and Tweetdeck.
  2. Flotato really has done a great job at taking a web app and converting it over to a local running app (Its in a stripped down browser to be technical, but – it feels local). Looking for a Windows Version of flotato? No such luck, but WEB TO DESK makes a sick site that does virtually the same thing. More to come on that. For now, check it out.
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Floato™ is the easy-to-personalize, retail friendly, high quality 22 1/2' Helium inflatable photo-balloon with a large print area. Floato™ can be printed in about a minute and can be sold for an attractive affordable price. Floato™ does not require an expensive professional-grade printer or software, or any specialized training to use. Feb 23, 2021 Flotato helps youbreak free from the browser and add web pages to your Mac dock. How about a mac app for Gmail, Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, and literally millions more? It's like phone apps for your desktop. Compact, light-weight, unbelievably fast, easy on your memory, extending your battery life.

A simple solution for using web tools you wish were apps.
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Makes nice wrappers for apps which I can then open from Quicksilver (https://yourstack.com/@Booligoosh/uses/quicksilver-1). It puts badges in the dock based on '(3) ExampleSite' in the page title, which is a really nice feature.
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Awesome little tool to create Mac 'apps' from websites.

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You can turn Flotato into any app, just by giving it a new name. It's like a phone on your Mac, and it will save your laptop battery life.

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When I saw the results I got suspicious. Chrome was using way more memory than I thought it would. Maybe it was the virtual machine blocking Chrome's direct access to my Macbook's* GPU? I decided to run the next test, the one with 54 tabs directly on my own Big Sur installation. The results were, well, slightly worse.

The graphs don't tell the full story

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But it's probably not as bad as it looks. It's not a terrible thing that an app actually uses your computer. And you've got to hand it to Chrome: it is fast!

I'm sure Chrome is going out of its way to manage its memory usage across tabs, keeping the current tab fast and responsive. That's great if you're not running any other macOS apps than Chrome, effectively using Chrome as your operating system, and macOS as a kind of bootloader.

But when you're using Sketch, Final Cut, Photoshop next to Chrome, that seems to be a problem. MacOS likely tries to tell Chrome to take it easy, and Chrome likely does take it easy. These graphs don't tell that story.

So no, it's most likely not as bad as it looks, but that doesn't change the fact since switching to Safari, I almost forgot what my fan sounds like.

And then there's this chart. As we can see, the two browsers heat up the computer almost to the exact same level - Safari even getting slightly warmer. This probably points to psutil not being able to see all Safari's child processes, but only the main ones — despite the fact that Activity Monitor is able to group them. That's a little confusing.

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* Macbook 16' from 2019 with2.4 GHz, 8-Core Intel Core i9 with 32 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 RAM and an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB GPU

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