This guide shows you how to turn your doc into a standalone desktop app for free using the chrome browser. If you are like me, you have a doc that you use every single day. For me, that is my that I created. It’s an advanced all in one tracker and manager. I use it to track my tasks, time (Pomodoro timer), habits, moods and finances — All in one Coda.io doc. . Since I use it daily, I wanted my to be a standalone app on my desktop. Now I can easily switch between other tasks and use shortcuts without having to find a specific browser window all the time..
How to turn any Coda doc into a desktop app:
Go to your Chrome browser and open the coda doc that you want to turn into an app. (In my case, the) Hit the “Dot-Menu” on the top right of the browser. Navigate to “More Tools” > “Create Shortcut”.
A pop up opens.
4. Give your Application a name (e.g. ) and hit the checkbox “Open as window”. This turns it into a standalone window instead of just opening a new tab in Chrome.
5. Hit “Create”.
That’s it. You can now add this app to your sidebar, search it and easily switch between it just like with any other app.
The same also works with other browsers like Microsoft Edge and basically any website.
For me the chrome browser trick is all I need. However, here are two alternatives:
: Free, open-source tool, one-click install. : Paid tool with more customisation.
My Coda doc that I use daily
Since about one year I have been using a coda doc to keep track of my time, habits tasks and finances. Each of the areas can be used separately and have advances features.
I hope you enjoyed this short how-to.
I am a Berlin-based Product Management and Interaction Design student at , co-founder of an indoor farming startup building office farms, deeply in love with no-code tools, and highly interested in sustainability. If you want to learn more about me and my projetcs, check out my
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