Mozilla Prism:Turn any website into a Desktop application

As most of the applications are started running on web such as Zoho office suite, Google docs or cloud computing apps etc, they are getting cluttered into a web browser and there is need to run every application into its own application window. The basic concept is to launch a Site Specific Browser and let the web application run inside its own window on desktop. If one application faults then it doesn’t take all other web apps down with it.

Now let see what Mozilla solves this problem. Mozilla labs has introduced application Mozilla Prism.

Prism is a Site Specific Browser (SSB) has tighter integration with OS and desktop than an typical web application running through a web browser. It is based on XULRunner, a runtime environment from Mozilla.

Mozilla labs has just re lease beta 1.0 of Mozilla Prism. Get list of all features of Mozilla Prism at

There are two ways to use Mozilla Prism.

1. Download and Install Mozilla Prism a Firefox add-on. Here is the video showing how Mozilla Prism add-on works…

Unsing Mozilla Prism for Firefox

2. Second way is to install Mozilla Prism as a standalone application. Here is a video demonstrating the same…

Using Mozilla Prism as a Standalone Application

Download bundled Prism applications from Do we really need applications like Mozilla Prism? or standard web browsers suffice?What do you think?

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