Create a Native Electron App from a Web App with Nativefier

Note: Nativefier is no longer being developed. They are recommending creating desktop shortcuts to websites instead. You can read more about this here.

From time to time I’ll use a web app that I really wish I had an actual native Mac OS app for. A year or so ago I found a solution to this issue in a project called Nativefier and today I used it to build a native Electron app wrapper around one of my personal web apps.

Using it again I was reminded about how much I really appreciated this app, so I thought I’d take a few minutes and record a quick video showing you how to create a native app from a web app. This should work for Mac, Windows or Linux.

Here is a link to the Nativefier NPM package page. Pretty much everything you need should be there.