Create Chromium-based Apps from Any Websites

Chromeless is a free tool for Mac, PC & Linux computers that allows you to create Chromium-based apps from any websites (a.k.a site-specific browsers).

v1.6.1. macOS 10.10 or later.

Also available on   Windows | Linux.

How It Works

Creating a chromeless app out of your favorite website is simple.

Custom app

Click "Create Custom App", then enter the website's URL, provide a name, and optionally choose an icon.


Or simply pick an app in our curated catalog of thousands of web services.

Choose an Engine

Next, choose a browser to power the app and click "Install".

Discord app, created with Chromeless

Voila! Now you can launch the app from Chromeless, Launchpad or Start Menu.

What It Does

Web applications such as Gmail, Facebook, Netflix, etc are becoming more and more like desktop applications every day. But running each of these web apps in a separate tab in your browser can be a real pain.

Chromeless is a free and open-source app for Mac, PC & Linux computers that lets you create a Chromium-based app (also known as site-specific browser, chromeless app, Chrome-based app, Edge-based app) out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into self-contained, distraction-free desktop apps, all powered by your daily web browsers - including:

  • Mozilla Firefox support is experimental and only available on macOS and Windows.
  • WebKit (Safari) support is only available on macOS.

Site-specific browser (SSB) is a software application that is dedicated to accessing pages from a single source (site) on a computer network such as the Internet or a private intranet. SSBs typically simplify the more complex functions of a web browser by excluding the menus, toolbars and browser chrome associated with functions that are external to the workings of a single site. - Wikipedia

Your favorite apps now have a permanent home on your Mac and PC as a desktop application that appears in your dock or taskbar. Additionally, every app is isolated from each other, running in its own container - effectively protecting you from cross-site trackers.

Tabbed Apps: Chromeless also lets you create tabbed apps featuring a traditional browser style window - giving advanced users more options to customize workflows.