Sunday, March 19th, 2006

NetJaxer: Web-Desktop Integration

Category: Showcase, Usability

<p>NetJaxer is a windows app that integrates the desktop with a number of web apps, like GMail and Writely. You get shortcut icons in the desktop and system tray, and there’s a special NetJaxer browser for interacting with the web apps.

Our program is called NetJaxer http://www.netjaxer.com/ It’s a free and easy way to integrate a users favorite Web 2.0 apps like Gmail, TadaList, Digg, Writely, Kiko, iOutliner, Meebo, financial sites, and other Ajax based web programs right into Windows. They can create desktop, tray, and quick launch icons. These applications can easily be used with our custom browser.

It’s hard to see how NetJaxer is adding a lot of value at this stage (you can achieve similar functionality by dragging website icons to the desktop), but there’s certainly potential in the idea – imagine dragging a document into a GMail icon or having desktop notification that your buddy just logged in to Campfire.

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I will be sure to check Netjaxer out. Thanks for the info.

Comment by Elanor — March 19, 2006

I believe Javeline DeskRun will beat the pants of this app… Keep an eye out for those guys.

Comment by Frits Zeppenfeldt — March 20, 2006

[...] Speaking of Web-Desktop Integration, Russell Beattie has rediscovered an old Microsoft feature, HTML Applications, that lets you create little windows apps with Javascript. I ran across a bunch of stuff I remember messing with back in 1999 – including HTML Applications contained in an .hta file. Ahh, that’s right – that’s how you can make apps using the scripting stuff. By using an .hta file, you’re essentially making an html page which runs without a sandbox, and can call local COM objects and such. [...]

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[...] After our recent story on NetJaxer, Chris Saad from Touchstone alerted us that he’s working on a similar concept. [...]

Pingback by Ajaxian » Touchstone: Web Attention on the Desktop — March 28, 2006

I´m using GMail with the google desktop program that works also very well.

Comment by warhammer 40k — May 24, 2007

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