How to convert any web app in to a native Ubuntu desktop app

Sometimes you can run into case that you won’t be able to find a native app inUbuntu repositories for certain web apps such as Google Drive or Evernote. Here is the good news, there is is very interesting tool for you to use the Fogger. Fogger is utility tool that can convert any web app in to a native Ubuntu desktop app. If your favourite web app is missing in Ubuntu, Fogger gives you a chance to run it in Ubuntu as a desktop application.

How to install in inUbuntu 13.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:loneowais/fogger
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fogger

This Fogger app is wonderful and works like charm. Only if the launcher icon could pick icons automatically from the associated website. However if you want customize it and change icons for the created apps, you can do it.

  • When creating a fog app, click on the icon left to the name & url field, then select your icon. As well you can drag & drop an icon to the new fog app window.

You have to check these 2 location as the Fogger is making the new app in these two places in case you want to remove or delete the created app:

/home/USERNAME/.local/share/fogapps/
/home/USERNAME/.local/share/applications