The success of an operating system lies in the applications. The more you have, the more likely people are to use it. In this sense macOS is well covered. On Apple Macs, there is an extensive catalogue of apps available, both on the Mac App Store and on developers’ websites. However, that does not mean that all needs are covered .
For example, in the field of social networks there are hardly any official proposals. Twitter has long since abandoned its own, and Instagram and Facebook have never developed one , but with Flotato this is no longer a problem.
Morten Just, the developer of Flotato, has not discovered the web applications or webapps , but he has managed to turn the concept around and make them more attractive.
With Flotato we can turn any website into a macOS application with an iOS-style interface. Its operation is very simple: copy and rename. Just put Twitter, Instagram, Netflix or YouTube, and we’ll have functional apps with which we won’t need Safari or any other web browser anymore.
As announced on his Twitter account, Flotato is compact, lightweight and incredibly fast. Each application created with Flotato can display specific information and notifications in its Dock icon , as well as open links with beautiful and elegant visual effects.
To maintain the minimalism and a clean look, the close, minimize and full screen buttons are hidden , only reappearing when the mouse passes over them.
Flotato also respects the privacy of its users. It is capable of blocking more than 30 thousand known trackers whose mission is to collect information about you.
This curious program is not yet available for download, although on their website there is a form that we can fill in if we are interested in knowing when it will be officially released and any other news.