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Now let me qualify that by saying technical it works. What I mean is I’ve been trying to get it to work for me.
You see Prism is based on WebRunner and lets you launch online applications from the desktop, continuing the desktop experience, without all that baggage the browser brings.
When you launch Prism you are presented with a dialog box to enter all the pertinent information about that online application or site. You can use windows shortcut keys and place it where you want.
Once you’ve filled this in you can then click on the shortcut it creates and it will open that URL in a chromeless window (see below) and let you login. Now everytime I want to check my video’s stats on TubeMogul I can just click on the icon on my desktop and away I go (though I seem to have to login each time for TubeMogul, but not for Gmail).
I as have quite a few add-ons running in my browser at any one time I can see the benefit of not having to launch the whole thing just to read an email in Gmail or see my Google Calendar. But it’s finding those times – I virtually always have my browser open to enter time, check projects and test websites so I’m always in that environment. The bonus of not losing these things if they are on other tabs and I close the browser is great though.
Prism is a step forward, make no mistake. It’s one more thing to blur the line between the web and the desktop. maybe with the integration with Firefox I will start to see more uses.
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