Mac users – use Fluid to make free planet5D stand alone applications

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A fun little tip for those of you who read planet5D and are mac users (which interestingly is over 50% of you) if you'd like to have a free stand-alone desktop planet5D application or an app made from any website (not just planet5D of course).

Why would you want to do this? First, since you read planet5D HDSLR news every day (you do right?), then why not run it as an application so your browser isn't clogged with HDSLR news? Second, for those quick app switchers, having the news isolated as an app makes it quick to switch. And lastly, for a small fee ($4.99) Lion users can have these apps run as full screen apps!

Demo and instructions

Using Fluid to run planet5D pages as mac apps from planetMitch on Vimeo.


Building a stand alone application on your mac is easy with the Fluid app!

Creating a Fluid App out of your favorite website is simple. Enter the website's URL, provide a name, and optionally choose an icon. Click “Create”, and within seconds your chosen website has a permanent home on your Mac as a real Mac application that appears in your Dock.

planet5D files and links

The planet5D icons are here:​

Here are the links you'll want: (right click and do “copy link location”)
headlines@planet5D – HDSLR news – blog – cinema

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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