Stumpled across this application available for Macintosh, called WebDesktop. What it does is simple. WebDesktop will take any website and put into a layer right about your desktop in transparency. Take a look at the screenshot below and you can get a better idea of what it will do. All of the work you do will be done above the website layer on your desktop. But, when you want to interact with the page, you just send it to the front and you can then scroll, browse, and all that neat stuff with Safari.

You are also given the ability to add a timer so it can refresh the window every X amount of time. This is perfect for sites that show news, the weather, etc. I’m sure you can find a good use for it.

What I think may be a good use is to have your Web-based RSS Feed Reader, like Bloglines, in the background and this way it will always be there and up to date. Hey, maybe this would be good your email aswell? Pop Gmail open in the background and you wont need an email notifier anymore!

The creator, Steven Frank, and Co-founder of Panic, Inc., also offered some suggestions:

  • Tracking the orbit of satellites
  • Monitoring servers / network operations center
  • Monitoring stock quotes
  • Keeping an eye on an eBay auction during the last few minutes
  • Staying up-to-the-minute on news
  • Monitoring a live webcam
  • Viewing current TV listings
  • Tracking weather conditions
  • Tracking sports scores

View WebDesktop. View sites over your desktop!

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