PWA - Progressive Web ApplicationsBack to All Articles
Some web applications can be installed, like a regular, native application.
- The application has its own icon. You can open it directly by double-clicking its icon.
- The application will automatically update itself when a new version is available.
- You can use the application while being offline (no internet connection).
Note: this is still quite an experimental feature. It's still evolving. The best support is offered by the Chrome browser.
I can not open any support. In case of problem, please consult the Google Support pages and/or search Google (keyword: PWA). There's a ton of good and helpful articles on the web.
Applications that can be installed and used offline:
At the moment, the following applications have been updated to support the PWA mode:
- Nektar Pacer Editor
Coming soon: Enzo, Mercury and Polymoon editors.
Click the "Install" icon:
Then click on the "Install" button:
You can find your application under chrome://apps. Double-click the application icon to launch it.
You can also create a shortcut on your Desktop.
You can uninstall the application from the application itself or from its icon/shortcut.
From the application:
Open the upper-right menu:
and select the Uninstall command.
From its icon/shortcut:
Right-click the icon and select the "Remove from Chrome..." option.