Converting a web app to a desktop app
with zero code
Sebastian Sampaoli on February 13th 2023
First of all, please do not let anyone tell you that desktop apps are “legacy”—look around and you will see tons of enterprise workflows and productivity tools running on the desktop.
Desktop applications can be downloaded and installed on your device. They can work with and without internet access, and you can access the application through your desktop.
Some of the advantages of desktop apps are:
In this tutorial, you will learn how you can use Equo to easily convert an existing web application to a desktop app, with just a couple of clicks. You will learn how Equo automatically creates cross-platform installers and a landing page to download them.
Get your desktop app, for free
You can use Equo to easily convert your favorite website or web application to a desktop app, with just a couple of clicks. Impressively, once you enter the URL of your web app, Equo will automatically generate web-based branded installers for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Converting a web app to the desktop takes only a few minutes with Equo.
- 1. Go to Convert to desktop.
- 2. Enter the URL of the web app that you want to convert to a desktop app and click con Convert now.
- 3. If you are not signed in, our Dashboard will ask you to do so.
- 4. You will be redirected to the Build tab of the Equo Dashboard, and you will see how the releases and installers are being generated for your desktop application.
Once the Release build finishes you will see the installers for your desktop app ready to be downloaded in the Distribute tab along with a landing page.
Now that you have downloaded the specific installer for your operating system, you can install your app and start enjoying it!
Equo for Enterprises
If your are a company and want to distribute your existing web application as a desktop app, Equo offers the following features:
Contact us for premium features like the mentioned above and many others like push notifications, analytics, monitoring, logging, crash reporting, and CI/CD. With Equo, your company can automate the whole distribution strategy and ships applications at the pace of development.