Is your Fluid app is too slow? Try nativefier instead

I have used Fluid for years to create single-page native web applications that run on my Mac. I have one for Help Scout, I have another for Trello, but I have noticed a problem: when replying to tickets in Help Scout, I would experience serious lag. Letters would appear hundreds of milliseconds after I typed.

I thought it was an issue with my computer, but I recently got an iMac Pro and it’s still happening, so I know that’s not the problem!

I tried Epichrome instead (like Fluid but using Chrome instead of Safari as the base), and that wasn’t any better.

Enter nativefier. Instead of using Safari or Chrome, it builds a single-page “native” web application using Electron, the same library that runs Slack and many other cross-platform native-ish web apps. nativefier has been working great.

So if you’re experiencing typing lag while using Fluid or Epichrome, check out nativefier!

By Zack Katz

Zack Katz is the founder of GravityKit and TrustedLogin. He lives in Leverett, Massachusetts with his wife Juniper.

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