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!

Author: Zack Katz

Zack Katz is the creator of GravityView and the President of Katz Web Services. He lives in Denver with his wife and cute beast of a cat.

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