mastodon-webview is a wonderful little app that puts the #Mastodon web UI in its own little window/app.

Written in Go using the webview library that makes use of system webview components the result is a small 2.4Mb binary. This in comparison to #electron apps where every app ships an entire copy of Chromium.


@wezm cool, but what is the difference of just having a smaller sized browser (FF/Chrome) windows open with Mastodon?

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@hirschnase It gets its own icon in the app switcher, can be left running independent of the browser, can be hidden independent of the browser, doesn't come to the front when meta-tabbing back to the browser are some that come to mind.

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