WebRunner is an incredible idea
Simon pointed out the latest version of WebRunner is available, and I had *no* idea it even existed. From the docs:
WebRunner is a simple XULRunner based browser that hosts web applications without the normal web browser user interface. WebRunner is based on a concept called Site Specific Browsers (SSB). An SSB is an application with an embedded browser designed to work exclusively with a single web application. Itâ€™s doesnâ€™t have the menus, toolbars and accoutrement's of a normal web browser. Some people have called it a "distraction free browser" because none of the typical browser chrome is used. An SSB also has a tighter integration with the OS and desktop than a typical web application running through a web browser.
This is a pretty kick-ass project. I have two things in mind for it right away: Web calendaring and web development. I pretty much hate all the desktop calendars I've found - so having a window that just displays an online version will be awesome. Secondly, I get distracted easily, so being able to shut down FireFox so I'm not tempted to read my feeds, but still get work done on my site? Awwwweeesommmee. I've tried various work arounds to this before, to force myself to focus (host blocking, etc.), but this is definitely the most elegant.
Very, very cool.