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On Windows, I can add Gmail as a faux application to the Taskbar, by using something like "add to task bar" in the Wrench->Tools menu. This promotes it to appear as a native application in the task bar.

I notice that the same menu item isn't there for Chrome on Mac - at least, not in the same place. I'm looking for a "Add to Dock" function.

Can this be done on the OS X version of Chrome? If so, how? I'm sick of having my email client hanging out with the other browser tabs.

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Try Fluid. – Alex Aug 7 '12 at 10:25
@Alex Fluid uses Apple's WebKit, and not Google Chrome. – Thomas Ploeger Aug 18 '12 at 10:23
@ThomasPloeger so does Chrome (Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine.). Besides, that’s not important; the OP wants to use Gmail as a desktop app and that’s exactly what Fluid does. – Alex Aug 18 '12 at 10:47
The question was if this could be done with (the OS X Version of) Chrome. But you're right, it is the same engine so the differences will be negligible - unless you also want to have some Chrome specific functionality. – Thomas Ploeger Aug 18 '12 at 12:32

Try Fluid.

Fluid lets you create a Real Mac App (or “Fluid App”) out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into OS X desktop apps.

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