Turn Your Favorite Web Apps into Real Mac Apps.

64-bit Intel only

Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Version 1.8.6   |   5.8 MB

4.5 mice rating from Macworld

Todd Ditchendorf

Fluid is developed by Todd Ditchendorf.

Once upon a time, Todd worked for a well-known Fruit Company based in Cupertino as Dashboard Engineer, developing Dashboard and Dashboard Widgets for Mac OS X Leopard. He currently resides in Mountain View, CA and can often be found hacking Fluid at Red Rock or Philz Coffee.


  • Is Fluid Free? Yep, the basic version of Fluid is totally free… go ahead, try it out!. For $4.99 you can purchase a Fluid License which unlocks the following features:

    1. Create Fluid Apps with Separate Cookie Storage. (Preferences → Security → Cookie Storage)
    2. Pin Fluid Apps to the Mac OS X Status Bar. (Fluid App Menu → Pin to Status Bar…)
    3. Use Userscripts or Userstyles in your Fluid Apps. (Window → Userscripts)
  • Is Fluid available for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or earlier? No. Fluid runs on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later only.

  • Is Fluid available for PowerPC Macs? No. Fluid runs on Intel Macs only.

  • Is Fluid available for Macs with 32-bit processors? No. Fluid runs 64-bit only.

  • Can I somehow redistribute Fluid Apps I create with Fluid to friends/coworkers? I'd prefer you didn't do that. Tell your friends about Fluid, and let them try it out for themselves!


Fluid was originally inspired by Mozilla Prism and Adobe Air.

Fluid owes its existence to several open source projects listed below. Relevant license information is distributed with Fluid.

Fluid is developed and maintained by Todd Ditchendorf of Celestial Teapot, creator of Fake, Shapes, and Runway.

Copyright © Todd Ditchendorf. All rights reserved.