Use Glue42 Desktop
Welcome to Glue42 Desktop!
In the following sections you will get to know Glue42 Desktop by using our trial demo edition. If you have not already done so, download the trial installer from here and see the How to Install section. Keep in mind that all functionalities and UIs of Glue42 Desktop can be fully redesigned and customized to suit your specific needs and requirements.
The Glue42 Toolbar
The Glue42 Toolbar is a customizable application which acts as an application hub and offers useful shortcuts and functionalities. From here, you can start your Glue42 enabled apps, save and restore workspace layouts, search, see notifications, customize settings and shutdown Glue42 Desktop. The demo comes with built-in apps which you can use to explore the different Glue42 Desktop functionalities.
Glue42 Desktop offers you an extremely flexible way of arranging all your Glue42 enabled apps on your desktop:
- Stick or unstick windows together to make them move, resize or close together.
- Organize your applications in tab groups.
- Drag tab windows or tab groups directly into other tab windows or tab groups.
- Tear out tabs as independent windows.
- Move and resize windows or window groups.
The Swimlane UI application offers advanced window management options for more effective organization of the business desktop. You can create Swimlane workspaces with varying number of horizontal or vertical lanes, which you can fill with your preferred apps.
- Apps can be organized as tabs in tab groups.
- A lane can be split between several apps.
- Drag and drop apps between lanes, if you need a different arrangement.
- Apps can be torn out of the Swimlane workspace as independent windows.
- Drag the Swimlane borders to resize the lanes or the apps inside.
- Apps can enter tile mode when they become too small.
- Each app can be expanded to fill the entire workspace for better viewing and can then be restored to its previous size at the click of a button.
- You can have several Swimlanes simultaneously, with different app content and arrangement.
- Swimlanes can be nested.
- Swimlane workspaces can be saved and later restored with the exact same app arrangement inside.
When you set up the apps on your desktop the way you like them, or when you arrange a set of apps and/or workspaces needed for a specific task, you can save this layout and later restore it when you need to use it again. All your apps will be restored with the same position, size and state on the desktop.
Application Data Synchronization
Glue42 Desktop brings not only UI integration, but even more importantly - application integration on a functional level. By being able to communicate with each other, your apps will not only look as one unified macro application but will start working together as components of a single system as well. Glue42 Desktop offers the developers several different approaches to sharing data between apps, which guarantees flexibility in finding and implementing swift and reliable development solutions for your apps.
In the example below, apps communicate and synchronize cross-application data between one another by using the Glue42 Channels:
Glue42 Desktop has Connectors for 3rd party applications like MS Office, Bloomberg, Salesforce, etc. The Glue42 Connectors allow you to continue using all applications you are already familiar and comfortable with.
The Glue42 Notifications Service receives notifications from all defined notification sources and delivers them directly to your desktop via a notifications UI. The notifications can contain buttons with prioritized actions, which allows you to respond quickly and accordingly by opening the necessary applications with a single click.
You can use the demo GNS Action Tester to explore the notifications UI:
The Glue42 Desktop global search enables you to search through multiple search providers (applications, backend services, etc.), providing you almost instantly with the necessary information. This saves you the time and trouble of performing multiple searches in different apps until you finally find what you need.
From the “Settings” icon on the Glue42 Toolbar you can change the theme of Glue42 Desktop. Themes can be customized and new themes can be added.
From the Glue42 Desktop tray icon you can access a general overview of all running hidden or visible applications. Right click on the tray icon and select “Applications” from the menu.
||The application name.|
||The process ID.|
||The process memory consumption. The memory consumption value displayed for apps with the same
||Configurable application process grouping within Glue42 Desktop.|
||The type of the application -
||The window ID within Glue42 Desktop.|
||Whether the application is visible or hidden.|
||From this column you can bring the application window on focus, open the Dev Tools for the window or close the application.|
This section and the trial demo reveal only a very basic portion of the Glue42 Desktop platform capabilities. As already said, all functionalities and UIs of our product can be entirely customized according to your requirements. For more information, visit our official site or explore the Glue42 Concepts in our documentation.
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