Coherence X4 for macOS


Coherence X4 is out now. It’s a major update to Coherence. If you don’t know about Coherence, it’s a tool that allows you to turn any website into a Chrome-powered app on your Mac, and it’s great if you’re looking for SSB (site-specific browser) tools in general, or to replace electron apps in particular. With Coherence, you can do things like:

  • Create a Google Drive app that works as well as Chrome without having to use Chrome as your default browser

  • Create a desktop app for Roam Research, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or Google Meet

  • Make a customizable app for Slack, Whatsapp, or any other electron-based app with the ability to add extensions or customize

  • Create isolated, incognito workspaces for multiple sites like your banking applications or email and messaging. 

Features with this update include the ability to return to where you left off when you click on the dock icon. With this quick resume, there’s no restart. There’s also an App Gallery so you can easily browse for apps and workspaces, and instantly add them to your Mac. You can also create Incognito apps that always launch in Incognito mode for consistent privacy and data security.

I’ve tried a lot of these browser-in-a-box style apps over the years and this is, by far, the best one I’ve ever used.