Desktop Applications Google Chrome supports a form of "desktop application." There's nothing particularly magical about this; it's really just perception. When you're on a site that's a Web application, you can save a shortcut to your desktop to launch the page. When you click the shortcut, Chrome opens up in a slightly different-looking window that doesn't have the address bar and all that other recognizable browser stuff. Instead, it's just a window with the Web site. In that regard, it looks more like an application.
Looking at the shortcut, I can see that it just launches Google, passing an address as an "app" parameter, like so: