blogpic.jpg Bookmarks are very handy for remembering sites you like, but wouldn’t it be really neat to let your users create a proper icon on their desktop that links directly through to your website? Or even a link in the Quick Launch bar right next to the start button. Using Gears this is now totally possible as this tutorial now explains.

I’d be very interested to hear how you get on with this, what you think of Gears – both the idea and the actual reality of what Google has developed, and if you can think of any other alternative approaches for doing the same thing.