Installable Apps!

We are pleased to introduce installable apps!

We are utilizing a feature in browsers called Progressive Web Apps (PWA), which allows you to create shortcuts on your device direct to our services!

Try out Freedomain Podcasts as an installable app!

How to Install

Installation depends on your device and the browser you are using. This information is current at the time of this writing (June 2024).

Desktop

In general, if your browser supports installable apps, you will see an indicator in the address bar that the website supports an installable app.

Windows

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Google Chrome.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install.
  2. Install App:
    • You will see an install icon (a screen with a downward arrow) in the address bar. Click on it.
  3. Confirm Installation:
    • A dialog will appear asking if you want to install the app. Click "Install."
    • The app will now appear in your Start menu and can be pinned to your taskbar.

Brave

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Brave.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install.
  2. Install App:
    • You will see an install icon (a computer with a plus sign) in the address bar. Click on it.
  3. Confirm Installation:
    • A dialog will appear asking if you want to install the app. Click "Install."
    • The app will now appear in your Start menu and can be pinned to your taskbar.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Microsoft Edge.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install.
  2. Install App:
    • You will see an install icon (three squares with a plus) in the address bar. Click on it.
    • Alternatively, you can click on the three dots (more options) in the top right corner and select "Apps" > "Install [Application Name]," where "[Application Name]" is the name of the app you're on.
  3. Confirm Installation:
    • A dialog will appear asking if you want to install the app. Click "Install."
    • The app will now appear in your Start menu and can be pinned to your taskbar.

Other Browsers, including Firefox & Opera

Not all browsers support installable PWA apps. In this scenario, you can always add a shortcut to a bookmark. We do not recommend saving the pages to your system as this will most likely not work.

Mac OS

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Google Chrome.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app
  2. Install App:
    • You will see an install icon (a screen with a downward arrow) in the address bar. Click on it.
  3. Confirm Installation:
    • A dialog will appear asking if you want to install the app. Click "Install."
    • The app will now appear in your Chrome Apps folder and can be pinned to the dock.

Brave

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Brave.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install.
  2. Install App:
    • You will see an install icon (a computer with a plus sign) in the address bar. Click on it.
  3. Confirm Installation:
    • A dialog will appear asking if you want to install the app. Click "Install."
    • The app will now appear in your Brave Browser Apps folder and can be pinned to the dock.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Microsoft Edge.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app.
  2. Install App:
    • You will see an install icon (three squares with a plus) in the address bar. Click on it.
    • Alternatively, you can click on the three dots (more options) in the top right corner and select "Apps" > "Install [Application Name]," where "[Application Name]" is the name of the app you're on.
  3. Confirm Installation:
    • A dialog will appear asking if you want to install the app. Click "Install."
    • The app will now appear in your Edge Apps folder and can be pinned to the dock.

Other Browsers, including Safari & Firefox

Not all browsers support installable PWA apps. In this scenario, you can always add a shortcut to a bookmark. We do not recommend saving the pages to your system as this will most likely not work.

Mobile

Android

Chrome

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Chrome.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app.
  2. Open the Menu:
    • Tap the three dots (more options) in the top right corner.
  3. Install the App:
    • Tap "Install app."
    • Tap "Install" on the pop up.
  4. Add to Home Screen:
    • Select "Add to Home Screen" from the menu.
  5. Confirm Installation:
    • The app will now appear on your home screen like a native app.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Microsoft Edge.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app.
  2. Open the Menu:
    • Tap the three lines (more options) in the bottom right corner.
  3. Add to Home Screen:
    • Select "Add to phone" from the menu.
  4. Confirm Installation:
    • Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    • The app will now appear on your home screen.

Samsung Browser

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Samsung Browser.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app.
  2. Open the Menu:
    • Tap the three lines (more options) in the bottom right corner.
  3. Add Page to:
    • Select "Add page to" from the menu.
  4. Home Screen:
    • Tap "Home screen" from the options.
  5. Confirm Installation:
    • Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    • The app will now appear on your home screen.

Other Browsers, including Firefox

Not all browsers support installable PWA apps. In this scenario, you can always add a bookmark to your home screen.

iOS

Safari

  1. Open the Website:
    • Launch Safari.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app.
  2. Open the Share Menu:
    • Tap the Share button (a square with an upward arrow) at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Add to Home Screen:
    • Scroll down the share sheet and tap on "Add to Home Screen."
  4. Confirm Installation:
    • Edit the name if you want, then tap "Add" in the top right corner.
    • The app will now appear on your home screen like a native app.

Chrome

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Chrome.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app.
  2. Open the Share Menu:
    • Tap the Share button (a square with an upward arrow) at the top right of the screen.
  3. Add to Home Screen:
    • Scroll down the share sheet and tap on "Add to Home Screen."
  4. Confirm Installation:
    • Edit the name if you want, then tap "Add" in the top right corner.
    • The app will now appear on your home screen.

Firefox

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Firefox.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app.
  2. Open the Share Menu:
    • Tap the three horizontal lines (menu) in the bottom right corner.
    • Tap the Share option (a square with an upward arrow).
  3. Add to Home Screen:
    • Scroll down the share sheet and tap on "Add to Home Screen."
  4. Confirm Installation:
    • Edit the name if you want, then tap "Add" in the top right corner.
    • The app will now appear on your home screen.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Website:
    • Open Microsoft Edge.
    • Navigate to the website you want to install as an app.
  2. Open the Share Menu:
    • Tap the three horizontal lines (more options) at the bottom of the screen.
    • Tap the Share button (a square with an upward arrow).
  3. Add to Home Screen:
    • Select "Add to Home Screen" from the menu.
  4. Confirm Installation:
    • Edit the name if you want, then tap "Add" in the top right corner.
    • The app will now appear on your home screen.

Other Browsers, including Brave

Not all browsers support installable PWA apps. In this scenario, you can always add a bookmark to your home screen.

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