Prism is a new application from Mozilla Labs that lets users split web applications out of the browser and run them directly on the desktop. It can be used to create web applications for sites such as Gmail, Google Docs and Facebook. Prism apps run directly on your desktop and can be accessed just like any other application. They run separately from the browser, so they stay up even if your browser doesn’t.

Prism is available as a Firefox extension or a standalone application.

For more details about the release of Prism see