Add an app to Launchpad
Don't see your app in Launchpad? Don't worry, here's how to put it there.
When do I need this?
- You can't find the app in Launchpad on macOS Catalina
If your Flotato app for e.g. Netflix or Youtube does not appear in Launchpad, there is a way. Here's a video of how to do it:
- Open Flotato and install the web app, e.g. Netflix
- Click the little magnifying glass icon under the Open button
- From the Finder window that opens, copy or move the app to another folder than Applications. A technical limitation in macOS requires that the app does not live in Applications in order for it to show up in Launchpad. In the video, we simply Option (⌥) drag the app to the desktop, but you can put it in any folder, as long as it is not the Applications folder.
- Drag the copied or moved app onto the Launchpad icon in your dock. It's important that you drag it onto the icon in a straight vertical line going downwards. This can be a bit tricky, but you can check that you're dragging the icon correctly by verifying that the Launchpad icon visually reacts to your drag.
- That's it! Your app is now in Launchpad. Click the Launchpad icon to open Launchpad, and move around your new app e.g. to the first page or to a folder to keep everything neat and organized.
What you need
Some Flotato users report that this doesn't work on macOS before Catalina.