Back in September, Google released Chrome Apps for Chromebooks and Windows, introducing a new breed of Chromium-based applications that work offline and outside of your browser. Now Chrome Apps are finally available on your Mac computer through the Chrome Web Store, along with a new App Launcher that sits in your Dock.
While many Chrome Apps work offline, they’re still web-based, automatically syncing to the cloud and updating whenever you sign into Chrome. At the same time, they’re totally native to your computer, meaning you can bring one up through Spotlight search, though they’ll always be a click away thanks to the App Launcher.
The Chrome Web Store can be pretty overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for, so Google also highlights a few free Chrome apps that may come in handy. If you need to edit a home movie, Google recommends that you check out WeVideo Next, which offers a simplified video editing tool and works offline. There’s also Smartsheet for collaborative planning and work, and Until AM, which lets you DJ music from both you own computer and the cloud.
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