Google Chrome Apps Set to Give Microsoft a Run for Its Money on Your Desktop
In an interview with Time, Google's product lead on Chrome Apps, Erik Kay, said the company's hope is to "dispel the notion that Chrome OS is just a web browser." He admitted that there are "legitimate uses" that aren't possible on today's Chromebooks, and Chrome Apps will help address that.
If you're rocking Windows a Chromebook, you can check them out for yourself in the "For your desktop" collection in the Chrome Web Store (for those of you running Mac or Linux, you'll get your chance soon, Google says). With the new Chrome apps, you can work offline, interact with connected devices, and more.
One of the new Chrome apps is Pixlr Touch Up. This is a basic photo editing tool that allows you to touch up, crop, resize, and adjust photos from your PC or Google Drive. You can also apply film-inspired effects. And as mentioned, you can do all this offline even though it takes place within Chrome.
Your move, Microsoft.