Best Android Apps For Your Chromebook
Google is growing with every stride and has now added over 1 million android apps to their Chromebooks. The company announced that all Chromebooks issued in 2017 will support all Android Apps.
The addition of Android Apps will give Chromebooks open access to Google Play and elevate the device from simple web-browsing to much more. Along with Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chromebits are also ready to be equipped with android apps.
The inclusion of Android Apps will completely alter the way you use your Chromebook as the storage space has been expanded. Also, it fills the gap created by the lack of functions in the Chromebook, as each time you needed to get external apps to get more done out of the device. Also, Android Apps enables developers who have Chrome Apps to access the benefits offered by Android Apps. The addition helps people to be more open to using the Chrome OS, and pushes developers of the Chrome OS to pay more attention towards the better development of the platform.
Here are the best apps that will give your Chromebook the extra edge.
Pocketcasts is the best was to manage, download and listen to podcasts on your Android. Now this feature has been extended to your Chromebook. Your chosen podcasts can play in the background and with the help of a notification tray which displays the media controls, you can skip forward or backward. It is cheaper than the web version.
Slack is a cross-platform service through which you can chat with your friends and co-workers. The platform includes essential feature like private chats, along with private group chats and voice/video calls. The Android version is better than the Chrome version as it runs seamlessly in its own resizable window on your PC. The notifications pop-up the same way as any other Chrome notification.
We don’t always use platforms to store our data cause to remember all the passwords for each account is quite tedious. But with Unclouded, all multiple accounts such as Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, Box and other storage platforms come under one roof. You can view the content of the various storage accounts in Unclouded’s file explorer, along with opening, downloading and anything else you like, just like you would do with any storage app.
Chromebooks can benefit from the addition of Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint. It is great on your full-sized android tablet, but it’s better on your Chromebook; after all, you have a keyboard, which makes typing so much easier. All your documents are backed up to cloud making them easily accessible from anywhere.
Almost all Google Play Apps will run on your Chromebook which has the Play Store feature enabled. Go ahead and try these apps. Also, add to the list of apps, if you find an interesting new one.
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by techtalks @TechTalks May 15, 2017 8:24 AM UTC