Chromebooks made their entry into the market as a cheaper way to own a computer that can be used to access the internet. It mainly consists of a browser, and the laptop is powered by a lightweight OS that does not require a lot of power to run and takes a few seconds to boot up.
While it is not recommended for hardcore PC users, it is a decent machine for anyone who does the majority of work inside a web browser.
With the tech advancing so much lately, the increase in the internet speed, and data getting cheaper, the availability of web apps has increased tremendously in the last few years. In fact, these apps are so good that they can be a suitable alternative to the native apps that run on a computer.
In this list, I am going to list out some of the best apps you can install on your Chromebook, these apps will make sure that you do not miss anything that is there on the traditional laptop computers.
One of the app type and that everyone misses on Chromebox is a photo editing app, People coming from Windows or Mac have been spoilt with superb apps like Photoshop or Lightroom.
While you can’t really get similar apps for your Chromebook, you can get your job of photo editing done with this beautiful app.
It offers a wide range of editing tools to tweak the exposure, contrast, highlights etc easily.
Another great thing about this app is that it also supports raw file formats, and if you Chromebook has an SD card, which mostly all the laptops have, it will make it easier to work on your profile format photos.
When I moved from Windows laptop to Chrome OS one thing I missed was the Snagit screenshot tool.
It took me a few days to find out a suitable alternative for Snagit, for my Chromebook. Nimbus Screenshot behaves pretty much like the Snagit tool, and the best part is that it’s completely free to install from Google Web Store.
When Gmail has launched A decade ago, people quickly started shifting from the traditional email client to a web-based client like Gmail.
While the web-based client like Gmail has it’s own benefits, it’s really handy to be able to access your emails when you are not connected to the internet.
The Gmail offline app, lets you access your emails without the internet. You can even write emails like you usually do and everything is sent or gets synced once you are connected to the internet.
If you use your Chromebook for writing purpose it then I am sure you will appreciate an app which will let you write beautifully.
I have been using this app for a very long time, it offers many useful features that will Boost Your productivity when it comes to writing.
There are a handful of Chrome Apps available for Chromebook when it comes to writing, and I have used a bunch of them myself, I always come down to this app because of its simplicity.
This one is a simple bitmap image editor which looks pretty much like the Pain app for Windows. It is useful for simple image editing, like cropping or resizing or making arrow to tutorials.
If you are looking something like Photoshop, there is a web app called Photopea, which we have recently covered on the blog, You can read more about it here.
So these are some of the best apps that you can install on your Chromebooks.
Keep in mind that these apps are available in the Chrome web store which means they can also be installed on your PC whether it’s a Windows PC or a Mac all you need is Google Chrome add a Google account to access the Chrome web store.
I have completely shifted my workflow from native apps to these web apps that can easily be installed on any PC, where Google Chrome can be installed. This has enabled me to streamline my workflow on any computer since I use different devices with a different OS.
You can head over to Chrome web store and find all the apps that can be a replacement for your current native app.
For planning your event or your days you can install it Trello app from the Chrome web store, Wunderlist is an amazing Google Chrome extension for managing your to-do list.
You can also install Grammarly so that you never do a typo anywhere you are typing.
If you have worked with MS Office, you can switch to Google Docs.
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