Google just added new capabilities to Chrome apps, allowing them to look and feel a lot like native desktop apps
Pocket is one of the first premier apps among Google's "For Your Desktop" Chrome collection
The Chrome App Launcher for Windows: it's like a Start Menu for Chrome apps
The Chrome App Launcher installs automatically when you download your first "For Your Desktop" Chrome app
Chromebooks have lowered the price of admission for owning a laptop. Though many Chromebook owners are content to funnel all of their personal computing through a web browser, not everyone wants to sacrifice the native apps that platforms like Windows and Mac OS X can provide. The Chrome OS platform, however, just took another step forward in becoming a viable desktop alternative, with the addition of new browser apps that, well, no longer look the part.
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