Google Brings Chrome Apps to Mac

Google ChromeBack in September, Google rolled out Chrome Apps — not to be confused with the lightweight Chrome OS and Chrome browser apps, these were more fully fledged applications that look and feel more like native apps and have full offline support. At first, they were only available for Chrome OS and the Chrome browser for Windows, but now Mac users can try these apps out. When installing a full Chrome App, a new app launcher is added to your dock — it resembles the app launcher in Chrome OS and differentiates between web links (for tools like Gmail, Google Play Music, and other traditional Chrome browser apps) and full Chrome Apps. While many of these new Chrome Apps still largely resemble their web counterparts (the Pocket app, for example, is essentially the same thing you’ll see in the browser), the apps differentiate themselves by having access to local storage.

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