Google Chrome apps are fast becoming the best way to do things on the internet, on a smartphone, on a tablet, or on a mobile internet device.
But what exactly are Google Chrome web apps?
Well, put simply, Google web apps are redesigned or re-optimized versions of software applications that used to be stand alone programs and that are not specifically made for online use. They were actually designed to be installed on a device and be used from there. The biggest problem with these stand alone apps was that they were not always optimized to be used in conjunction with the Internet.
Of course, since the internet has continuously developed into a multipurpose hub and is now practically a part of every gadget there is, the importance of internet optimized applications has become undeniable. Thus, Google Chrome apps have started to become a popular alternative. Due to the wide variety of users, there is also a wide variety of web apps available. These range from games to business to entertainment.
Read on as we list down the 15 Google Chrome Web Apps that every tech needs
Evernote will help you remember and keep track of things that you need to keep an eye on. It allows you to store many different kinds of information that you might need such as notes and text, audio clips and sound recordings, and of course photos and images.
This Chrome application will let you store all of these important data in the cloud so that they will be available to you anywhere you can get an internet connection. With it, you can be confident that you will always have access to all of your information and you will never forget anything again.
Hootsuite is a very handy application that is very important for people with very active online social networking lives. It lets users view and update profiles on different social networking sites from one convenient place. It is very easy to use too.
A user only has to sign up into the app and he will immediately be able to add all of his social networking sites into it. The most popular social networking sites are supported by this Chrome application including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
Skitch allows users to add text or any other note or doodle they want on a photo. It is not though, a photo editing web application. Instead, it just lets users lay text or graphic on top of the photo.
This is great for encircling items of importance in a photo or for identifying people or products in an image.
Sharing and sending large files over the internet used to be quite a chore. This Chrome web application though makes it fast and easy. Ge.tt boast of real time file sharing prowess which it calls instant file sharing.
This means that files are immediately ready to be shared with other users as soon as they are selected for sharing. It also provides a tracking feature that lets users see how many have already downloaded the files that they have shared.
SlideRocket is a web app that is geared towards taking the place of standalone presentation applications such as Powerpoint.
The best advantages of this web application are that it allows the user to add video to the presentations whether these are from a local database or from YouTube and it allows the user to have an idea about the impact of the presentation on the audience through built in presentation analytics.
Aviary is a web Chrome application that can be used to manipulate photos or to otherwise edit and retouch them. It has most of the basic image editing options available on most photo editing software as well as some complex effects as well.
It has a large database where users can access image effects, powerful layers, a blend mode, and it allows users to import images from the most popular photo and image sharing sites on the internet.
7.- Angry Birds
Games are needed by everyone to relax and unwind, even in an online world. Thus, there are many Google web apps that cater to this need. Angry Birds is one of the most popular online games out there and so it makes it to this list.
The Google Chrome version even has an exclusive episode that becomes available when the hidden Chrome balls are hit in some levels. This episode is called the “Chrome Dimension”.
Graffiti is a web application that lets users draw pictures and images and easily send or share them with friends over the internet.
A distinct feature of this app is its ability to show viewers the image line by line. This means that viewers get to see how the image was actually drawn.
The main advice that this web app gives is: “Get the Truth, then Go”. It then goes on to help users actually get the “truth” by providing reviews, forums, photos, etc. to help them get the most reliable information about travel destinations.
TripAdvisor boasts of over 40 million user reviews and posted opinions.
Audiotool is a web Chrome application extension that provides online music production for users straight from the web browser.
It allows users to be able to create their own sounds by using different effects wired to synthesizers or the three available drum machines. It even has a professional sequencer that can be used to automate songs and produce complex arrangements.
LucidChart is a visual collaboration app that lets users easily draw diagrams. It even lets an unlimited number of users to create diagrams together and in real time.
This means that all changes made to the diagrams by any of the collaborators are instantly reflected by LucidChart.
12.- Sports Scoreboard
This web app provides a clean and simple way to be updated on the scores of different sports such as the NFL, the NBA, the MLB and the NHL.
It even has updates for other major sports such as soccer and tennis, as well as football and basketball games on the NCAA.
Todoist is a Google Chrome web application that provides an online way to keep track of “to do” items and tasks. It allows tasks to be given priority rankings and to have reminder settings as well.
There is even a built in calendar which allows for easy setting of recurring tasks.
14.- Spreadsheet Calculator
It allows users to type in descriptions of calculations easily without having to setup the form as in a regular spreadsheet. Re-entry of calculations will be down to a minimum and checking and editing of entries are a breeze.
15.- Google Maps
Google Maps makes finding directions and imagery easy and efficient. It even lets users get different views of the terrain. The earth view shows 3D imagery straight from Google Earth.
So what do you think of these Chrome web apps and extensions? Have you used all of them? Make sure to try them out and see if they can help you make your online experience better.
Then post your own evaluation of these Chrome applications on the comments section below.