Chrome App Launcher arrives on Windows, offers glimpse at Google's bigger plan

Jos

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Google has quietly launched its Chrome App Launcher for Windows. Originally built for Chrome OS in an effort to replicate some of the taskbar or dock functionality in traditional desktop operating systems, the software acts as a hub for all...

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psycros

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I have no problem with packaged apps so long as their not dependent upon being connected. If they do then what's the point? Of course a native application is nearly always superior to the web version anyway. All we're getting from these developers is a continual cheapening of their products, literally and figuratively. We get less speed and features while the industry attempts to move us all to subscriptions.
 

Jos

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psycros they do work offline, according to Google. Though it's true that for now some of them might be limited next to their native counterparts.
 

tipstir

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Microsoft had their version of package apps in Works for Windows prior to Office for Windows. Works was limited but still functional. Prior to that was Wizard Works PFS Windows Works all package apps.
 
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Guest

Web centric is bull shhhh... first they will get all your information online and then they will control your life and share your personal information with the NSA. It's a trap! just like Microsofts office starter ;)
 
G

Guest

Google will not do that to there customers, they are already saying there not going to do that, when Prism was brought up they said Google was one of the company's that will track your information and spy on you, that is not true. Google has already said there not going to that, they even spoke about it at there Google I/O 2013.