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

By Jos ยท 8 replies
Jul 19, 2013
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  1. 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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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,685   +1,081

    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.
  3. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    I LOVE IT! :)
  4. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 3,073   +97

    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.
  5. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    Now if Google can devote themselves to supporting their applications instead of being so prone to scrapping things.
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    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.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Good to see some progress on the Chrome front. It has been the same forever.
  8. 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 ;)
  9. 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.

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