Another list of 10 useful ChromeOS Software..

This is a list of software and tweaks from someone who only uses a Chromebook

Another list of 10 useful ChromeOS Software..

This is a list of software and tweaks from someone who only uses a chromebook

1) Not software, a tip - Creating Web Apps

Ok, so this isn't creating a PWA or anything anywhere near as advanced as that. It will create a link to a webpage which will inturn open that webpage as a Windowed App.

In Chrome click on the Hamburger, then click on More Tools follwed by Create Shortcut

This will open the Create Shortcut Window and the important thing here is to make sure Open as Window is clicked

Click on Create

As an example of this I use Axigen as an internal only webserver for all my systems to mail stuff to and I have this running in Windows Mode as an app.

2) Bookmark Sidebar (Free and Paid)

Bookmark Sidebar
Adds a toggleable sidebar with all your bookmarks at the edge of your browser window.

If you have a lot of bookmarks in your bookmarks bar and want to reclaim that space. this is a nice sidebar alternative.

3) Boomerang for Gmail (Free)

Boomerang for Gmail
The ultimate email productivity tool. Send later, track responses, and use AI to write better emails.

I love Boomerang, i can schedule emails to go out at set times, i can check it arrived and set reminders if i have not heard back.

Boomerang allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. Write a message now, send it whenever, even if you're not online. Track messages to make sure you hear back, and schedule reminders right inside Gmail™. Know whether your email got read with cross-platform read receipts. Free yourself from constant interruptions using Inbox Pause, while still getting notified about the emails that matter.

4) Chrome Remote Desktop (Free)

Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote Desktop extension

Having gone through various remote desktop solutions, i always ignored Chrome Remote desktop. Now its the only one I use. I only have 1 desktop I want to connect to my Mac from a remote location. Chrome Remote desktop is fast, works over the internet (ans is still fast over 3G/4G) and seems to scale accordingly.

5) Keep Awake (Free)

Keep Awake
Override system power-saving settings.

Sometimes when I lock my screen I want my screen to stay on, sometimes I want the screen to lock and go dark, other times I will leave it to the default settings.

Keepawake is an extention where I can choose if my Chromebook is going to stay awake or go to sleep.

6) Wicked Good Unarchiver (Free) - ChromeOS Only

Wicked Good Unarchiver
Open 7z/ar/CAB/CPIO/deb/ISO/jar/lha/pax/rpm/tar/warc files in Files app.

Open 7z/ar/CAB/CPIO/deb/ISO/jar/lha/pax/rpm/tar/warc files in Files app.

I deal with a lot of Tar and RPM files and this was the extention which provided me with the ability to open these files in the File Manager.

7) CodePad (Free/Donate)

Code Pad Text Editor
An multi-language code text-editor crafted for the Chrome OS. Completely free to use and to modify under the GPL!

I use Codepad the same way Notepad/Wordpad were used on Windows. Its my goto text editor. This is doing CodePad a HUGE disservice as the lin above shows this is a full featured code editor, well thought out and very quick to use.

8) Dochub (Free)

DocHub - Edit and Sign PDF Documents
Securely edit, fax and sign PDF and Word documents for free. Fill forms. Merge documents and reorder pages. Create templates.
Securely edit, fax and sign PDF and Word documents for free. Fill forms. Merge documents and reorder pages. Create templates.Sign, edit and share PDF and Word documents online

Dochub is a full environment to manage PDF and Word Documents, at its very base its a replacement for DocuSign. I've been using it for editing PDF's and Signing PDF's.

9) Office Online Apps (Free)

Office
View, edit, and create Office documents in your browser.
Word Online
Create, edit and share Word documents. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.
Excel Online
Create, edit and share Excel spreadsheets. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.
PowerPoint Online
Create, edit and share PowerPoint presentations. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.

If you don't want to use Google Docs to edit your document (and you should) Microsoft have provided a plethora of plugings to assist editing documents of all types in Office using the online Web interface.

10) Theatre Mode for Youtube (Free)

Theater Mode for YouTube™ (large player view)
Force YouTube to open its player in the theater mode (full-width mode) even if you are logged-out

Theater mode opens the Youtube videos so the vide takes more space on your screen. Even if you set it in YouTube when you restart the site YouTube will revert to the default view. This extention ensures each time you open youtube it opens in the wider Theater View.


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