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Chromebook apps: you should definitely not miss these 10 apps

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Wesley Akkerman

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Although the Chromebook mainly used for internet services, you can also download many apps on it via the Google Play Store. That's Android's download store wherever you are Chromebook apps from. But which one do you really need?

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The Play Store offers an assortment of thousands of applications that you can download in one place Chromebook or Chrome OS tablet. However, for this article, we'll focus on apps that really take full advantage of the Chromebookhardware, so that you can make the most of the options.

Having an Chromebook is a very useful device. Not only because you can access the internet with it, but also because you can expand the possibilities very quickly by downloading apps and services. Below we cover a selection of a number of important apps that you should not miss.

Incidentally, it is also the case that via the Chrome Web Store extensions for the Chrome browser. These extensions expand the capabilities of the popular browser without the need for an app. A handy tool for anyone who doesn't want to download apps.

1. Task bar

The first app we highlight is Taskbar. This is a handy application that allows you to open and use other apps in resizable windows. You can also use a different start menu if you like.

Moreover, this is one of the few ways you can Chromebook can still provide widgets. Are you interested? Then check the app here.

2. Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is probably the best photo editor among the Chromebook apps. The app offers many of the same functions that you will find in the desktop version. The options may not be sufficient for the pros among us, but for average users there are more than enough options.

Please note, because the app is available as a free and paid version.

3. Cinema Master

Would you rather edit videos? Then consider KineMaster. Here you not only edit videos (up to 4K!), you also get access to an asset store where you will find all kinds of useful additions and components, such as music, clip graphics, fonts, stickers, transitions and more.

De free version lets you export videos with a watermark; the paid version removes that mark.

4. Dashlane Password Manager

LastPass has been dethroned as the best password manager due to recent changes, so we now recommend Dashlane. Not only here is one Android app of available, also you can get one Download Chrome extension.

With the paid service you manage your passwords on different devices, keep an eye on your leaked information and you receive a signal if your data has been leaked somewhere.

5. MediaMonkey

MediaMonkey is an app that lets you play local music files. It doesn't matter if they are songs or podcasts. The app plays files from internal hard drives, external drives and (micro) SD cards, so you can listen to offline music without too much hassle.

If you also use the desktop version, you can stream your local music via MediaMonkey's server.

Image: Google Play Store

6.Podcast Addict

If you are looking for a dedicated podcast application, Podcast Addict the app for you. There is a free and paid version available (which is not very expensive), as well as a subscription that allows you to support the developer.

With this app you get access to the complete range that you normally find on Apple Podcasts. You can also download all podcasts and listen offline.

Podcast Addict
Image: Google Play Store

7. Reddit

Reddit may be a strange choice, but the largest forum on the internet has enough subreddits (smaller forums) with a lot of information about Chromebooks, Chrome OS and other Chrome related stuff.

You can of course visit the site on your device, but as an app user you get access to a much nicer interface and the features are more accessible.

Image: Google Play Store

8. VLC

The most comprehensive and well-known media player at the moment is still VLC. The app is available on a large number of platforms, including Android and Chrome OS. The application supports most video files, works with subtitles and streams over the local network.

If you have a NAS in your network, you can the program deal with that too.

Image: Google Play Store

9.Solid Explorer

One of the best Android and so too Chromebook managing apps in the context of files is the Solid Explorer. With the app you can move files very quickly, you can easily search through your documents and you can combine different storage options, such as local, a cloud service and a NAS in your network.

Do you use an ftp server at home? That is also no problem at all the solid explorer.

10. Google Apps

You may be inclined to pre-installed Chromebook remove, disable or ignore apps from Google, but some of those apps are useful. For example, think of gmail, for managing your different email addresses, or Google Drive.

Drive is Google's cloud storage service, which is directly integrated with the Chrome OS.

Furthermore, it is of course also possible Spotify on you Chromebook to use. And of course you can do otherwise gaming on you Chromebook.

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