|Google introduces App Launcher|
September 2008 was a pretty big month for Google. That’s when they first launched their incredibly popular Internet browser, Chrome. In the five years since the launch, Chrome has seen nearly 30 major updates which have improved functionality and introduced a wealth of useful features. Now, hot on the heels of its fifth birthday comes a new feature that brings Chrome even closer to your desktop – Chrome App Launcher.
What is App Launcher?
This Launcher can be installed to your desktop and acts as the hub for nearly all things Google. It can currently be installed on desktops running Windows and Chrome, with Mac and Linux versions coming in the near future.
Installing App Launcher
If you would like to add more apps, simply go to the Chrome Web Store and add them. You should be able to add most Google Apps and many third party apps. Just hover your mouse over the app and hit the + Free button followed by Add. The Launcher should pop up and you should see the icon appear with a download bar below it which indicates it is being installed.
When you click on these icons from the Launcher, they will open in Chrome or in offline mode.
Managing the Launcher
If there is an app you would like to delete from Chrome you can do so by opening the Launcher, right-clicking on the app’s icon and selecting Remove from Chrome, followed by Remove.
Pressing the three horizontal grey bars at the top-right of the Launcher will allow you to access Settings. If you click on Settings you will be able to change profiles (if you have more than one) and also access Advanced Settings.
You can also click and drag an app to rearrange its location in the Launcher, and search for apps by pressing on the Search bar and entering the name.
If you use Google apps in your office, the new Chrome Launcher could be a big help, especially if you need to quickly access different apps. Contact us today if you are looking for more tips on how Chrome can really work with your systems.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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