Apps or web-based applications are programs that are designed to be used entirely within the browser. Using apps, you can do things like create documents, edit photos, and listen to music, without having to install complicated software.
These days, websites are capable of dynamic functionality that you expect from desktop applications on your computer. Let us call these robust sites web apps, or “apps” for short.
Apps install in seconds, with one click of a button. You don’t even have to restart your browser or computer. Your apps are always available. No matter what computer you’re using, you can always access your apps.
Apps are always up-to-date. Because apps are hosted on the web where they can be instantly updated, you can be sure you’re always using the latest version of the app that’s available.
Apps won’t crash your computer. If one app misbehaves, just close its tab in the browser. Your browser and computer won’t be affected.
Visit the Chrome Web Store to explore available apps. Currently, the Chrome Web Store and apps are available to people using the latest version of Chrome or Chrome OS in the U.S.