Sep 12 2011

24 Awesome Free Chromebook Apps For Increased Productivity

Just recently, Google in association with Samsung and Acer launched cool new Google Chromebooks. Lot many geeky freaks out there surely own one by now. Chromebooks as you all know is a set of notebooks that run Google’s cloud-based operating system.

If you’ve already been well introduced to its key features and have seen all the coverage of what exactly the Chromebook is, I guess it’s time to get to the next level. For all those who have been wondering what all Apps are available to enhance the user experience, then you certainly need to check out the best ones available.

The Chrome Web Store is a marketplace for web applications that puts regular apps into marketplaces with ratings and reviews. But then, checking out each and every app to know its charges and other relevant information to make your pick is quite a fussy task.

Every Chromebook runs millions of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. Also, there are many apps that keep working even in those rare moments when you’re not connected. If you’re a new Chromebook user, the best of the rest Apps listed below might help you in choosing to enhance your productivity. If you have been wondering how to start on the Chrome Web Store, we’ve got you covered with must-have web apps which don’t ask you to loosen your pocket.

Yes, these 24 best free Chromebook Apps can make your Chromebook enhance the productivity that you never imagine. You just need to click on the name of the app and you will be redirected to the Chrome Web Store where you can install the particular App to enhance your web experience.

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1. Sumo Paint is a thriving online art community of over a 16 million unique users and over 350 000 registered members from over 220 countries. It helps you create, share, remix, explore, comment, rate and much more. Sumo paint hosts the internet’s most versatile painting / photo manipulation application called the Sumo Paint.

2. Sketchpad

MugTug Sketchpad brings your favorite digital painting tools to the browser with a tool set including paintbrush, texture stamp, and spiral brush. The app offers you endless options.

3. Instachrome

Instapaper as you all know is a smart service provider that lets you save the sites you wish to read later. Instachrome app collects articles on the web to read them later.

4. Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics on Chrome, a new way to experience the Marvel Universe! Through Marvel Comics on Chrome, thousands of digital comic books featuring your favorite characters — including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more — are available for individual purchase.

5. Springpad

Springpad gives you free notebooks to save anything you want to remember. Save lots of different types of things all in one place. Springpad syncs everything you save, so you can access it from anywhere.

6. Pixlr Grabber

Create screen capture of visible part, selected area or whole page then you can edit them in Pixlr editor or share them.

7. Pandora

Pandora is personalized internet radio that is designed to help you discover new music you’ll love mixed in with music you already know. Pandora is always free.

8. Seesmic

Seesmic Web is the easiest way to use all your social networks directly from a web browser. It supports multiple accounts and feeds from Google Buzz, Foursquare, Facebook and LinkedIn.

9. Sports Illustrated Snapshot

Snapshot from Sports delivers the world in sports photos every day to your desktop. The free app offers Sports Illustrated exclusive photos from our award-winning photographers, photo essays from the biggest global sporting events, rare images from our archives and up-to-the-minute sports information.

10. TooManyTabs

Ever tried having more than 10 tabs or more open in Chrome? You can’t even see the favicon of the tabs; the tab titles are totally out of question! TooManyTabs is a must-have extension that manages your tabs, reduces your tab overflow.

11. Angry Birds

The Angry Bird gaming App for Chromebooks is totally free for all those who wish to enjoy one of the best games.

12. Pixlr Editor

Pixlr Editor Chromebook app presents a full featured photo editor direct in your browser, no download, no wait and its totally free.

13. Lovely Charts

Lovely Charts is an online diagramming application that allows you to create professional looking diagrams, such as flowcharts, sitemaps, organization charts, wireframes, and many more, for free.

14. Evernote

Evernote is an award-winning service that turns every computer and phone you use into an extension of your brain. Evernote lets you save your ideas, experiences and inspirations to easily access them all at anytime from anywhere.

15. SlideRocket

SlideRocket is simply the best online presentation software available today. Add SlideRocket to your Chrome tab and start making great presentations today.

16. Fiabee

Fiabee for Chrome is an app that lets you intuitively manage all your files distributed across your many devices. You can specifically select which files you want to synchronize from your devices and store onto the others. This way you can minimize on the use of space and memory.

17. RuneScape

RuneScape is a multiplayer online game that is set in a fantasy world of warring races, ravaged landscapes and sinister powers. RuneScape is free-to-play and can be accessed on almost any PC with access to the internet.

18. Mflow

Mflow lets you discover, share and listen to music online legally, for free that too without ads. Listen to anyof the 5 million tracks for free and share the music to your friends and followers on facebook, twitter and mflow.

19. Zoho Sheet

Zoho Sheet is an online spreadsheet application that lets you create, edit, and share spreadsheets on the web. It comes in handy for professionals.

20. Picnik

Picnik is photo editing app with complete set of tools from basic fixes to professional quality effects and cosmetic touch ups. Picnik connects right to your favorite photo sharing sites like Facebook, Picasa Web, Flickr, Photobucket, and more to easily share your photos!

21. 280 Slides

280 Slides is a presentation tool that makes it easy to create and share beautiful presentations. It’s a free Chromebook App to make your task easier.

22. Google Docs

Share your work, access anywhere, edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone, upload your files from your desktop; all this for free with the Google Docs app.

23. Cloud9

Cloud9 IDE is a full development environment in Chrome. It is lightweight and very fast App for Chromebook.

24. HootSuite

Use HootSuite’s social media dashboard to update Twitter, Facebook and more networks. Also, monitor real-time search and track results.


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