Google is finally planning to use different icons for web apps and other apps on Chromebooks. The change will use squircles for ChromeOS web app icons, but….
Chromebooks can auto-run PWAs at login in the future
Most operating systems allow apps to automatically run upon logging in. With this upcoming ChromeOS code change, Chromebooks can auto-run PWAs at login.
Here’s an early look at Google’s Chrome browser PWA store
Google is working on a user interface for Chrome browser app management called AppHome, creating a Chrome browser PWA store of sorts.
PWAs on a Chromebook may soon support multiple in-app tabs
A new prototype feature adds multiple tabs in PWAs on a Chromebook. This could elevate Progressive Web Apps with new users experiences.
How to easily share web content to PWAs or nearby devices on a Chromebook
Tired of using browser extensions to share content from your Chromebook? Here’s how to use a native feature to easily share web content to PWAs or nearby devices on a Chromebook.
How to install and use Google’s new Cursive app for Chromebooks
Google’s Cursive app for Chromebooks, originally exclusive to the new HP Chromebook X2 11, is now widely available. Here’s how to install and use it, even if without a pen-enabled Chromebook.
Microsoft ending Chromebook support for Office Android apps in September (Update: Google statement added)
After in-app messaging in Office for Android suggested that Chromebook users would be transitioned to the web, it’s confirmed. Microsoft is ending Chromebook support for Office Android apps.
Microsoft is pushing Chromebooks to run Office on web? Not exactly.
Based on reports that opening individual Office for Android apps on a Chromebook, it appears that Microsoft is pushing Chromebooks to run Office on the web. Is it though?
Using Zoom on a Chromebook is much better with a new PWA (Update: now available)
On Tuesday, the Google Play Store will have a new Zoom progressive web app available, making Zoom on a Chromebook a much improved experience with more desktop-like features.
Google I/O 2021: 9 new Chromebook features on the way
Day 1 of Google I/O 2021 didn’t reference Chromebooks much. After watching a video presentation I found 9 new Chromebook features on the way.
Chrome web apps get an extra year of support on Chromebooks
After announcing the end of support for Chrome Web Apps on Chromebooks in June 2021, Google has relented a little. Now, they’ll work until June 2022; hopefully PWAs will mature and more ubiquitous by then.