Google has released Chrome Apps Launcher for Mac to the general public. Previously, the software was only available to beta testers. Chrome apps are dedicated apps that, thanks to the new Chrome App Launcher, live in your OS X Dock in an icon that has a bunch of colored squares in it. Click the icon to launch the Chrome Apps Launcher and then select any Chrome app you want to run.

Chrome Apps work offline, update automatically and sync to any computer where you’re signed into Chrome, so you can pick up where you left off. Your Chrome Apps on Mac behave and feel just like native software. For example, you can find your Chrome Apps in the Applications folder on the Dock. Search for apps by name in the Spotlight search-just like any other Mac program that you already use.

There are dozens of Chrome apps available at launch with many more to follow. What’s really nice about these apps is that they work offline and have access to your Mac’s local storage, so you don’t need to have an Internet connection to save or access data. You can download the Chrome Apps Launcher for Mac and check out all the Chrome apps available here.

Google releases Mac desktop Chrome App Launcher originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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