Future releases of Google’s Chrome Browser will bundle its Chrome OS app launcher along with it for Windows, OS X and Linux.
The app launcher lets you run Chrome apps without launching the browser itself, allowing the apps to work offline and have access to a wider range of APIs than normal web apps. Think of the Chrome app launcher as a home for all your apps, which makes them easier to open outside the browser. The app launcher is a similar experience to the Chromebook, but for other platforms.
Google’s app launcher is currently only available with the developer version of the Windows Chrome browser, but will soon be available on the OS X and Linux developer versions as well.
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