Even without a Chromebook, you can still try out some fantastic web apps if you have Google Chrome installed on your machine.
Whoever said a browser is only good for surfing the web, didn’t hear of the Chrome Web Store.
Head to google.com/chrome to download and set up the Chrome browser. Once installed, visit the Chrome Web Store at chrome.google.com/webstore and search the app (by the name in bold). Click, and download.
Quake : The game’s premise is simple: you’re armed with some really big guns, and you have to run like crazy in a dungeon-like setting, pulverizing monsters before they pulverize you.
Strictly Darwinian – it’s all about the ‘survival of the fittest.’ If you haven’t played Quake yet, in Chrome, you can.
Load times are minimal, there’s a lot of action, and it can be played offline. It even includes support for a gamepad, freeing you from the keyboard. Run!
Itching to scratch some vinyl? Download Until AM and turn Chrome into a DJ console.
The dashboard lets you load tracks on its virtual turntables from SoundCloud and your Google Drive account.
You can also use Until AM offline, adding songs from your PC. Cross-fade from one track into the next, tweak the tempo, change the pitch, and create your own groove. Mix it, beat master!
piZap Photo Editor: piZap Photo Editor is your digital fairness cream, teeth whitener and shine shampoo.
This photo ‘rejuvenator’ is a simple, but useful tool that lets you create some awesome Facebook cover photos and Twitter header cover shots.
You can upload pictures or import from Picasa, Instagram , Facebook and Flickr. Add stickers, paint over the photo, or create a meme. The edited image can be downloaded or shared directly on your social networks.
Little Alchemy : So you’re not the great Wizard Merlin, but you can still put your powers to the test with Little Alchemy.
You start with the basics of nature – fire, water, air, earth – and you are entrusted with the job of conjuring up to as many as 430 new elements.
At first, it’s really simple: fire and water give you steam; water and earth creates mud, but as you proceed your true ‘metal’ will be tested.
Take help from the random hints and click on objects to drill down to their original composition. In the end, there’s just one question. Can you create gold?
365Scores : If you’re a ‘born spectator’, with 365Scores, you can keep tabs on your favourite sport – football,tennis, basketball, volleyball and hockey – while you are at work, or stalking somebody’s timeline. It’s your go-to app for team standings, news and videos, and also a “Who will win” polling section that displays what fellow users think about your team’s chances.
You can catch up on highlights and commentary in the video section, dive into a game result for a quick stat check or click on “All Scores” to skim through results.
Times Of India