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Google Chrome Apps arrive for Mac

Google has launched a range of Chrome Apps for Mac desktop computers, bringing new productivity options to OS X.

Mac users will now able to enjoy WeVideo Next, Smartsheet, Until AM and other Chrome Apps as fully fledged Mac OS X apps.

“These apps are more powerful than before, and can help you get work done, play games in full-screen and create cool content all from the web”, explained Google when launching the Chrome Apps.

All the apps sync with the cloud, offer desktop notifications, and allow interactivity with devices connected to your computer.

“Chrome Apps work office and sync to any computer where you’re signed into Chrome, so you can pick up where you left off,” explained Trent Apted and Jack Hou, Google Software Engineers and self-professed “Mac devotees”. “Your Chrome Apps on Mac behave and feel just like native software.”

The Chrome Apps are available in the “For your desktop” collection on the Chrome Web Store, and Google is also launching a Chrome App Launcher for Mac.

The apps also appear in the Application folder within the Mac Dock and can be searched for in Spotlight search like any other Mac app.

Available now, the Chrome Apps include WeVideo Next, an easy video editing tool for online and offline creations. You can choose various editing levels that reflect your experience and then simply, trim, adjust, apply themes and publish.

There’s also Smartsheet, a project management and collaboration app that includes dinner planners and holiday card tracker templates among others.

For the music lovers on Mac, Chrome Apps can offer Until AM. This lightweight app has a fully-fledged DJ setup that pulls music from the cloud as well as your locally stored songs for making a party playlist.

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