Monday , 21 May 2018
Home » Inspiration » Browser » 50+ Best Google Chrome Desktop Apps

50+ Best Google Chrome Desktop Apps

Recent Google app update is impressive unlike extensions which require the browser to make the addon functional, these new desktop apps will stick in your taskbar as if it is an installed software. The app launcher in most cases will run the app without the help of the browser. Google invaded our life, deal with it there is no going back. Are we letting them to use our personal information ? Yes kind of, i think our private lifestyle is completely safe with Google and they doesn’t spy on us.

We have also gathered some cool chrome apps found in the chrome web store which run offline. The Chrome Web Store now has apps that you can run right on your desktop as i said before. Running apps offline is great as everyone including me benefit but who cares about offline apps ? There are people who do and why you ask ? The answer is Bandwidth. Running an app online every time will use bandwidth whenever you use it and most of us have limited bandwidth. So Google is trying to save our bandwidth and also reduce their own server load by placing the files offline as only apps which require synchronization need to be online.

Some included apps here unlike games will run from the browser without an internet connection. Other apps have their own interface and i don’t see the difference as that of a  software. Its Google, they always have something in their minds and who am i to question. We just use everything Google throw at us and good thing is all of them are always awesome. I’m not only posting apps which are completely offline by the way who cares about offline apps these days even though with limited bandwidth we love the word over usage. Here you will find Best Google Chrome Desktop Apps which run from the app launcher Google introduced recently.

Pixlr Touch Up

Smart, easy offline photo editor.Put the finishing touches on your photos with this free offline photo editor from Autodesk. Automatically remove unwanted details from your photos so it looks like they were never there. Plus you can open and save files directly to and from Google Drive.




When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection.



VNC Viewer

VNC Viewer for Google Chrome is from RealVNC, the inventor of VNC remote access and control technology. It can connect to any Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or UNIX computer running VNC-compatible Server technology.


vnc viewer

Google Keep

Quickly save, access and organize the information you want with Google Keep. Create a text note, add a photo, or type up a quick list. Every note you create with Keep syncs seamlessly between the Android app and on the web at Google Drive.


google keep


Download WeatherBug to access the world’s largest network of real-time weather and lightning sensors for the best forecasts, the fastest alerts and more.


weather bug


Get inspired by amazing landscapes from around the world, the cutest animals, striking portraits and awe-inspiring architecture. 500px Chrome app allows you to elegantly showcase your best photos, browse inspiring photos from all over the world, and share them with your friends and family.



Millions use Any.DO every day to remember all the things they want to do and make sure to get it done.



Gliffy Diagrams

Gliffy Diagrams is a whole new kind of Chrome App that EVEN WORKS OFFLINE! Now anyone can create professional-looking diagrams and flowcharts quickly and easily. Include them in Google Docs, presentations, wikis or web pages.




Exfm is a social music discovery platform powered by thousands of music sites across the web. If you are looking for the hottest new music, you’ll find it on Exfm.




Wunderlist is the easiest way to manage and share your daily to-do lists. Whether you’re running your own business, planning an overseas adventure or sharing a shopping list with a loved one, Wunderlist is here to help you get things done.




You don’t have to be a video editor or know anything about video editing at all. Think of Magisto as your own private movie maker. Magisto will analyze your footage and stich it together for you, creating a professional looking movie—an edit that you’ll be proud to share with your friends.



Until AM

Throw some live performance flavour into your set with virtual vinyl scratching and effects. Add a slight stadium echo, or deform the songs completely – you’re the dj at controls!


until am

Lucidchart Diagrams

Lucidchart is a visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy. Once installed, you can easily create and edit diagrams online AND offline! When online, easily share your diagrams with others to experience real time collaboration with changes merged and synced instantaneously.


lucid chart

The Economist

The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.




WorkFlowy is like a notepad with super powers. Learn how to use it, you’ll thank us later.


work flowy

Spelunky HTML5

Legends speak of a Colossal Cave that extends deep underground, so twisted by time that its passages shift like the sand under which it lies… the Cave is said to be filled with fabulous treasures, but also incredible danger!


spunky html5


Entanglement is a puzzle game made for you by Gopherwood Studios. Try to make the longest path possible. Rotate and place hexagonal tiles etched with paths to extend your path without running into a wall.




Plex is a suite of software and services that makes it easy for you to manage your videos, photos and music, as well as discover new content. Once you’ve installed the free Plex Media Server on your PC or NAS, you can begin to enjoy and share all of your media across all of your devices.




Ever fire up Photoshop just to multiply a couple of colors? No more. Blend colors with different modes like multiply, overlay, dodge, within the convenience of your browser.


color blendy


Music no longer has any limits, not even the Internet. With the offline mode, listen to the music you love wherever you go, whether at work or on the other side of the world. Your computer becomes a jukebox to take everywhere with you, at a party or on holiday.



My Chrome Theme

Add a personal touch to your browser. Create and share custom Chrome themes using your own images and designs.


chrome skin theme

Google Slides

Slides is good for shiny 6-pagers or 600 page snoozefests. Not only does it have everything you need to pull together an awesome presentation, but you’ll never have to hit “save” again.

Download google slides

Gmail Offline

After first start-up, Gmail Offline will automatically synchronize messages and queued actions anytime Chrome is running and an Internet connection is available.


offline gmail app

Google Calendar

Organizing your schedule shouldn’t be a burden. With Google Calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place.


google calendar app

Text is a simple text editor for Chrome OS and Chrome. It’s fast, lets you open multiple files at once, has syntax highlighting, and syncs with Google Drive on Chrome OS.

Download text app

Webcam Toy

Webcam Toy will load in a few seconds. Allow access to your web camera when prompted, then select an effect from the menu in the lower half of the screen by pressing the left or right arrows. Take a picture by pressing the camera button, and choose to save or share.

Download webtoy

Booktrack Studio

Using Booktrack Studio, anyone can bring digital text to life by adding a synchronized soundtrack from a database of more than 20,000 audio files. You can then publish your enriched content—whether a book, short story, screenplay, poetry, or travel blog—any text – for anyone to read on the Booktrack Bookshelf.

Download Booktrack

Quick Note

Quick Note is especially designed for lightweight note-taking. You can use it as a simple notepad, scratchpad, clipboard, or to record todo lists.

Download quicknote

Little Alchemy

An additive game which is a must play. At the beginning you have only four basic elements in your library, but you can mix them and create a lot more. Combine them simply by dragging and dropping on each other.

Download alchemy game app

Color Piano!

Color Piano is an educational application that utilizes colors in teaching piano theory, creating a visual interface for learning the keyboard; learn how to play songs on the piano without learning sheet-music! CPT ties together chords, scales, inversions, octaves, key signatures, and play-by-play examples of classical compositions.

Download Color Piano

Memo Notepad

Memo Notepad is a very easy and simple way to write your notes in Chrome. Your notes are saved as you type to your local computer, and you can also sync and backup your notes via the cloud service.

Download memo notepad

Sketchpad 3.3

Sketchpad 3 is an image+vector editor built in HTML5. You can experiment with photos by painting new elements into the composition, add notes, manipulate graphics, overlay text on anything or go backwards and forwards in time infinitely through changes you make.

Download Sketchpad


Timer Countdown, Alarm Clock, and Stopwatch.

Download timer

History Eraser App

History Eraser is a lightweight and useful app designed for a more comfortable browsing experience.

Download History Eraser App

Dev HTTP Client

Dev HTTP Client is designed and developed by a developer for developers to make direct HTTP resource discovery, manipulation and testing more easily. Beside the main function, sending/receiving custom HTTP requests/responses, it allows permanently to save a request to a local repository for later reuse and moreover the request declaration can include variables that are context specific. With the use of contexts you can easily switch between various environments without modifying request declaration.

Download Dev HTTP Client

Turn Off the Lights

Watch online the dynamic ‘Welcome Guide’ about the most amazing browser extension “Turn Off the Lights”.

Download Turn Off the Lights

Fiabee HTML5 Viewer

Fiabee will let you search and access your files, share them or just manage different versions. Fiabee is a full HTML5 app with self-storage capabilities for offline access.

Download flabee

Useful Periodic Table

A periodic table can be useful for those in physics, chemistry, or any of the sciences and engineering disciplines. This is a periodic table of the elements that has all the elements and most of their respective properties collected and stored in one easy to use and simple to find location.

Download periodic table

Test website Responsiveness with Dimensions

Dimensions is a responsive web design testing tool. It is the easiest way to test responsive websites at different viewports. It works offline & is compatible with LiveReload.

Download dimensions

Image DNA

Generate color harmony automatically, or pick colors manually from your photographs! Image DNA helps you extract color from images, it’s fun and easy!

Download image dna

Full Web Tetris

Full Web Tetris gives you the possibility to give a vice playing tetris lifetime, or doing a remix of options to modernize and create a game worthy of a player like you, all this with a modern and worked interface, and the possibility of playing without internet connection whenever you want to do once you open the game for the first time, well, you can combat boredom anywhere, anytime.

Download tetris

Gradient Creator!

CSS3 gradient generator. Drag & Drop GIMP .GGR files into your browser to view them! Export your gradient into CSS or SVG.
ColRD gradient creator presents itself as color blocks—just like a palette.

Download gradient


Turn on the camera. Activate your webcam.

Download webcam


An inspiring short and sweet interactive story with beautiful art, and featuring voiced characters. Meet Koda, a pessimistic guy with an attitude, as he faces the toughest challenge of his life yet…

Download ripples

Downloads Button

This is just a shortcut to Chrome downloads page.


download button


SecuStore is a cross-platform password manager / secure storage utility available for webOS, iOS, Google Chrome and Blackberry.

Download secustore

Color Creator!

Free, easy to use color picker. Save your colors to the ColRD community, or export for use in other graphic applications. Combining the powers of HSL and RGB in a natural way. Color creator also suggests similar colors.
Download color picker

Read Later Fast

Save pages to read later — online or offline, and fast! Avoid too many tabs and make your browsing a blast!

Download read later


Caret is a graphical text editor modeled on Sublime Text, running completely offline (no Internet connection required) and capable of opening and saving files anywhere on your hard drive. The goal of Caret is to provide a missing portion of the Chrome OS developer story: serious programmer tooling without needing to install a second OS and learn Vim.

Download caret

Text to ASCII Art

Turns text to large ASCII Art. Figlet and AOL fonts supported. Over 300+ fonts.

Download text to ascii

Chrome Connectivity Diagnostics

Chrome Connectivity Diagnostics is a simple, fast, and automated way to detect end user network connectivity issues within the Chrome Browser. The tool tests for DNS and HTTP latency, DNS and HTTP captive portals as well as proper connectivity to common Google services.

Download Chrome Connectivity Diagnostics

About Allie Kingsley

Allie Kingsley is a social media manager for designscrazed. She is crazy about new gadgets and up to date with latest technology trends. Use comments to notify any issues you are facing.


  1. Ikram Ahmed

    Awesome Collection

  2. rick

    i looked at all the wysiwyg html editors. the best hands down is the one offered my wordpress. you also get the advantage of having a blog to display your files (you can make them all private)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *