With more and more companies showing interest in Google's Chrome OS, it is becoming increasingly important for Google to better organize its Chrome Web Store. We often struggle to find appropriate app for our Chromebook. One of our main concerns is -- whether the app works offline or not.
Google has updated its Web Store with some new features and functionalities. It now shows 'Trending' apps. This view shows which apps and extensions are currently growing fastest in the store. The search engine giant has also improved the search on its Web Store. The search box now sports autocomplete suggestions that guide you to the app or extension you are looking for, faster.
There is now a 'flash' sign with those apps which are available offline. We don't understand the offline mode as if you are offline you can't access Google Docs, which is otherwise marked as Offline.
Inability of the Chromebook to work without Internet is one of the biggest road-block for its adoption. Chromebook can never become my primary netbook as I can't use if there is no Internet. I think Google must take ChromeOS offline, just like Android. One should be able to use and work even without the Internet.
The Web Store has also improved the gaming experience almost all the Google+ games have become available in the store, like the new exclusive Kingdom Age.
"These add to a slate of new Native Client games like MiniNinjas and new productivity and entertainment apps and extensions like Share on Meebo, Hotmail, and Google's My Chrome Theme and Google Play Movies," writes Shannon Guymon, Product Manager, Google.