Google Chrome Web Store and the Cr-48
Google's Don Dodge is having a grand ole time with his Google Chrome-based Cr-48 test notebook.
I have fun with mine, too, and I've been installing apps from the Chrome Web Store left and right, including Google Docs, Google Reader, Google Maps, Amazon Window Shop, TweetDeck and NPR for Chrome. All worked well.
Noting that the Chrome Web Store has over 2,000 apps and over 10,000 extensions and themes, Dodge likes "apps for News like USA Today, NPR, New York Times, and ESPN. In the entertainment category there were tons of apps like ClickerTV, CityVille, and Rhapsody. There are thousands more apps that I have yet to discover."
Dodge and I, it seems, are in similar frames of mind for the new notebook. I think it's important for users to share their app experiences, what works and what doesn't from the Chrome Web Store.
I, too, am writing this blog post on my Cr-48, but would love to know about additional productivity and collaboration applications from the Chrome Web Store.
Unlike Dodge, however, I don't see myself going totally to the cloud just yet, even though the idea of procuring the apps over the Web is fast and fun.
I mean, how do I get all of my apps that aren't in Picasa Web Albums into the Cr-48 when I can't install software to manage photos, let alone upload pics from my Canon Powershot to the notebook.
Right now, my Droid X is more valuable for picture taking and management. Just point, click and upload to the Web. Porting legacy pics to the Chrome OS notebook is a mystery to me for now.
If anyone has any suggestions for this and for interesting apps in the Chrome Web Store, please pitch them in the comments below. Thanks!