Chromebooks are becoming less of an anomaly in the workplace these days. Their easy administration, quick setup, improved hardware specs, and growing feature sets are lending greater credibility to the idea that Chromebooks can be meaningful replacements for traditional laptops in business settings.
If Chromebooks still have one knock, it’s that their cloud-based ecosystem means they’re reliant on Web apps to do all the heavy lifting for which you'd typically rely on desktop software.
Fortunately, developers have taken notice and brought many business-ready tools to the world of Chrome OS. While some are found on their respective websites, others offer Chrome apps or extensions that give you quicker access with the keyboard’s search key.
We’ve rounded up some of the best tools for devs, admins, and business users to make sure that your Chromebook is a productivity machine that won’t underperform when compared to colleagues using a Mac or PC.