Android Apps I Actually Use on Chrome OS

Android on Chrome OS can be a little janky at times, partly because app developers never planned on a screen that big, and partly because Google still has some work to do. Meanwhile there are some apps I actually use, and you might too.

Termux

Termux

I was a fan of the Secure Shell Chrome App until I found out I could have a complete native Linux user space OS, including openSSH. Well done!

Gmail

Gmail

More responsive than the web app, better offline experience, and the layout is decent for a larger screen. Inbox on the other hand has an awful layout for a Chromebook.

Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Much nicer than the website, which hasn't had a meaningful redesign in ages.

Netflix

Netflix

Has a better user experience on Android and you can download movies to your device.

YouTube

YouTube

Exactly the same reasons as Netflix.

Slack

Slack

Lighter weight and has better notifications on the Android app.

IRCCloud

IRCCloud

Purely because it's tedious to sign in to a website and the app keeps me signed in.

Skype

Skype

http://web.skype.com totally works, but it's still a website.

Snapseed

Snapseed

Choosing the size of the saved image is buried deep in the settings. Why? Because your friends love getting emails with 50MB base64 encoded attachments, that's why.

AliExpress

AliExpress

You get a discount on most things if you use the app, so I guess use the app?

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