Google has wheeled out a new type of application for its Chrome browser that according to the company combines the best of desktop and cloud software.
Equating them to tablet- and smartphone-like apps but for desktops and laptops, Google said on Thursday that they mix "the speed, security and flexibility" of the Web with the "functionality" of software installed on devices.
"These apps are more powerful than before, and can help you get work done, play games in full-screen and create cool content all from the web,"wrote Google engineering director Erik Kay in a blog post.
An initial set of this new type of app is live now in the Chrome Web Store for Chrome OS and Windows computers. They'll be available for MacOS and Linux "soon."