Google has just announced that it is bringing Chrome Apps to the Mac! The Search Engine giant actually started beta testing these apps in May and released them officially for Windows and Chromebook users in September.
These Chrome Apps act like native apps, allow for working offline, update automatically and sync to any computer where a user is logged into Chrome.
Chrome Apps work offline, update automatically and sync to any computer where you’re signed into Chrome, so you can pick up where you left off. Your Chrome Apps on Mac behave and feel just like native software. For example, you can find your Chrome Apps in the Applications folder on the Dock. Search for apps by name in the Spotlight search—just like any other Mac program that you already use.
Currently available from the Chrome Web Store these apps will actually be downloaded into the applications folder and work like any other native Mac app (meaning they indeed have local storage for offline support). This makes them stand out from standard Chrome apps.
These new apps also work with Google’s Chrome app launcher, which will be auto installed when any Chrome app is downloaded. This launcher aggregates all Chrome apps into one expandable grid on your Mac’s dock.