A Beginner’s Guide to Navigating the Chrome OS Apps Store

If you are new to the Chrome OS, you might be wondering how to find and download apps for your device. The Chrome OS Apps Store is your one-stop shop for all your application needs. In this beginner’s guide, we will walk you through the basics of navigating the Chrome OS Apps Store, so you can discover and install the apps that enhance your Chromebook experience.

Accessing the Chrome OS Apps Store

The first step to exploring the world of apps on your Chromebook is accessing the Chrome OS Apps Store. To do this, simply click on the “Apps” button located in your taskbar at the bottom left corner of your screen. This will open a new window showcasing all available apps.

Browsing and Searching for Apps

Once in the Chrome OS Apps Store, you have two options for finding apps – browsing and searching. Browsing allows you to explore different categories such as productivity, education, entertainment, and more. Simply click on a category that interests you to see a curated list of relevant apps.

If you have a specific app in mind or want to search for something specific, use the search bar located at the top of the window. Type in keywords related to what you are looking for and hit enter. The search results will display apps matching your query.

App Details and Reviews

When you find an app that catches your attention, click on it to view more details. Here, you will find a description of what the app does along with screenshots or videos showcasing its features. Take some time to read through this information to determine if it aligns with what you need.

Additionally, make sure to check out user reviews and ratings before installing an app. These reviews provide valuable insights from other users who have already tried out the app. Look for positive feedback as well as any potential issues or limitations mentioned by reviewers.

Installing and Managing Apps

Once you have decided on an app, click on the “Install” button to initiate the download. The app will begin downloading and installing in the background, and you can monitor its progress in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen. Once the installation is complete, you will find the app in your Chromebook’s launcher or on your desktop.

To manage your installed apps, simply click on the “Apps” button again and select “Manage apps.” This will open a new window where you can organize, uninstall, or update your apps. You can also rearrange their order in the launcher for easy access.


The Chrome OS Apps Store is a treasure trove of applications that can enhance your Chromebook experience. By following this beginner’s guide, you should now have a clear understanding of how to navigate the store, find apps that suit your needs, and manage them properly. Happy exploring.

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