What is the Chrome Web Store?
Get more done with apps for Chrome
You can use apps to create documents, edit photos, play games, listen to music, and more.
There are two types of apps:
- Apps that work like regular websites (For example, Gmail or Google Calendar).
- Apps that work like software programs on your desktop, relying on certain features of Chrome (For example, Google Keep).
Here are some benefits of using apps:
- Apps install quickly, without restarting your computer or browser.
- Your apps are always available when you sync apps across multiple computers.
- Apps are always up-to-date because they are hosted on the web.
- Apps won’t crash your computer. If you have trouble with an app, close its tab.
- You can easily find and open the app using app launcher.
Add extensions to Google Chrome to make the webpages you visit more useful to you.
Here are a few benefits of using extensions:
- You can use them to add new features to existing web apps.
- You get relevant links and information on pages.
- You get timely notifications about certain events.
- You can use them as shortcuts when they appear on your address bar.
Learn how Chrome Web Store can help you get things done.
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Chrome Web Store availability
You can install free items from Chrome Web Store anywhere in the world. To pay for apps, extensions or browser themes, you need a Google Payments account. Check if Google Payments is available in your country.
Chrome Web Store will automatically show the store based on your Chrome browser language and where you access the store from.
To see featured content and paid items in local currency, click Settings and select your language and country.
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