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Get apps for your Pixelbook

In addition to web apps like Twitter and Pinterest, you can also download and install Android apps, games and digital content from the Google Play Store.

Learn how to find and install Android apps on your device with the steps below.

Check the recommended apps sections for some popular Android and web apps to help you stay productive, creative and entertained.

Note: If you use your device for work or school, you might need to ask your organization's admin to enable Android app downloads for your group. If you have a personal device (not issued by your organization), you can just sign in through your personal account rather than your work or school account. Note: Android apps are linked to the account you used to install them, so you may have separate apps in your personal and work accounts.

For more information on how to sign in with another account, check related articles.

Find and download Android apps or digital content

  1. In laptop mode, on the bottom shelf of your screen, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
    In tablet mode, from your home screen, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Search or browse for content.
  3. Select an item.
  4. Select Install or the item's price.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transaction and get the content.

For paid items, you can choose your payment method with the down arrow Down Arrow. If this is your first purchase, your payment method is added to your Google Account.

If you have an Android phone or another Chrome OS device, get apps you’ve previously downloaded:

  1. Open Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. At the upper left corner, select Menu Menu.
  3. Select My Apps & games.
  4. Select Library.
  5. Select Install to download.

Recommended apps and software

Apps for productivity

Task Recommended app
Create documents

Google Docs

Microsoft Word

Create spreadsheets

Google Sheets

Microsoft Excel

Create presentations

Google Slides

Microsoft PowerPoint

Read and write emails

Gmail

Microsoft Outlook

Organize your calendar Google Calendar
Take notes

Evernote

Google Keep

Squid

Noteshelf

Communicate

Google Meet

Messages

Slack

Find and save files Files or Google Drive
Open PDF documents Adobe Acrobat Reader
Do your taxes Turbotax
Manage passwords

1Password

Chrome password manager

Apps for creativity

Task Recommended app
Edit and share photos

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Google Photos

Enlight Pixaloop

Draw, paint or illustrate

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Concepts

Share your ideas

WordPress

Explain Everything

Apps for entertainment

Task Recommended app
Organize and play music, podcasts and more

YouTube Music

Watch movies and videos

Google Play Movies

Netflix

YouTube

YouTube Kids

Play games

Asphalt 9

Clash of Clans (TBD)

Fishdom

Gardenscapes

Homescapes

World of Tanks Blitz MMO

Play multimedia files

VLC

Find and read books

Google Play Books

Connect with others

Twitter

Google Meet

Messages

Flipboard

Pinterest

Apps for well-being

Task Recommended app
Meditation

Calm

Exercise

Beachbody

Health & Dieting

Lifesum

MyFitnessPal

Yoga

Asana Rebel

Apps that work with the Pixelbook Pen

Important: The Pixelbook Pen should be used with a Pixelbook (2017) or Pixel Slate device. The Pixelbook Pen is not compatible with the Pixelbook Go.

Task Recommended app
Take notes

Evernote

Google Keep

Squid

Draw or illustrate

Sketchbook

Infinite Painter

Concepts

Find and read books

Google Play Books

Related articles

Sign in to another account on your Pixelbook
Find and organize apps

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