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

Here we'll explain how to find and install Android apps on your device.

Not sure what apps to get? See Recommended apps for some popular Android and web apps to help you stay productive, creative, and entertained.

Note: If you're using your device through work or school, you might need to ask your organization's admin to to enable Android app downloading for your group. If you're using a personal device (not issued by your organization), you can also just sign in through your personal account, rather than your work or school account. Just note that 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, see Related articles.

Find and download Android apps or digital content

  1. In laptop mode, open the Google Play Store Google Play located in the bottom shelf of your screen.
    In tablet mode, open the Google Play Store Google Play from your home screen.
  2. Search or browse for content.
  3. Select an item.
  4. Select Install (for free items) 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 it's your first time making a purchase, your payment method will be added to your Google Account.

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

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Select Menu in the upper left corner.
  3. Select My Apps & games.
  4. Select Library.
  5. Choose the apps you want to download by selecting Install.

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 Duo

Messages

Slack

Find and save files Files or Google Drive
View 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 Duo

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

Note: 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

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