Get apps for your Pixel Slate

Apps are easy to use, and keep your Pixel Slate running fast and your files safe.

Find 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" below 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.

How to Get Apps for Google Pixel Slate

Find and download Android apps or digital content

  1. In laptop mode, open the Google Play Store Play Store located in the bottom shelf of your screen.
    In tablet mode, open the Google Play Store Play Store 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

Apps for productivity

Task Recommended app
Create documents

Google Docs

Microsoft Word

WPS Office

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

My Script Nebo

Squid

INKredible PRO

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

Instagram

VSCO

Pixlr

Draw, paint, or illustrate

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

AutoCAD 360

Sketchbook

Infinite Painter

Sony Sketch

Share your ideas

WordPress

Explain Everything

Apps for entertainment

Task Recommended app
Organize and play music, podcasts, and more

YouTube Music

Spotify

Watch movies and videos

Google Play Movies

Netflix

Showtime

YouTube

YouTubeTV

YouTube Kids

Play games

Asphalt 8

Bubble Witch 3

Hearthstone

Homescapes

Lineage 2

Minecraft Storymode 2

PUBG

ROBLOX

Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes

Vainglory

Play multimedia files

VLC

Find and read books

Google Play Books

Connect with others

Twitter

Google Duo

Messages

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

Task Recommended app
Take notes

Evernote

Google Keep

My Script Nebo

Squid

Concepts

Draw or illustrate

Sketchbook

Infinite Painter

Find and read books

Google Play Books

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