List of apps from Windows and macOS on Chrome OS [E]

Introduction

Here you will find a growing list of apps or applications on Chrome OS that you know from Windows and macOS.

These are their counterparts from the same manufacturer or recommended alternatives.

However, I do not guarantee that the respective app on Chrome OS has the same functionality! That varies from app to app.

Apps on Chrome OS | Image: cyldx.com
Apps on Chrome OS | Image: cyldx.com

The list should help you decide whether to switch from Windows or macOS to Chrome OS, or if you have already done so and are missing an app.

My recommendation is always to use web apps, as they almost invariably run optimally and stably in Chrome OS’s Chrome Browser with a reasonably good Internet connection. Many web apps, such as Google Docs can continue to be used even if you don’t have an internet connection.

The design and content of the following list may change from time to time. The list is by no means complete! There are countless apps out there. 🙂

Over the following months to years, I will post something about each app listed as much as possible.

Are you missing a good app in the list that you use on Chrome OS, or are you missing a counterpart or alternative to something you use on Windows or macOS? If so, feel free to leave a comment below. This list is meant to save you time on time-consuming searches on the web. 🙂

Important Notes

Notes for beginners: My posts usually contain some basics that you can understand how to proceed. I partly repeat the basics in other posts, so you don’t have to jump back and forth all the time.

Here is the meaning of the abbreviations after the headings: [E] Everyone [A] Advanced [B] Beginner [P] Professional

If you still miss something, feel free to comment. The community will try to help you! 🙂

Notes for professionals: My posts usually have the form of a knowledge base entry and should be equally suitable for beginners, advanced users, and professionals. Just pick out what you need immediately. You can also find content specifically targeted to professionals. These are marked accordingly with [P] and other finger points.

Do you want to have more professional content on a topic? Add it to the comments 😉

Disclaimer of liability: As always on this blog, I warn you that all changes to your system mentioned in this post are at your own risk! It is theoretically possible that there are system or application errors that could lead to data loss and further problems!

Legend

++Highly recommended
+Recommended
To be set up by advanced and professionals or/and could run problematic.
Very complicated to install. Could run problematic.
ILinux application already included in the package sources of Chrome OS Linux mode. May be installed with Gnome Software Center [Article] or KDE Discover [Article]

Here, web apps can be PWAs [Wikipedia], websites, or even Chrome extensions.

Office-Applications on Chrome OS

NameSame
manufactorer
AlternativeWeb-
App
Android-
App
Linux
Application
Here on
the Blog
Microsoft OfficexWeb-App ++CrossOver
Google WorkspaceWeb-App ++
mailbox.orgWeb-App ++
SoftMaker OfficeWebpageActicels
LibreOfficeWebpage – IArticels
Microsoft WordxWeb-App ++CrossOver
Google DocsWeb-App ++Play Store +
mailbox.orgWeb-App ++
SoftMaker Office: TextMakerPlay Store +WebpageActicels
LibreOffice WriterWebpage – IArticels
Microsoft ExcelxWeb-App ++CrossOver
Google TabellenWeb-App ++
mailbox.orgWeb-App ++
SoftMaker Office: PlanMakerPlay Store +WebpageArticels
LibreOffice CalcWebpage – IArticels
Microsoft PowerPointxWeb-App ++CrossOver
Google PräsentationenWeb-App ++
mailbox.orgWeb-App ++
SoftMaker Office: PresentationsPlay Store +WebpageArticels
LibreOffice ImpressWebpage – IArticels
Microsoft OneNotexWeb-App ++Play Store +CrossOver
Google NotizenWeb-App ++Play Store +
EvernoteWeb-App ++Play Store +
NotionWeb-App ++Play Store +
SquidPlay Store +
Nimbus NotePlay Store +
LectureNotesPlay Store +
uvm.
Microsoft OneDrivexWeb-App ++Play Store+
Google DriveWeb-App ++Play Store +
mailbox.orgWeb-App ++OX Drive
DropboxWeb-App ++Play Store +
Autosync für BoxPlay Store +
Amazon DriveWeb-App ++Play Store +
pCloud: Cloud-SpeicherPlay Store +
Seafile (YourSecureCloud, Luckycloud)Play Store +
GMX CloudWeb-App ++Play Store +
o2 CloudPlay Store +
Microsoft OutlookxWeb-App ++CrossOver
Google MailWeb-App ++Play Store +
Google KalenderWeb-App ++Play Store +
Google TasksWeb-App ++Play Store +
mailbox.orgOX Mail
Mozilla ThunderbirdWebpage – I
Lightning CalendarWebpage
Microsoft TeamsxWeb-App ++Play Store +
Diverse Google Workspace Apps
(Chat, Meet, Drive, Forms, …)
Web-App ++
Microsoft Visiodiagrams.netWeb-App ++
LucidchartWeb-App ++
DiaWebpage – I
LibreOffice DrawWebpage – IArticels
yED Graph EditorWebpage

Browser on Chrome OS

NameSame manufactorerAlternativeWeb-AppAndroid-AppLinux ApplicationHere on
the Blog
Microsoft Edgexs.b.Webpage
Apple Safaris.b.
Google Chromexincluded in Chrome OS
Mozilla FirefoxxPlay Store +Webpage – IArticels
OperaxPlay Store +Webpage
BravexPlay Store +Webpage

Media Player on Chrome OS

NameSame
manufactorer
AlternativeWeb-AppAndroid-AppLinux
Application
Here on
the Blog
Windows Media PlayerChrome OS Media Player & below
QuickTime PlayerChrome OS Media Player & below
VLCxPlay Store +Webpage – IArticels
KODIxPlay Store +Webpage – I
AIMPxPlay Store +

Image editing software on Chrome OS

NameSame
manufactorer
AlternativeWeb-
App
Android-
App
Linux
Application
Here on
the Blog
Adobe Photoshopxs.b.Web-App +Articels
PhotopeaWeb-App ++
Adobe Photoshop Expressxs.b.Play Store +
Affinity Photoxs.b.
GimpxWebpage – E
KritaxPlay Store +Webpage – E
PixlrxWeb-App ++Play Store +
FotorxWeb-App ++Play Store +
Sumo PaintxWeb-App ++Play Store +

Image organization software on Chrome OS

NameSame
manufactorer
AlternativeWeb-
App
Android-
App
Linux
Application
Here on
the Blog
Adobe Lightroomxs.b.Web-App ++Play Store +
Google FotosxWeb-App ++Play Store +
DarktablexWebpage – E
RawtherapeexWebpage – E

Video editing software on Chrome OS

NameSame
manufactorer
AlternativeWeb
App
Android
App
Linux
Application
Here on
the Blog
Adobe Premiere Pros.b.
Apple Final Cut Pros.b.
Davinci ResolvexWebpage
WeVideoxWeb-App +Play Store +
Adobe SparkxWeb-App +
CanvaxWeb-App +Play Store +
InvideoxWeb-App +
ClipchampxWeb-App +Play Store +
KinemasterxPlay Store +
Power DirectorxPlay Store +
ShotcutxWebpage
KDEenlivexWebpage

Password managers on Chrome OS

NameSame
manufactorer
AlternativeWeb
App
Android-
App
Linux
Application
Here on
the Blog
KeePassx / severalPlay Store +Link – IArticels
1PasswordxWeb-App ++Play Store +
LastPassxWeb-App ++Play Store +
Bitwarden
Passwortmanager
xWeb-App ++Play Store +

More follows step by step 😉

Updates

12/11/2021: Structure optimized. Browser and media played added.

12/12/2021: Image editing software, image organization software and video editing software added.


Words in italics may be registered trademarks or companies! Examples: Google, YouTube, and Android. Or they are technical terms from the IT world, which are described in various locations in the blog.

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