Chrome Web Store Review: Apps Lame or Amazing?

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Google’s Chrome Web Store has now been live for just over one month, therefore we thought we would look at what experts to think as to whether the apps currently available are very good or not.

According to a recent article posted on TechCrunch the Chrome Web Store is of to a slow start, on January 4th TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid said that the “Top Paid” app available was Toddler Jukebox which had received a whopping 66 downloads that week, things have moved on since then, however a lot of people seem to think that the apps currently available aren’t that great and are not really intuitive.

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If you want to try out a few apps currently available you should check out this recent Independant article, it lists the current “Top Paid” apps and explains each of the apps in detail. The top 5 apps currently are Rdio, SparkChess, LucidChart – Collaborative Diagramming Wordico and Gliffy.

ConceivablyTech seem pretty happy with the Chrome Web Store, recently they posted an article regarding their top 10 apps currently available, ConceivablyTech’s Wolfgang Gruener wrote the article as he is currently testing the Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook. His top 10 list is in no particular order, here are the apps he likes: Grooveshark, Harmony, Gpanion, Sliderocket, Netflix, Cacoo, Pixlr, Aviary Audio Editor, Planetarium and Evernote, check out Wofgang’s article for full details regarding these apps.

I have played with the Chrome Web Store a few times now and like how clean the layout is and how easy it is to install apps, that said I find a lot of the content you have to pay for can be found online for free, especially games. Another thing I dislike is the fact that there is no obvious way to see the Top Free apps.

We would love to hear what you thought about the Chrome Web Store and its apps, therefore feel free to leave comments below answering any of the following questions. Do you like the Chrome Web Store? What are your favorite apps? Are there any apps which have blown you away? What would you like to see changed?