More than any other platform, Google’s ChromeOS is in a constant state of evolution — and if you blink for a minute, you’re bound to miss some promising new possibility or progression.
For those of us who rely on Chromebooks for work, that’s fantastic. It means there’s always something new to learn, uncover, and consider and always some intriguing new way to get stuff accomplished.
So behold: the most useful ChromeOS-related tips and tidbits from these Googley-scented quarters in recent months. Catch up while you can and make sure you’re making the most of your work and/or personal technology for the coming year — and if you’re still hungry for even more one-of-a-kind knowledge, come check out my Android Intelligence newsletter next to get three bonus tips this second and gooey Googley goodness in your inbox all year round.
Master the Chromebook basics
Chromebook cheat sheet: How to get started
Got a new Chromebook? Or maybe just still learning your way around your old one? This guide will help you navigate the ever-expanding world of Chromebook apps and figure out how to get around ChromeOS like a pro.
11 smart steps for managing files on a Chromebook
Prepare for some surprises. These are the efficiency-enhancing ChromeOS file tricks you’ve been missing.
The smart worker’s guide to using a Chromebook offline
ChromeOS may be cloud-centric at its core, but you can get plenty accomplished offline on a Chromebook — if you set things up thoughtfully in advance.
Teach yourself some advanced ChromeOS tricks
50 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity
The mother lode! Supercharge your ChromeOS experience with these time-saving tricks and techniques.
11 tips for wicked-fast Chromebook web browsing
Zoom around your browser like nobody’s business with these easy-to-miss Chrome OS maneuvers.
10 easy steps to make Chrome faster and more secure
Looking to speed up Chrome? This guide will give you a noticeably better browsing experience — on a Chromebook or on any other computer where the Chrome browser is installed.
Treat yourself to some early Chromebook presents
A new Chromebook productivity feature worth finding
Efficiency-adorers, rejoice: This 20-second upgrade for the ChromeOS Virtual Desks system will have you hopping around your Chromebook at record speeds.
Expand your ChromeOS app horizons
The killer calendar app your Chromebook’s been missing
Massive productivity upgrade, anyone?
Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials
Turn your Chromebook into a uniquely versatile modern computing machine with these ChromeOS-enhancing apps.
The best progressive web apps for productivity
These standout PWAs are perfect for the ChromeOS environment, and they’ll help you get more done without any of the usual baggage.
A clever way to bring widgets into ChromeOS
Ever wish your Chromebook desktop could work more like your Android phone’s home screen? This crafty hack is just the Festivus present you’ve been craving.
And a bonus productivity perk…
3 clever new tricks to turn Google Docs into a collaboration superhub
These out-of-sight options connect Docs to Gmail and Google Calendar and make all of those services infinitely more useful.
And with that, we’ve reached the end of our 2022 ChromeOS coverage. What a ride it’s been, eh? Don’t unbuckle yet, though: If there’s one surefire prediction for 2023, it’s that we’ll have plenty more to discuss here in the ever-overlapping areas of ChromeOS and Android.
Enjoy the brief bout of quiet — ’cause it won’t stay that way for long.
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