Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions
Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device. You can just use the website. Others have web apps and/or extensions.
- Google Maps web app
- Kindle - use website or Kindle Cloud Reader web app
- Stage - no direct alternative, but there are “whiteboarding apps”
- Dropbox - Dropbox Web App
- Educreations - (Lensoo) - go to Educreations website and login,
- Chatterpix - use Pixlr or PicMonkey (see #4)
- PhotoFun Animal - no direct alternative (doesn’t seem educational either)
- Wikipanion - just go to Wikipedia site
- QR Reader - use ScanQR
- Accelerated Reader (AR) - Renaissance Learning AR, Achieve3000 Mobile
- Ebackpack - login to eBackpack website
- Edmodo - login to Edmodo website
- Nearpod - login to Nearpod website
- Adobe Reader - Acrobat Reader web app, Google Drive will also open PDF files
- Overdrive - try the Overdrive web app,
- Pages - use Google Docs
- Numbers - use Google Sheets
- Keynote - use Google Slides
- iMovie - use WeVideo
- iPhoto - use Pixlr or Pickmonkey (#4 above) for editing. Google Photos (part of Google Drive) can also be used to organize your photos and do basic editing.
- Can use Office Editing web app to edit and view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
Remember to add these through the Admin Console as pushed or recommended apps for your users.(Scroll down to Force-Installed Apps and Extensions)