Tip: Turn Any Website into a PWA on ChromeOS

We wrote earlier about a website that offers a list of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) that can be installed using the Chrome browser on Windows or ChromeOS. This capability is new to Windows for those using the Chrome web browser. But, for ChromeOS users, the ability to install a website as an “app” has been around for a while. For example, you can turn your web-based email account (say, Outlook.com) into an app instead of just a website.

To do it…

[1] Go to the website you want to turn into an “app” and choose the “Create Shortcut” option in the Settings-More Tools menu.

 

[2] Once the shortcut has been created on the ChromeOS “shelf” (in Windows terms, this is the taskbar), right-click and select the “New window” option.

 

Now, when you tap or click the website icon, it will open in a windowed environment.

 


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