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Getting Started with Cloud Apps on Your Chromebook

So you’ve just bought a shiny new Chromebook: Samsung, Acer, or HP. Here’s a step-by-step guide of how to get up and running with cloud applications on rollApp.

1. Work online with office apps in Chrome

rollApp offers a suite of Chrome-based office apps that help you be more productive: OpenOffice and LibreOffice. As a rollApp user, you don’t need to install any software on your Chromebook. No downloading. Simply start working within the application in Google Chrome browser: 
  • Select an app and click Launch Online. 
  • You’ll be prompted to sign-in to rollApp – don’t freak out about this – we’ll make the App Collection work for you in the cloud.
  • Use File > Save As to save your work. When you launch an online app on rollApp, you have several choices where your files will be saved or opened from: Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive. So you’ll need to connect cloud storage

2. Open and edit any files directly in Chrome – just put them in your Dropbox first

3. For a good housekeeping, use the Chrome App Launcher

The Chrome App Launcher allows you to run your favorite applications right from the desktop. Learn more: How to Create App Shortcuts and Use The Chrome App Launcher 

Looking for more work-related apps for Chrome OS? Browse productivity apps in the Chrome Web Store. 

4. Preview almost any file on the web – no software to install

“Did exactly what I needed it to! Opened an rtf. document that my teacher posted online that my CHROMEbook couldn’t read! Easy and Fast!” ~ Jillian Revier

We make it easy to view 100+ file types, including documents, ebooks, and archives directly in Google Chrome. Learn more: How to Use rollApp File Opener in the Chrome Toolbar

5. Be more productive using your browser 

Get familiar with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective rollApp Users