Chrome has a plethora of apps that you can use directly from the browser, but unfortunately most of them require an internet connection. So we’ve searched the web to find the best Chrome apps that work offline, so you don’t have to worry about being connected to the internet in order to use them.
Below you will find a bunch of apps, most of them dedicated to productivity.
Pocket is an app that lets you save online content so you can read it later, even while offline. You just have to press the app’s button in your Chrome and the article will be automatically saved in your computer.
Pocket also strips down websites, so you will only get the article’s title, text and images, without the extra ads or site elements.
Gmail has a special app that downloads your emails, so you can read them while offline. The app looks pretty much to mobile versions, being very clean and easy to use. You can even use this app instead of the official Gmail website if you like it better.
The app allows you to read your email, reply and compose new messages, but they won’t be sent until you come online.
Jolidrive allows you to access all of your cloud accounts from a single app. It’s compatible with a lot of cloud storage services, including Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Flickr, Instagram, Picasa, Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability.
It’s a web app, which makes it really light-weight, but you will definitely love it.
Writebox is an extremely simple text editor, focused to bring you a distraction-free environment. It can either save your work in your PC if you’re offline or sync it with Dropbox. It’s also able to open documents from Dropbox directly.
It doesn’t have a lot of features, but this is what makes it a great distraction-free writing app.
MomoNote is an app that can have multiple uses. You can use MomoNote as a note-taking app, personal journal or diary. It comes with mobile version too that can sync with the web version, so you will have your notes everywhere.
Task Timer helps you manage your time better. This app allows you to track how much time you waste with each task in order to further optimize it. You can even add goals and you will be notified about them through desktop notifications.
All the information is saved in your browser, so you can use it even while offline.
Scribble is a really single app that allows you to write sticky notes. It works in a Chrome tab and the notes are saved in your PC, so you can access them whenever you want. It doesn’t come with a lot of features, but it can prove to be really useful.
Gliffy Diagrams does what its name suggests. It allows you to create diagrams, flowcharts, business process modeling, BPMN charts, entity relationships and even more.
The app is really simple to use as you only have to choose a category and then grab shapes, text boxes and connect them.
Sketchpad allows you to do basic drawing, allowing you to draw either freehand or geometric shapes. It has some other basic image editing functions, but overall it’s a simple and easy to use app.
Drawings can be exported in multiple formats and even compressed in a zip file.
Just as its name suggests, Unit Converter allows you to easily convert everything, even while offline. It has a lot of units, including Celsius to Fahrenheit, feet to meters, atmospheres to Pascals, mph to kmph and much more.
The interface is extremely simple and you’ll find it very easy to use.