Bye, Chrome app launcher, we hardly knew ye
March 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
Chrome’s app launcher — the little app that lets you launch all the Chrome apps you have installed — is going the way of the dodo.
On Tuesday, Google announced it would retire the app launcher in the summer. First, in a few weeks, the launcher will no longer be enabled when users first install a Chrome app. Users who already have the launcher installed will get a notice telling them the launcher will soon be gone, and in July, it will be automatically removed from users’ computers.
The reasoning behind the move is quite simple: no one really used the launcher. Read more…