Chrome Apps, Extensions & Scripts

Google Chrome is a highly functional web-browser that offers additional web-based tools called Google Apps and Extensions. Although these are both found in the Chrome Web Store, there is a slight difference between how Apps and Extensions work:

  • Apps – Apps are additional tools that open up in a new tab in Chrome. They function independently of other pages or tabs you may have open. Examples include photo editors, productivity tools and games. Once downloaded, Apps can be found by clicking on the ‘Apps’ button on the Chrome toolbar.
  • Extensions – Extensions work across different web-sites. They work along with open web pages and do not require opening a new tab. Some examples include dictation tools (speech to text, text to speech), screen capture resources and translator tools.
  • Scripts – Scripts are additional tools and functions that can be added on to Drive resources, most notably Sheets and Docs. These are created by Google and independent developers which add increased functionality to Google Apps.