First, let me say that I am an avid Chromebook user and that I’ve owners several over the years. As a matter of fact, I am typing this blog post on my Acer Chromebook. I did my research before deciding to purchase one, and I am glad I did. Chromebooks and cloud computing go hand in hand. They had a lot to offer anyone who wants to just surf the internet to a person running a business every day.
- Yes, you can be productive with a Chromebook – Apps like GDocs, Google’s version of an office suite, offers the ability to be productive, collaborate with team members while editing the same document. If you need to work on documents using the MS office suite you can. MS Office Online makes it’s easy to do, or you have the option to convert the document to a GDocs file.
- Need to create some graphic or design the layout of a magazine page – you can use one of my favorite cloud apps called Lucidpress.
- Need to transcribe an interview – Yes, you can do that with a Chromebook! I use an app called Called Transcribe. I LOVE this app because it allows me the ability to use my Infinity USB Foot Pedal with it! That is a major plus. Bonus: this app works offline. (Major Bonus Here!!)
- Need multiple backup options – I am a huge fan of cloud storage, but I’m also a strong believer in having a back-up, for the back-up, for the back-up. Chromebooks works well with external drives micro SD card and flash drives.
So there you have it. Four awesome things about a working with a Chromebook. Are you a Chromebook user?