Going #Chromando Project Update 2

February 26, 2013

Today marks the 26th day going Chromando. Within this month I have been to several meetings, training’s and conferences and I have been able to put the Chromebook to the test.


It took me a little while to enable the offline features for Gmail, Drive, and Calendar and upon researching I found that the Chrome Webstore has a whole section off offline apps. You can find those apps here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/collection/offline_enabled

As some of you may know I also run a photography studio (tjshots.com) and in this area the Chromebook does fall short. The workflows that I have for mass image editing and uploading does not compare (and really shouldn’t) to the my Macbook air. I realize that using this device for Photoshop and Lightroom is not a realistic expectation for the device. The reason that I bring that up is because that is really the only major thing that I have not been able to do.


Things that I hope improve over time:

Dropbox- I am a Dropbox addict and I have designed a lot of workflows around Dropbox and interfacing with the web has not been a 100% pleasant experience.

Java- I am starting to find a few things that are java (not javascript) dependent such as Blackboard, Screen recorders and some online textbooks. That being said I think this will change over time as we see more and more applications move to less dependencies on outside plugins and resources.

HDMI to VGA support- I do a lot of presenting from my mobile device. I really hope an adapter comes out soon that will work with the Samsung Chromebook that will allow me to connect to VGA projectors.

Edit: Also I have not been able to find a great way to enjoy Audible content