Since Android apps can now run on ChromeOS, many new Android apps are appearing on Chromebook user’s desktops. However, not all of these apps always run that well. When Android apps on a Chromebook are a relatively new thing, it is best to use Android apps that are known to run well. This post lists some of the best Android apps for Chromebook.
List of Android Apps that DO Run Well on Chromebooks
- FPse – PSX emulator, plus a couple ISOs of my fav PS1 games
- Reader – for comics in cbr/cbz
- MX Player Pro – it’ll play any video I throw at it
- Jump Desktop (RDP/VNC Client) – it plays nice with xrdp on my linux servers and works better with Windows than MS’ RD Client
- JuiceSSH – for mosh
- Solid Explorer – works much more reliably with remote filesystems than the plug-ins for ChromeOS’ Files app
- Keepass2Android – password manager
- Weather Timeline
- Word/Excel – the android apps work really well on ChromeOS
- Ping & DNS – for network/VPN diagnostics
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.solidexplorer2&hl=en Solid Explorer, great file manager, can stream media from sambda/windows servers
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&hl=en MX Player great touch based media player. A little annoying lately that you have to install codecs manually…. if you have a chromebook without touchscreen, maybe go with https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc&hl=en vlc instead
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dmeeuwis.kanjimaster&hl=en Write Japanese, niche, but if you happen to be learning Japanese a great program. Only program I’ve seen to actually make you draw the characters instead of just looking at flashcard. Probably best with a touchscreen.
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pastagames.ro1mobile&hl=en Rayman Jungle Run, as a console gamer, I was honestly impressed with how good the gameplay is.
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc&hl=en ScummVM, perfect for playing all kinds of old adventure games. Should be perfect for chromebooks!