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Google+ photos App Comes to the Chromebook Pixel

Google+ photos comes to the Chromebook Pixel–as Google introducing a new app for Chromebook Pixel owners that makes it easy to back up, browse and share your Google+ photos.

The Google+ photos app for the Chromebook Pixel plugs into your Google+ account, and will automatically upload photos on any SD card plugged into the device back to your Drive account, in either full resolution (with a limited cap) or Google’s standard 2048px wide format (unlimited) depending on what the user chooses.

Google notes, it wll soon bring the app to the app to other Chromebooks as well.

In particular, with the app you can:

  • “When you plug an SD card into your Pixel, the app will back up your new photos to Google+ automatically. (For your eyes only, of course.) And when you’re offline, you can still view your most recent photos.
  • Pixel’s high resolution display makes your photos look their best, and browsing via touchscreen is a lot of fun.
  • You can share individual photos, set of photos, or an entire album in just a few seconds. Simply select the images you want, then click ‘Share’,” informs Google.

Pixel owners can download the app here: chromebook.com/pixel/owners.

Google+ photos app for Chromebook Pixel: Single-photo view

Google+ photos Chromebook Pixel app: lightbox view

Google+ photos app for Chromebook Pixel: album view

Google+ photos Chromebook Pixel app: Photos view

Update” Google is currently experiments with new editing features to the Office Viewer. The editor at the moment is very basic and it only works for Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.

For some reason, the document editor only saves documents in the Office 2007 format.

You can eable these features on your Chromebook, switch to the Dev Channel, install the latest Chrome OS version 29.0.1547.2:

enable office viewer in chromebook

  • open a new tab
  • type this in the address bar: chrome://flags/ and then press Enter
  • use Ctrl+F to search for “document editing”
  • click “Enable” next to “Enable document editing”
  • click the “Restart Now” button to restart your computer and use the new flag.

There’s also a Office Viewer extension for Chrome, which is bundled with Chrome OS. And, Google working on a Native Client app for Quickoffice.

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