Google Chrome’s app launcher, which lets Chrome users quickly find and launch their favorite web-based applications, is coming to Google Chrome for Mac OS X. Google has already begun work on porting the feature to Windows, but it’s also been found in the latest Chromium build for OS X.
The Chrome app launcher was designed for Google’s Chrome OS, which runs nothing but web-based applications. It gives users a feeling of a more traditional operating system by placing the apps all in one place and making them easy to access.
But it’s a lot of use on a traditional desktop, too. If you use Chrome on your Mac, you probably already use web-based apps for YouTube, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Calendar, and possibly some games as well.
Having them inside an app launcher will make them even quicker and even easier to access. But it’s not available just yet.
You can try it by downloading the latest Chromium build and fiddling around with its switches, as documented by Google’s François Beaufort on Google+. But if you’re not comfortable with that, you’ll need to wait for it to come to Chrome.