Casual Chrome users rejoice! You can now install free apps without having to sign into the Chrome Web Store. Revealed by platform evangelist François Beaufort, this new option lets people pick up software without the need of a Google account. This type of setup could be useful to people who haven’t fully committed to using Mountain View’s web browser on a full-time basis.
While the Chrome Web Store is loaded with free apps, there are some that come with a price tag, which will still require a Google account in order buy them. Even so, the decision to make Chrome apps more accessible could possibly motivate developers to produce more software for Google’s popular browser, which is definitely a win for the search giant.