Since I published the article of A $129 Chromebook at https://blog.eogn.com/2015/04/03/a-129-chromebook/ yesterday, several newsletter readers have written to ask if their favorite application(s) will run on a Chromebook. I am always willing to look those up for you but there is a faster and probably easier way to do it yourself: go to the Chrome Web Store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps and enter the name of your desired application into the box labeled “Search the store” and then press Enter.
If the web site returns information about the application, it is obviously available for use on low-priced Chromebooks. If no listing is found, the app is not available for Chromebooks.
One exception: almost any app that runs in a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) should run equally well in the Chromebook’s web browser.
To test this, go to the Chrome Web Store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps and enter angry birds into the box labeled “Search the store” and then press Enter.
You can also enter types of applications into the search box, such as WORD PROCESSOR or GAMES.