Going #Chromando Project Update 2

Today marks the 26th day going Chromando. Within this month I have been to several meetings, training’s and conferences and I have been able to put the Chromebook to the test.

Offline:

It took me a little while to enable the offline features for Gmail, Drive, and Calendar and upon researching I found that the Chrome Webstore has a whole section off offline apps. You can find those apps here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/collection/offline_enabled

As some of you may know I also run a photography studio (tjshots.com) and in this area the Chromebook does fall short. The workflows that I have for mass image editing and uploading does not compare (and really shouldn’t) to the my Macbook air. I realize that using this device for Photoshop and Lightroom is not a realistic expectation for the device. The reason that I bring that up is because that is really the only major thing that I have not been able to do.

 

Things that I hope improve over time:

Dropbox- I am a Dropbox addict and I have designed a lot of workflows around Dropbox and interfacing with the web has not been a 100% pleasant experience.

Java- I am starting to find a few things that are java (not javascript) dependent such as Blackboard, Screen recorders and some online textbooks. That being said I think this will change over time as we see more and more applications move to less dependencies on outside plugins and resources.

HDMI to VGA support- I do a lot of presenting from my mobile device. I really hope an adapter comes out soon that will work with the Samsung Chromebook that will allow me to connect to VGA projectors.

Edit: Also I have not been able to find a great way to enjoy Audible content

TJ Houston

Hey everyone, My name is TJ and I am here to help you! I am a lifelong learner that strives to help others. Work: By day I work for Panasonic as the Sales Support Rep for the Midwest Region. Play: I love all things photography, videography, and tech! Home: I have a loving wife (Ashley) and an adorable German shepherd (Jynx) You can find me on twitter @tjhouston on instagram @tjshotsphotography or if you want to see some of my professional photography work check out tjshots.com. All of the views on this site are my own and do not reflect my employers.