Google has released the Chrome app launcher a tool that recreates the  Chromebook app launcher experience on other platforms. It helps make apps work offline. Google is introducing the tool through Windows and will release Mac OS X and Linux versions soon.

Here is more from Google’s blog: “Chrome packaged apps deliver a native-like experience across multiple platforms with the security properties of a web page. Just like web apps, packaged apps are written in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. But packaged apps launch outside the browser, work offline by default, and have access to powerful APIs not available to web apps.”

Yesterday Google introduced a new high resolution touchscreen laptop called the Chromebook Pixel.