Living with Chromebook: Embracing Google (Premium)


For example, I use, rely on, and recommend OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service. On both Windows and Mac, OneDrive integrates directly into the file system, making it easy to use with whatever applications you prefer. And thanks to its Files On Demand functionality, you can choose which folders to sync for offline usage. My entire daily workflow is based on these capabilities.

Moving to a Chromebook requires a new mindset: OneDrive doesn’t integrate with the Chrome OS file system in the same way that it does on Windows and Mac, so I have to change how I work. There are some reasonable workarounds, like Microsoft’s Office extension for Chrome, which lets you access Office Online web apps and your recent documents right from the browser. And you can, of course, use Android-based apps like OneDrive and Word.

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