Chrome App launcher soon to vanish, here are some of the replacements or alternatives to itGoogle has decided to remove Chrome App Launcher with version 52 release. If you’ve used the App Launcher in the past, know this: you can still able to access all installed apps by clicking the Apps icon on the bookmarks bar. If that isn’t enough, here are some replacements available in the form of extensions on the Chrome Web Store.

Chrome App Launcher

Chrome App Launcher

Chrome App Launcher Alternatives

App Launcher, once installed shows all Chrome Apps in a popup, you can reorder or rearrange them using drag and drop. You can able to open the launcher by clicking on its icon on the toolbar or  use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+ on Windows, you can assign a new one to your liking that doesn’t interfere with other extensions or Chrome browser by visiting Chrome:///extensions page and clicking ‘keyboard shortcuts’ link,

App Launcher

READ: How to Set keyboard shortcuts for Chrome Extensions?

This lacks app search option. This extension has a lot of positive reviews.


AppJump App Launcher and orgranizer

This one when compared with the above has an edge, lets you not only launch apps, but also offers find option for apps. The extension options  when visited, allows to manage apps and extensions, and lets you organize them into easy-to-manage groups.

AppJump App Launcher


Chrome Web Store Launcher (by Google)

Google itself offers an extension to launch apps, with search function for apps included it lets you define favorite apps. Chrome Web Store Launcher also allows to search for the apps in the Web Store from within the popup displayed by the extension.

Chrome Web store launcher by Google