Very soon, over 1 million Android Apps will be coming to a Chromebook near you. In the meantime, we’d like to share some of our favorite Apps that are available from the Chrome Web Store.
It’s no surprise our first App of the Week would be an IDE. Why, you ask? Because we use it everyday. There are countless IDE’s out there – many of which have great features, friendly user interfaces and options galore – and ShiftEdit hits all of these points. What makes this online IDE so appealing to us is the fact that it is available as an app from the Chrome Web Store and was developed with users of cloud-based services in mind. Along with FTP/SFTP access, users can connect with files from Google Drive, Dropbox, Github repositories and more. All from right inside a very user friendly, customizable interface.
ShiftEdit supports real-time collaboration and chat, allowing users to work together on projects no matter their location. The editor also has very robust features including syntax checking, sophisticated autocomplete and functions definitions. The premier version also includes Revision History, which allows you to view previous edits.
This fully-featured IDE also allows for custom app skins and editor layouts to personalize your experience. ShiftEdit is available in a free version that supports one project at time with full editing functions. But, for a very inexpensive subscription, you gain access to Revision History as well as unlimited projects.
With support for HTML, CSS, Java, Ruby, PHP and many more, ShiftEdit definitely gets our vote as one of Chrome Unboxed’s favorite Chrome apps.
You can download ShiftEdit directly from the Chrome Web Store here.