ChromeShell has evolved – meet AppShell.
Release: 0.4 (Beta)
Author: Sam Williams
- A web browser or other suitable program to use as a shell.
- Windows XP and above
- .net 3.5
- Instantly turn your windows PC into a ‘Chrome OS like’ environment – but with any browser you want!
- Effortlessly switch between your browser UI and the default windows one.
- From standby to your email in ~3 seconds!
- Stay up-to-date with the latest versions with automatic updates
The majority of us use our computers for tasks that could be performed in a browser. Your email, shopping, web surfing, instant messaging etc etc. AppShell allows you to use the browser of your choice to access the things you really need from your PC – without all the things you don’t.
AppShell stops the majority of items starting at boot up, which vastly decreases the time it takes you to get to your webapps. However, if you want to get back to your old desktop, just exit the program and press the ‘Start Desktop’ button!
The Web has changes. Now with AppShell, so has windows!
1). Run the installer.
2). Choose your preferred browser and close the Settings program.
3). Log out and into your new shell!
To get back to the windows desktop after you’ve used AppShell, exit program and press the ‘Start Desktop’ button! Settings can be editted using the settings utility available at Start ==> AppShell ==> AppShell.
If something goes wrong
This is a beta and as such you must be prepared for bugs. If anything goes wrong, open up task manager (Alt+Ctrl+Del ==> Task Manager) and press File ==> New Task and browse to Settings.exe in C:\AppShell\. Then just change the shell back to default windows shell in the normal manner.
If you enjoy using AppShell, I would be grateful if you could donate al little via paypal – anything is brilliant. Keeping ITBR online costs a fair bit every year, so it would be nice to have a little support! Many thanks, Sam.