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How to Add Apps to Chromebook Shelf

The Chromebook shelf is a bar at the bottom of the screen that contains quick-access icons for the apps and files. Adding apps to the shelf is an easy way to quickly launch your favorite programs and keep them within reach at all times.

Whether you’re working, studying, or just browsing the web, having your most-used apps readily available can improve your efficiency and productivity. Here, we will discuss how to add apps to the Chromebook Shelf. You can also read our guide on; how to install Google Keep on Chromebook.

How to Add Apps to Chromebook Shelf

By following the steps outlined below, you can add your favorite apps to the Chromebook shelf and enjoy quick access to them at all times.

Step 1: Click on the “App Launcher” icon to open the “App Drawer.”

Arrow Pointing to App Launcher

Step 2: After that, look for the app you want to add to the Chromebook shelf.

Note:- If you don’t have the app installed on your Chromebook that you want to add to the Shelf. You can install it from the Google Play Store.

Step 3: After that, right-click on the app you want to add and select the “Pin to Shelf” option from the context menu.

Chromebook App Drawer With Highlighted Pin to Shelf Option

Step 4: You can also remove the application from the shelf. For that, right-click on the app and then select the “unpin” option for the menu that appears.

Context Menu with Highlighted Unpin Option


That’s it; this is how you can add apps to the Chromebook shelf. If you want to pin a website to your Chromebook Shelf, you can check our linked guide. You also can check out our Chromebook troubleshooting guide if you are new to Chromebook and Chrome OS.

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you liked the article, share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions or doubts, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumarhttps://thechromeguide.com
I love using Chromebook. So, I created TheChromeGuide.com to share my knowledge of ChromeOS, Chrome and Chromecast.
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