Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop is a tool that lets you remotely login to nearly any computer running a Chrome web browser. You can see and control the remote desktop on your screen, which comes in handy if you’re helping someone troubleshoot problems over the internet, or if you need to access files you left on your work computer while you’re away from the office.
Up until now Chrome Remote Desktop was basically a browser plugin available from the Chrome Web Store. Soon it’ll be available as a Chrome Packaged app, which means you’ll launch it from within the browser, but it’ll act more like a standalone, native app.
To install it, you’ll need to download and unzip the app to a folder, enable support for experimental extensions in chrome://flags, check the “developer mode” box in chrome://extensions, and choose the “load unpacked extension” option and navigate to the folder where you unzipped the app.
Once that’s done, you can launch the Chromoting app from the Chrome start screen and it’ll pop up in a new window, asking if you’d access one of your computers or provide remote assistance using a login code.
The app should work on Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chrome OS devices.
via Chrome Story