It seems every time you get used to something, it’s taken away! It has been announced recently that Google is going to phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux over the next two years. They say existing apps will remain available and can still be updated. They are looking to simplify the Chrome browser. This includes both packaged and hosted apps.
Late 2016, newly-published Chrome apps will be available on Chrome OS. Existing Chrome apps will still be accessible.
In the second half of 2017, the Chrome Web Store will now longer show Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux. They will continue to have extensions and themes.
In early 2018, users will no longer be able to load Chrome apps.
Here are some examples of Chrome apps: https://web.appstorm.net/roundups/the-50-best-chrome-web-store-apps/
The Victor crew