KineMan Basic* Edition is offered in two types of 'packaging':
The table below provides a quick overview of the differences between these two types. Important note: the packaging doesn't affect KineMan's capabilities: the KineMan Basic web app and chromeapp function identically.
|Runs within:||browser||operating system|
|Appearance:||includes browser controls:
|Quick access by:||bookmarks, hyperlinks, buttons||start menu, taskbar, App launcher|
|Other benefits:||Access anywhere|
|Get started:||Access the KineMan web app directly:||Obtain from Chrome Web Store & Install:|
* This page is relevant only for KineMan Basic. Our Pro Edition is only available as a web app, at this time.
** App documentation includes embedded Hints & tooltips; however, full documentation is available at www.kineman.com.
The term ‘chrome app’ may be confusing. If you google it, you may several variations, synonyms and antonyms, including: webapp, Chrome Web app, chrome extension, hosted app, packaged app, & google app. For example, if you visit the following pages (not necessary)
In which case, the current page’s comparison of ChromeApp vs web app, may leave you nauseous.
Part of the problem is that the terminology has been evolving, and Google doesn’t bother to cleanup after themselves (re: removing dated documentation). (They aren't the only ones – hey, Amazon! (once cost me a couple of weeks before I discovered that some of their online documentation referred to obsolete practices!)).
The terminology seems to have settled, however, to the usage described here: http://chrome.blogspot.ca/2013/09/a-new-breed-of-chrome-apps.html, i.e., a chrome app is a packaged app, which uses parts of the Chrome browser, particularly its Extension mechanism, to look and behave similar to a ‘regular’ app in your operating system. In contrast, a regular webapp runs in a (any) browser, and looks & operates as a web page therein. This is the usage implied in the discussion above for KineMan Basic app types (and note that the terms ‘hosted’, ‘google app’, and ‘Chrome webapp’ are mostly irrelevant for KineMan Basic).
Hope that helps.