You might not have noticed that I don’t usually make such big claims. This time, however, it is different.
LaCros separates Chrome from Chrome OS. The current version of Chrome gets updated whenever you update Chrome OS.
It will stop getting updates when your Chromebook reaches end of life.
Using a browser that no longer gets software updates is not a safe thing to do. With this change, Google can continue to give you Chrome updates even after stopping support for Chrome OS on your Chromebook.
But that’s not what I am excited about
I use two Chrome profiles on my Mac. One has my personal account. The second profile has the Google account that I use for the blog (Analytics and Search Console, etc).
Whenever I have to switch between these two profiles to complete tasks, I tend to use my Mac. It is not easy to do this on a Chromebook. I cannot switch profiles as I do on my Mac or Windows PC.
This, however, is changing with LaCros.
LaCros gives me the ability to create more than one profile, within the same login ID.
Today morning, after I noticed that LaCros has started working, I set up both my profiles on the Chromebook.
And I am writing this article using LaCros.
I can write this article and switch to my other profile to look at Analytics, Search Console, and more on my second profile.
Work in Progress
This is still a work-in-progress project. It is usable, but needs polish and refinement. We might see a few bugs also along the way.
Still, it is really useful when you have to handle more than one task at a time.
If you use more than one Chrome profile on your PC or Mac, this will be a true game changer for you.
Now, tell me which is the most exciting part for you? Getting Chrome updates even after your Chromebook is EOL or using multiple profiles?