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Android-Style App Folders Coming to Chrome OS Launcher

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Chrome OS App List Folders Imagined Android Style

Android-style “App Folders” are coming to Chrome OS, several recent bug reports show. 

A future update to the Chrome OS App Launcher will enable users to ‘drag and drop’ app shortcuts onto another to create an ‘app list folder’ – in much the same way as on Android.

“Add UI support for creating app list folder by drag-drop an app list item on it another app list item or a folder.”

When opened, app list folders will allow users to set a title for the folder.

The feature is currently being detailed by developers on the Chromium OS bug tracker. So far the visual designs for the feature are only privy to Google employees, but one bug report does give a hint at what to expect:

Create app list folder UI with the top 4 app list items grouped in 2×2 tile and inside the grayed circle as shown in [mock up]

So, one assumes, something like this?

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Would you find app folders useful?