Should I delete Chrome Store Apps If my Chromebook Has Play Store?

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May 1, 2018 6:52:19 PM via Website

I have an Acer Chromebook (R14?) with Google Play Store. The unit has many apps that I used before Play Store became available. Should I delete these Chrome Web Store Apps before installing the Google Play Store versions? Is there any reason to keep the old apps?

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May 2, 2018 9:51:10 AM via Website

As we know that the Chrome Apps option has been removed from the Chrome Web Store. Now, only Extensions and Themes remain.
But I don't think you need to delete those Chrome Web Store apps if they still work well.
Only for those Chrome apps to which you have a better alternative app from Play Store, you may delete them for ever.

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May 2, 2018 6:59:54 PM via Website

Well, many of the apps overlap. For example, there is a Hootsuite app that hasn't been updated in more than a year. The Google Play Store version is current. I don't know if the icons are different for the two types, or if the old app would load if I chose the existing icon.

So it looks like it's OK to simply delete all the original Web Store app versions before installing the Google Play Store versions.

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