This is one of the main differences with a Chromebook. You do not install programs like you would on a traditional type of computer. This has many benefits and one of these is not having to purchase software to install. Instead, you can access programs on the internet and many of these are free to use.
For example, Google has created its own Office Suite, which has been specifically made for cloud computing. Google Docs includes a word processor and a powerful spreadsheet program. These programs are accessed by simply visiting an internet web address in your Chrome browser.
Software developers are moving away from traditional programs that you install onto a computer. You’ll notice most of the well-known software developers have now moved to create software that is accessible online.
However, you can install Android Apps onto a Chromebook.