Is it possible to work from entirely within a browser?

Arindam Basu
1 min readNov 1, 2022

Is it possible to work from entirely within a browser without touching the native OS?

The browser that best fits this way of work is Arc Browser about which I have written previously. It is a Mac Only browser based on Chromium and currently in limited access beta. As such it allows for installation of all Chromium or Google Chrome Apps. Here are the tools that will make it possible to work entirely from within a browser without touching the native apps. These things and applications depend on one’s use case, but mostly these are possible

Word processing

  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Note taking

  • Craft

Data analysis and spreadsheets

  • Airtable
  • Deepnote
  • Rstudio cloud or
  • Rstudio hosted instance
  • Google Colab

Image manipulation

Online videoconferencing

  • Google Meet

Virtual World

  • framevr.io

Programming and code editing

PDF reader and annotation and reference management

Audio file editor

File manager

  • Dropbox
  • murena.io

Epub reader

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Arindam Basu

I am a Medical Doctor and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Canterbury. Founder of TwinMe,