Android: Chrome’s new beta version has a useful new feature: the ability to quickly add application shortcuts to your home screen.
You could always do this by adding a site to your bookmarks first, but this new method — available in Chrome’s menu — is much faster. However, it gets cooler: if that webapp is designed to be used on its own, launching it from your home screen, will open it up in its own window without tabs, buttons, or Chrome’s omnibox — essentially making it feel more like a regular app.
It doesn’t look like a ton of popular web apps have this feature just yet, but hopefully more will add it soon (especially those whose webapps are better than their actual apps). Hit the link below to read more, or check out the Chrome Beta here to see it for yourself..
Chrome 31 Beta: Android Application Shortcuts, requestAutocomplete(), and PNaCl [The Chromium Blog]