Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.
Android: Few apps are less kind to your limited data plan than YouTube. If you want to download videos to watch offline, you can subscribe to YouTube Red or use the new, free YouTube Go.
iOS: Calendar apps are usually pretty boring, sticking to the time honored grid or list view to display data. That’s probably the best for anyone with a lot to manage, but Vantage Calendar takes an altogether new approach that’s worth a look if your schedule isn’t always packed.
The iPhone email app game has changed a lot over the years, with the only constant being that no app seems to remain consistently at the top. Right now, two of the most popular options are Airmail and Spark. Let’s take a look at what sets them apart.
Real VNC is an excellent, easy way to remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi from your home network, but it’s a little confusing for beginners. VNC Connect is a new version that simplifies the process and makes it easy to connect to your Raspberry Pi from outside your network.
Android: For most users, the Google Play Store is the best way to find apps and keep them updated. If you’re using a non-Google ROM or downloading apps from outside the store, APKUpdater can help keep you up to date.
Mac: If you want to change which mic is being used on your Mac or swap to different speakers, you can always option-click the sound icon on your menu bar and pick whatever you need. If you want more control of those options, SoundSource 3 is the app you want.
Windows: Cortana can do a lot of cool stuff in Windows 10, but she tends to prefer Microsoft’s own apps and services. EdgeDeflector can force Cortana to use Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser you prefer.
Mac: Keeping an eye on your personal finances is always a bit tough, but Balance is a Mac app that lives in your menu bar that gives you a summation of your bank accounts and allows you to set up custom rules for transaction notifications.
iOS/Android: Most hotels have standard check-in and check-out times. These hours can be frustrating to work around if you’re on a red-eye and you get to a city really early. As You Stay is a free app that works with hotels so that you can book for hours at a time.