Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.
The very last place you should spend long amounts of time on your phone is behind the wheel of a car. Fortunately, plenty of apps are designed to help you find information and deal with distractions on the road safely.
I've tried dozens of solutions to clean up my inbox, and so far, the Sortd Chrome extension comes closest to helping me use and organise email the way I work. Sortd transforms Gmail into a drag-and-drop workspace with columns of customisable lists. It's like life-organising webapp Trello, but for email.
This desktop may not look like much, but that's precisely why it's so great. It is actually customised, but just in the right ways, and in the ways that work best for shadownight, who submitted it to our desktop showcase. Here's how it works.
iOS: Way back in the old days of iOS 8, Apple allowed third-party browsers access to a bit of software that allowed them to be just as fast as Safari. Google Chrome has finally taken advantage of that.
Android: Google's Hangouts app is a handy, if somewhat lacking messenger app. Now, it's getting quick replies and home screen shortcuts for specific contacts. Neat!
Mac: Apple Mail is fine for most people, but if you really need a powerhouse email client, it falls short in all kinds of ways. MailButler is a set of plug-ins that makes Mail a bit more powerful.
Chrome: When you're browsing for files online, it's always a bit annoying to have to download something, then open it up in a third-party application just to view it. Docs Online Viewer lets you open up most major file formats you come across right in Chrome.
When it comes to live streaming, Periscope's been the most recent go-to option, but today, Facebook's getting in on the action. iPhone users can now start up a live video stream right from their phones that all their friends will see.
iOS: Podcasting can be a tricky business to get into, but ZCast for iPhone, just launched, makes it as easy as downloading an app, pressing record, and letting your stream fly. The service even integrates with Twitter, so you can let people know you're broadcasting so they can tune in live.
iPhone: Find yourself wanting for a simpler time on Twitter, when it was just a wall of text-based tweet? Little-Voices is a little app that will provide just that.