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.
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The popular US finance app Acorns is now available in Australia. Like the nut it is named after, the app takes something small — your leftover change — and attempts to grow it into something much bigger. This is achieved by automatically investing the money into a diversified portfolio of exchange traded funds (ETFs) whenever you make an online purchase. Here’s how it works.
iOS/Android/Mac/Windows: iDisplay, a utility that turns your tablet into a fully-functional second screen for your computer, just updated with a big speed boost, much lower latency over Wi-Fi, support for Android tablets, OS X El Capitan, and more.
Twitter has been on a tear making tons of changes that its users never asked for. From today’s new “best of” module, to promoted tweets, and “while you were away,” it’s all cruft to someone who just wants a clean stream to read. Here’s how to take your timeline back.
Mac: There are plenty of browser tools out there for testing your internet speed, but they’re usually filled with obnoxious ads. If you’d prefer a native app, Speedster is free and does its job well.
Stranha didn’t leave a lot of information about how he made this beautiful desktop, featuring Half Dome in the center, but we can figure it out. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make your Mac look and feel like this.
iOS: Victories is a to-do app that takes every to-do on your list and turns it into a “battle,” where doing it means you win, and putting it off means surrender. As you’re productive, your character levels, and there are stats and tons of data to mull over while you push your character to progress.
If you’re emailing recipes to yourself, printing them out, or still keeping index cards, there’s a better way. Grab your Android phone, there are a ton of great recipe apps out there, but we have one we think is the right blend of features for the right price. Paprika is the app for you.
The Android version of AgileBits’ 1Password had an update today that adds support for fingerprint unlocking, as well as a complete interface makeover.
iPhone: The DRM-free audiobook business isn’t exactly booming (though sites like Downpour and LibriVox are out there to help you find some), but that doesn’t mean you might not have audiobook files sitting in your Dropbox account. If you do, Bound is a great player.
Mac: Wolfram Alpha’s packed with a ton of great info, but it’s easy to forget about it sometimes. Nimble is a little menu bar app that will stuff that search engine into your Mac’s menu bar.