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.
Windows 10: Microsoft's new version of Windows comes with a ton of built-in apps, including some you might not need. 10AppsManager helps you get rid of them or, if you change your mind later, get them back.
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Windows: Finding a good text editor can be tough. Some lack basic features, like spell checking, and others are so heavy they may as well be word processors. Write! is a new application, currently in beta, that rides the sweet spot and delivers the features you'd actually find useful without the cruft (or system bloat) you don't want.
Windows/Mac/Web: Todoist is one of the better to-do managers out there, and today it gets a few improvements that make it a little easier to use.
Android/iOS: A couple of months ago, Spotify launched Spotify Running, a section inside the Spotify app that creates running playlists based on your tempo. Now the feature's on Android as well.
Android: Khan Academy is a great resource for learning a variety of topics. Now, the free online education resource has come to Android, in an opt-in beta.
Mac: Sitting all day is incredibly bad for you, but just knowing that little fact doesn't mean we all remember to stand up and move around enough. Stand is a simple app that will remind you to get up out of you chair.
iPhone: Launch Center Pro has long been one of the best launchers and automation tools on iOS. Today it gets a little better with the inclusion of a Today Widget where you can launch apps (and actions) right from the Notification Center.
Windows: Runaway processes can be a major drag on your system. If you want to keep a resource-hungry app running, without letting it run roughshod over your machine, BES can help you limit how much CPU power an app uses.
Mac/Android/iOS: iA Writer, one of the best distraction-free writing apps for Mac, iOS, and Android, was updated with a number of new features.