Last Week’s Top Downloads

Last Week’s Top Downloads

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.

HashtagToDo turns Google Calendar into a To-Do list

A new add-on for Google Calendar, our favourite online calendar app, turns it into a usable task list. Just append an entry with #todo to turn it into a recurring task. Plus, it works across platforms and you don’t need to install anything.

H264ify stops YouTube from draining your laptop’s battery life

Chrome/Firefox: YouTube doesn’t run very efficiently in Chrome and Firefox. In fact, How-To Geek points out, it’s a battery hog. You can get around this problem with the h264ify extensions.

Get Windows Media Center running on Windows 10 in a few easy steps

Microsoft has officially killed off Windows Media Center, but there’s still hope for you if alternatives like Kodi just don’t seem to fill the void. Here’s how you can get Windows Media Center running on Windows 10.

The Hotline Miami Desktop

You might remember bionicfemme’s EarthBound desktop from a while ago — now she’s back with this awesome Hotline Miami desktop, which kind of captures the theme and feel of the video game so perfectly we couldn’t help but share it. Here’s how she set it all up.

PicGIF is a stupid-simple way to make animated GIFs on Mac

Mac: We’ve talked about a variety of ways to make your own animated GIFs, but if you’re looking for an incredibly easy way, PicGIF does the job.

Input for iOS is a one-stop app for creating tasks, messages, notes and more

iOS: Sometimes, you just need to quickly drop an event into your calendar, create a new Evernote note, or send a super simple email from your phone, but don’t want to open up a specific app. Input makes that process a bit easier.

Adblock Browser arrives on iOS to block ads on the go

iOS: Adblock’s standalone browser arrived on Android a few months ago and today it’s on iOS. As you’d expect, it blocks ads and tracking.

Paper, the fantastic iPad drawing app, comes to the iPhone

iOS: Paper is a fantastic drawing app on the iPad, and now it is available on the iPhone for the first time.

Swivel locks Android’s screen orientation for individual apps

Android (4.0+): Some apps work better in portrait mode, and others work better in landscape. Swivel lets you set a permanent orientation for any app on your Android phone.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

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