This Week’s Top Downloads

This 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.

The Windows 10 Apps That Are Actually Worth Using

Microsoft has made a big deal about its new Universal Apps for Windows 10. While some developers are slow to jump on the bandwagon, a few have developed new versions of their apps just for Windows 10, and they’re worth taking a look at.

The Best NES Emulator for Windows

If you want the nostalgia of an old-school NES with the quality and ease of an HDTV, an emulator can take you far. If you want a perfect NES experience, you’ll want to go with the Nestopia UE core in RetroArch.

Google Maps Offline Mode Gets Navigation, Destination Search, and More

Android: Google Maps is getting an update today that will add in a ton of information to downloaded offline maps. Beyond just being easier to download, you also get turn-by-turn navigation, location search, and more.

Alloy Automates Tasks In Nearly Any App on iOS

Automation is surprisingly powerful on iOS with tools like Workflow, but if that’s not your thing, Alloy is a new app that takes on a lot of the same tasks as Workflow in a different style.

The Minimal Orange Home Screen

If you dislike clutter and miss Halloween a little bit, this home screen design should cheer you up and help keep your phone organised. Using simple widgets and just a few icons, it’s slick and clean.

Chef’s Hat Lets You Bookmark and Organise Recipes from All Over the Web

Chrome/iOS: There’s no shortage of ways to organise recipes you find around the web, but they come and go so quickly it’s nice to see a new one. Chef’s Hat is a bookmarking and snipping tool that saves recipes you find around the web so they’re easy to find — and cook — later.

The Pyramids In the Sky Desktop

MistakeNot says they have never played Destiny, but this concept art from the game still makes a beautiful wallpaper. Combined with a widget for what’s currently playing, room to work, and a visualizer in the center, and you have a great package that rocks out when you do.

Firefox Is Finally Available on iOS

iOS: If your browser of choice is Firefox and you also use an iPhone or iPad, you’ve probably been frustrated by Firefox’s absence from iOS. Today, that frustration has ended.

Sworkit Kids Gets Your Kids Moving with Randomly Generated Workouts

Android/iPhone: We’ve long been fans of Sworkit for its randomly generated, equipment-free workouts. Sworkit Kids plays off that theme, but targets the workouts to kids aged 5-14.

Castro, the Simplest iOS Podcast Manager, Adds iOS 9 Features and Goes Free

iOS: Castro is one our favourite podcast managers on iOS because it’s easy to use, has a few clever management options, and works great for people who only listen to a few podcasts. Today, the apps gone free while adding in a bunch of new iOS 9 features.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

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

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