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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.