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.
iOS: If you have a hard time waking up, join the club. It’s so tempting to hit snooze in the morning and return to the comfort of your pillow. Barcode Alarm Clock is an alarm clock app that forces you to start your day by making you scan your toothpaste’s barcode to turn it off.
Good news, Xbox and PlayStation owners: You can now stream your media to your TV from your gaming console with Plex. The app is out of the review stage and is free to use without a Plex Pass subscription.
Chrome/Safari: Facebook loves to show you a ton of information you don’t care about. The worst offender of this is the “so-and-so liked some article” post that has nothing to do with your friend or pages you follow. Facebook Friends Feed gets rid of those posts for a cleaner feed.
iPhone: You have an abundance of options for weather apps on iOS. They’re all suited to different styles and preferences. If you’re the type who’s always wanted some hand drawn art to go with your forecasts, Wild Weather’s the app for you.
Firefox 64-Bit Now Available for Windows with Improved Performance
Android/iOS: HabitRPG is the awesome to-do list and habit tracker that turns your life into an RPG. Now, after getting a new name this summer, Habitica has come out with a brand new beta for Android.
Chrome: With the Force Awakens right around the corner, it’s tempting to click on Star Wars links. Easily they flow, quick to join you on the internet. But beware the spoilers. The Force Block extension can help keep you from that dark path.
iPhone: Curious about just how much mileage your car’s getting on average? Or if you have different results when you fill up at different gas stations? Or maybe you’re just curious about your carbon footprint? Jerrycan’s an app that makes tracking all that stuff easy.
iOS: Google updated Google Maps for iOS today with a few handy features that have been available elsewhere for a while. You can now see local gas prices and popular times at local businesses right in the app’s search results. Offline map downloading with turn-by-turn directions is also rolling out for users over the next couple weeks.
Netflix was always one of the Windows 10 apps most worth using, but today it got a big update with a live tiles, a new interface, and Cortana integration.
Windows/Mac/Android/iOS: What good is blocking distractions on your computer if you can pick up your phone and end up on Facebook? Freedom knows you’ll find loopholes and creates a synchronised block session across every device.
iOS: Generally speaking, clipboard managers aren’t really necessary for most of us on desktops, but they are pretty useful on smartphones and tablets. Copied is one of the better options out there with a ton of features that make copying and pasting on iOS a little less cumbersome.
Chrome: The Tabtics extension offers gentle health and productivity reminders, such as “go take an afternoon stroll” and “try to get to sleep earlier tonight” each time you open up a new browser tab.