Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here are the top downloads from last week.
Android: Google’s released the stock phone and contacts apps to the Play Store, breaking them away from Android, which means we’ll start to see more regular updates with sweet new features.
We’ve seen a couple apps get around Apple’s restrictions by going with manual installs with the help of the new version of Xcode, which no longer requires a paid developer account. Over on the Kodi forums, DanTheMan827 shows how to install the Cydia version of Kodi on a non-jailbroken phone using a similar approach.
It may be 25 years old, but the Super Nintendo still boasts some of the best video games of all time. If you want to SNES on your Windows machine, we think the best emulator for the job is RetroArch with a bsnes core.
We were fans of CleanMyDrive when it was initially released, because it made managing multiple external drives a lot easier. Now, with a recent update, the app’s even better.
Kano’s Raspberry Pi kit is a bit of a crowd favourite, even though it clock in a bit on the expensive side. The bright orange colours combined with the custom operating system built for learning makes it appealing for kids learning to code. Now, they have updated their OS to work on the much cheaper new Raspberry Pi Zero.
Apple’s 3D Touch technology may be young, but it’s already got app developers thinking outside of the box. If you want to use your iPhone 6s as a digital scale, Steady Square is for you. Oh, it’s also a game you can play.
Chrome: Ever read an article online, only to forget most of what it said a few days later? Hibou is an extension that will remind you to re-read it later for better retention.
Sharing great moments (or just snippets of your life) with friends or loved ones has never been easier, and a new class of live streaming app makes it possible for them to join you in real time. Of those apps, we think Periscope is the best today, and has the most potential for the near future.
Android: Widgets are still one of the most useful parts of Android, but who has the time to go alll the way to their home screen to see them? Snap puts them in your notification shade, so they’re always accessible.
Mac: The new remote that comes with the new Apple TV is cool, but unlike older remotes, it doesn’t easily pair with your Mac. SiriMote is a simple little app that will do just that.