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.

Airflow Sends Just About Any Video to Chromecast or Apple TV from Windows or OS X

Windows/Mac: We’ve seen a variety of options for sending video from your computer to your Chromecast with Chrome or even the command line, but if you’re looking for more of an all-in-one solution, Airflow’s an app that will send just about any video to Chromecast or Apple TV from your Windows or Mac computer.

Download Thousands of Free Technical and Research Books from Springer

We’re always happy to find a large collection of free educational books, and it looks like Springer has recently made available over 50,000 books covering STEM subjects.

OpenEmu, the All-In-One Game Emulator, Adds Support for PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and More

Mac: OpenEmu is easily the best classic game emulator for Mac, and today it gets even better by adding support for PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and others alongside a ton of new features.

Just Not Sorry for Gmail Helps You Write More Confident Emails

Chrome: A lack of confidence in your emails can make it hard to set a professional tone, or make important messages seem weak. Just Not Sorry is a simple Gmail plug-in that identifies qualifying words and phrases so you can weed them out.

Slide for iPhone Shoots Weird 3D-Looking Photos

iPhone: Wish you could capture some depth with your photos? Slide’s an app that turn photos into short GIFs with a 3D effect.

AutoMate Leaves Beta, Brings Android Auto-Style Dashboard to Your Phone

Android: Car dashboard apps are easy to come by, but hard to do well. AutoMate manages to pull it off, with an easy-to-use dashboard of handy features that help make driving easier.

How to Send Your Computer’s Audio to a Chromecast

Windows/Mac: Most popular apps allow you to cast audio and video to your Chromecast directly from the app itself, but it’s not supported by everything. Instead of just streaming from one specific app, you can stream all your computer’s audio through your Chromecast for maximum support.

The Best Video Editor for Android

Oh, finally we can write this post. Video editors have sucked on Android for a long time. Too long. But now, Adobe Premiere Clip brings basic, easy-to-use video editing to Android. You can trim clips, mix multiple clips together, and add your own soundtrack. It’s not perfect, but it’s a good start.

The Best Video Editor for iPhone

The iPhone doesn’t have a shortage of video editing apps. In fact, there’re so many it’s almost impossible to choose among them. But when it comes to the right combination of features and usability on the arguably too-tiny-for-video-editing iPhone screen, we like Splice.

Know Fast Teaches You Something New Every Day with Short, Informative Videos

iOS: Know Fast for iPhone delivers short (less than four-minutes), informative videos to you each day, in categories you choose. It’s a great way to spend a few minutes learning something new and interesting in a field you’re interested in, or just to expand your horizons a bit.

Curiosity Shows You Useful Wikipedia Articles Right When You Need Them

iOS: If you’ve ever seen an interesting landmark or building and wanted to learn more about it, Curiosity is perfect for you. The app uses geolocation to float Wikipedia articles based on what’s near you, and suggests articles related to trending topics in the news, so you stay informed, too. Is Like Steam for Experimental and Independent Games

Windows/Mac/Linux: While Steam has its share of indie titles, it doesn’t have everything. If you’re looking for video games really off the beaten path, is a store and app that features all kinds of experimental and independent titles.

Twitter for Mac Finally Gets Updated to Support Twitter’s Newer Features

Mac: It has been a long time since Twitter bothered to do anything with their Mac app, let alone anything substantial. This time around, the app’s actually got some legs on it, supporting a variety of newish Twitter features.

Chromer Makes Browsing From Third-Party Apps More Like Browsing In Chrome

Android: When you click on a link in some apps, you might find you open a small, stripped-down web browser without leaving the app. While this is nice, it lacks a lot of useful features of Chrome. Chromer fixes this.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

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

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