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 last week.

Run a Game Boy Emulator In Terminal

Some days, you’re just stuck working in your Terminal and need a quick break. For those days, a Game Boy game or two might help pass the time a little quicker.

Hound, the Super-Fast Natural Language Virtual Assistant, Is Finally Out of Beta

Android/iOS: Hound is fast — really fast — and while your phone probably already comes with its own virtual assistant, Hound integrates with services like Uber and Yelp. The team behind it hopes more will follow, for a truly cross-platform assistant that does the same work for you on any device.

Wallpaper Wednesday for Mac Automatically Downloads Beautiful Images for Your Desktop

OS X: Inspired by our old Wallpaper Wednesday series, reader Jason built this open source application that will automatically download the best photography of the day from Flickr, NASA, and NatGeo to use (either by choice or at random) as your wallpaper.

The Sunset Firewatch Desktop

We’ve featured a Firewatch Desktop before, but now that the game is out, we’re seeing more than a few — and who can blame you, the game’s atmosphere is a huge draw, and the landscapes are gorgeous. Reader jadita put this one together.

Shelf Is a Dedicated Notepad for All Your Thoughts On Books

iPhone: Taking notes when you’re reading a book is a great way to help cement thoughts in your memory and explore different theories about what you’re reading. While you can do this in any notes app out there, Shelf is dedicated to books and has some features that make it useful for just that.

Drafts Adds an Automatic Night Mode, Interface Improvements, New Icons, and More

iOS: Drafts started out as a simple way to capture notes on iOS, but it has since become a powerhouse for text-based automation. Today, it’s refining some of those features while adding a few new ones.

You Can Now Share PDFs Through WhatsApp Conversations

WhatsApp is still one of the most popular alternative messaging apps, and now it’s getting a little better. The company is rolling out a feature that allows document sharing, starting with PDFs.

Chrome Dev on Android Can Add Articles You Might Like to the New Tab Page

Android: The new tab page in Chrome might not be the place you expect to find suggested articles, but Google’s experimenting with them anyway. You can enable this hidden feature in the Dev version of Chrome for Android with a simple flag.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

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

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