Last Week’s Top Downloads

Last 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.

LastPass Authenticator Simplifies Two-Factor Authentication For LastPass Users

Android/iOS: Two-factor authentication is growing increasingly important, in a world filled with high-profile hacks. LastPass is taking this feature seriously, releasing a new app to manage all your 2FA-enabled accounts.

The Dark Planet Desktop

Reader tatersneggs put together this Rainmeter-powered desktop that’s flashy enough, but actually doesn’t use a lot of widgets to get a neat, personal look. Here’s how he set it up.

ProtonMail Is the Easiest Way to Send and Receive Encrypted Emails

Web/Android/iOS: Concerned someone might be able to intercept or snoop in on your email messages? ProtonMail is a free, open source email service that will protect your privacy and security. It’s also dead simple to use.

F.lux Finally Arrives On Android, Requires Root to Function

Android (root): F.lux automatically changes the colour temperature of your monitor based on the time of day to reduce eye strain. Now, it’s arrived on Android, but you’ll need root to use it.

Waze Adds Planned Drives to Estimate Drive Times and Help You Figure Out the Best Time to Leave

iPhone: Waze has updated its iPhone app with a new feature that estimates what traffic will be like on any given day at any given time, which helps you plan your day accordingly.

Placeboard for iPhone Saves All Your Favourite Locations in One Place

iPhone: Keeping track of your favourite places in a city or of locations you want to check out is a bit of chore. Sure, you can save favourites in Google Maps, or bookmark places in Yelp, but neither of those work particularly well. Placeboard is an app made specifically to help you organise those places.

Overcast Adds New Voice Boost Settings, Redesigned Visualizer, and Special Patron Features

iPhone: Overcast, our favourite podcast manager on iOS, has a handful of new features today, including some that are locked behind a voluntarily donation paywall.

Access Important Google Drive Files on iOS Faster with Launch Center Pro

Google’s suite of Drive apps isn’t really that great on iOS when it comes to accessing files you look at a lot. Over on App Factor, they have put together a guide to streamline that process with our favourite launcher, Launch Center Pro.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

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

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