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.
File managers may be a dime a dozen on Android, but Solid Explorer stands out from the pack. With advanced features for managing and browsing your files, both on your phone and remotely, it's our new favourite file manager.
Windows/OS X: WhatsApp is working hard to become your go-to messenger. Now that it's free for everyone, you can use WhatsApp on your computer with the new desktop apps.
I've long been a fan of plain text for everything from notes to general writing, but it wasn't until recently that I found my holy grail: An app that could sync with multiple devices and handle multiple output types. Ulysses. It's the plain text version of Evernote I've always wanted.
iPhone: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are often a costly affair, but Opera, the company best known for its browser, released a free, unlimited VPN for iOS today that allows you to access the internet securely from a variety of locations.
iOS: It's not like Google to release a keyboard for the iPhone, but this one, called GBoard, allows you to search right from the keypad. When you find an image, place, link, even a GIF that you want to type, one tap pastes it.
Mac: Gemini, our favourite duplicate file finder for Mac, got a big update today that modernizes the interface and improves the file scanning algorithm so it can find more duplicate files even when they're not named the same thing.
Android (5.0+): With Android N, you can finally reply to notifications directly from the shade, but most users don't have N yet. For those on Lollipop or above, QuickReply emulates that same feature for most notifications.
iOS: Uber is great for finding a ride when you need it. And if you want to schedule a car in advance, TaxiLater lets you do just that: set a pickup time and location in the future.