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.

60dB Dishes Out Short-Form Podcasts Personalised for You

iPhone: Podcasts are great, but the effort required to pick one out and play it is a little obnoxious sometimes. 60dB is a new app that works a bit like NPR’s ONE app, but focused on short-form podcasts from a variety of providers.

The Mountaintop Desktop

Frequent desktop contributor JonRedcorn2 usually uses Windows, but this time he has a Mac — and that isn’t stopping him from customising it the way he likes. Here’s how he set up this beautifully clean desktop.

Moleskine’s Timepage Calendar App Is Now on iPad

iPad: Moleskine’s Timepage calendar is surprisingly one of the best calendar apps on the iPhone because it takes a very design-centric approach to a normally boring type of app. Now, that app’s available for the iPad.

Renew Your Contact Lens Prescription at Home With Simple Contacts

The only reason I stopped wearing contacts was because I was too lazy to renew my prescription. Stores have strict rules about only selling to you if your prescription is valid, and most are only valid for two years. But now there are online tools that let you renew your contact lens prescription from home.

The Calendar Service in macOS Server Is a Surprisingly Robust Alternative to Commercial Apps

At $US20 ($26), macOS Server is one of those unsung bit of software that most of us have absolutely no use for, but has a slew of neat little features. Over at Macworld, they dig into the Calendar function, which is easy to set up and use, then keeps your data as private as possible.

Download Ramit Sethi’s Free Ebook Guide to Getting a Raise

Asking for a raise is difficult for most people, and despite how many tips we offer, it’s still hard to do. Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Reach put together a free guide that prepares you to make the big ask and boost your salary.

Addicaid Is an App and Social Network to Help You Find Treatment and Recover from Addiction

iOS/Android: If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, gambling, alcohol, eating disorders, or some other addiction, Addicaid may provide you with one option for recourse, or at least an outlet for you to confide in someone who understands.

Peek Previews Downloadable PDFs, Docs, and Videos Before You Click

Chrome: Want to know what’s behind the linked file you’re about to download? Preview it first with Peek, a simple Chrome extension that works with most common downloadable files on the internet.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

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

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