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.

How to Get Google Assistant On Any Phone Running Android Nougat

Google Assistant, the new intelligent, conversational virtual assistant, is sadly only officially available for their new Pixel phones. However, with a little tweaking, you can get it — and all of Assistant’s powerful search and chat features — on any phone running Android Nougat. Here’s how.

Android N-ify Update Brings Google Assistant to Marshmallow Devices

Officially, if you want the new Google Assistant, you need to buy a Pixel phone. Unofficially, it’s already been enabled on any device running Nougat. Now, the Android N-ify Xposed module can even bring it to older Marshmallow devices.

AccessURL Allows You to Share Your Online Accounts and Still Keep Your Password Safe

Chrome: Maybe you’re working with someone who needs access to your accounts, or maybe you just want to share your Netflix with someone. Whatever the reason, if you want to share your online accounts without giving out your password, AccessURL allows you to do just that.

Stash Is a Bookmarking Tool with Automatic Organisation, Reminders, and More

Web/Android/iPhone: Bookmarking services like Pocket and Instapaper are great, but one place they fail a bit is organisation. Stash is a service that solves that by automatically organising your saved sites for you.

Find Free Airport Wi-Fi With This Interactive Map

iOS/Android/Web: Airport Wi-Fi isn’t always easy. Depending on the airport and the terminal, you might be hard pressed to find a decent spot to access the Internet. This interactive map can help — it locates free Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi passwords at airports around the world.

Dropbox for iPhone Can Now Sign PDFs, Easily Share Files in Messages, and More

iOS: Dropbox has updated its iOS app with a handful of new features, including a handy new PDF signature function, an iMessages app, and more.

MiniPlay Controls Spotify or iTunes From a Small Window or Notification Center

Mac: If you use iTunes or Spotify for music on your Mac, you know that a small controller is a handy utility. MiniPlay is one of the better looking options out there, and it can work as an independent window or from the Notification Center.

Instagram Gets Its Own Universal Windows App For PCs and Tablets

Windows: Microsoft’s new Universal Apps platform can feel a little neglected sometimes, but today Instagram is giving it some love. Now you can download Instagram for any Windows-based device.

Make Your Own Retro Games on iOS With LowRes Coder

iOS: LowRes Coder is a fun app that lets you craft your low-resolution, pixelated games that resemble arcade favourites of yore. It uses the classic BASIC programming language to bring your games to life.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

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