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.

This Mortgage Calculator Shows You How Much You’ll Pay Over Time

Web/iOS/Android: Most mortgage calculators will tell you how much your monthly payment will be or even how much total interest you’ll pay each month compared to the principal. This calculator shows you that, but it includes more detailed information on how much you’ll pay over time, too.

Affinity Photo Comes to Windows With Free Beta

Affinity Photo, the superb Photoshop alternative on Mac, is now available on Windows computers. And you can currently download and use the software for free.

Gmail for iPhone Gets a New Look, Swipe Gestures, Undo Send, and Improved Search

iPhone/iPad: Google’s pushed out a long overdo update for its Gmail app on iPhone with a bunch of new features. It’s now all in on Google’s Material Design, and brings a few features Android users have had for a long time.

Bear Is an iPhone and Mac Notes App Simple Enough for To-Dos but Powerful Enough for Longer Writing

iOS/Mac: There’s certainly no shortage of notes app out there, but Bear’s an app that manages to toe the line between a few different popular styles, and might suit you if you need more features than plain text offers, but not as much as something like Evernote.

The Forged Path Desktop

Dobbie03 decided to give sidboX a try after using Gnome-Shell for ages. If you have no idea what that’s all about, it’s ok — the end result is a gorgeous, custom Linux desktop that we can all admire.

Open GApps Helps You Install Google Apps On Custom Android ROMs

Android: When you install a custom ROM on your phone, it probably doesn’t come with Google’s suite of apps. OpenGApps helps make it easier to get all the apps you need quickly.

AppChecker Tells You Which Version of Android Your Apps Are Designed For

Android: When you get an Android update on your phone, your apps may not already be ready for the new version. AppChecker helps you find out which version of Android your apps are targeting.

Chromnitweet Lets You Tweet From Chrome’s Address Bar

Chrome: The best part of Twitter — or one of the few remaining good parts anyway — is that you can share short messages from nearly anywhere. Chromnitweet is an extension that adds your browser’s URL bar to that list.

How to Control Your Raspberry Pi from Any Computer Using VNC

At $US35 ($46), the Raspberry Pi is a fantastic little computer, but when you add in the cost of a display, mouse, and keyboard, things get a little more expensive. Good thing you don’t really need them. With VNC, you can access your Pi from a laptop or desktop computer using the same mouse, keyboard, and display that you always do, no rewiring required.

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