Last Week’s Top Downloads

Last Week’s Top Downloads
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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.

Google’s New Trusted Contacts Shares Your Location with Loved Ones In Real Time

Google’s new “Trusted Contacts” app and service makes sure your loved ones always know where you are or can find out where you are if there’s an emergency. It’s opt-in from both sides, only shares in real-time when you want it to, and can put an end to “where are you, are you ok?” texts when someone’s late home or to a meeting.

How to Download Netflix Movies to Your SD Card and Save Space on Your Phone

Rejoice, you can download Netflix movies and TV shows to watch offline. Unfortunately, it only downloads to your built-in storage by default, which can lead to some slow, cluttered phones. If you’d rather use the extra space on your SD card for all those Stranger Things episodes, here’s how.

Partly Sunny for iPhone Packs a Ton of Weather Data Onto a Single Screen

iOS: When it comes to weather apps on the iPhone, you have hundreds of choices. Still, while Dark Sky is easily our favourite of the bunch, it’s aesthetically a little off-putting for some people. Partly Sunny is a new option that has nearly all the features of Dark Sky, but has a design that’s a little more appealing.

Android 7.1.1 Rolls Out to Nine Devices With New Emoji, Home Screen Shortcuts

Most people still haven’t received the first version of Android Nougat, and yet Google’s still plugging away at minor releases. Today, the company announced 7.1.1 which brings new emoji, GIF search in supported apps, and home screen shortcuts.

Oversight Monitors Your Mac’s Camera and Microphone Access, Alerts You When They’re Active

Mac: While it’s not easy nor likely for malware to hijack your Mac’s microphone or webcam, it’s always a theoretical possibility. Oversight is a free app that will alert you anytime an app tries to access your camera or mic.

Toolbox Helps You Join Betas and Download APKs from Google Play

Chrome: Google’s web version of the Play Store is handy, but it’s still missing a few features after all these years. Toolbox for Google Play Store helps fix a lot of minor issues to make it easier to use your apps.

Setapp Is a Subscription-Based Mac App Store Packed With a Bunch of Popular Apps

A “Netflix for software” model might sound a little weird on paper, but Setapp is a new service launching today in public beta that hopes to be just that.

Chrome for Android Can Now Download Web Pages for Offline Viewing

Android: Google is rolling out an update for Chrome on Android that will allow you to easily download web pages, video, and music for offline viewing.

XOWA Makes It Easy to Download Wikipedia for Offline Reading

If you have enough disk space, it’s possible to download Wikipedia in its entirety. And an app called XOWA makes the process easy.

Unfollow Everyone on Twitter With Just One Click

Chrome: If you’re looking to start fresh on Twitter and just want your feed to be a blank slate, Twitter Unfollow purges your entire follow list with just one click. Finally, some peace and quiet.