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.
Windows/Mac/Linux/Android: One of Microsoft’s Office 365 program chief advantages over open source alternatives is the ability to sync documents via the cloud so you can edit them everywhere. Open365 has stepped up to finally match this feature set.
iOS/Android: Paribus is an online tool that tracks your purchases to find price drops, automatically refunding you the difference. It’s free, it works well, and it’s now available as an app on iPhone and Android. And the company recently updated the iOS app with a few interesting features.
Flickr user d.chasenelson’s desktop is simple, only has a few widgets, and a simple gradient wallpaper that’s not at all distracting. It’s ideal for a second screen when you’re working in the first, or just as a quick monitor view you can minimize other things to check out. Here’s how to set it up.
Microsoft released its popular Windows Phone keyboard, Word Flow, for the iPhone today, which lets you easily type texts with one hand and swipe to spell out words.
iPhone: Public speaking is always a bit terrifying, but one of the best ways to get over that is to prepare as much as possible. Ummo is an app that helps you prepare by analyzing everything you say.
Android: Twitter clients are often pretty similar, but they suffer from a major downfall. Twitter’s dumb token limit. After popular client Fenix was pulled from the Play Store, Finch has stepped up as a new alternative in the meantime.
Facebook launched its new standalone Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows today, bringing native desktop notifications, a faster News Feed, and a built-in browser to make sharing articles even easier.
Web/Android/iOS: Noted.fm (formerly called Nusiki), is already a great way to find new music, but now you can follow tons of music blogs, from popular to niche, to discover even more. One click and you can enjoy hot tracks from Pitchfork, Fuzzy Logic, and more—all tailored to the music you like.
Windows: If you have a dual-monitor setup, you’ve probably noticed when cursor drift takes you out of the game. Cursor Lock prevents this by keeping your mouse input locked to one monitor.
Android: Google has improved Android’s handling of volume controls, but it’s still a hassle to change volumes every time you change apps. App Volume Control lets you change volumes based on which app you’re in.
Chrome: Sometimes, gauging whether or not you want to read an article is just about how much time you have at a given moment. Readism is a simple little extension that adds average read times to articles so you can make that choice quickly.
Android: We’ve seen apps that allow you to share links with sounds before. Radon puts a new twist on it by using sound waves that the human ear can’t hear.