Top Downloads This Week

Every week we share the number of downloads for all platforms to help you get started. Here are the top downloads this week.

Flatbook for Chrome gives Facebook the simple, ad-free layout we’ve always wanted

Chrome: Flatbook (formerly Facebook Flat) has been around for a while, but when a developer let us know about some of the changes he was making to it, we took another look. Sure, it looks great and saves Facebook from the clutter that makes it difficult to navigate.

The Weather Channel app now tells you when is the best time to go for a run

iOS / Android: Most of us run best in cool and cloudy weather, so in the summer you need to closely monitor the hourly forecast to find the best time to beat the heat. The Weather Channel app can now do the job for you.

Edge of the World Desktop

This OS X desktop is simple, elegant, and combines a few simple widgets with gorgeous wallpapers for a great effect. If you like what you see, here’s how you can customize it, customize your own menu bar, and give your Mac the same look.

Microsoft launches Planner, a Trello-style project management tool

Microsoft Planner, a new tool that helps teams track and collaborate on projects, launched today for Office 365.

Twitter iPhone Apps Teardown: Tweetbot vs. Twitter

There are dozens of Twitter clients for the iPhone, but the official Twitter app and third-party Tweetbot are two of the most popular. One is free, the other is fairly expensive at $ 9.99. Let’s take a look at the main differences between the two and see if the difference in experience is worth the difference in cost.

Camera + adds slow shutter for manual exposure, deeper iOS integration

iOS: Camera + has long been our pick as the best iPhone camera app , and today it gets a little better with a new slow shutter mode that lets you expose photos for longer.

Sleepcast uses your favorite speakers to alarm your phone

Android / iOS (beta): You probably use your phone as an alarm clock and you can even use it to play music instead of your regular alarm, but what if you could use your favorite speakers or home stereo instead to wake you up? metal speakers on your phone? This is what Sleepcast does.

Lacona is an OS X launcher that uses natural language input

Mac: You have tons of great launchers on your Mac, and even the built-in Spotlight does the job well enough for most of us. If you’re looking for something a little different, Lacona is an app currently in beta that uses a natural language input approach.

SMS Conversations Return in Latest Facebook Messenger Beta

Android: If you’ve used Facebook Messenger for a long time, you may remember those glorious days when it could handle your SMS messages too . For some reason, Facebook took the feature down, but it’s back in the latest Messenger beta.

VitalSigns for Mac is a notification center widget that tracks system temperature, RAM, and fan speed.

Mac: Keeping track of the various sensors on your Mac is easy enough with System Monitor , but if you’re looking for a free and easy option, VitalSigns dumps information from various sensors into your Action Center.

Swysh – motion gesture control music app for iPhone

iPhone: If you’re on the go, buttons aren’t always easy to control music on your iPhone. Swysh is an iPhone app that allows you to use simple motion gestures to switch between songs.


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