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.
Burner, an app for disposable phone numbers, introduces a chatbot that automatically reacts to unwanted texts
Burner is already great for giving your phone number to people you might not want to know your real number, but its recently announced Ghostbot chatbot makes it even better and safer. Whether it’s a bad date that won’t stop texting you, or an annoying match on a dating site, Ghostbot will take care of it automatically.
Chrome / Opera / Safari / Firefox (beta): It’s been a while since we highlighted Gmelius , an add-on that cleans up the Gmail interface and removes ads. It has grown since then and now has features to send emails later on schedule, snooze emails, combine them into useful reminders, block email trackers, and more.
Windows / Mac / Linux: If you want the desktop version of Google Hangouts, you have a variety of options , including the official one from Google , but the Google route doesn’t work very well and requires Chrome to run. YakYak is a desktop Hangouts client that works like a regular desktop application.
Android: The Android version of VLC got a big update today, adding a bunch of new features, including picture-in-picture mode for tablets, playlists for videos, and more.
iPhone: We all know the iPhone can take great pictures. But what’s so interesting about that? BitCam is a retro pixelated camera app.
iOS: Anyone struggling with stress realizes that even a little relaxation time can help immensely, and Breathe for iPhone is an app that guides you through simple breathing exercises to help you relax, relieve stress, and calm down a little.
Reader ravenclawwit is no stranger to our select series of desktop computers, and a few weeks ago he introduced this beautiful setting at our Desktop Showcase . It looks great from top to bottom and is heavily personalized. It also has a little secret.
Android / Internet: BitTorrent has launched a new media streaming application BitTorrent Now. The app works like a combo of Netflix and Spotify, streaming both video and audio, but without shortcut support, the choices are a bit limited.
iPhone: The Dropbox iPhone app is getting a big update today that adds a new document scanner as well as the ability to create Microsoft Office documents from within the app.
macOS: There is a lot you can do to improve your Mac gaming performance , but a lot of it starts with testing your current performance. Count This is a frame rate counter that can help you figure out what’s slowing down your performance and which settings are improving it.
Android: XDA has released several versions of its apps in recent years, but the latest are the most useful ones so far. With XDA Labs, you can browse forums, download apps, and browse the Xposed module library .
Mac: If you’re a fan of the iOS Control Center, Command Center is a Mac app worth taking a look at. It locks the Control Center style interface to the side of the screen along with an activity monitor to load.