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.

Google launches rollout of Duo, its ultra-simple one-to-one video calling app

Android / iOS: Earlier this year, Google announced a couple of new messaging apps (it looks like it does every year). One of them is a one-on-one video chat application called Duo. Now it is finally available to users.

Discord is the voice chat app I’ve always wanted

Discord is new to chat, but it made a big splash. The app provides voice and text chat for groups with a focus on games. However, he is so cute that I have already started using him for everyday communication.

Tasks, a near-perfect Astrid clone, now includes themes, Google task sync, tags, and more

Android: It’s been a long time since we signed up for Tasks , a clone of the long- forgotten but not forgotten open source Astrid to do app. Tasks, too, have come a long way and are more powerful than ever and are still free to download and use.

Radio Silence prevents Mac applications from calling home, you can now see traffic in real time

Mac: We were big fans of Radio Silence when it launched a few years ago because it was one of the easiest and cheapest ways to spy on Mac apps secretly calling home. A recent update makes Radio Silence easier to use and it now shows you traffic in real time.

Lumen automatically adjusts the brightness of your Mac based on what you’re watching on the screen

Mac: An app like F.lux is great for adjusting the screen temperature, but not everyone wants to look at an orange screen just to make it more readable. Lumen is a tool that automatically adjusts brightness without losing temperature.

Simple Sunrise Desktop

This desktop came to us from our pool of Flickr desktop photos and is a great example of how sometimes loaded and dynamic desktops are good, and sometimes simple and graphical images are good too. If you like the look, here’s what you need to customize it.

Castro 2 is a queue-based podcast manager based on episodes

iPhone: When it first launched, we were fans of Castro’s simplicity , which was great for people who only listened to a few podcasts. Now, with Castro 2, the app is reimagining organization again, this time focusing on episodes rather than subscriptions.

Microsoft Evernote to OneNote Conversion Tool Now on Mac

Mac: When Evernote changed its pricing plans , the popularity of Microsoft’s alternative, OneNote, skyrocketed. Unfortunately, the only way to import notes from Evernote into OneNote is with a Windows-only tool . This tool is now on Mac.

Pros and cons of using an infertility app to try and get pregnant

If you’re trying to start a family, fertility apps like Glow , Clue, and Ovia predict the time of the month when women are most likely to conceive. Using them should help you get pregnant – if you know how to enter your information and if your application is accurate.

Microsoft Consolidates Its Authenticator Apps Into One, Adding One-Click Confirmation

Android / iOS: For a while, Microsoft had separate two-factor authentication apps for its consumers and enterprise users. It now bundles them into the new Microsoft Authenticator and adds a few new features while they work.


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