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.
Services like Twitter, Dropbox, YouTube, or Wikipedia love to release official apps for their services. More often than not, third-party developers swoop in to make better apps to access those services than the official ones. We want to collect together the best of those apps.
Apple is always playing up how your Mac and iPhone work great together, b ut that goes well beyond boring old uses like iCloud syncing or AirDrop. A few apps have come up with clever ways to make your iPhone and Mac work together for tasks like sharing clipboards, typing in passwords, and more. Here are some of our favorites.
Android/Chrome/Web: Sunrise, our favorite calendar app for the iPhone , just made the jump to Android, and it's bringing all of its best features along for the ride. Sunrise is also getting a webappâ"both designed to give you a productive view of your day.
Android: On most phones, the lock screen is just a step between you and what you want to do that adds a little security, but Start is a lock screen replacement that gives you quick shortcuts to calls, texts, favorite apps, even news and social feeds. You can check them all without unlocking first.
Chrome OS: You're probably familiar with F.lux  , the popular eye-saving utility that we've discussed a lot here at Lifehacker. G.lux, is a Chrome extension that brings some of the same F.lux features to Chrome.
Android: Google's new Camera app got a few extra features today, including a timer, new panorama modes, and more.
Windows: If you've got some old emails you'd like to retrieve from Windows Live, Outlook Express, or Thunderbird, Mailv iewer can do soâ"no installation required.
Android/iOS: Most of us include work and social events in our calendars, but don't tend to add peripheral things we're interested in like movie releases or astronomical events. UpTo makes this easy by creating a second layer to your calendar for events you might be interested in.
Android: Interpreting the flashes emitted by your Android smartphone's LED can be difficult, especially when they're all the same color. Light Flow gives you control, so you can adjust the colors and patterns for individual apps.
Pocket today has introduced a Premium version of the bookmarking service. In addition to saving content forever (even if the links go bad), Pocket Premium adds full text search and suggested tags.