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.
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Android: One of the biggest complaints about the Facebook app is that it can take up too many resources, particularly on older phones. Which is probably why Facebook released Facebook Lite, a super lightweight version of its app directed at developing markets.
iOS/Android: If Maslow were to revise his hierarchy, Wi-Fi would be down there by the base, right between psychological and safety needs. For those of you thirstier for Wi-Fi than you are for water, WiFi Map is an app that shows over 2.1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.
Firefox: The last time we highlighted uBlock, a fast and lightweight alternative to AdBlock Plus , it was Chrome only. Now the add-on is available for Firefox as well, and it works well, even though it's still in beta
iPhone: You have a ton of options for various alarm clocks for your smartphone , but Dreeps is an app that takes a completely different approach. Instead of just waking you up, it wakes you and a character in a mini-RPG up.
Windows/Mac/Linux: LibreOffice, has always been powerful enough to stand up against Microsoft Office , but it's also been a bit ugly and clunky to use. Today, they rolled out an update the overhauls the UI and makes it a lot more useable.
Opera browser did a lot for the modern looks and feels of many browser: the speed-dial was its trademark, the performance was nice and it had a lot of features ahead of its time, like the built-in bittorrent, mail and RSS clients. A part of the Opera browser developments team was not very happy with what has been done to the "Big Red O" browser in recent years. Here's where Vivaldi comes on stage: a new browser that promises advance functionality right out of the box.
Android/iOS: Fitness trackers are a great way to gamify your fitness goals and compete with others. If you're motivated by helping others, free app Charity Miles helps you earn money while you run or bike.
Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don't immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and webapp that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words.
iOS: Hopper is an awesome site that helps you plan ahead on airfaire deals , but the new iOS app takes it a step further, notifying you of price drops and letting you know when to buy.