It’s that time of the week again when we round up the most popular as well as the less-popular but equally useful apps, tips and tweaks that you may have missed during your hectic workweek. This time around, we discuss an awesomely easy way for transferring files from PC to Android, Google Now for iOS, a new digital jukebox for Windows, and a significantly improved Facebook app for Windows Phone, among other excellent apps and tips.
Effortlessly Send Files From Windows, Mac & Linux To Android Using QR Codes With qrSend
Wireless file transfer between PC and Android has never been as easy as this. You right-click on a file on your PC, generate a QR code for it, scan it with your Android phone, and download it right away. The developer seems pretty enthusiastic about their app, so it’s only going to get better in the future.
Google Now Finally Launched On iOS In The Form Of A Google Search App Update
Google Now – the amazingly accurate virtual search assistant – is regarded as the most attractive new feature in Android 4.1/4.2 “Jelly Bean”, so it is nice to see it finally make its way to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Continue Using Windows Live Messenger Without Switching To Skype With Messenger Reviver
Microsoft has been coaxing Live Messenger users into shifting to Skype for a long time, but recently they have started forcing them to switch over. I have made the switch myself, but if you just do not like Skype, you may check out Messenger Reviver 2 for Windows that modifies your Live Messenger installation so as to bypass the annoying update dialog.
Facebook Launches Fresh New Beta App For Windows Phone 8, We Go Hands-On
Facebook’s Windows Phone app has always lagged far behind its iOS and Android counterparts, but Microsoft is now making concerted efforts to bridge that gap. This can be seen in the form of their new beta app, which looks like a decent mix of Facebook for Android/iOS and the “Modern” design aesthetics of the Windows Phone platform. It’s a bit unstable at the moment, though.
Nemp Is A Themable, Portable Music Library Manager & Media Server With Cover Flow And A Built-In Tag Editor
iTunes isn’t the only music jukebox app on Windows, you know. Nemp is a good alternative (among more than a dozen others) with iTunes-like Cover Flow, built-in tag editor, in addition to the usual features you would expect from digital jukebox. What’s more is it can act like Media Server so you can listen to your music remotely!
Emphasize Lets You Change UI Accent Color Of Individual iOS Apps; Is A Free Alternative To Accentify Jailbreak Tweak
Accentify – the iOS jailbreak tweak that lets you change the default UI color throughout iOS – has an excellent free alternative in the form of “Emphasize” from renowned developer Ryan Petrich. We highly recommend you give it a whirl, as the results are pleasing to the eye.
BetterDesktopTool Brings OS X Expose / Mission Control-like Features To Windows
For folks who have shifted to Windows from OS X and miss Expose / Mission Control: BetterDesktopTool is a free alternative that lets you view currently-open windows from a bird’s eye view. It’s a feature that many power users rely on to increase productivity.
Onavo Protect Makes Web Browsing Safe On iOS; Doubles As A VPN Service
No matter how much money you pay for a top-of-the-line security suite, if you don’t practice basic computer security hygiene, malware is going to get inside your PC, or someone is going to scam you. iOS is pretty secure against the former type of security threats, but for the latter, you will need common sense and, if you like, an app like Onavo Protect that directs all internet traffic through a VPN to protect you against scams and unsafe websites.
Fidelity Investments Just Might Be The Best Stock Market App For Windows Phone 8
We have played around with quite a few stock market apps for Windows Phone, but none of them are as impressive as Fidelity Investments with its lovely UI, stock tracking and news reading features.
Switch Between Chrome Tabs Using Mouse Wheel With Tabman Tabs Manager
I normally have at least a dozen tabs open in Firefox, and switching between them is not a very easy task. Those of you on Chrome with similar browsing habits can, and should, check out the neat Tabman Tabs Manager add-on with which you can switch between tabs using mouse wheels. It also includes a search bar for quickly finding a particular tab.
Easily Plan A Vacation Trip To A New City With Tripmatic City Guides & Maps For Android
Tripomatic – the popular trip-planning web service – recently launched an app on Android for planning trips on the go, which can help make the tedious process of planning a good vacation trip to a new city (or cities) a much easier task.
Save Power And Monitor Battery Life On iOS With BatteryDoctorPro
Battery saving iOS apps don’t get any better than this! With BatteryDoctorPro, you can switch between different power profiles, toggle WiFi, mobile internet, display brightness from Notification Center, see how much load a certain app puts on your CPU and RAM, clear app cache, free system RAM and do a whole lot more for better battery life. The fact that it is free just seals the deal.