Jetpack Joyride has enjoyed unbelievable popularity on Android on iOS phones for devices, but its latest release lets users on Windows join in on the fun. But does the fun carry over?
When I heard that Jetpack Joyride had been released for Windows 8 I could hardly wait to download it. I was a self-confessed addict of the game on my iPhone, and I could picture my productivity dwindle right before my eyes as the download bar reached 100% on my Windows PC.
I have been on the lookout for the perfect email client for years. I manage multiple email accounts and need a lightweight program with lots of features, including rules and filters. EmailTray advertises itself as a full-featured, lightweight smart email client for Windows so I thought I’d give it a shot.
Let’s find out what EmailTray can do and if it can stand up against the big boys like Outlook, Thunderbird and Postbox.
Twitter, as pretty much everyone now knows, is way more than just another social network. Possibly, the fastest growing network in the online world, Twitter acts as an instant real-time window to everything happening in the world for it’s users thereby imploring them to be online 24×7. Now, most people usually do a lot of tweeting on the go, from their cell phones which is helped by there being a vast array of feature-rich Twitter clients for most mobile ecosystems. The same however, cannot be said about desktop Twitter clients which is a shame since most of us also spend a lot of time on our laptops/desktops and reaching out for the cell every time you receive a mention or need to send a tweet is way too tedious.
The number of desktop Twitter clients is far and few and most of them are resource-hogging and heavy. While I don’t have anything against Tweetdeck, Seismic, Hootsuite, etc but I needed just a Twitter client, not a one stop app filled with all the social networks in the world. This is when I discovered Janetter, a lightweight, smooth and feature filled app which is a worthy contender to be called the best desktop Twitter client.
You might be asking why you would want to use a third-party remote desktop application seeing as Windows comes with Remote Desktop as standard. Many of the reasons do not become apparent until you actually use another application for remote desktop and realise what else is possible…
With TeamViewer, the way you connect to your computer is different (in a good way), but leaving that aside for the moment, the real strength of TeamViewer is its multi-platform nature. The supported platform list includes; Windows (including Windows 8), OS X, Linux, the TeamViewer web app, Android devices and iOS devices. As you can see the list of supported platforms is pretty exhaustive! This article reviews the Windows application, and gives a brief rundown of a couple of the other platforms.
The media is important to everyone. It allows us to find out everything we need to know as well as influencing our everyday lives. However, there are so many different types of media it’s often hard to choose which one we would like to read, watch or listen to. Personally, I prefer to read my news — this way allows me to take everything in at my own pace and give me the opportunity to quickly come back to it later.
Although, ever since buying my Windows Phone I’ve been in desperate need of a capable and fast news application. Eventually, I came across Metro, a free newspaper which is heavily circulating in the UK.
Read on to find out if Metro is the app for you!
Have you ever wanted to DJ in your own home to mix and scratch but never had the time or money for the equipment. Virtual DJ is an application which offers you all of this and much more. Accompanied by a range of different features and a useful video editor, this app comes with all you need in multimedia package.
Virtual DJ is free for non-commercial use. There are higher paid options for this app, but they can be quite expensive. I will discuss these later in detail and what they all offer to the purchaser. Read on to find how you can get the right version to suit your musical preference.
Hard drive partitioning is far from being the most glamorous side of computing, but it is one that is almost more important than ever now that hard drives are larger than ever. It makes a great deal of sense to split up a large hard drive into two or more partitions, and this is something that Paragon Partition Manager 12 Free could help you with.
You might well wonder why a separate partition tool would be needed when Windows itself includes tools for managing your disks, but there is a strong argument for using a dedicated partition tool. There are various comparatively expensive programs that can be used to manage your hard drive, but this is a free tool that has all of the basics covered.
Distraction free writing applications provide a minimal, basic writing environment focused on getting everything out of the way so you can focus on your words. They provide an alternative to more traditional program such as Microsoft Office. Instead of trying to provide everything a writer could possibly need, these applications provide few features and little or no formatting options.
They provide an environment where nothing gets between you and your writing. A well known free minimal writing application for Windows is ZenWriter. How does it do the job? Let’s find out!
If you’re also an Android user, then you should definitely check out Android.AppStorm – maybe start by grabbing some great free apps!
There’s certainly no shortage of free Android apps, but a lot of these are really more like free demos: they’re ad-supported “lite” versions with accompanying paid apps, or they’re 30 day trials, or they require you to unlock extra features via in-app purchases or by paying for a monthly account.
That’s not a bad thing, of course; we shouldn’t expect all developers to give away the products of their hard work for free! But in this roundup, we’ll look exclusively at apps that don’t ask for a penny.