Hooray, it’s Saturday! You’re in the middle of your awesome weekend just relaxing (we hope!) and we’re back with the best apps of the week for you to d/l, check out and enjoy. In exciting web browser news, the much buzzed-about Firefox iOS app has finally dropped in the App Store. Huge deal. HUGE. Another exciting new app to note is one that will help you contribute to cancer research while you sleep. Amazing! Plus, YouTube has released their dedicated music app, so check out all the above and more in this week’s best apps.
1. Plot Guru: Most people when watching TV nowadays aren’t simply watching Netflix — usually your hands are on a smart device too, amirite? Plot Guru wants to make your Netflix watching all that more fun by turning the TV you’re watching into a trivia game you can play with your friends. While you’re watching an episode, you can guess what is coming next in the show. They’ve got everything from The Office to Dexter, so next time you’re watching, play along!
DL It: Free on iOS
2. DreamLab: Now you can actually say you’re sleeping for a good cause. Researchers don’t always have access to supercomputers while they’re working, so DreamLab allows them to use the processing power of your phone when it’s idle to work (which is why when you’re sleeping is a perfect time). You can also select what type of cancer research you want to support with your phone, depending on whether there’s a specific cause that’s nearer and dearer to you.
DL It: Free on Android
3. Firefox: The long-awaited Firefox browser has finally arrived in the App Store. Lucky Android users have already had the browser for some time. The new browser features a Private Browser mode plus intelligent suggestions when you’re searching for a website. Plus, it syncs with your account across all devices, so you can even have access to your bookmarks on your phone. Brilliant.
4. Notify by Facebook: Facebook’s new app wants to keep you in the loop on things you actually care about. Whether that might be news on your fave sports team, local weather notifications or movies you’re interested in catching (Star Wars, just sayin’), the app will notify you to let you know where there’s a new development so you can always stay ahead of the curve.
DL It: Free on iOS
5. YouTube Music: Now you have easy access to all your favorite tracks and music videos at the touch of a button with the newly launched YouTube Music app. Not only is the catalog huge, which allows you to discover new artists, but you can even cast the app onto a bigger screen for music video watching perfection. You can also get ad-free videos and offline access with a subscription to YouTube Red for $12.99 a month.
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