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Wondershare AllMyTube review

Wondershare AllMyTube lets you download videos from a wide variety of Web sites and convert them to play on other devices. While there are many programs that facilitate downloading, it's the extra features this app provides that really set it apart from the rest of the pack.

Pros

Great interface: This app has a great interface that clearly presents all of the tools you need to take full advantage of this program. Along the side of the screen, you can always see how many videos are currently downloading, how many have finished, and how many are currently being converted.… Read more

Things for Mac review

Things for Mac is a convenient program for organizing the important things in your life, whether work-related or personal in nature. You can add tags to each task to make it easier to find them later on, and you can find a list of archived tasks in your Logbook.

Pros

Great interface: This app features a smooth and streamlined interface that makes adding and managing your tasks as straightforward as possible. There is a Quick-Add button on every screen, so you don't have to stop what you're doing to jot down another note. And you can archive completed … Read more

Any.do review

Any.do is a popular free to-do list manager for Android that combines voice recognition, day planner, calendar, folder browser, missed calls, and more features inside a clean, easy-to-read interface. Using Any.do is a pleasant experience, from the Getting Started animation to the tutorials in the Help menu. You can sign in to Any.do with Facebook or Google, create a new account, or skip registration.

Pros

Speak and be heard: Voice recognition not only makes Any.do easy to use on the fly, it makes it far more likely you'll record a task, plan, or event.

Someday: … Read more

Wunderlist review

With Wunderlist's free app on your Android device and a free Wunderlist account, you can manage your life, boost productivity, collaborate with friends and co-workers, sync data, and more. Wunderlist creates Lists of Tasks under any category, such as Work, Home, or Shopping, in a smooth, well-designed interface.

Pros

Wanderlust: Multi-platform capability lets you take Wunderlist with you on Android, Windows, Kindle, iOS, iPhone, or iPad devices. The Wunderlist Web site is widely compatible with popular browsers, too.

You're invited: Invite your friends to collaborate by joining one of your lists or through Twitter or Facebook.

Support center: … Read more

EdenList review

EdenList is a list-making and organizational app designed to streamline the process of jotting down information to refer back to later. Through its intuitive interface, this app gives you the tools to quickly create lists, add items to them, and make notes about the various items listed.

As soon as you open EdenList, you're prompted to create a new list by typing the name into a box in the middle of the screen. When you complete this step, you'll be taken to the main screen that will eventually display all of the lists you create. For now, just … Read more

Find your dream apartment and pay your rent with Lovely

Editors' note: This review was updated on February 28, 2014, to cover new features added in the latest version of the app.

Lovely (Android|iOS) is a sleek apartment-hunting app that streamlines the process of finding a new place to rent. It grabs classifieds from rental sites, property management firms, and its own rental database, giving you a wide variety of places to choose from, which helps up the chances you'll find your dream abode.

There's an Android and iPhone-only app, plus a tablet-friendly web site for the iPad where you can search for rentals by location, contact … Read more

Apps for keeping New Year's resolutions

A new year brings new goals, new aspirations, and new opportunities to grow financially, physically, and mentally. Instead of breaking your resolutions as soon as you make them, start the year off strong with these helpful apps -- and make the most out of 2014.

"The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them."

Any.do

Android/ iOS

Any.do tops the list for any productivity enthusiast, thanks to its ease of use, powerful autofill, and clean design. Any.do digs deep to integrate your task with your phone's capabilities. For example, if your task is … Read more

The 15 best video games of 2013

2013 was a major year for video games. Some of the generation's most anticipated titles finally had their day in the sun. But alas, only a select few games can be mentioned in the "best of" conversation.

Sure, 2013 was a standout year for blockbuster titles, but it was also the stage for a smattering of independent games and their small development teams.

So which titles made this year's list? Check out the gallery for the top 15. Not seeing your favorite game of 2013? Yell at me about it in the comments section below.

No … Read more

Manipulative kids now posting holiday wish lists online

Shame is a powerful driving force.

It can lead you to actions you'd never thought possible. It can make you become someone you didn't think you were.

It can even make you buy your entitled, snotty children gifts you know they don't deserve.

This fear is being exacerbated by an apparent new trend in parent-child relations. It seems that kids are now posting their holiday wish lists online, with a view to telling their parents: "Get me all of this. Or feel forever publicly shamed."

In research commissioned by cash-back shopping company Ebates, 26 percent … Read more

Review: Lists for Instagram is perfect for sorting and searching through photos

Lists for Instagram is a fairly stripped-down Instagram browser, but it is useful because of how it sorts through content that is frequently convoluted and hard to get through. For those with large lists of people they follow or a lot of categories or saved lists on their Instagram accounts, it is a very useful app, and generally it is very easy to use.

When you first log in to Lists for Instagram, you can see examples of popular lists among users, but to actually interact with any content, you'll need to connect to an Instagram account. Logging in … Read more