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Simplenote 1.2.0 for Mac brings support for note sharing, improved search

Simplenote 1.2.0 for Mac, by Automattic, has received a major update that brings a whole new look and features. The new app with version counter 1.2.0 is available on the Mac App Store, and the update is available for all users as on December 22. The new Simplenote Mac app matches the design offered on the Simplenote Mac app for Windows and Linux. The latest version now has the search box and the note editing tools moved to the top, offering user a better note editing experience.

Google Drive apps are being retired for Drive File Stream, Backup and Sync

Google is retiring popular Google Drive apps for Mac and Windows in the coming months. Support for Google Drive Mac and Windows app will end by December 11 of this year while the products will cease to exist by the month of March 12 in 2018. Google is doing this in preference for two new tech that it hinted way back - Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync. The latter is out and is available as a replacement to both Google Drive app and Google Photos app on Mac and Windows.

Firefox Send allows sharing of large files with encryption

Firefox’s latest web product, called Firefox Send, allows users to share files with other online recipients. Before this comes off as yet another file sharing tool that will never be used, Firefox Send is different by being private and ensuring secure file transfer with encryption. The files you upload and send to others using Firefox Send will be encrypted at the sender’s end and will not be available for access by Firefox or Mozilla.

Firefox Focus comes to Android, Offers a complete private browsing experience

Firefox Focus has been available on iOS for long, but it’s today when Firefox is bringing the privacy-oriented, minimal mobile web browser to Android. Starting today, users can download Firefox Focus on Google Play Store for a complete, private browsing experience. [caption id=“attachment_2280” align=“aligncenter” width=“1200”]Image: Firefox[/caption] Firefox Focus works by the concept of blocking ad trackers, analytic trackers, social trackers and content trackers. Firefox Focus is available for free and is purely orinted at offering a tracker-less, private web browsing experience for safety conscious users.

Ola announces Progressive Web App, a smaller, faster cab booking app

Ola cabs announced the launch of a shiny new progressive web app that enables users to book cabs without consuming much internet data. The announcement comes off with Google collaboration at the the Google I/O 2017 event. Progressive Web Apps are easily one of the best creations in web tech and allows users to experience a native-app-like attitude, at the least of internet data expenses and at the least of storage needs.

Caprine is easily the best cross-platform app for Facebook Messenger

Caprine is a shiny new cross-platform app that enables Facebook Messenger access right on your computer. Facebook does not offer an official app for Facebook or Messenger as yet, but the solution to this necessity is set to change with the availability for third-party apps. Caprine is the newest third-party app that is build atop Electron and is available for all three major desktop OS - Mac, Windows and Linux. Electron is a framework for creating native desktop applications with existing web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Telegram for desktop get calls support on the latest version

Telegram for desktop get calls support on the latest version. Starting today all users can initiate and receive calls on the official Telegram desktop app. The update is available for all users at the time of writing this post. The update is available as a 14MB package for Mac OS version of Telegram and will enable users to make crystal-clear, secure voice calls with other Telegram users. This is the first of the kind for a instant messenger to announce voice calls on the native computer apps.

Chrome for Android's offline reading gets better with new downloads features

Chrome for Android’s offline reading gets better with new downloads features announced on the latest version of the Chrome Android app. Last year, Google announced the launch of webpage downloads to enable users to read webpages without internet connectivity. The latest update on Chrome is taking this forward with the launch of new options to improve this feature. Starting today, users can download any webpage by long-pressing that link. Long-pressing that link will show a Download link button which will download the webpage locally to your Android smartphone.

Tapzo Gold Membership is announced at Rs 99/month, Savings off Rs 900+

Tapzo just announced the launch of Tapzo Gold Membership plan that enables users to save better with exclusive cashback offers. This is a monthly subscription package that begins at Rs 99 a month, and offers another package at Rs 249 per month. These are purely introductory prices and there is no clear information if this will be the standard during the coming days. This membership package enables users to get a flat 5% cashback on all online payment orders for cabs, food delivery orders, local offers, flight tickets and bill payments.

WriteRack gets a makeover, adds premium subscription features that are worth it

Tweetstorms have always been the rage, but doing that on Twitter’s official apps or website is a tad tough job, for there’s no automation support. While there are various third-party apps available to achieve the same, Writerack has been my favorite lately and they just upped the experience with a premium feature. Writerack is still remaining free for all users, except that premium users will have addition features for a better tweeting experience.