Crew Picks

Our favorite apps

  • Lookout Mobile Security

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Lookout combines enterprise grade security with end user simplicity, protecting your device and data from a variety of threats facing mobile devices including: loss, theft, viruses, malware, and hackers.


    Lookout Mobile Security icon
  • WakaTime

    Free Mac Windows Linux Komodo IDE Xcode ... Visual Studio Code IntelliJ IDEA Vim Notepad++ Pycharm Sublime Text TextMate RubyMine GNU Emacs PyCharm Community Edition Atom Brackets Komodo Edit Website

    Open source plugins for automatic programming metrics.


    WakaTime icon
  • GIF Brewery

    Free Mac Website

    GIF Brewery by Gfycat gives everyone the power to create stunning GIFs from video files. It’s simple, powerful, intuitive to use--and now it’s free.

    • Make a screen recording
    • Record from your webcam or iOS device
    • Import a video file

    • Resize and crop video
    • Set desired frame rate, or manually set frame count and frame delay
    • Apply image filters like Color Correction or famous photo filters like Transfer and Noir
    • Add multiple captions or overlay images

    • Easily save to your computer, share to iMessage or Mail
    • GIF Brewery now enables easy in-app uploading to Gfycat!


    GIF Brewery icon
  • Swift Publisher

    Commercial Mac Website

    Swift Publisher is an easy-to-use page layout and desktop publishing app for Mac. This software provides all you need for creating impressive and professional-looking documents such as flyers, brochures, catalogs, magazines, booklets, newsletters, calendars, posters, menus, cards, Facebook and Twitter covers and many more.


    Swift Publisher icon
  • Mjolnir

    Free Mac OS X Website

    mjolnir - Lightweight automation and productivity app for OS X

    Mjolnir is an OS X app that lets you automate common tasks using the language Lua. At its core, it doesn't actually do anything besides load up a Lua environment; the real power lies in all the useful modules that you can install.

    You write a "config", which just means ~/.mjolnir/init.lua. This file, along with whatever modules it requires, have full access to the built-in mjolnir module, and all Lua modules that you have installed (e.g. from LuaRocks or any way you want to install them).


    Mjolnir icon
  • addappt

    Free Android iPhone Apple Watch Android Wear Website

    addappt is a capable contacts app that features all of the usual stuff, including the ability to quickly call and text your contacts. Additionally, the app contains some social media features such as updates, photos, emoji, and more. This one is best for those who like to keep it personal, although those looking for a minimal contacts app may need to look elsewhere. They also don't store your address book or messages on their servers.

    Friends update their contact information, emoji and special fonts in your address book privately and similarly, you in theirs

    Set it for for individuals and Groups and get automatic ones for birthdays and anniversaries and wish them with one tap

    Group Actions
    Email, text or send unlimited photos (iPhone only) via email to groups privately

    Know the weather for your contact’s address before calling them – just type in the city & country


    addappt icon

    Free Android iPhone Website

    Say what you want. When you want. How you want. Covertly is the 100% fully anonymous social network for your campus.

    • Stay Safe -
      Don't take our word for it. Other apps ask for your phone number, email, and social media logins. We ask for absolutely nothing.

    • Connect with the world -
      Set your radius and define the size of the community you want to interact with. Peek into other locations and see what's going on around the world.

    • No Regrets -
      Every post is temporary, say what's really on your mind and let the community vote decide what stays and what gets deleted.

    In college? Connect with your campus or see whats going on at other schools.

  • Shiftit

    Free Mac OS X Website

    ShiftIt is an application for OSX that allows you to quickly manipulate window position and size using keyboard shortcuts. It intends to become a full featured window organizer for OSX. It is a complete rewrite of the original ShiftIt by Aravindkumar Rajendiran which is not longer under development.


    Shiftit icon
  • F.B. Purity

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Chrome ... Safari Maxthon Opera Firefox Website

    F.B. Purity is a browser extension / add-on that lets you clean up and customize Facebook. It filters out the junk you don't want to see, leaving behind the stories and page elements you do wish to see, and is customizable to your taste.


    F.B. Purity icon
  • Tomb of the Mask

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Tomb of the Mask is an arcade game, which takes place in an infinite procedurally generated vertical labyrinth. Seeking for adventure you get into a tomb, where you find a strange mask. You wear it and suddenly realize that you can now climb walls - easily and promptly. And that's when all the fun begins.

    You'll face a variety of traps, enemies, game mechanics and powerups. And as far as time doesn't wait, get a grip and up you go!


    Tomb of the Mask icon
  • YouTube Music

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    YouTube Music allows you to easily find what you’re looking for and discover new music. Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes, and what’s trending around you.

    A new music streaming service from YouTube
    ? This is a completely reimagined music service with official releases from your favorite artists.

    Find the music you want
    ? Easily find the albums, singles, live performances, covers and remixes you’re looking for.
    ? Don’t know a song’s name? Just search the lyrics or describe it.

    Discover new music
    ? Get music recommendations based on taste, location, and time of day.
    ? Use “The Hotlist” to keep up with what’s trending.

    Uninterrupted listening with Music Premium
    ? Listen ad-free
    ? Don’t worry about your music stopping when you lock your screen or use other apps.
    ? Download your favorites or let us do it for you by enabling Offline Mixtape.


    YouTube Music icon
  • OpenL

    Free Android DeepL Translator Website

    OpenL Translator is an open source front-end to the high-quality DeepL machine translation services (available for English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Polish).

    Note that DeepL's terms of usage disallow submitting any text containing personal data, and submitted text will be retained for a certain amount of time.


    OpenL icon
  • Journey

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Web Android Chrome OS ... Android Tablet Chrome Android Wear Website

    A diary that keeps your private memories forever. Trusted by millions of users, Journey is your perfect journal companion that keeps your private memories for a lifetime.


    Journey icon
  • Keybase

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Ruby JavaScript Go (Programming Language) Java Website

    Keybase is a new and free security app for mobile phones and computers. For the geeks among us: it's open source and powered by public-key cryptography.

    Keybase is for anyone. Imagine a Slack for the whole world, except end-to-end encrypted across all your devices. Or a Team Dropbox where the server can't leak your files or be hacked.

    Keybase is a messaging platform where:

    • you can write securely to any twitter, reddit, facebook, github, and hacker news user
    • you don't need to know someone's phone number or email address
    • all messages are secure, end-to-end encrypted
    • multi-device: your messages survive and transfer with encryption to new phones & computers
    • free for everyone, and free of ads
    • open source
    • multi-platform, w/apps for macOS, Linux, and Windows


    Keybase icon
  • Puran Defrag

    Free Personal Windows Website

    Puran Defrag is a very simple disk defragmenter which will defrag the files and optimize your system, collecting all the fragments of a file and putting them together, as well as moving some frequently used files and all directories to faster disk areas. This process boosts your hard disk performance and thus overall system speed. In addition it reduces wear and tear on your hard disk, thereby increasing its life span.


    Puran Defrag icon
  • Skim

    Free Mac OS X Website

    Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.


    Skim icon
  • Gfycat

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Gfycat is gif hosting, with three unique advantages:

    Speed - Average is 8 times faster.
    Unlimited size - No need to use inferior hosts. Have that 25mb gif you want to share? No problem!
    Nifty features - Play in reverse, slo mo, speed up, or pause and analyze frame by frame.

    Gifs are converted in HTML5 Videos, that are 16 times smaller than gif files! And with video, you can also pause, slow it down, speed it up, step frame by frame, or play in reverse.


    • Every link includes a gif. Even if delivered by video, the gif is always there. We pick the best format your browser can view, but as a user you can choose to view gif only, or hotlink directly to the gif.
    • Global CDN for fast delivery anywhere in the world, backed by Amazon's rock solid CloudFront.
    • Not just a simple server: Scalable server system designed to handle content that might go viral. Multiple layers of load balancing and caching with no single point of failure.
    • Hotlinking fully approved. Embed your .gif directly anywhere. And even if our servers were all offline, Amazon's Cloudfront would still deliver your file.
    • RES integration! If you use Reddit Enhancement Suite, you can play a gfy without even leaving reddit. Just click the Play button by the link (already pushed out to Firefox, Chrome update still pending roll out).


    Gfycat icon
  • Bromite

    Free Android Website

    Bromite is Chromium plus ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!.


    Bromite icon
  • Network Speed Test

    Free Windows Windows RT Windows Phone Website

    Network Speed Test can provide you detailed information about the upload and download speeds of your internet connections.


    Network Speed Test icon
  • Mark Text

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Mark Text is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a concise text editor, dedicated to improving your editing efficiency.


    Mark Text icon
  • Rocket Player

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Website

    Rocket Player offers an intuitive layout so you can spend time listening, not looking, for your media. .


    Rocket Player icon
  • Keka

    Free Mac Website

    Keka is a full featured file archiver, as easy as it can be.

    With Keka you can compress as many files as you want in a bunch of formats. Divide files and protect them with a password is now a kids game. Just drop the files you want to compress to the Keka icon in the Dock or the main window.

    Also Keka can extract lots of compressed files, from ZIP and 7Z to RAR archives, even parted ones. Just double click on those files and they will be extracted using Keka, or drop them to the icon in the Dock or the main window.

    So simple, so strong

    You do not even need to open Keka to compress a file, keep it in your dock and use it from there.
    Just drag and drop your files and folders to the Dock icon or the Keka window to create a slimmer version of them.

    Privacy is very important

    Share safely just setting a password and creating highly encrypted files.
    Using AES-256 encryption specification for your 7z files and
    Zip 2.0 legacy encryption specification for your Zip files.

    Still too big...

    If the files are really huge and they do not fit your mail or server, just split them into pieces.
    Don't worry, they will still expand to produce your original file :)

    Keka can create files in these formats:


    And extract all of these formats:



    Keka icon
  • andOTP

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    andOTP is a two-factor authentication App for Android 4.4+.

    It implements Time-based One-time Passwords (TOTP) like specified in RFC 6238.
    Simply scan the QR code and login with the generated 6-digit code.

    This is a fork of the great OTP Authenticator app written by Bruno Bierbaumer, which has sadly been inactive since 2015. All credit for the original version goes to Bruno.


    • Free and Open-Source
    • Requires minimal permissions
    • Camera access for QR code scanning
    • Storage access for import and export of the database
    • Encrypted storage
    • Plain-text backups
    • Encrypted backups using OpenPGP
    • Sleek minimalistic Material Design
    • Great Usability
    • Compatible with Google Authenticator

    F-Droid -
    GitHub -


    andOTP icon
  • Midair

    Freemium Windows Steam Website

    Midair is a fast-paced jetpack shooter set in a breathtaking new sci-fi universe. Use movement to your advantage, outwit your enemy from every angle, build defenses, and fully customize the way you play.

    Movement in Midair is an art. It's a flow. It's a learned, practiced skill that when you know it… you just feel it. Using your jetpack and frictionless boots, launch high-speed airborne assaults, expertly dodge enemy fire, and soar from hilltop to hilltop. Free yourself from the ground or become a quick frag for your opponent.

    The jetpack draws from your armor’s energy pool, so strategically manage your use of the jetpack and energy-based weapons to ensure your battle advantage. Depending on the situation, adjust your jetpack from pushing you upward to giving more maneuvering power. Veteran players know how to manage their jets and energy by instinct.

    A team without coordination is like a shooter without jetpacks. In Midair it's critical that you coordinate your assaults for maximum effect. Take down their automated defenses one by one or sneak past the guards and destroy the generator to cripple their base and expose their flag for a quick grab.

    But remember, you'll need to keep your flag home too. They'll start by using bombers and tanks to bombard your fortifications and break your ranks. Heavily armored attackers with explosive weaponry will follow, trying to deal critical blows to your infrastructure. After that, elite light-armored enemies who have spent hours studying the terrain and perfecting their movement will race in, grab your flag, and get out -- and FAST.

    Repel the attack by keeping your base's main defenses operational, deploying forward sensors to track their movements, strategically place turrets deal out some extra damage, and get some fighters in the sky to maintain air superiority. With the right team and friends you can depend on, this will be a breeze.


    Midair icon
  • FocusWriter

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program autosaves your progress, and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during your next writing session, and has many other features that make it such that only one thing matters: your writing.


    FocusWriter icon

Comments on Crew Picks

Echo echo ... Feels empty in here

Maybe you want to be the first to submit a comment?

Sign up to comment, it's simple!