Uptodown has an enormous catalogue of programs, each with a corresponding product description. To delve even deeper into the possibilities of particular software, we highlight the most relevant programs—whether they be desktop programs (for Windows, Mac, or Ubuntu) or smartphone apps (for iOS and Android)—and talk about them in depth, explaining how they work and giving a clear verdict on their possibilities.

Unlike arcade driving games, simulators try to stay faithful to real physics to deliver an experience closer to what you’d actually feel behind the wheel of a vehicle. This may make for controls that are rather harder to handle, but that’s all part and parcel of the realism that so many driving game enthusiasts are after. The Android catalogue has got room for everything and there’s one particular saga we should highlight: Driving Zone has a few games under its belt and a terrific rendering engine plus a good number of vehicles for you to drive.

While golf doesn’t have the mass appeal of many other sports, golf simulator games sure have kept a lot of us entertained for the past few decades. Tons of games let you enjoy this sport virtually and draw gamers like a magnet. The latest member of this family has set tongues wagging, and with good reason: Golf Clash is a fun golf game that will keep you hooked thanks to its simple premise.

Though practically any mobile browser worth its salt has mechanisms to allow anonymous and secure web browsing, there are also dedicated apps that do the same thing. Mozilla has joined the club with an alternative version of its popular web browser: Firefox Focus lets you access webpages in a fully anonymous and secure way over an app that eliminates your entire history when you close it just as if you were in an incognito session, and lets you adjust a handful of other security parameters, too.

We’re all more than used to Android’s contact book for finding phone numbers, checking missed calls, etc. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best possible option, right? Apps like Drupe show that there are serious contenders to unseat the default Android feature for organizing your contact information.

Haute cuisine has been undergoing some serious democratization over the past several years. Now we all want to copy our favorite celeb chefs, and cooking dishes worthy of the poshest restaurants is no longer as problematic as it used to be, given that nice ingredients, specialized utensils, and – above all – guides of all kinds are more accessible than ever. Much of the credit for this goes to smartphone and tablet apps, with the pinnacle of this niche being represented by Kitchen Stories. This free app is one of the best exponents of recipes and kitchen techniques to be found on Android.

Car owners all know that keeping track of vehicle expenses is totally necessary if you don’t want to go mad. Gas, tuneups, oil changes, and washings are all costs that can become a serious headache if you’re not planning for them in advance. Drivvo is a useful tool that helps you keep track of your car expenses in a simple way.

As you know, firmware updates for Android devices tend to roll out in tiers. Furthermore, all sorts of delays tend to come up due to the modified versions for each service provider. In the case of Huawei, the problem may be even more uncomfortable, as even users of devices of the same model and from the same geographical location may see a lag of up to a month in the rollout of updates. But the app Firmware Finder can force the installation of the most up-to-date firmware on your device.

There’s no lack of car games in the Android realm, but it’s not always easy to find one as stimulating as SUP Multiplayer Racing. This free multiplayer title sets you to compete in close races against live opponents from around the world.

The Local Guides are one of Google’s many services that remain not especially widely known. Slipped in under Maps, this is a panel from which you can view all the business ratings and photos you’ve contributed to Google over time. To give all this content a bit of meaning, the so-called Local Guides system lets you get certain rewards if you make enough contributions.

Never is it not a good idea to keep a diary of your daily activities. But not everybody has the meticulousness to log – whether on paper or in the many available Android apps – their day-to-day movements. Daylio is the solution for people looking to keep a log of their daily activity without spending a lot of time in the process.