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.

The thin line that separates a tribute from plagiarism is sometimes, well, extremely thin and it can be hard to find out which side of it you’re on. If the resulting product is mediocre our hands tend not to tremble when we point our finger and call it a shameless ripoff. But when the work is good? Soul Knight could fit on this end of the spectrum as it looks and feels like Nuclear Throne and, in particular, Enter the Gungeon, but it’s still a great free game for Android.

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Survival games have gotten hugely popular over the years and it’s now dead easy to find a good handful of titles where the idea is to live as long as you can on a desert island, through a zombie apocalypse, or in a setting rife with voxels. Survival Planet is another game to add to this list, but its approach to the survival genre is rather more minimalist and original.

Rounded borders on device screens appears to be a trend that’s here to stay, as shown by devices like the recent LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8. Though for obvious reasons it would be rather extravagant to try to modify the corners of your hardware itself, it’s entirely possible to simulate this look with software using the Cornerfly app.

Fans of dizzying shoot’em ups are in luck with the latest game from the development team behind the popular Crossy Road. Shooty Skies is a vertical arcade game where you continually put your reflexes to the test while annihilating every possible kind of enemy along the way.

The developers at Clash Royale never fail us in our monthly date with the card balance – always a much-anticipated moment for us players as it usually brings important changes to the game. Lots of cards start disappearing from people’s decks when their forces wane, while the opposite happens with cards picked to get a power-up. On this occasion the days may be numbered for some of the most popular cards in gamers’ decks.

Tower defense is probably ones of the most hackneyed and unimaginative genres in existence. In fairness, though, that’s not the fault of the genre itself but rather the enormous list of titles in this category that do little else besides follow the trite outlines of genre motifs. Still, occasionally a small ray of sunshine bursts forth to illuminate this dull landscape where innovation is usually conspicuous for its absence. Skull Towers puts a twist on the genre and drops you onto the front lines of battle, bow in hand.

The years go by but some things stay the same: foobar2000 remains as relevant as ever. This user favorite among music players for Windows has also got an Android version that has nothing to envy the original software. This music player stands out for its sound quality and old-school look.

How often do you find yourself looking at your phone more than you want to be because of all the pings and buzzes of constant notifications? Silencing your phone entirely isn’t always an option and there’s no way to tell if it that ding is for an important message or just your best mate sending you a poop emoji again. With this need in mind Converbration was born as an app to indicate the importance of your various messages through smart vibrations.

One of the few areas where Google can’t seem to get its ducks in a row is instant messaging. There currently appears to be an enormous mess among the trio of services Hangouts, Allo, and Duo, with users left wondering what role is being played by each. We’re going to try to shed some light on the subject by explaining the current situation of each app and what it does.

The trading card game set in The Elder Scrolls universe has finally appeared on Android after debuting on both Windows and iOS devices (the Mac OS one is on the way). In practical terms, The Elder Scrolls: Legends is simply the umpteenth clone of Hearthstone in terms of its game system and interface, but not by a long shot does that means it’s not great. In fact such a popular formula in such an evocative setting has all the credentials needed for this game to really take off among TCG fans.