Desygner

DesygnerDesygner is the easiest and the best Graphic Design app. It offers the most beautiful, professional, royalty-free images, free to use forever. Fonts and graphics are also offered free.

You can create logos, Social Media Graphics (for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Posters, Banners, Business Cards, Flyers, well, almost anything you want. You can edit your designs from a computer, tablet or phone for free. You can share your designs via text, email & social media, or download and print from your phone in seconds.

And, if you are serious about design, you can try the Pro version which is paid and unlock thousands of premium templates, along with sophisticated tools to make your design jobs outstanding.

Android : https://bit.ly/2JljTyH      iOS: https://apple.co/2UVr8D1

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Nextcloudhttps://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/notes

This is a distraction free notes taking app. It provides categories for better organization and supports formatting.

Notes are saved as files in your Nextcloud, so you can view and edit them with any Nextcloud client. You can have multiple accounts which can be synced all at once.

Further, it allows easy integration into third-party apps (currently, there are notes apps for Android and iOS which allow convenient access to your Nextcloud notes). You can mark your Notes as favorites for fast and easy access.

You could use this as a simple replacement for Google Notes. Simple, fast and efficient.

Android: https://bit.ly/3aqGjdO   iOS: https://apple.co/2WRf7AL

Five Minute Journal

The Five Minute Journal is the simplest thing you can use to start your day happier. Based on proven positive psychology research, it focuses your attention on the good in your life and helps you set purposeful action in just 5 minutes a day! It’s the journal that WORKS.

It has been designed to capture the Five Minute Journal physical experience. It is very intuitive to start with and stay with. You can quickly access previous journal entries and view short daily excerpts. You can also receive an inspiring quote daily and weekly challenges can be shared over Social Media.
There is a facility to backup / export to PDF and also get daily reminders for your important items.

This is not a free app but is worth every rupee you spend on it!

Android: http://bit.ly/32sYiwR    iOS: https://apple.co/2HX5GHw

Telegram

In the world of instant messaging, Whatsapp is the number one. However, with increasing discovery of security issues in Whatsapp, Telegram is fast catching up. Telegram is a Whatsapp alternative which is fast, simple, secure and available across devices. You can send media and files without any size limitation (Whatsapp has limitations) – your entire chat history will require no disk space on your device, and will be securely stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.
In Whatsapp, if you create Groups, there is a limitation of 256 members. On Telegram, you can create Groups with 2,00,000 members! It also has powerful photo and video editing tools and an open sticker / GIF platform to cater to your creative genes. It is 100% free, without ads, and there is no third-party access to your data.
For those interested in maximum privacy, Telegram offers Secret Chat. Messages can be programmed to self-destruct after a pre-determined time frame after reading.
A growing, safe and secure platform for instant messaging. Try it out today!
Android: http://bit.ly/2Povr7E       iOS: https://apple.co/2VjExqd

Dictation.io

Dictation.ioDictation.io is a simple dictation website. No login required, no download and no installs. Just head to www.dictation.io and start dictating. Once having finished your dictation, you will be able to Save it, Copy it or Print it instantaneously. Since this is a web-based utility, internet connection is a must to use it. It uses the Google dictation engine at the backend and supports 67 languages, including several Indian languages.

The accuracy level of this website is quite good and there is no training required. You just connect and click on Start. Punctuations and formatting can also be handled orally which makes it very easy to handle. If you use your words slowly and clearly, it just works!

One of the simplest dictation tools available online!

Headway: Books’ Key Ideas

Dive into any topic and master any skill with the world’s best books on Productivity, Negotiation, Money, Health, Love, Business, Investment, etc. If you have a busy schedule, no worries – you will spend only 15 minutes per book, maximum!
You have an audio version for each summary, so you just have to listen. There are actionable insights which give you action points for each book. A recall technique that helps your brain to keep the book’s insights in memory and a non-stressed notification system to achieve your goals – all have been built-in.
So, if you want to be a rockstar at public speaking, want to succeed in business, get the promotion or you want to find out how to fill your home with love and happiness, Headway Books is for you – to learn from the world’s brightest minds!
Android: http://bit.ly/2HTVBLq         iOS: https://apple.co/37XGvyX

GBoard – revisited

We had reviewed and recommended GBoard as our first choice for keyboards on Android. Since then, GBoard has gone on improving. As being one of the best keyboards, it now incorporates the following features:

  • Glide Typing – you can type faster by sliding your finger over the characters rather than tapping them individually
  • Voice Typing – You can easily dictate whatever you wish to type – whether it is a message or a mail or even a long essay / letter.
  • Multilingual Typing – You need not switch between languages manually – Gboard will autocorrect and suggest from any of your enabled languages
  • Translate – you can translate as you type on your keyboard
  • Inbuilt Clipboard Manager – this is one of the interesting recent additions to the keyboard – there is an inbuilt clipboard manager which stores upto 5 snippets in the Clipboard. Whatever you copy on your phone, is stored there for upto an hour. And you could re-use it any time within that time frame. If you wish to store a clip beyond the hour limitation, you can pin it and it will remain there forever!
    Truly a versatile keyboard, which includes Emojis, GIFs, Cursor Control and much more! A must have for your Android Device.
    Android : http://bit.ly/2VjjYKu

Envelope

Many people feel that they spend too much time on their phones and struggle to find a balance with technology. Envelope is an app which temporarily transforms your phone into a simpler, calmer device, helping you take a break away from your digital world.

Once you’ve printed and folded the special pdf into an envelope it will turn your phone into a very basic device which can only make and receive calls helping you focus on what’s in front of you.

Printed buttons which subtly light up allow you to dial and take photographs, creating a calm but magical “Envelope User Interface”.
Not a very popular app, as you may have guessed, since it converts your phone into…… a phone only! But if you are looking for a detox from heavy phone usage – Envelope is just what the doctor ordered!
Android: http://bit.ly/2GRy2SX

Audio Manager

Audio Manager is a tool to automatically adjust your phone’s volumes and ringtones without any need for manual interaction.

Whether it’s home, work, school or any other location you can have Audio Manager adjust your phone’s volumes when entering or exiting a location.

You can also schedule a time for your volumes and ringtones to be automatically adjusted. Never wakeup because of a late night spam message again.
So, if you want to adjust your volumes automatically, depending on the day of week, time and/or location, Audio Manager is for you!

Android: http://bit.ly/38ZZhGW

EnglishGrammar.org

This site can be used as a very simple tool to brush up your grammar online. Whether you’re starting with the basics or want to understand complex topics, they have everything covered.

Just glance at the topics on the left panel such as Adjectives, adverbs, business writing, creative writing, etc. and drive straight into them to learn the nuances with lots of examples and quizzes. You can also download grammar lessonsand share them with your friends, colleagues or students. There are lots of rules and plenty of online exercises and tools to help you move fast. Videos and Guides help you visually understand the concepts and brush up your knowledge as you move along.

An interesting and extremely useful tool for those who write – whatever be the content!

www.englishgrammar.org