Win-X Launcher

Win-X Launcher

This Android launcher aims to bring the Windows style desktop experience to Android. The look and feel is quite like the familiar Windows interface.

You can start with a blank desktop and can add widgets and shortcuts just as you add them on your Windows Desktop. The Start Menu at the bottom left looks just like it does on your Windows Desktop. This is where you will find your app drawer along with more shortcuts.

It is fun to have the Windows-like experience on your Android phone. The app works well and is free to use with no in-app purchases. No annoying ads as the developer aspires to liberate the Android eco-system from ad-infested, mediocre apps.

Android: https://bit.ly/2PGI0P8

Daily Yoga

Daily Yoga

No matter what type of yoga you practice, you can find something suitable on DailyYoga. You can customize duration, level, goal and yoga style.

This App provides various guided classes to help you learn the basics before diving into more advanced classes and flows, and if you’re advanced—Daily Yoga is also a professional Yoga App for you, there are plenty of the world – class teachers you want to follow with.

The App offers 500+ asanas, 1000+ guided yoga, pilates, meditation plans plus the largest yoga pose library for men and women that suit yogis target such as flexibility, weight loss, stretching and so on. Not only helps you stay with yoga every day, but also provides health benefits for both your mind and body.

If there is one Yoga app you need to install on your phone, DailyYoga is the one for you!

Android: https://bit.ly/3ptCxba    iOS: https://apple.co/3pyJ9Fg

Check your privacy settings

There are many sensors in your phone and your Microphone and Camera are important to protect your privacy. When we install Apps, they ask for a variety of permissions some of which may not really be needed for efficient performance of the app. You don’t want apps to use your camera and microphone when no such usage is warranted. It is therefore important to routinely check on app permissions.

To check which of your apps are using your camera and microphone, open the Settings menu on your Android phone. In settings, search for Privacy or App Permissions. Once you are here, you can look up which of your apps are using your Camera and which your Microphone. Each one will display the apps in four parts – Allowed all the time, Only while in use, Ask Everytime and Disabled. You may choose any option as per your and your app’s needs. If you have any doubt about any app using your Camera or Microphone unauthorisedly, you may choose to disable the permission and if the app will not work if the permission is not granted, just uninstall the app immediately. This will improve and set your privacy settings as per your needs.

Saved Messages / Reminders in Telegram

Saved Messages

With so many rumours and messages on privacy issues of Whatsapp, many are shifting to Telegram and Signal. Apart from several other additional features on Telegram, one interesting feature is of Saved Messages and setting Reminders.

To save a message, just select that message and tap on Forward. When you are asked where to forward the message to, select Saved Messages. This message will now be available in your Saved Messages and you can refer to it any time in the future. All saved messages can be seen / accessed from any of your other devices, including your desktop computer. Saved messages can also include files received or sent in Telegram. Thus you can securely save messages / files onto the Telegram Cloud.

To set a reminder, just tap on the Menu and select Saved Messages. Then type out whatever your reminder message is. Instead of hitting Send, long-press the Send Button, and you will get an option to “Set a Reminder”. Select the date and time and the reminder is set for you!

Kaagaz – CamScanner

Kaagaz

Kaagaz is an Indian version of CamScanner. It is free to use and completely offline, which makes scanning documents easy while ensuring complete security of your data. Kaagaz is a perfect app to work as a camera scanner, document scanner or for multi page PDF scanning. Kaagaz is completely made in India by graduates of IITs.

You can easily scan assignments, notes, invoices, books or any text. Night scanning is possible with your camera flashlight. Autocropping with brightness and contrast options enhances the quality of your scanning. The scanned document can be saved in PDF or JPG formats directly onto your local storage or even on Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. For privacy, you could include a custom watermark on all your documents. An in-built applock allows you to securely store all your documents.

Sharing documents is easy – you may email, Whatsapp or Telegram any of your docs.

An interesting app whose user base is growing exponentially.

Android: https://bit.ly/3abNB6h    iOS: https://apple.co/3r2NNeR 

Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner with OCR, PDF Creator

ScanThis powerful app turns your device into a versatile portable document scanner, complete with OCR text recognition capabilities, with the free-to-use Adobe Scan App. The app uses your smartphone’s camera and scans photos in order to convert them to high-quality PDF files. Use this app to turn anything – receipts, notes, documents, photos, business cards, just anything – into an Adobe PDF or JPG file with content which you can share and re-use. Once scanned, you can enhance your scans with Adobe’s scanning and editing app.

The advanced OCR function helps you re-use content after scanning PDF documents which can be used to scan books to quickly digitize bulk pages. Scanning business cards is super easy and instant. You can quickly add your business cards to your contacts in one tap. The business receipts scanner will help you collate all of your expenses together.

A great all-in-one tool for your scanning needs.

Android: https://bit.ly/3mMy4y2    iOS: https://apple.co/2WI1UJn

VLC

VLC

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform media player that plays most multimedia files across the board. It is also a full-fledged audio player, with an equalizer and filters, playing all weird audio formats.

VLC is for everyone, is totally free, has no ads, no in-app purchases, no spyware and is developed by passionate volunteers. Even the source code for this app is available for free.

It supports all formats including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, and many more. All codecs are included with no separate downloads. It supports subtitles, Teletext and Closed Captions. It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library.

One of the simplest and most versatile media players available online.

Android: https://bit.ly/3pjxeKO    iOS: https://bit.ly/3pieHP5

Interpreter for Google Home

If you have a Google Home device or if you fire Google Home on your mobile phone, you can ask Google Assistant to translate your conversation with someone who does not speak your language. The languages you can use to start interpreter mode, depend on your device. Once you have started interpreter mode, you can ask Google Assistant to translate between more languages.

You can start the interpreter mode by saying “Ok Google, be my Hindi interpreter” or “Ok Google, turn on interpreter mode” and then select a language of your choice. Once you get started, you can speak in any one language and get an audio translation in the other language. So, if you started with English and Hindi, you could speak in any of the two languages and Google will respond in the other language. You can thus have a conversation with a person who cannot understand your language at all, using Google Interpreter as your middleman!

It’s very cool and once you try it out, you will be amazed with the flexibility and ease with which Interpreter works, with few mistakes, if any.

Mindomo – Mindmaps on your Mobile

MindomoIf you are a fan of mindmapping, if you love to capture your thoughts directly on mindmaps, if you wish to synchronize your maps to the cloud from any device, Mindomo is the right tool for you.

You can unleash the power of your ideas with mindmapping and concept mapping and turn them into presentations on the fly. Mindomo allows you to create unlimited maps and folders which can be edited, exported and shared. It is available on the cloud at www.mindomo.com. On the mobile, you can work offline and sync when your connection is live. You can collaborate real time with your colleagues and partners.

You get multiple layouts and ready to create templates to get you started instantly. You can embed images, videos, audios, notes, files directly into the elements of the mindmap. The free version allows you to try and create upto 3 mindmaps and the reasonably priced paid versions allow you to step up as per your needs. It also offers full history with undo and redo functions.

A very versatile tool to initiate and grow your mindmapping journey.

Android: https://bit.ly/34HM59V  iOS: https://apple.co/3aBnAiB

Control Center – Screen Recorder

Control CenterThis is a simple app which allows you to easily access the control center on your phone. No more struggling with menus and options deep inside your phone – it simply allows you to change your settings visually. It helps you to quickly change settings like WiFi, Bluetooth, Screen Rotation, HotSpot, DND, Brightness, Flashlight and many more.
In addition, it also has a Screen Capture and Screen Recorder tool, using which you can capture your screen (snapshot) or record everything that you do on your mobile screen (video capture). This can be used for capturing videos for seeking help from or giving help to others.
One more simple tool, to help you access your Control Center options faster and more efficiently.
Android: https://bit.ly/2Jf8Vy3