Voice Access by Google

Voice Access is an accessibility service that lets you control your device with spoken commands. It can be useful for people who have difficulty using a touchscreen due to paralysis, tremor, temporary injury, or other reasons.

Voice Access provides voice commands (currently English only) in three categories:

  • Basics and navigation from any screen (e.g. “Go back”, “Go home”)
  • Gestures to interact with elements on the current screen (e.g. “Click next”, “Scroll down”)
  • Text editing and dictation (e.g. “Type hello”, “Replace coffee with tea”)

If you have difficulty in using the touch pad, or you want a totally touch free experience, just for fun – Voice Access is for you!

Android: http://bit.ly/2GbultH

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10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

A clear, simple approach to meditation with New York Times bestselling author Dan Harris and some of the most respected (and cool) meditation teachers on the planet. It’s built for fidgety skeptics, designed to help you stick with it.

You get a free ongoing access to a 7-session introductory course and mindful meditations with daily videos to teach you meditation in the simplest way possible. You also have guided audio meditations for coping with anxiety and stress, as well as for activities like walking and falling asleep. There is lots of practical advice for applying mindfulness to your relationships, eating, work, and more.

Get 10% Happier for quick meditations that fit into your busy life—during your commute, lunch break, etc. 

Android: http://bit.ly/2BXU2d3     iOS: https://apple.co/2L4gNzb

Import Data from a printed document directly into Microsoft Excel

Very often we come across a table, in print, which we may wish to import into Excel. And, of course, it is painful to sit and enter the entire data into Excel. Now, your Microsoft Excel App for Android, allows you to do just that. Along with numbers, you can convert lists and recipes. And the entire process is very simple.

Just fire the App on your Android phone and open a New Sheet (Blank Workbook). At the bottom of the screen, tap the Data from Picture button (it’s the 3×3 grid with a camera). If this is your first time using the tool, tap Allow to give Microsoft permission to convert the image to data using Microsoft’s online service. Then tap the red check button to convert the data. In a preview of the captured data, tap a red-highlighted cell and then tap Edit to enter missing information. Tap Done after each change. You can also tap unhighlighted cells to make corrections or changes. Once you are done, tap Insert at the top to place the data in your workbook.

This is a very cool feature on the Android App and is likely to appear on Excel for iOS very soon.

VIMAGE – Live Photo Editor

VIMAGE is a cinemagraph creating app that lets you add moving effects and elements to your photos, turning them into live pieces of art. 

Cinemagraphs are the latest trend for engaging people in your life and the stories you tell. They’re hot on Facebook (just think of live portraits), Instagram and other social media, and they’re an amazing tool to put a creative, eye-catching twist on your slideshows and visual marketing content. 

Just open Vimage and press the ‘+’ button to take a photo or choose one from your gallery. Edit your photo before you add an effect to it. Then choose an effect you like and that you think suits your picture. And, save your vimage, and you’re good to go. Share it on Instagram or any other social media with just a touch of a button, and let your creativity get all the recognition it deserves.

Android: http://bit.ly/2L60FNA   iOS: https://apple.co/2L4Ave2

Drops – Learn a language – one drop at a time

This is an app which aims to teach you a foreign language, but it does so in bite-sized chunks using pictures and games to help you learn and remember the basics.

Drops takes “boring” out of language learning: useful vocabulary is beamed into your memory via gorgeous minimalist illustrations and fast paced micro-games. No translations into your native language – no middlemen – just pure fun.
The fun part? It only takes 5 minutes a day. In fact that’s all the time you get! Insane? Yes. Works? Absolutely! 

Learn 31 languages in your spare time, one drop at a time!

Android:   http://bit.ly/2G7eE6Q          iOS; https://apple.co/2G2CXTG

Greenify

When we buy a new phone, it works smooth as silk. Over a period of time, with addition of apps, some of which hog the live memory, the phone slows down, and the battery drains faster than before. With Greenify, your device can run almost as smoothly and lastingly as it did the first day you had it!

Greenify helps you identify and put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when you are not actively using them, to stop them from lagging your device or leeching the battery, in a unique way! They can do nothing without explicit launch by you or other apps, while still preserving full functionality when running in foreground.

NEVER greenify alarm clock apps, instant messaging apps unless you don’t rely on them. Please do verify the impact of greenified apps on which you heavily rely.

Speed up your phone and get more juice from your battery – Greenify it!

Android: http://bit.ly/2G6pqua   

Trello – your organizer

Whether you’re working with a team or trying to keep your own independent projects in order, Trello provides an intuitive yet feature-packed system for organizing ideas and tracking progress.

Whether it’s managing a team, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a grocery list, Trello is your valuable sidekick. It breaks your business down to a series of boards. Within each board, you can create multiple lists. And inside each list, you can add any number of cards — individual items that contain text, photos, files, and so on. You can label and color-code cards and assign due dates, and you (and anyone else you invite) can comment on cards to add in thoughts and updates.

A great collaboration tool. Start free and upgrade to a paid plan as per your needs.

Android: http://bit.ly/2KrUXoT     iOS: https://apple.co/2KpkA9S