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

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

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

Toucan

Toucan Chrome Extension is a free Chrome Extension that helps you learn a language without even trying. Once you install the extension, choose the language that you wish to learn – current options are Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian. You also choose the topics that you are interested in.

After that, just browse the web normally. When you point to any word on your webpage, it will show you the translation in the language of your choice. This will help you learn as you browse. You will pick up the vocabulary faster when you see it in context. There are even quizzes and games which help you sharpen your language skills as you move along. You can measure your daily progress and earn achievements that measure your skill level on the go.

Learn efficiently and productively – just install for free and start learning a new language in seconds!

https://jointoucan.com/

GoFullPage – Full Page Screen Capture

GoFullPage

This is a Chrome Extension which helps you capture a screenshot of your current web-page in its entirety. Quite often, it is a pain to capture the full screen of a webpage when it is several screens long. This simple extension solves the problem elegantly.

The simplest way to take a full page screenshot of your current browser window is to click on the extension icon (or press Alt+Shift+P), watch the extension capture each part of the page, and be transported to a new tab of your screenshot where you can download it as an image or PDF or even just drag it to your desktop. There are no bloat, no ads, no unnecessary permissions, just a simple way to turn a full web page into an image!

The advanced screen capture technology handles complex pages—including inner scrollable elements as well as embedded iframes—unlike any other extension.

So, go ahead and install this extension – improve your efficiency!

Miro

Miro

Miro is a very elegant tool for using digital whiteboards, even if you have never tried such an app before. You can use it on a desktop, a tablet or on your phone. Touchscreens give you the best experience while using Miro.

The main app has a variety of templates such as Kanban boards, flowcharts, mindmaps, etc. It is a great tool to use with teams to brainstorm online.

Collaboration is a key element of Miro. You and team members can chat and messages, add comments, leave sticky notes, and create a centralized note for meeting elements. You can also link and embed in other team apps like Slack. The premium version also includes video chat, voting, and screen sharing.

You may use Miro for Meetings & Workshops, Ideation and Brainstorming, Research & Design, Strategy & Planning and Mapping and Diagramming. Besides, it is multi-platform and works seamlessly for Windows, iOS, Android and macOS. With over 7 million users, it is a product you can use with trust and confidence – you may signup for free and then upgrade anytime, based on your needs.

https://miro.com/

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