Forest : Stay Focused

These days, it is fashionable to stay addicted to your phone. If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither.

The sense of achievement and responsibility will encourage you to stay away from your phone, and will help you make better use of your time. It presents an interesting way to get out of your phone addiction. You will be offered different species as you grow more trees.

 

The paid, pro version even lets you plant real trees on the earth with tree-planting organization 🌲Trees for the future 🌲to protect the environment. You can even customize your whitelist i.e. Leaving Forest and using apps which are in the whitelist doesn’t kill your tree!

 

If you want to stay focused during these addictive cellphone times, Forest is the key!

 

Android: http://bit.ly/2Z3Mf6F  iOS: https://apple.co/2Z17shO

Facebook Lite

With space on our mobile phones getting scarcer each day, we need to optimize on the size of our apps. Facebook Lite does just that. With a very small footprint compared to the original Facebook app, it is much faster and more efficient.

Many of the classic features of Facebook are available on the app, such as sharing to a Timeline, liking photos, searching for people, and editing your profile and groups. You can save photos, follow people and lookup local businesses.

Facebook Lite also helps you keep up with the latest news and current events around the world. Subscribe to your favorite celebrities, brands, websites, artists, or sports teams to follow their News Feeds from the convenience of your Facebook Lite app!

Install Facebook Lite today and experience speed and efficiency in your usage of Facebook.

Android: http://bit.ly/2Pagchw       iOS: Coming Soon

Meeting Planner by TimeandDate

Planning meetings across continents is always a challenge. Co-ordinating time zones across the world, adjusting for daylight saving time and identifying work / leisure hours can be very confusing. TimeAndDate.com is a website which helps you do just that, along with a plethora of other useful functions relating to Time and Date.

The Meeting Planner app by timeanddate.com calculates the most convenient meeting time and visualizes normal business hours, non-working hours, and nighttime in a simple traffic light scheme: green, yellow & red. The app takes all Daylight Saving Time clock changes worldwide into account.

Look for the green time slots to plan a business meeting, yellow times for private calls or meetings outside of normal business hours, and avoid the red hours if you don’t want to wake someone up.

Plan your meetings easily now – get the app today!

Android: http://bit.ly/2GTSpku iOS: https://apple.co/2GQR3H0

Google Translate

Have you been stuck with a letter received by you, in a language you don’t understand? Or a phrase which you do not understand and you need instant translation?

Google Translate does just that – simply translates. Just point your camera to the text, select the languages and portion you need to translate, and the translation is right there on your screen! It’s that simple.

You can translate between 103 languages by typing or even have a 2-way instant speech translation in 32 languages. You can star and save translations for future reference in any language

A must have, if you handle multiple languages, in print or voice.

Android: http://bit.ly/2Sy656S iOS: https://apple.co/2SILQ6N

Basecamp 3 – Enhance your productivity

All growing businesses run into the same fundamental problems. Hair on fire, buried under email, stuff everywhere. The good news? Basecamp solves them.

The problems teams deal with mostly boil down to stuff scattered in too many places — emails, chat threads, Word docs, etc. That makes things easy to miss and hard to find, which leads to communication gaps, preventable emergencies, and extra work.

With Basecamp 3, everything will be in one organized place and everyone will be on the same page. You’ll know exactly what’s going on!

Single purpose project management and chat apps can’t fix this problem — they can only make it worse. Basecamp is different. It combines all the tools teams need in a single, straightforward package that makes work feel like less work.

Try it today – it’s worth its price!

Android: http://bit.ly/2BGhjyX iOS: https://apple.co/2BFBInH

SetMore Appointments

Setmore is an appointment scheduling system for small businesses.  It empowers your business with a free online scheduling platform that’s beautifully designed and super intuitive. You can book appointments in just a few taps, access customer data at your fingertips, manage multiple staff calendars in one account, and more.

Setmore gives you a free online Booking Page to share with your customers on your website or through Facebook, enabling them to book appointments with you!  It also lets you add upto 20 staff members, to whom you can assign appointments directly. 

A quick and easy way to schedule appointments for SMEs

Android: http://bit.ly/2GfjAqk      iOS: https://apple.co/2Gaxs5q

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

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.

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

Signal – Your secure, private messenger

Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data. An ideal, private, secure replacement for WhatsApp

Signal uses an advanced end to end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.

It allows you to create encrypted groups so you can have private conversations with all your friends at once. Not only are the messages encrypted, but the Signal server never has access to any group metadata such as the membership list, group title, or group icon. And you can make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges. 

Android: http://bit.ly/2KpshNe    iOS: https://apple.co/2KpZM21