Fast Finder

If you are an app freak like me, you will have 10s or even 100s of apps on your phone. And it is such a pain to scroll through and find your app. Fast Finder (FF) searches stuff in a jiffy – just enter the first few characters of your App name and it will pop up immediately for you – super fast! Just tap on the app and launch it. It is so simple.

But Apps is not just what it will find. It will also find contacts and files. If you type the first few names of a contact, FF will bring it up for you and then you can directly dial or message from there itself!

Besides, files which are deep inside your Android system can be found super fast. Just type the file name and it will pop up. Ideal for downloaded files which most of the time, you don’t know where they went!! You can even find files by just entering the file type e.g. jpg and you will find all jpg files on your Android device – really super cool.

A great  utility for super fast search within your phone!

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Decision Crafting

Our lives are full of decisions. And if you want to take sensible decisions, Decision Crafting is for you!

Suppose you have to take a decision for buying a new phone – you can list multiple phones you are considering, and the criteria you would look for. e.g. good camera, high memory, fast speed, etc. When you define the criteria, you will also specify which is the most valuable to you and which is the least. Then, for each criterion, you will assign points to each phone you are considering. Once you are done, it will show you the best choice – instantly! You can modify your criteria and their importance and also the ratings and re-evaluate your choices again and again till you optimize and find your best choice.

Your decisions could be on which University to choose,  which car to buy or even choose a spouse – if you have a choice!!

Decision Crafting is one of the best apps to help you take logical decisions.


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Text Scanner [OCR]

Text Scanner is one of lightest and most efficient scanner on the Android App Store, with a very high

level of speed and accuracy.

When we scan text from a magazine or a book or even a hoarding, it is very difficult to extract the text for further use. Text scanner allows us to do just that. Just take a picture of the text and the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine of Text Scanner will do the rest.

It is extremely easy to use – you can take pictures from newspapers or even from a website from your computer, get telephone nos. converted and dial directly. No need to type any more! The recognized text can be used to copy to clipboard, dial nos., save to a file, send it by email or share it on Social Media.

Extremely useful, fast and accurate!

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You can convert files from various formats to PDF as well as convert from PDF to Word, Excel, Powerpoint and many other formats. You may convert one file at a time or multiple files in one go. You can even merge files, split files, convert specific pages, rotate pages, etc. etc. The entire process takes place over a secured connection and your files are immediately deleted.

A detailed, step by step Help Section, guides you through the steps. The only limitation is that the maximum file size is 100 MB. You can select up to 20 files at a time, but all files together must not exceed 150 MB.

An extremely useful tool for daily use – always keep the link handy!

ColorNote Notepad

Color Note is a popular note taking app. Very light and simple to use.

It is a quick and simple note-taking tool for notes, memos, emails, to-do lists and much more. Taking notes is just like typing into a basic wordprocessing program – just type as much as you want, select a color to the note, share or even set a reminder for the note. In the to-do list mode, you can make a checklist of various to-do items, and tick them off, one by one when each of the items gets done.

You can view the notes in the traditional ascending order, in grid format, or by note color. You can even password protect important notes and put them as sticky notes on your home screen. Online backup and sync cloud service is available which also allows you to share your notes across devices.

A simple app with many uses.


Similar Sites

Similar Sites improves your browsing experience by suggesting sites which are similar to your favourite sites. You just have to visit and paste your favourite site url in the space provided and voila! It will list out the sites which are similar to the one selected – it is that simple.

The website also gives you the option to add an extension to Chrome which allows you to do the same seamlessly. When you are on a site you like, just click on the Similar Sites extension on the top right and the same functionality will be available to you right from your favourite browser.

A very simple and elegant way of browsing similar sites, when you are  doing research or just browsing!

GBoard – the smart keyboard from Google

captureGBoard, the smart keyboard from Google has been upgraded. Apart from the various stuff that all keyboards do, predictive text, swipe, multiple language support, etc., GBoard also allows you to Search Google and share, right from your keyboard!

For example, when you are typing a mail or text or Whatsapp on your phone, sometimes, you need to give directions and sometimes you need to give a link to a product or service, or even a website. Doing that from your phone can be pretty tedious – exit the message, go to the link and copy the link address and then get back to your original message and paste it. GBoard has a Google link on the top left of the keyboard – if you tap on that, you can search almost anything in Google (including Maps), go to the link and then with a single tap, include that link in your message!

Pretty neat and straightforward. Try it out, you will be saving lots of time and energy!!  Installing a keyboard is pretty simple on Android. Just go to the Play Store, install the keyboard and then open the settings area and choose Language and keyboard, and select the new keyboard of your choice.


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Share your location through WhatsApp

whatsappMany times, we need to send our current location to our friends / relatives. Doing so from other apps is not so convenient.

WhatsApp allows us to send our current location directly to the receiver in 3 easy steps – 1. Select the person or group to whom you wish to send your current location; 2. Select Attachment (the paper-clip shaped icon) on the top right of your screen 3. From the list of options shown, select Location, and send – that’s it. Your location will be immediately visible to the receiver(s) on their own phones on Google Maps.

This simple trick will save you lots of time and help you communicate your location speedily and efficiently!


How I Work – 201 – Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks

captureWunderlist is one of the best To-Do-List Apps that helps you organize lists and tasks that you want or need to do. The free version supports basic functions like reminders, etc., while the Pro version is more for businesses. Whether it is a mundane task or reminder or a Project, Wunderlist helps you create lists and sync them on all your devices and share them with family and friends.

You can even have conversations within your groups on your lists. With Comments, you can have real-time updates in any of your To-Do Lists and keep everyone in the loop and all your important discussions in one place

Try it –  You will surely like it!

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