Be My Eyes – Helping the blind

Lend your eyes to a blind person in need through a live video connection or be assisted by the network of sighted users. Be My Eyes is all about contributing and benefiting from small acts of kindness, so hop on board and get involved!

Blind or visually impaired users can request help from a sighted volunteer, who will be notified on their phone. As soon as the first sighted user accepts the request for help, a live audio-video connection will be set up between the two parts. The sighted helper can now assist the blind or visually impaired, through the video connection from the blind or visually impaired user’s rear-facing camera.

The blind or visually impaired person can need help with anything from knowing the expiry date on the milk, to making sure that their clothes match.

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Pin a Chat on Whatsapp

Whatsapp is one of the most preferred media for communications across the world both for formal and informal connections. Owing to its omnipresence, over a period of time, the chats get cluttered and sometimes, overwhelming. In the process, some important messages may get missed out or ignored. And imagine what happens if the message is from your boss or your wife (same same!)

In order to avoid this, Whatsapp provides a provision to PIN messages from certain individuals and Groups on your message board. Just long press the chat or whatsapp message you want to pin. You can now see the pin icon on the top right of the screen. Tap on the pin icon and your whatsapp message is pinned. Henceforth, all messages coming from that source (individual or Group) will be pinned on top of the message list. You can also unpin whatsapp chat in the same way. Besides pinning chat, you can also mute a group chat or archive a chat.

Speechnotes – Speech To Text

Speechnotes is a wonderful professional Speech Recognition Text Editor. It gives accurate speech recognition right from your browser. Just head to, click on the microphone button and start dictating. You can then copy and paste the text into any application you want – it could be Gmail or Word. It is that simple. No registration and no payment.

If you wish to dictate directly into any website e.g. Gmail or WordPress, you can buy the paid version for a nominal price. This is a one-time payment and valid for life.

It also has an app which performs the same functions on your smartphone.

A very simple way of dictating to your computer or your phone.

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DigiLocker is a key initiative under Digital India, the Government of India’s flagship program aimed at transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Targeted at the idea of paperless governance, DigiLocker is a platform for issuance and verification of documents & certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents. The DigiLocker website can be accessed at

You may download and store various documents like Aadhaar Card, Driving License, PAN Card, Marksheets, Insurance Policies and much  more.

Recently, the Government has issued a notification that driving license, Aadhaar card, PAN Card and other documents retrieved from the Digilocker in electronic mode on your smartphone are valid proof to show to any authority and cannot be disputed.

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Write on PDF

Write on PDF by Samsung Electronics, is a convenient PDF annotator for you. You can take notes by your own handwriting with a variety of Pen and tools.

Once installed and activated, it will list all PDF files in your device in one place. Then it allows you to annotate the file with your text and drawing content. You can save the pdf file thereafter and share the same. It also doubles up as a good pdf viewer.

This app is compatible with most Samsung Galaxy devices.

A very useful tool for annotation of pdf files on your phone.

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AppLock – Fingerprint

Many times, we need to protect our apps from prying eyes – we do need confidentiality for specific apps.  Smart AppLock is an AppLocker or App Protector that will lock and protect apps using a password or pattern and fingerprint.  You can lock Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery or any other app with a password and prevent the apps from being exposed by any snooper!

Besides, AppLock can catch intruders by taking a picture and even hide the fact that the app is locked, with a fake error window!

You can configure the smart lock to lock at specific time of day or auto-unlock when connected to specific WiFi or Bluetooth.

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Snapseed – Photo Editor from Google

Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor, developed by Google.

Once installed, you can pick up any photo from your Gallery and work on it in a professional manner. You get 29 Tools and Filters, including: Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Perspective (see list below). You can save your personal looks and apply them to new photos later. All styles can be tweaked with fine, precise control.

Cropping and rotation is a breeze. You can use the Brush to selectively retouch exposure, saturation, brightness or warmth. Once you are done, you can add both stylized or plain text onto your photos. And, of course, you can use Double Exposure to blend two photos, choosing from blend modes that are inspired by shooting on film and by digital image processing

All in all a professional photo editor at your fingertips, for free!

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