Skip to main content

Microsoft is actually a great Android developer - 'To-Do' is another reason why!

It may seem suprising to some, but Microsoft is actually a fantastic Android developer. In fact, I'd go as far to saythat their app offerings for Android are far superior to than their offerings for the Windows App store. For starters the full suite of Microsoft Office apps are great, as is one drive and one note, and the Arrow App Launcher is actually one of the best custom android skins available (seriously - check it out!).

To round this out, over the last few days Microsoft has released 'To-Do' which as you've guessed it - is a to-do list. It really could not be simpler - the app allows the creation of lists and then as part of each list allows tasks and items to be added.

The design is simple and clean, and a nice move away from the boxy interface design that still dominates some of the earlier Windows apps for android. It's fast, lightweight, cloud based (of course) and has a widget - so there is not much more you could ask for!

Of course there is lots of co…

Lectures Scanner

Today's app of the day is Lectures Scanner.

If you are a student, then you no doubt get sick of taking down notes off white boards, or of scrawling notes onto your own sheets of paper, only to have them lost in a backpack or crumpled on the floor of your room.

Consider those issues a problem of the past, by installing Lectures Scanner on your Android device. Lectures Scanner is a great way to electronically store, keep track of and also share lectures notes or presentations without having to fuss about with scanners or printers and your personal computer. Simply lay down your lecture notes (or have a clear view of a presentation screen), pull out your phone and as simple as it is to take a photo, you will have a scanned copy of your important information.

If you have tried scanning apps in the past you may have noticed they can be notoriously 'fussy' when it comes to keeping documents straight. Lecture Scanner solves this problem by coming packaged with intelligent edge detection, which not only crops around your pieces of paper, but also distorts them (in a good way) so that they do not appear stretched (see the second image below on the left).

Finally, Lectures Scanner allows you to easily share your slides using the built in 'share' function on your Android device. This means if you have a group of friends  you could potentially focus on a few documents each, then easily drop them into a central location or email them around at the end of a class.

All in all, Lectures Scanner is an excellent app which will no doubt be invaluable to students all over the world who are sick of losing handwritten notes.

In the words of the developer:

Scan and share your Lecture Notes with ease!
Tired of written lecture notes?
Can’t find what you need among thousands of xeroxes?
Meet Lectures Scanner!
Lectures Scanner isn't simply an all-inclusive academic scanner solution that today's students need.
It was developed especially to satisfy student’s everyday needs as it is a seamlessly effective document management solution that enables users to scan, save and send any type of document, share scanned files, and much more.
The app features flexible scan options for any type of documents, a highly intuitive user interface, and a plethora of text and document editing tools that let users print, save to USB Flash Drives, transfer scanned docs to desktop, Cloud services or share docs with the classmates freely on the go!
Built to give users power to scan any student document Lectures Scanner is a revolutionarily functional as it is sleekly and ergonomically designed, Lectures Scanner seizes the full potential of the powerful MDScan mobile platform without sacrificing style or being tedious to run. Furthermore, this is the only app of its kind on the market that lets students easily scan their lecture notes, magazine articles, coupons, posters, news, and transform it into PDF files.
Lectures Scanner also has the power to enhance poor quality images and documents, as well. To boot app has 3 processing profiles (black board, white board & no enhancement) and option to add signatures and handwritten notes that make app vitally important and extremely helpful for every student.
Free version goes with a watermark logo but users are able to upgrade via in-app till “watermark free version”.
Check out Lectures Scanner on the Google Play market now and evolve the way you manage your media!
✔ Advanced image processing – transform any note into PDF format
✔ 3 processing profiles (black board, white board & no enhancement)
✔ Automatic, high quality document edge detection and perspective correction
✔ Modify and enhance poor quality images and documents
✔ Scan, upload or send any lecture notes quickly, including magazine articles, coupons, posters, news, receipts, invoices, and much more
✔ Quickly scan and manage multipage documents on the go
✔ Save documents to USB Flash Drives
✔ Cloud storage and social network integration for accessibility and sharing of images
✔ Add signatures and handwritten notes to the document (on S Pen equipped devices)
Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time and send your suggestions or questions to our support email. We try to do our best to answer to your comments as soon as possible.

Price: Free

Popular posts from this blog

Wish - shopping made fun - and easy - and cheap!

These days sites like Amazon or eBay make buying and selling online quick and easy. Unfortunately, sometimes the sheer breadth of products available (everything on earth!) makes it difficult to impulse buy or get the same experience one haves when wandering around a shop or past windows. Luckily, apps now exist to replicate that experience.

The best of the lot is Wish - which has the tagline 'shopping made fun' which could not be more true! When opening the app there are lots of categories to choose from, allowing you to pick the type of products you want to browse and going from there. Buying and checking out is only ever a few clicks away and if you are not careful you will very quickly load up on more products than you need!

I've launched sites that help out with buying cheap gadgets in the past, and it was heavily inspired by apps such as Wish which really allow someone to sit back and take pleasure in the shopping experience again! Download Wish now!

Download Wish fro…

Hearthstone - better late than never - the best android card game!

I'll cut to it - Hearthstone is one of the best games you can get for your Android device - in fact, I am sure that plenty of people would argue it is one of the best games you can get at all - even on a PC! With that in mind, there's no reason not to jump in now and start experiencing this great offering from Blizzard. 
The gameplay is turn based card strategy, think Magic the Gathering, but fare more simple. Every turn the number of points you have to spend on cards increases, so it means that games start quite evenly handed but can escalate quickly, especially when more experienced players know how to string together the abilities of their cards.
The objective is to eliminate the health of your opponent - and once you succeed the victory is entirely satisfying, with some truly fantastic sounds and effects that drive home the sense of achievement. This is of course a free to play game, and it is possible to spend real world money in the store but it is not required to have …

Social Bookmarks: the easiest way to access all your social networks

Today's app of the day is Social Bookmarks

Social Bookmarks is a great way to easily access all of your favourite social network sites. If you are sick of having 10 - 15 different social apps installed on your phone, Social Bookmarks is the solution for you, allowing you to easily access the popular services from within a single app.
Sites currently included are: - Facebook
- Twitter
- Linkedin
- Instagram
- Reddit
- Pinterest
- Google +
- MySpace
- Flickr
- Tumblr
- Meetup
- Vimeo
- Youtube
- Daily Motion
- Weibo
- Imgur
- Plenty of Fish (POF)
- Goodreads
- Soudcloud This is a no frills, easy to use app, guaranteed to save precious space on your device. In effect, this is a web-browser with a number of bookmarks built in. Sounds simple, and it is! No ads, small download, app2sd, free! SOCIAL BOOKMARKS PRICE: FREE