Ironically, note-taking has evolved from scribbling on paper, to typing on your laptops, to typing on our handheld devices, and coming back full circle to “writing” on our smartphones and tablets using a capacitive stylus. That being said, we are so used to taking notes on handheld devices, or typing away on our PC keyboards, that picking up a pen and writing on paper has become a strange experience. When it comes to the work aspect of life, sending important e-mails, and creating and sharing presentations and memos has never been easier thanks to various applications.
There is no shortage of note-taking applications available on the Google Play Store (you [...]
Despite the reliance that so many have on Microsoft’s range of productivity applications, the software giant is yet to release an Office app on Android and iOS devices. A couple of months ago, a running version of Microsoft Office was spotted on an iPad, but its authenticity was questioned after Microsoft denied it. But the demand for dedicated mobile apps is clearly there, so Microsoft is apparently planning to release its full Office suit for Android and iOS soon.
The news was first reported by BGR, which got a tip from “a reliable source” about Microsoft’s plan to bring Office to a wider audience. Not only is the company planning to make the suite [...]
Soft reboots can be quite irritating, most especially if you have tons of apps running in the background. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Google+, Twitter, or Facebook launch automatically after your phone reboots so that you can live your online social life before you head on to more serious business?
Restarting applications after a reboot can take time, and as far as time is concerned, nobody wants to start all over by launching social networking apps one after the other.
An application called Auto Start is here to help you in autorestarting your favorite apps in one go. The application is simple to use, as it lets you pick one app that you’d like to be [...]
In order for members of a team to succeed, they need a great amount of teamwork, hard work, perseverance, and effective communication. Sometimes it is hard to keep track and monitor the team’s progress when members are not located in the same place, which could result in either mediocre output or a group accomplishment with a red “F” mark. But, with the Taskmind app running on your mobile device, you can work as a team whenever and wherever you are.
Taskmind is a team collaboration app. It helps you organize the tasks within the group and lets you appoint tasks to specific members, send out important files, and keeps you in touch with your project’s progress. This app [...]
Many times when you receive calls on our smartphones, you are on the go. This may make it hard to write down an important piece of information you have just received, or to remember to call someone back after you are done with the call. Call Actions is for the people who need that little reminder here or there, or for those who take many phone calls over a day and have a hard time keeping them all organized.
Call Actions is an after-call pop up that helps you get organized and stay organized with your phone. Its a straightforward app; after every call, Call Actions has a customizable pop up with options to:Call back the last call [...]
Competition in the cloud storage arena is reaching a boiling point, with all major players announcing new features, more storage, and grand plans for the future.
Quick recap: Apple will bake iCloud directly into OS X Mountain Lion, Google Drive is finally coming out of vaporware, and Microsoft will make SkyDrive ubiquitous, by integrating in with the upcoming Windows 8. Now, cloud storage specialists Box and Dropbox take the stage, announcing (nearly at the same time) updates for their Android apps.Box for Android gets facelift, users lured with 50GB of free storage
Cloud storage service Box (previously known as Box.net) has just released an updated Android app, [...]
Google Docs for Android started off as a rather unimpressive app, with severely limited functionality and no support for offline file editing. But lately, Google has begun to pay more attention to the productivity app, adding the most commonly requested feature, offline editing, last month. And now Google Docs for Android gets another important update.
The “killer feature” of the new version is the collaborative editing capability, which was previously available only in the Web version. With the new and improved Google Docs app, you will be able to work on a document or spreadsheet together with a colleague (or more), and see the updates in real time, just like you can on a [...]
Our friends and family members who are visually impaired now have a way to text us! An app developer under the name of Georgia Tech is in the process of creating an open-source app meant for blind people to communicate through SMS. Called BrailleTouch, it sure is a helpful app that will make enable anyone to text.
The main feature of BrailleTouch is a 6 button set-up which basically explains the concept of ‘eyes-free texting.’ While the user types on these buttons, BrailleTouch reads out each letter and symbol from the English alphabet. Research has shown that users of the app have been able to achieve a typing speed of 32 wpm together with a 92% spelling accuracy. [...]
Today, Sony has announced the availability of its SmarTags app from the Android Market. Unfortunately, the app came a bit too early than its functionality. In order to use the app, users need to have an actual SmarTag tags as well as an NFC enabled device. This gives the assumption that Sony prepared the app specifically for its upcoming Xperia S. However, it is important to remember that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is also capable of such feature.
According to Sony, SmarTags will be sold separately with a price of almost $30 for one pack. This pack contains 4 tags that come in a series of red, blue, black and white hues.
On the description of the app, SmarTag will [...]
The Android Market is now being graced by the presence of an exciting app called the Air Display app. Exclusively for Android tablets, the app enables each user to get access to a wireless visual display of their Windows or Mac OS X system. This is why many consider it as an extension or even a mirror display of their computers at home or office.
Apart from wirelessly accessing the display, users can also navigate the screen with the use of a mouse or a touchscreen. As soon as the app has been set up with an Android device, the desktop screen expands itself onto the tablet. Automatically, the main display returns to its single-screen mode when the app has been closed. [...]