Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by editor, May 18, 2009.
That's essentially what Friendly is, but in a slightly more, err, friendly package.
Keep is indispensable. If you snap pictures of documents, click them and select "grab image text" from the three - dot menu. Then sit back and gawp
Blimey, just tried that. Amazing!
I know! And additionally, click the microphone to take an audio note, and as soon as you are finished not only is the Audio note available, but so is the text transcript.
Aaaaand, the tech that does this visual processing is happening anyway, so you can just search for words in the image in the search box. I take photos of documents and letters regularly and can search for them by looking for "hsbc" or "insurance"
Google Keep is literally the best app ever I now use it for everything from shopping lists to casework at work, to jotting down creative ideas and well everything.
I love it too!
And this is so bloody clever:
Cerberus v3.5 adds 'fake shutdown' feature to fool phone thieves
Waze was such a great sat nav app, it was a pleasure to use. But recently it keeps freezing, not responding, giving error messages, I'm tempted to look elsewhere. Anyone else having problems? Any other good sat nav apps out there?
Maybe a silly question, but what's wrong with Google maps? It what I use all the time.
waze has loads more info about accidents, queues, delays. Live user added data.
Google own it anyway...
Ah, okay. Does it get all same information that maps does then?
Ironically I was at an event at Google HQ the other day and they were asking us to turn off our phones. I was like no way, Keep is THE way I take notes during presentations now because you can take photos of the slides as well as jotting things down. Then when you get back to the office or wherever you can just upload it to Google docs.
I watched a video on Youtube of all the things Keep can do and it was worth it because it can do lots of things I didn't know about.
It looks the same... Different colours, mind.
Ok. I'll have another play with it if it's got more data. Don't get why google own two different mapping apps.
Because they can I suppose. I'm assuming they bought up a competitor that was innovating - 's'usually the way innit.
I might give Waze another go now I have a better phone. It was always flaky on my previous phones.
Have you tried Here maps from Nokia
Oh - it's called Here WeGo now
HERE WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS – Android Apps on Google Play
Their info is waaaay out of date. It's got shops and businesses listed in my 'hood that have been closed for years.
My other recent discovery is Wunderground, which I now use all the time.
Good to know, cheers.
Google,driving customer choice there.
This look interesting:
Google Files Go is an unreleased smart file manager that aims to keep your phone clean [APK Download]
Testing it now...
Had a quick play with it, seems to do the job.
I've tried (and bought) loads of music playing apps, but the best I've ever used is the Sony one - and happily you can download it for any phone.
Get Sony's New Xperia Music App with Material Design on Any Android « Android :: Gadget Hacks
Bloody Waze kept notifying me of things I didn't want to know so I turned off the notifications, then I moved jobs and didn't need it so I deleted it. Last week I got a notification again!!
Anyway, Copilot is a damn good satnav app, it allowed me to leave Waze behind.
Hitlist is a bloody brilliant travel app. It's still in beta but in the Play Store.
is MightyText still the go to for texting from your PC?
I need summat that will work with my Chromebook and S7 edge
I've always used PushBullet, personally. A bit more multipurpose than just SMS.
Interesting to see this post pop up as I was chatting to someone about 'app fatigue' the other day and apparently people have stopped downloading new apps and are fairly frozen with the apps they use. I'm pretty much in that boat myself and this thread had been dead for a year.
Anyone got any new killer apps downloaded in the past year?
Surely that's age related?
But, pretty much the same here.
I am much the same. Tend to add/delete games from time to time but not much else.
I'll have a look-cheers
You can just use Google's Messages app to text from your PC, why download another app?
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