SHEDNOTES 143: A handy list of apps

The Shed’s 11 practical picks from 40 Best Free Apps as chosen by Computeractive magazine July 8-21, 2015

ConvertPad

Android version only so far at: www.snipca.com/17017

Convert between inches, centimetres, UK and US shoe sizes, 160 currencies and more.

Office Lens

Android: www.snipca.com/17062

iOS: www.snipca.com/17061

Windows phone: www.snipca.com/17088

Turn your phone into a scanner – then your messy paper documents into pdfs or photos. App uses optical character recognition so you can search for text in saved scans.

Waze

All formats: www.waze.com

Co-operative driving directions if you can stay online while travelling.

Here

Android and iOS versions at https://here.com/app

Journey planning for 40 countries, giving maps and instructions which are downloadable to use offline.

IF

Android and iOS versions at https://iftt.com/products

An “if this, then that” programme for automating tasks like uploading and filing photos.

Dashlane

Online password storage vault.

Android and iOS versions at www.snipca.com/17092

Chrome Remote Desktop

Remote access to your PC from your mobile device.

Android: www.snipca.com/17104

iOS: www.snipca.com/17103/

Duolingo

Bite-sized language lessons.

All versions at www.duolingo.com/

Google Play Music

A simple playlist organiser.

Android: www.snipca.com/17093

iOS: www.snipca.com/17094

Wattpad

Free ebook source.

Android: www.snipca.com/17128

iOS: www.snipca.com/17129

Pushbullet

Android and iOS: www.pushbullet.com

Transfer files, including big picture files, between devices and to other people, easier and quicker than emailing or using Dropbox.

thanks …

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