With the previously-reviewed Apps Explorer
for Android, we have already seen a pretty convenient way of checking the availability of an iOS equivalent of some Android-specific app in the iTunes App Store. Equipped with all the necessary filters and genres, the app makes looking up the iTunes App Store for required iOS apps a breeze. What if you were to take the opposite route and look up for the availability of Android variants of a bunch of iOS apps in the Google Play Store? How about achieving said purpose by reading and analyzing app icons present on an iPhone’s homescreen directly through your Android device. Enter appmover
(beta), an innovative and user-friendly app lookup tool that has the capacity to scan and match app icons on an iPhone screen to present you with information about the availability of identical apps in the Play Store. In simple words, it can be seen as a OCR-like tool for recognizing iPhone apps via their icons. Once scan is complete, it lists out all the identified apps alongside their respective (or similar) titles available across the other app store. That’s not all, appmover can also scan your Android device for all installed apps and display relevant matches detected in the iOS’s app repository. It then compiles a list of all such apps which can be sent to your iDevice-owning friend via mail.
Whenever a computer is infected with any malware or virus, a lot of times, installation and proper execution of Windows, as well as third party applications, gets disturbed. This means that you cannot install new programs to your computer in order to fix the issues. Sometimes, even the Windows Task Manager is disabled by some viruses, so that you cannot manually kill the processes responsible for the malicious activity. An antivirus program can protect you from all this; however, if the antivirus fails to detect and stop the malware from infecting your system, you might find yourself in a situation where your whole computer is rendered useless. Today, we have a portable malware scanner, system analysis and cleaning suite named Emsisoft Emergency Kit
is a free online malware scanning service that utilizes antivirus engines of multiple renowned computer and network security solution providers to detect potential malice attached to the user-specified files and URLs. Having catered to the malware detection needs of computer and web users, the trusted service has now turned its attention towards mobile users by releasing its official Android app in the Google Play Store. The mobile app is neither a malware scanner in itself, nor some feature-laden system protection tool. In fact, all it does is check your Android’s system and installed apps for potential hazards against its extensive database. Each individual app gets tested by as many as 40 different antivirus vendors that VirusTotal supports, and at the end of each scan, users are presented with the security status of the app, as well as the detailed results obtained through the process itself. Details to follow.
by 1000memories is an online image gallery specifically dedicated to your old photos. It is a platform where you can gather all the old, scanned snaps that might be lying on your computer, smartphone or across various social media sharing platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. The service presents you with various category-based ShoeBox (album) templates under which you can place all relevant snaps. You can also create your own ShoeBox, and share it with the entire world. Moreover, there is also the option to keep a ShoeBox private, wherein only authorized users (collaborators) can view the content contained within the album. ShowBox has both an iOS app (which has been around for a while now), and a freshly released Android client, both of which sport smart edge detection and automatic perspective adjustment so that you close to no effort is required at your end to make the scans look flawless.
QR code and barcode scanners are more widely used in Android, but iOS too has its fair share of such apps that let users get details associated with products by scanning their item codes. All Code Reader
is an iPhone app which will make sure that you don’t need any other code reader once you have gotten your hands on it. The app is as comprehensive as any its genre, as it will let you scan both QR and barcodes, and then display information about the scanned product from a variety of sources. Read on to know all bout this extremely useful app for users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Windows Phone 7 was one of the most criticized mobile platforms almost as soon as it was launched, but with a few updates, it improved by leaps and bounds and now that we are on Mango, WP7 has finally become what it should have been in the first place. There were a lot of improvements in Mango (10 of which you can read about here
) one of which was the revamped Bing search. The search menu now allows users to scan barcodes and find out all about them via online searches. So it was about time that third-party apps started taking advantage of this functionality. DVD Collector
is a free app which allows its users to catalog their DVD collection by merely scanning the barcodes of the DVD’s covers.
is a cloud based scanner sharing application which allows you to remotely scan documents and photos in PDF file. It can be particularly helpful for people who require working on numerous computers at home or office and wish to easily share their single scanner with other computers. It can also be handy when you might have problem sharing a scanner with different operating systems (e.g. separate computers running Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems) due to driver incompatibility. You first have to download and install CloudScan on a PC and then run it directly from the developer’s website to initiate a remote scan. The scanned files can be saved in PDF or TIFF format and/or sent to your Google Docs account.
Remember, a few days back I wrote about a software
that lets you scan multiple pages of a document and then converts it into a PDF file. The biggest drawback is that it only worked with ADF(Automatic Document Feed) Scanners, and that too with a limited number of brands only. I wondered if there is a software, which we can use to scan multiple pages using a standard scanner and then it automatically converts them into a single PDF file. It turns out there is and its called VueScan
It not only scans documents and converts them into a PDF file
, it can also convert your scanner into a photocopier machine
. Whether you want to batch scan family photos or simply want to save an image, this tool does the job. You will find the details of few common tasks here
Suppose you have a hardcopy of a document with 20 or 100 pages, you want to convert them to a PDF file and burn it to a disk, what will you do? The most common way would be to first scan the document page by page, then convert the images to PDF format one by one, join them using PDFSam
, and finally burn them to a disk. Such a long method can take forever with a 100 pages or more document.
Update: Try using the new proper guide here.
If you have an ADF(Automatic Document Feed) Scanner, then there is an easier way to do it. ADF Scanner is a type of scanner where you insert pages of any document and it will scan them one after one automatically. QQScan2Disc
is a free tool for Windows that uses ADF scanner to scan all pages of the document, converts them to a PDF file and finally burns it to a disk, all with a single click.
Do you want to scan some notes, but don’t have a scanner? If you have a digital camera you can now convert it into a simple scanner with the help of Snapter. It is one powerful application that turns your digital camera into a fully featured scanner. All you have to do is take a photos of your notes or some pages from the book clearly and the rest is handled by this program automatically. Read More
Do you have a printer and a scanner attached you your computer? You can convert them into a photocopier instantly with an opensource software iCopy. These days scanner and printer are coming in one device making photocopying a piece of cake, but if you have both devices separately then you can use this tool to convert them into a photocopier machine with a single click. Read More