Don’t think that the best apps are all on iPhone. You can actually find some very innovative apps made for Android-compatible phones. It’s important to understand the differences between iPhone and iPad. The Apple IOS is closed, and highly guarded by the parent company, whereas the Android system has been developed as open source content—and they encourage everyone to develop their own apps. Ironically, there are still more apps for the iPhone and iPad than the Android OS, but you can still find these apps which are surely iPhone quality.
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This is an ingenious app that is slightly “ahead of its time” and possibly of limited use right now. The app lets you do real time “visual searches.” You can actually snap photos of images and then let the app tell you where you are in the world. The system is advanced enough to identify labels, landmarks and even text in other languages. As technology improves, it will soon be able to tell you details about plants you photograph.
This is an app that will be of great relief to you, if you ever have one of those moments where you can’t think of a song title but have the theme ingrained in your mind. You simply load up Shazam and then the microphone takes in the song tune. It will give you the name of the artist and record.
This is the Android equivalent to the Siri feature of the iPhone. You speak voice commands and the app finds solutions to your problem. For instance, the program can connect you to people or businesses in the area, or perform specific actions within its system. All the more impressive that this feature is free on all 2.1 or higher platforms.
Dictadroid is the reverse of Vlingo—it takes dictation and turns your words into text. You simply activate Dictadroid and record notes, meetings or audio. If you want an even more in-depth app for transcription then consider INXS for Android. You can email or text message your recordings using this speech to text program.
Gone are the days that you need a large, bulky scanner just to communicate with your acquaintances and clients. The app CamScanner lets you snap a photo of your document of choice and then crop it, fix the picture and focus, and then upload it to a cloud server for easy storage. You can also convert it into a number of files.
Not everyone uses fax systems anymore, but you do find them in business fairly often. However, you don’t need a full office fax machine just to send a fax message. You can use an Android app called Breezy to print or fax information through mobile technology. You can search for public printers in your area, print a document to your own printer, or fax it directly to a company of choice.
The Tagged app for Android combines a dating app with a location finder app, and the end result is a free program that helps strangers and friends connect through mobile technology. Users can find secret admirers, location-based singles, or find people matched to your interests and lifestyle.
Why hand out a business card when you can just “bump” phones? Bump is an Android app that lets you swap contact information with a new friend or acquaintance simply by bumping them together. The impressive part of it is that you can do this with iPhones as well as Android phones. Simply bump and add contact information into your permanent database.
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