How to scan a document with your mobile

We bring you an article to explain how to scan one or more documents with your mobile so that you have them digitized and can save them on your computer or a cloud. It is a method with which to avoid that an important document is misplaced, and that can help you to have notes, receipts, or even books occupying the minimum space.

We are going to start the article with a list of the 7 best applications to scan your documents. Then, we will explain the whole process step by step with two of these applications, so that you not only have alternatives but also know how to use the main ones.

7 best apps to scan your documents

We are going to start with a small collection of applications with which you can turn your mobile into a scanner. We bring it to you in a list format, with a description of each of the applications and links so that you can download them directly to your Android or iOS device.

Self-signature:

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Abby FineScanner:

We are going to start with an application that is not as well known, but more advanced than many of the ones you are going to see on today’s list. It allows you to scan printed and handwritten texts with your mobile, and save them in up to 12 file formats. Use character recognition to scan documents in nearly 200 languages. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Adobe Scan:

An application created by Adobe and that integrates seamlessly with all its other tools. It allows you to scan notes, documents of all kinds, and even images to convert them into PDF. It’s free, easy to use and even allows you to rearrange the pages if you scan more than one. It has applications for Android and iOS.

CamScanner:

One of the most complete applications that exist to scan documents using your mobile, and which is also complemented by other options such as the one to pass the scan to text. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Genius Scan:

A document scanning application that offers a simple free version not very different from the others, but if you buy its paid version, it integrates with a large number of clouds, including Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Facebook, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneNote or even FTP systems. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Google Drive:

It is Google’s cloud storage service, but whose mobile application also has a function to digitize documents. You will save them in PDF format, and they are stored directly in Google Drive. If you have a Google account, even a free one to use Gmail and little else, it can be useful. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Office Lens:

Microsoft’s alternative to be able to digitize any type of document. When you scan something with this application, you can choose to save the file in your mobile gallery, put it in the OneDrive cloud or use any Office application. It has applications for Android and iOS.

ScanPot:

And we end up with another quite complete application, which is free. It offers options such as different folders to organize yourself better, smart name suggestions, and the possibility of synchronizing your documents with various cloud storage systems, including iCloud. It can also recognize text in 60 languages. However, it has a negative point that you should know, and that is that the free version is quite limited, and prioritizes its best options over the paid ones. It has applications for Android and iOS.

Mobile apps make everyday life easier

It is estimated that in 2020 the apps will bill around 90,000 million euros. And with this, around 5 million jobs will be created. This growth does not come by magic. Applications (the professionals who develop them) are becoming more specialized and increasingly concerned with the needs of users. To create attractive content, to improve usability and functionalities so that the experience is as optimal as possible. And also so that these apps become more and more “essential”.

And you just have to look at our Smartphone. The vast majority of the apps that we have installed, if they are still there, it is because we use them. And if they don’t convince us, we end up eliminating them. According to Localytics, 23% of downloaded apps are used only once. And not only that, almost half are uninstalled the same month they were downloaded. Well, those that survive, is because in one way or another they facilitate the tasks of our day today. Either in the workplace or personal, because they optimize our time, amuse us, or entertain us.

In our post today we have inspected the Smartphone of Sara, a colleague who works in marketing (she is not an app marketer lover like us, but she does use them), to see how many applications she has installed. We will see which of them he uses daily, from the moment he gets up until he goes to bed. Apps that she uses without thinking, as an extension of herself. Let’s go there!

Sara wakes up and while having breakfast she checks the weather, lets it rain and she doesn’t have an umbrella. Meanwhile, he checks when the next bus passes and hurries, the next one passes in 11 minutes! During the journey, he puts on his helmets to listen to Leonard Cohen, who died a few days ago and wants to pay tribute to him. Meanwhile, he does a quick reading of the received emails. Arrives at work and organizes the day’s tasks, makes a video call, checks social networks, takes a look at the statistics, makes a couple of reports … Everything under control.

An app for everything: ordering food, organizing trips, watching series, chatting …

Time to eat! Sara likes Japanese and orders food from the office. She ends her day and goes to have a drink with a friend. Together they choose a destination for a weekend getaway. They choose where to sleep and what places to visit. And they share it on social networks to give envy. Then he comes home and goes for a half-hour run. After dinner, he says good night to his family group and, to sleep, he plays the last episode of his favorite series. And so one day ends. His day, and also that of many.

How many apps do you think Sara has used? According to a study, we usually have an average of 30 apps installed, and of all of them, we use about 14. To see how many she has used, we are going to review that day and check it quickly.

To wake up there are many apps like Wave Alarm or Alarmy for Android, Free Alarm Clock, or Alarm Clock Plus for Apple. Many are already pre-installed on our devices. They wake us up (or put us to bed) with pleasant sounds, relaxing music, or our favorite songs. To see the time there are so many that we would never finish. Some of the most popular are AccuWeather, The Weather Channel, or Forecast.

If afterward, we check when the next bus passes, the safest thing is that you have another app installed on metropolitan transport in your city. During the commute to work, we usually listen to music. And surely you have one of these applications installed: Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube, or Musically. If you also take the opportunity to check your mail, you will have at least the apps of your mail servers such as Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo …

At work, apps to organize tasks, monitor data, or make reports

If you make video calls at work, there are apps like Facebook Messenger, Viber, Skype, or Hangouts. Also, to organize your homework, like Sara, you may have an app like Trello, Basecamp, Post-it, or Wunderlis. All allow you to create, organize, assign, and share to-do lists with other users. As for social networks, in addition to having installed those to which we belong ( Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat …), there are many apps that monitor the social networks of all customers, download statistics, make reports, or schedule publications, among other things. Sprout Social, Hootsuite or  Buffer, are some of the most used.

Like Sara, it’s time to eat and you feel like Japanese. There are apps such as Just Eat, Orders now, or Come now, through which it is possible to order food at home in restaurants near our location. On the other hand, and if we are, for example, pizza lovers, there are specific apps such as Telepizza or Dominoes. A fact: in the US, 25% of people have at least one food app installed on their devices.

If you later organize a weekend getaway and start looking for the best plan, you may have apps like Atrápalo, eDreams, or Booking. And also specific to each transport such as those of Vueling, Ryanair, Alsa or Renfe. To sleep, it will depend on what type of trip you want, but there are countless apps that you have surely used at some time, such as Airbnb, Hotels.com, or Trivago. And is that like Sara, 42% of people in the world use mobile phones to plan their trips.

Now we are on to the final stage of Sara’s day, which is going to play sports for a little while. Well, for that, and depending on your favorite activity, there are many apps. We highlight some such as Runtastic, RunKeeper, Strava, or Endomondo. All of them allow us to know the calories we lose and the route we have done, plan the best training, we can talk with other users, or know at what minimum or maximum speed we have gone.

It goes without saying about all the instant messaging apps that we use to talk with friends or family, as in the case of Sara. Surely one of these has on your Smartphone: Telegram, WhatsApp, or Line. And it is almost time to go to sleep to fall asleep, you see a movie? You can download the apps from the television networks themselves or others like Netflix, Atresplayer. And so on to infinity and beyond.

Well, up to here an ordinary day of any person. Without a doubt Sara, as if it were us, has used more than 14 apps. Can you imagine that suddenly they no longer exist and they disappear? As if the mobile-only served, as a few years ago, to make and receive calls. Would we get used to it or would a pro apps revolution take place?

The 4 Best Virtual Meeting Apps You Have to Try Today

Online classes and videoconferencing tools can provide a solution so that students can continue with their lessons during the closure of schools, institutes, and universities due to the pandemic outbreak. Video meeting tools such as Zoom or StreamYard allow quarantined users to continue attending class or work. Students and teachers must use one of the many videoconferencing or communication tools in the group that already exists.

If necessary, these are some of the best communication tools to teach online classes and make meeting event virtually:

1. Zoom:

It is a platform for videoconferences and webinars (prerecorded classes broadcast online). Zoom has group chat, meeting recording, screen sharing function, virtual whiteboard (a blank whiteboard for writing or drawing), a virtual background that allows you to place images without using a chroma, integration with Google calendar, and live streaming mode on Facebook Live and YouTube. It is a very complete and widely used tool in the professional environment for interviews and video conferences. Keep reading how to evolve snom.

Features:

  • Gallery view: The screen is divided into frames (with a maximum of 49) and all the participants in the meeting are shown.
  • Speaker View: In this mode, you can only see the speaker or your computer screen if you have this function active.
  • Video: With the icon of a video camera, it allows you to configure the video with the same options as the sound.
  • Invite: This option allows you to invite other people to the meeting by sending a link or the ID, the identification number, and the meeting.
  • Participants: This section shows all the participants in the meeting and allows you to see if they have the video or sound active.
  • Share screen: From here, you can share the screen with the rest of the participants. You also have an option to create a virtual whiteboard.
  • Chat: An element of written communication that allows you to ask the speaker questions or communicate with other participants, both in a general chat and in private.
  • Record: All meetings at Zoom can be recorded. With this button, you can record, pause, and resume recording.

2. Skype

Skype is a much more call-centric tool, offering crystal-clear sound and pictures even on older computers. Skype does not provide as many participatory tools as the rest, but despite this, it is a very accessible app, especially for users with low-quality Internet connections. Also, Skype allows integration with other Microsoft tools such as Teams, Outlook, or OneDrive.

Features:

  • New dark interface

Those who like dark mode in Windows 10 would be glad to know that Skype is completely revamped with a sleek dark interface that makes it look amazing. Aside from being simply eye-catching, it’s fast and loads fast.

  • Actionable notifications

Microsoft has been promoting this feature for most communication applications developed using the UWP guidelines. Incorporating the same in Skype allows you to reply to messages directly from the notification without even having to open the application.

  • Built-in Skype bots

Earlier this year, at the annual Build conference, Microsoft announced Skype Bots, a revolutionary paradigm shift for various businesses to engage with consumers at large. You can add multiple robots that are currently available for Skype. Some of them are very fun to talk to. Additionally, various brands such as Foursquare, Getty Images, and IFTTT have released their own bots to interact with app users.

3. Slack

Slack is an application for managing telework teams. It has chats that are organized by theme. It has groups, rooms, and private messaging. Its main advantage is the integration with many third-party tools (Gmail, Drive, Asana, Twitter, Giphy…) and that it is multiplatform, even with an application for Apple Watch.

Features:

  • You can group conversations by topic thanks to channels

Adding and removing users (your team) from channels is very easy and in no case will the messages that have been spoken on that channel be lost. All the conversations you have on a channel are public to all members of that channel.

  • Create threads

Within a channel, you can only reply to a specific user. You can have the information organized by responding to a single user but always visible to everyone who is on that channel.

  • Access to documents

You do not need to download the document to your hard drive or your mobile to view it.

4. Streamyard

StreamYard is a tool to broadcast live and broadcast on your social media channels. It offers numerous resources, even in the free account, which makes it stand out from the rest of this type’s applications. And it also has a few characteristics that make it special and different from the rest, which makes it an option with many advantages.

Features:

  • It is very easy to use and intuitive. The learning curve in practice will be so smooth that you will gain a lot of talent from the beginning.
  • It works from an Internet browser. You don’t need to download any add-on applications.
  • You can broadcast simultaneously on different profiles of your social networks. Thanks to this, it has been very successful in recent months and has clearly become a success tool.
  • Its high technical quality and stability.

Best scanning app for android

There are times when users need to scan a document but do not have a conventional printer or scanner to do so. This problem can be solved using a notes app to write down everything that appears in a document. However, users also have an easier option: scan the document from a phone. There are many specific applications for users to scan a document’s content through a photo and then convert it to text rendering formats such as PDF, Doc, or Docx.Continue Reading

How to read WhatsApp messages with WhatsRemoved+ that has been deleted

You want to read those messages that have been deleted from WhatsApp by contact and then stay in this post because here we will tell you how to do it. So now, you will be able to know the content of the messages that were deleted. A few months ago, WhatsApp added a new update in which it is allowed to delete the messages that we have sent by mistake. Now you can all those messages. For this, we will use an application called WhatsRemoved+. With this app, you will be able to know what that deleted message from WhatsApp said.

How does WhatsRemoved+ app work?

WhatsRemoved+ reads the notifications, but as specified in terms of service of this application, no data is collected to market it or use it for profit. Its use is limited to detecting when the message is deleted. That is, WhatsRemoved+ detects when someone deletes a WhatsApp message, an image, or any other file and saves them. If someone has sent and deleted the file very quickly without your phone downloading it, it may not have been saved. The configuration that we have in our messaging application also influences.

Now you can recover WhatsApp messages that have deleted your contacts. The application is extremely intuitive and very fluid, making it ideal for most of the users who use the application. Here we will explain how to configure it so that you have it ready to use. Before continuing, you should know that this application will only work with deleted messages after installing the application, as it will not be able to recover messages that have been deleted before installation.

Download and install WhatsRemoved+ on your phone

Download the WhatsRemoved+ application. For this at the top, we will leave you a link that will take you directly to the application so that you can download it. Before installing the application, we recommend that you have your WhatsApp configured so that you can download files automatically, this to increase the effectiveness of the application.

Configure WhatsRemoved+ to recover deleted WhatsApp messages

Configuring WhatsRemoved+ is extremely simple. We just have to open it, permit it to read the notifications, and wait for WhatsApp messages to arrive. The person who sends them deletes them, of course.

Based on notifications, WhatsRemoved+ will only work with those messages that we have not seen, so it will not work with content that we have already seen. That is, it only intercepts notifications. You can save all messages, video, audio, and image files that have been deleted.

Advantages of WhatsRemoved+

The application has no cost. It is totally free. WhatsRemoved+ does not share or save your WhatsApp messages with anyone or commercial purposes. The messages will only be saved on your phone so that the application can work. In the latest version of the application, a file detection system has been incorporated that does not need access messages.

Disadvantages of WhatsRemoved+

If someone has sent and deleted the file very quickly without your phone downloading it, it may not have been saved. Another major drawback of the application is that you won’t know who sent it to you even if you save the files as a photo or voice memo. Another disadvantage, if we want to see it as such, are the ads. Such ads only appear when you select to view a deleted message. If the deleted messages cannot be detected, they will not be displayed.

As you can see, it is an extremely useful and very fashionable application, you can download it, install it, and start using it right now.