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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Google Docs FINALLY Gets An Android App

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 11:00 AM

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/20...cs-app-for.html

"And my favorite feature: Using the app and your phone's camera, you can turn photos with text into editable Google documents with the power of optical character recognition (OCR). Just create a new ‘Document from Photo' or select the camera icon from the widget, and your converted document will appear in your documents list shortly after you snap the picture."

As far as I'm concerned, Docs and Gmail are Google's two killer web apps, so it's always surprised me that they didn't have a native Docs app for Android. That changes today! Google has just released an app with a ton of features that satisfy the most avid Docs users. One of the most exciting features is the one described in the quote above from the Google Mobile blog. Imagine taking a picture of a document with your phone and then being able to edit it within Docs.

What are you waiting for? Get thee to the Android Market and download. Then let us know in the forum what you think.


Monday, March 21, 2011

CamCard Makes Collecting Business Cards Easier

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 03:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/#!5783256/cam...o-your-contacts

"You go to a conference, you get about 40 business cards, and, well, maybe you remember to go through each and every one and add their details to your contacts. Or you fire up CamCard, snap a picture, and have its text quickly transcribed and entered into your contacts."

This looks a slick little app for those who collect lots of business cards. I would imagine that both those who attend a lot of conferences and sales people would find this especially handy. With the app, entering new contacts is as easy as snapping a picture of the card and letting the built-in OCR engine do its work. Having working with OCR for many years, I can attest to the fact that the accuracy has gotten better with time, and promises to continue to do so. Check it out and let us know how it works for you in the forum.


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