App of the Week: Office Lens

New academic year, new apps to help students make the most of their learning. This week’s app of the week is called Office Lens. It’s Microsoft’s very useful mobile scanning app that was until recently only available to Windows users. Using your phone or tablet, you can now turn important documents, whiteboards, post-it notes and…

App of the Week: Snipping Tool

Everyone loves a screenshot and as we all know, we’ve got more than a couple of ways to take a screenshot on our mobile devices. What about on our laptops and computers then? If you’re using Windows Vista or later, there’s a handy screenshot utility software called the ‘Snipping Tool’. With this, you can screenshot…

App of the Week – Globespinnng

Most of you’ll have finished your exams and holiday season is just around the corner. In this vein, this week’s app of the week is a travel app called Globespinning. Globespinning is an app that primarily allows travelers to share their travel itineraries with fellow travelers. These include sharing trip ideas, hotel and restaurant suggestions,…

App of the Week: Inkodo

This week’s App of the Week is Windows’ note-taking app called Inkodo. Having said that, it needs to be underlined that Inkodo is unlike any other note-taking app – it doesn’t simply let you make notes; it goes beyond with its photo-editing, notification, and streaming abilities. This is basically a very creative all in one app.…

App of the Week: CTRL+F

This week’s app of the week – Ctrl+F – as the developers call it is search, for the real world. How many times have we found ourselves scanning multiple documents manually looking for something, sometimes as specific as a word or a phrase? Look no more. Ctrl+F is a scan and search app that makes…

App of the Week: Travefy

With summer already here, most of you must be looking forward to planned holidays. With the highs of every holiday comes the low of organising your holiday. What if there was an app to help you organise your itinerary? Actually, there is – Travefy. Travefy is a website that helps combine all your flight bookings, hotel bookings,…

App of the Week: Karavan

You and your group of friends plan to go for a music festival. You decide to meet up at the entrance. You get there and you realise there are not only large crowds of people but also more than one entrance to the venue. What do you? If your answer is that you’d call each one…

App of the Week: Words with Friends

This week’s app of the week is a fun game called Words with Friends. For those who remember Scrabble, Words with Friends doesn’t need any explaining. For those unfamiliar with Scrabble, the objective of this game is to make words out of the letters assigned to you and score the maximum number of points. The board also…

App of the Week: Google Goggles

  Google Goggles is a type of augmented reality app but only better – it is a visual web search engine. Although it has been described as the all-in-one scanner, it goes beyond that. With Google Googles you can do the very basic, that is, scan barcodes and QR codes to extract information. It can also be…

App of the Week: Spreeder

Spreeder is speed reading app that trains your brain to read faster over a period of time. The basic premise that Spreeder is based on is that when you read a chunk of text on your own, you cannot read it faster than 200 wpm. What Spreeder does is, it digitises the text you want…