Evernote is a very popular free note-taking service that syncs with all your devices. Now it also offers a free scanning app for iOS, called Scannable. All you need to do is open the app and point your camera at what you want to scan. The app does the rest of the work by searching the camera’s field of view for a sheet of paper, automatically focusing the shot and taking a photo. Move on to another piece of paper if you have a multipage document and Scannable will combine them together and let you delete scanned pages you don’t want to or need.
You can set it to automatically save your scans to your Evernote account, manually export them to iCloud storage or share the scans in a message, email or other app.
For an Android device, there is an app called CamScanner. The app uses your phone’s camera to scan printed documents, receipts, business cards and even words and doodles on a whiteboard. When you finish a scan, CamScanner analyzes the content of the image to automatically organize everything by type. That means, all of your business card scans are saved in one folder, while documents go in another.
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Shortcut Keys for Windows 10
I am a fan of Windows 10, and I loved learning some of these shortcuts!
W stands for the Windows Key on your keyboard
W + A – Open the action center. (go look at this if you haven’t found it yet) W + C – Launch Cortana into listening mode. You can begin to speak immediately W + E – Switch to the desktop and launch File Explorer with the Quick Access tab displayed W + T – Cycle through the apps on the taskbar. W + M – Switch to the desktop and minimize all open windows W + I – Open the Settings app W + H – Open the Share charm
A few more tricks: W + Plus Sign – Zooms In W + Minus Sign – Zooms Out W + Esc – Close the Magnifier W + Shift + Left Arrow– With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left W + Shift + Right Arrow – With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the right