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Image to Word: The Converter App Review

Few days ago, I started using an application named Image to Word, an app which basically does what its name says: converting image to word. The first time I tried this app, I was captivated. I mean, all my life I’ve been retyping all documents in image format to edit them. Now, I don’t have to. Superb!

At work, it helps a lot when I need to rewrite my work-related documents. Basically I just need to copy paste it and just add some words, adjust some sentences; but not all the documents comes in electronic copy. They come in papers. They make me retype and retype. Ugh. But this time-consuming task finally can be cut, thanks to this app!

You can see how this app comes in a clean and functional design, a simple kind of app, which makes it easy to use. I just need to tap the plus button in the app to go to camera for capturing the paper I want, crop the part I need to transform into a Word document, then voila, it is converted.

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This is how the app looks like. Clean.

You can crop the document you capture, but even if you scan the whole page, like this, it will be just fine. It won’t affect the converting process anyhow.

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This is what it looks like when the converting process is on. What is so wonderful about this app is it only takes 1 minute or less to convert the whole page I scan/capture. Isn’t it great?

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I tried to open the document in my phone but it was so messy, perhaps because I didn’t have any Word app in my phone. Then I opened it in my PC, and it was great. It was neat. There were some sentences that were not aligned but it was only like 5% of the page. Good enough for me.

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What the conversion looks like in phone

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What the conversion looks like in PC. Nice!

This is the kind of app that I should have known since long time ago, when I was busy working on my papers at high school or college, or when I was writing my thesis. You know, that dreadful moment when the best journal (or book) you find in the internet or digital library is the one which is not available in pdf format, instead it is in an image format. Or, when the most important thing you need to put in your papers or work is in the most precious book in the library so that the librarian won’t ever let you bring the book home, not even photocopy it, let alone have the digital version of it, so all you can do is just typing word per word as fast as you can before the library is closed. Seriously, if only I had known about this app, I would not have spent too much time retyping my theories and previous researches when I was working on my thesis. I would have worked more efficiently.

For someone who loves to read and write, and work with documents involved, this app helps a lot. 3/5. And the score mostly because I love how fast it converts files.

Find it in PlayStore or AppStore, and tell me what you think about it! 🙂

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Happy converting!

Aulia

P.S.: I use the paid version. If you use the free version, perhaps the converting time is not as fast as it should be. It only takes less than 25.000 rupiah for a lifetime so I suggest that everyone just take it.

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Between: The ‘Couple App’ Review

Not so long ago, my boyfriend asked me to install an application for couple that he found few days before. The app is named Between. Sounds good, I thought. He then offered to install it to my phone–because installing a new app was too much work for my slow phone, thanks to my laziness to move the photos from my phone memory.

My boyfriend’s main reason to install this app for us was because we needed a shared calendar. Being a type A, I often get everything scheduled and have the urge to fulfill the schedule. Unfortunately, I usually forget to tell him the whole plan, and get annoyed if the schedule is not followed. I am the one who needs this, actually. Haha. Using Between, we both will get the notifications each time new task is added. Between the tasks at work and everything we needed to do in daily life, this is such a functional feature. This is like Evernote or Trello etc in more fun form. I love it. Now I don’t have to remind him over and over again about my movies plans and he doesn’t have to tell me repeatedly about his business trip schedules–so that I do not make other plans when he has to work–and our agenda can finally be organized. No hassle, no squabble.

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We put everything we both need to do, either together or just for one of us, no matter how insignificant the task is. (However, for a person like me, there is no such thing as insignificant task). But this app is more than just a shared calendar. This app is super private. It can only contain two users, which in my case are romantically involved, and this is basically like a small private social media for couples. There is a chat app inside, and it’s filled with cutesy lovey-dovey stickers (those are gifs, by the way).

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It also has a Memory Box where we can store photos, videos, notes, etc, and we can see it all in the home screen. Lovely, although I am not sure this will make my home screen feel like home if I put too many things in the memory box.

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To add more lovely nuance, Between also has a events (put-your-important-dates) feature and show it in our home screen. Oh, of course, we can change the home screen to our own photo. Like those cover photos in other social media apps.

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Wonderful, eh?

If you’re attached to your lover and your lives have tangled up to the point you can’t deny that you feel like you’re going to explode arranging schedules, use this app. It’s amazing to have your life finally get back on track again. Really.

But if you’re not that attached, or not really into the guy or girl you’re with (let’s assume we use this for romantically involved partner, though surely you can use this for work too), or this app brings too much commitment (darling, I can see where you are and what you’re supposed to do at what time), or you’re simply someone who doesn’t want your personal space to be invaded, perhaps this app is not for you.

3/5. And that 3 mostly comes from the shared calendar.

Have you ever tried this app?

 

Organized and happy,

Aulia

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