Archive | October 2016

Clay Jam game review

I discovered a game called Clay Jam, another time wasting app to add to my collection =).

Google play: Clay Jam

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“Save the land of Clay Jam from the fearsome Bully Beasts in this fun-packed action game.” (taken from Google play)

 

 

I love this game because it is colorful and and the creatures are adorable (made of clay). All you have to do is to squish the little monsters/creatures. Using your finger, you need to create a path for your clay pebble to roll on squish the monsters. The more monsters you squish, the bigger and faster your clay pebble becomes. You should avoid bigger monsters since it will make you smaller (they will absorb your clay), so just squish those that are smaller than your clay pebble. At the end of the squishing, you will have to face the biggest monster (the bully monster). All you need to do is to hit it and it will get thrown out into the distance.

Try this game!

 

 

Tapet™ app review

Today’s review is all about the Tapet™ app version 5.5.

Google play: Tapet™

This app can generate random wallpapers using different patterns and colors.

Features (taken from Google play):tapet1

* Wallpapers are created according to your device’s screen resolution – making them the highest possible quality.
* No images are being downloaded from the internet. Everything is rapidly generated in your device.
* Images fit your screen perfectly and even create a beautiful parallax effect, making the wallpaper even more pleasant.
* New exciting patterns added in every version!
* You can set the app to surprise you with a new wallpaper hourly or daily. You will most likely never see the same wallpaper twice.

New Features:
* Free Trials!!!
* Patterns Manager
* Color Picker
* App shortcuts
* History of applied, liked and more
* Muzei support

Basically, wallpapers are generated through random swiping on your screen.You are able to generate different designs by swiping up and down, left and right.

Here are some designs I have generated (quite random!):

There are over 90 different patterns available (most of which are available for premium users). 

You can control the frequency of the pattern (how often you’d like a certain pattern to appear). Color priorities can also be set depending on your preference. There is a master switch available in the settings to enable or disable automatic change of the wallpaper of your device.

This app is great for users who wants to create their own random wallpapers and also for those who change their screen wallpapers frequently.

Try this!

Image to Word app review

Today I am going to review the Image to Word app version 1.0. This app employs optical character recognition (OCR) technology to convert images into an editable MS Word file.

Google play: Image to Word app

image-to-word-1Here are the features (taken from Google play):

• Free conversions take 1 hour to complete

• Fast conversions are completed within seconds

• Excellent recognition and conversion quality.

• No limits on file size or number of converted files.

• Screenshots can be converted as well.

• Easily share converted documents or open them in another apps.

• The converted document is in the .docx format and immediately ready for further reuse.

• The new Word file is optimized for fast viewing and immediate analysis.

• Converted documents are editable so, if it is needed, you can quickly make small adjustments in any Word editor on your phone or computer.

The user interface is very simple and the app itself is very easy to use. Just add an image (1) (by selecting a photo from the gallery or taking a photo using the camera) and the app will ask you to crop it (2) and then convert it into a Word file (3). Note that for free users, there is an hour of conversion time so you have to purchase it if you do not want to wait for an hour.

 

To test this app, I used several images taken from the internet and converted them into a word file. Here are some samples:

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Overall, the app gives a fairly accurate conversion (let’s say 70-100% accuracy most of the time). I think results also depend on the quality of the images. I observed that for sharp and clear images, the resulting conversion is quite satisfactory (usually 100% correct conversion). You will surely encounter errors in converting using blurry images, so make sure your images are of good quality.

I also took a photo and the result is good:

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I have used an OCR software on my laptop and PC before and it was highly accurate. The software is able to convert images and pdfs into editable documents quickly. However, we cannot bring a laptop everywhere we go. Developing this app intended for convenient conversions is an awesome idea.  So if you want conversions using your smartphone, just use this app for a hassle-free experience. Instead of retyping a whole article, now you only need to take a photo and convert it easily into text. Students will surely appreciate this.

As I have mentioned before, Image to Word offers free conversions but there is an hour of waiting time. If you want results immediately (within seconds), you can just purchase the app and all your conversions are covered (unlimited!).

Try this app!