Most of us are all familiar with simple tools and apps like Google Drive, Facetime or a digital Oxford Dictionary. But let’s delve deeper into some less common, yet necessary gadgets. Here we have tested and listed seven applications and their attributes that are fun and easy to use.
Number 1: My Script Calculator
This one is a particular favourite for those who need to crunch through the numbers in the digital age. My script calculator is a handwriting calculator turning a screen into an interactive piece of paper available on App Stores for iOS devices and Android. Simply scribbling numbers on your screen would not only make simple equations possible like equation and subtraction possible but everything is merged into a single equation.
We tested it and were happy to formulate more complex operations with square roots, powers, sine, cosine fractions, decimals and variables. However not many good apps come free and the price for downloading this app costs approximately $3.
Number 2: Dragon anywhere
Dragon anywhere is a mobile dictation app suitable for dictating and editing documents by voice on your iOS or Android mobile devices quickly and accurately, so you can stay productive anywhere you go. It’s kind of like using your own voice as a keyboard, where the recorded sound is accurately listed on your screen. This app is particularly good for journalists or anyone who wishes to voice record without going through the difficulty of trying to listen and write at the same time. We enjoyed adding custom words for industry-specific terminologies for better dictation accuracy as well as importing our recorded text to sharing tools like Dropbox to save space on our phones.
They provide a one week free trial, however their full services do not come cheap. A one month subscription costs $14.99 therefore it is only useful if do need to record long passages into writing. There is a cheaper solution called SoundNote costing you $5, but its only available for Apple users. It acts as a notepad and audio recorder, so you can store an entire lecture in both visual and audio form.
Number 3: yED Graph editor