iPad: The iPad is by definition a touchscreen device, but there are times you want to use it but don’t want to dirty up the display with your greasy fingers. MagicReader lets you read your PDFs and turn the pages by just moving your head so you don’t have to use your hands at all.
Android: If your phone has a good camera on it, why would you need a separate app to grab a head-on shot of paper? Handy Scanner straightens and fixes perspectives, enhances readability, makes easy work of multi-page documents, and pushes PDFs quickly to wherever you’d like.
This infographic reminds us that Portable Document Format (PDF) remains a massively way of sharing documents, with more than 94 per cent of people having some familiarity with the format. While the figures are based on a US survey, I’d expect similar numbers in Australia.
Getting ready to travel can be a pain because there’s so much to remember. You have to pack, get a ride, figure out when to leave, prepare your itinerary, have your identification ready, and a lot more. To help you avoid the almost inevitable memory loss that comes with holiday preparation, we’ve put together a printable checklist to ensure you’re ready to go.
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You probably don’t need to look any further than your own desk to realise that the oft-discussed vision of a paperless office hasn’t happened yet. This infographic highlights survey results that suggest we might be getting closer to that vision.
Linux has quite a few PDF readers available, but Okular stands out as the best of the bunch, due to its ability to comment on, highlight, and otherwise annotate PDFs.