From The Tips Box: Android Dictation, Storing Peanut Butter

Lifehacker readers offer their best tips for dictating text on Android, wrapping your headphones, and easily removing windshield stickers.

Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments or send it using the contact tab on the right.

Use "New Line" and "New Paragraph" when Dictating Text in Android

Moon shares a quick tip for Android's voice-to-text:

If you're dictating notes on Android, new line and new paragraph perform those actions. This was good to find out, because I didn't like going to and from the virtual keyboard just to do things like that. Now I can dispense with the keyboard more often. It's great for lists or anything involving plain text. It should work on any app you use for making notes. I'm using ColorNote in this case, on my Nexus 7. I've read that it doesn't work in email but haven't tested there. It probably works on other Android devices. I found about about this here.

If you don't have a connection, you may need to download offline speech recognition in order for it to work offline. It can still be finicky though.

Use Screen Protectors for Easily Removable Windshield Stickers

pizzaazzip shares a trick for removing windshield stickers:

In response to the tip earlier about leaving a car's window sticker a bit unstuck for quick removal, I use smartphone screen protectors to mount all of my window stickers for easy removal, because I switch cars often.

Store Natural Peanut Butter Upside-Down to Keep It Spreadable

Jeffrey solves the annoyance of natural peanut butter:

Ever have a problem with all natural peanut butter because it's so "liquidy" at the top? It's a real pain to spread it without it dripping all over the place. Solution: Store the peanut butter upside down, then when you open it, it's not "liquidy" on the top and it's super easy to spread.

You can also give it a shake to mix it all together.


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