My Favourite App: Word Lens

Word Lens is not a new app but has reached viral stage this week when it’s creator Quest Visual published it for free for Apple and Android platforms.

Word Lens is a real time translator, able to translate simple phrases and sentences as found on signs, menus and catalogues. After downloading, you choose which language to translate from (eg from Spanish to English) point the device’s camera at the sign and it appears on the screen translated.

Word-Lens-Gear-PatrolA wonderful app for travellers overseas!
Do you have a favourite app?
Want to find out more about apps? Try the links below, search the library catalogue or book online for an informative group session at the Modbury Digital Hub this month.

Apple Store – for iPads, iPhones or Mac computers
Google Play Store – for Android tablets and smart phones

 

My Favourite App: Card holder

Are you tired of carrying and extra purse/wallet around just to contain all of your loyalty and borrower cards? If like me, you are a member of Stratco, Myer One, Jb Hifi, the Library, Video Ezy and a large range of other businesses and organisations, you can now store all of your cards on your smart device using this app.

Card Holder - screenshotCard Holder is a free Android app that allows you to scan your card’s barcode and stores it in an easy-to find scrolling menu. It also lets you take an image of the front and back of your card, meaning you can store all of your loyalty and membership cards digitally and not need to carry them with you! Whenever you need a card, scroll the menu to the correct card, and the barcode will display. This digital barcode can be read by most modern barcode readers.

 

 
Card Holder - screenshot

Apple have similar apps called Cards Holder or Wallet+ available at a small cost.

Do you have a favourite app?
Want to find out more about apps? Try the links below, search the library catalogue or book online for an informative group session at the Modbury Digital Hub this month.

Apple Store – for iPads, iPhones or Mac computers
Google Play Store – for Android tablets and smart phones