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A new update (2.4) for Meeting Minutes Pro has been released today. It will be available on Google Play in the next 2-3 hours and will be available on BlackBerry AppWorld in the next few days (based on how long RIM takes to approve the release).

This release adds the following features to the app:

  • Feature to Customize Labels in exported Meeting Minutes/Agenda and Action Items
  • Generate exported Meeting Minutes/Agenda in multiple languages
  • Fully Customizable Footer in exported Meeting Minutes/Agenda
  • Changes to default values of certain Settings
  • Option to revert to the default logo in Settings screen
  • Removed the Initiated Date field in the Action Items table of exported Meeting Minutes
  • Bug Fixes to avoid app crash in certain situations

Happy Holiday Season to one and all… Some of you asked and we listened. For a limited time, Meeting Minutes Pro will be on sale on Google Play for $1.99. Enjoy… Wish you all Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year…

Update: This promotion will end on 27th Dec 2012 at 13:00 GMT…

A new update (2.3) for Meeting Minutes Pro has been released today. It should be available on Google Play in the next 2-3 hours and will be available on BlackBerry AppWorld in the next few days (based on how long RIM takes to approve the release).

This release adds the following features to the app:

  • Feature to adjust column widths on various screens
  • Backup or Export a single meeting into a file
  • Import a single meeting and associated data from a backup file
  • Introduced sub-menu in certain screens to simplify and shorten menus
  • A new font size ‘Extra Small’

Apart from Meeting Minutes Pro, here are some other Android Apps that I find useful and use frequently. Please note that I am in no way affiliated to any of these apps directly or indirectly.

SwiftKey 3 Tablet Keyboard: A very useful keyboard app that can make typing on the tablet easy.. And I mean really easy.. It learns from you as you type and improves itself as you use it. It is priced at $3.99 and is definitely well worth the price.

KingSoft Office: A very powerful and real office suite for Android that is completely FREE.

Tasker: A very powerful automation app to automate pretty much anything that you can think about. It lets you configure triggers, actions, tasks and looks like it even allows you to create your own apps (I have not tried this yet). Though priced relatively high at $6.49, it is a great app that you will not regret purchasing.

MDScan: If you ever wanted to scan bills, receipts, documents etc with your phone on the go when you don’t have a scanner within reach then MDScan is just made for you. It has some cool features like auto edge detection, perspective correction and multiple options to enhance the scanned image. It is priced slightly higher at $4.99.

Smart Voice Recorder: This is a good voice recorder that can automatically skip relative silence. Best of all, it is FREE.

Nexus Media Importer: Google did everything with the Nexus devices but left the ability of an external storage (micro SD slot) option much desired. That is where Nexus Media Importer comes in. It allows you to connect USB storage devices to your Nexus device without needing a root. Priced at $2.99, it works as a stop gap solution to the lack of micro SD slot on Nexus devices.

File Manager HD: An excellent free (ad supported) file manager app for Android. The UI is great and has rich features that makes it an everyday necessity.

A new release (2.2) for Meeting Minutes Pro has been released today. It should be available on Google Play in the next 2-3 hours and will be available on BlackBerry AppWorld and Amazon AppStore in the next 1-2 days.

This release adds the following features to the app:

  • Functionality to Record Attendance of meeting participants
  • Sort Functionality for Meetings, Contacts and Action Items
  • Option to add Date & Time to the footer of exported Meetinng Agenda/Minutes
  • Functionality to preview exported files before sending the email
  • Option to generate PDF output in portrait mode in addition to landscape

Courtesy AppSurfer, you can now get a sneak peek preview of Meeting Minutes Pro from your browser on ANY device. Sounds interesting? Go here, take a look and let me know what you think about the app…

Note: AppSurfer shows the preview on a phone-like simulator. Meeting Minutes Pro, though now has a fully optimized UI for mobile phones, works and feels a lot better on Tablets.

Google launched the Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 7 HSPA+ 7″ tablet and the Nexus 10 10″ tablet earlier this week with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Needless to say all the 3 new products were sold out like hot cakes within a few hours of launch. Subsequently, Google started rolling out the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OTA update to the Nexus family of devices. My Nexus 7 got the update yesterday and my Galaxy Nexus phone got the update today. Here is a quick and simple peek into what has changed with Jelly Bean 4.2 and what I feel about the update…

Multi-User Support: This is something that I haven’t seen till now in mobile devices. Right now, it is available only on tablets and lets you create multiple user accounts with a separate home screen, apps etc. So you and your partner/friend can share a tablet and still keep the data separate.

Photo Sphere Camera: This is the BEST features of this update. Using this you can very easily capture a panoramic shot covering 360 degrees. Now you don’t need an SLR camera or take a shot from a long distance to cover all the 100 people that attended your birthday party in a single picture. I will try to post some pictures taken using the feature soon..

Gesture (swipe) Typing: This feature looks very cool but am not sure about its usability. I was able to type much faster using the traditional method on my tablet than with gesture typing. It is better suited for phones than tablets. Also, it might be useful for those that cannot use their both hands to type.

Performance: The previous version of Jelly Bean itself was pretty slick. This version has just raised the bar. The devices have become even slicker with the update that can be very easily noticed.

Lock Screen Widgets: You can create multiple lock screen widgets to display useful information while the screen is locked. Photos, Email, News etc can be placed here. The email lock screen widget shows you a preview of the message that helps you determine whether or not to unlock to device to read it.

Mini Settings from Notification bar: The most commonly used settings can be simply reached from the notification bar instead of needing to go to the Settings app. This is a useful feature update.

Miscellaneous: There is a new clock app, improved and optimized UI around the OS, clear demarcation of the permissions required while downloading new apps/updates from Google Play etc.

Note: This post is just my experience of playing around with the Jelly Bean 4.2 update for a few hours. There could be a lot more features that I have not tired yet.  For more information on the update, please go here.