New camera in Nimbus Clipper for Android – a convenient pocket scanner for your documents

These days, smartphone cameras could easily replace the standard snapshot cameras. Pictures taken with cellphones, especially with proper lighting, are pretty good in quality. So, it comes as no surprise that smartphone cameras can be effectively used for purposes beyond taking regular snapshots. For instance, you could scan some document or bill. This is what a new Nimbus Clipper mode called “Document scanner” is for.

Download Nimbus Clipper for Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fvd.nimbus&hl=en

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Using Nimbus Note to get things done or Nimbus Note and GTD

GTD (Getting Things Done) is a time management method developed by a productivity consultant and  writer that authored a book by the same name, David Allen.

The main principle of GTD states – one should not overburden themselves with what needs to be done rather than just add it to the list. All attention should be focused on actually completing a single task at hand.

Source: http://www.truenorthleadership.com/getting-things-done-art-stress-free-productivity/

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New Nimbus Note for iPhone – web-cliper and timeout for passcode

Nimbus Web Clipper now in iPhone

Saving various information from the internet is one of the most popular features in Nimbus Note. While special separate clippers are used for desktop browsers, we decided not to make a separate app for iPhone, packing the clipper right into the app itself.

By tapping on the Web-clipper icon you get to our browser and can open the internet page  you need. At that point you can:

– Save an article from a site (similar to Pocket or Instapaper);
– Save just the selected text fragment;
– Save a screenshot of the internet page;

You can also set folder and tags for your future note.

 

You can set time-out for the pass code feature.

The pass code feature is undoubtedly useful if you do not want for anyone else to gain access to your notes. But it may not be very convenient to be asked for the pass code every time when opening the app. In the new version of Nimbus Note you can set the pass code timeout yourself.

Download Nimbus Note for iPhone – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nimbus-note-notes-to-do-lists/id828918459?mt=8

Saving information from a browser using Nimbus Clipper

One of the main purposes of Nimbus Note is to save all kinds of information. You can save information the usual way: by typing text in Nimbus Note apps, as well as using our neat Nimbus Clipper. Keep reading to find out more!

Our web clipper is available from various platforms. But it’s most often used in desktop browsers. In this article we will describe how to save information using a specific internet page as an example.

Today we’ll be trying to save various types of information from a site Wired.com.

Download Nimbus Clipper – http://nimbus.everhelper.me/clipper.php

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New Nimbus Note for Android – work with images and improved location-based reminders

A new version of Nimbus Note for Android has been released. In this version, special attention was given to location-based reminders and working with pictures in notes.

Editing pictures in Nimbus Clipper

Our Nimbus Clipper app has long been a valuable tool when working with Nimbus Note. Now, besides being able to save articles from the Internet and working with PDF, you can change pictures straight from within a note. Just tap on the required note and it will open in a convenient editor. There you can put text or various elements right on the picture or, for instance, blur a fragment of it.

Rotating/replacing/removing pictures

Didn’t like a photo’s perspective? Need to get rid of unnecessary pictures in an article? It’s no longer a problem! In the new version of Nimbus Note, you can rotate pictures, replace them with other ones or remove the ones you do not need. It’s all in your hands!

Improved location-based reminders

We did some serious work on that important feature. Your geo location is now determined much more precisely without draining your battery.

Download Nimbus Note for Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bvblogic.nimbusnote

New Nimbus Clipper for Android: “Material” design and Annotation of PDF-documents

Nimbus Clipper has long been a convenient assistant for our main application for making notes. With the help of our clipper, you can easily save an article from a website, take a screenshot, and edit a picture. Today we are pleased to present an upgraded version of our application featuring a new facility that allows users to work with PDF files, as well as new material design.

Work on the application

To create from scratch a new component for working with PDF files is a long and difficult process. Therefore, we decided to choose a ready-made product from among many available options. Initially, we planned to use a paid version and even tested toolkits by Foxit and Qoppa, but then we came across MuPDF and decided to use it. There are several reasons for this:

  • Open source code (which is actually the main reason);
  • Quite a large number of tools;

  • Stable operation (MuPDF can handle even fairly complex and large documents which turned out to be a too hard a nut to crack for Foxit).

 Annotation of PDF-documents

It is quite simple to work with annotation features of PDF documents in Nimbus Clipper. It is enough to click “Work with PDF” on the main screen and select a file through a convenient file manager. Next, you can add a comment to the text, point to a desired fragment using an arrow, or draw an arbitrarily chosen figure. It is also worth noting that it is possible to highlight a text with a highlighter or cross it out. At the end, the document can be saved to an SD-card or Nimbus Note.

Material design

 In accordance with the latest trends, we have updated the design to meet the latest “material” requirements. The problem was not the easiest one, as the design requires certain changes in the logic of the application and has to be done in such a way as to prevent users from experiencing any discomfort after switching from the previous version.

Major changes have taken place with regard to the browser, where we could not help adding a “floating” button which has already become a kind of symbol of all new design from Google. It is through this button, that you can now decide how to save a web page: just as an article, a selected fragment, or as a screenshot.


Like in the previous version, before being sent to Nimbus Note, the text can be seen in the previews.

Download Nimbus Clipper for Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fvd.nimbus