One sign of a healthy app ecosystem? Developers giving their apps frequent updates. We love waking up and seeing that tile count on the Live tile for the Windows Phone Store. Big or small, we love app updates. Today we’re looking at updates for CamScanner and Car Dash. Two apps on Windows Phone that fulfill niche needs, but do it well. Let’s check out what’s new.
Nokia announced CamScanner for Windows Phone back at Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi. The app is essential if you want to scan documents and convert them into PDFs from your Windows Phone handset. The app was just updated to version 2.1.29 in the Windows Phone Store. Here’s what’s new:
- Supports scanning documents in batch mode
- Newly designed app icons and UI
- Improved experience to share document PDF via email (OneDrive is not required any more)
- Now you can save scanned images directly into the Photos Hub
- Adds the Russian language support
- Many other improvements and bug fixes
A fairly good update for CamScanner. Scanning documents in batch mode will be appreciated for those needing to process multiple documents at once. It’s also a relief that users can share PDFs through email without needing to go through OneDrive anymore.
Fan of CamScanner? Grab the free app in the Windows Phone Store.
We first covered Car Dash for Windows Phone back in October. Since then the app has received plenty of updates. The app serves as a dashboard when you’re driving in your car. It puts useful functions at your fingertips in a manner that’s easy and safe to access while operating a few thousand pounds of metal at high speeds. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see Car Dash updated to version 2.4. Here’s what’s new in the latest update:
- Improved Speech Recognition
- Added HERE Drive to available shortcuts
- Dutch, Turkish and Italian translations
- Integration with 3rd party Podcast apps using the PodcastWP Library
A great update for an app a lot of you use on the road. Podcasts are a great way to kill time when doing longer trips in your whip. Any podcast app that uses the PodcastWP Library can now tie into Car Dash.
Grab Car Dash for free in the Windows Phone Store. NFC and weather forecasts can be unlocked through in-app purchases.
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