What it is: An app that converts photos or documents into editable Microsoft Excel documents.
What it does: This app allows the user to save time from retyping or scanning and converting complex tables, receipts, invoices, notes, lists, etc. By taking a photo of a paper document or using an on-screen document, the app sends the files to the company’s servers to be converted with OCR technology so as not to drain the mobile device’s battery with the conversion. Once the file is converted, the result is downloaded back to the app, and the files are permanently deleted from the company’s servers. Additional features include: no limits on file size or number of converted files; conversion of screenshots; sharing of and opening documents in other apps, and converted Excel (.xlsx) documents that are editable either on the mobile device or on a computer.
Who it’s for: Anyone who needs an easier, streamlined way to digitalize work documents.
Why kitchen and bath designers need it: Microsoft Excel is a commonly used program for accounting, list-making, invoices, etc., that is available to PC and Mac users alike. This is another time-saving mechanism for designers so that they can spend more time on design, and less on business logistics.
Available Since: June 21, 2016
Who makes it: Cometdocs.com Inc.
Platform: iOS for the iPad and iPhone, Android OS
Where to find it: On the iTunes Store, on Google Play