Digitize Notes with CamiApp for Android

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Feb 13, 2012 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Among solutions that bridge the digital and analog worlds, CamiApp is by far my favorite one. I stumbled upon CamiApp notebooks in the Tokyu Hands store in Tokyo.

These notebooks are designed for use with the accompanying CamiApp for Android (which, according to the app's licensing info, is based on several open source components). The app lets you easily digitize notes using the Android built-in camera, and it does a good job of straightening and cleaning up the snapped images. You can then neatly organize the processed snaps using tags and descriptions. What's more, each sheet in the CamiApp notebook contains a so-called action marker: a small field consisting of three columns. You can configure the app to automatically attach a specific tag to a note depending on which column or columns are marked.

CamiApp also features simple editing tools for annotating snaps. In addition to that, you can upload the snaps to Evernote and Dropbox directly from the app. CamiApp notebooks are not available outside Japan (I order mine from a Japanese web store that ships goods to Europe), but according to the comments at the app's page, CamiApp works just fine with plain notebooks, too.

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