11 Things You Can Do With Your Phone’s Camera Other Than Selfies

Learning About Stars
If you are enthusiastic about stars and constellations SkyMap for iOS and Android is a great tool you can utilize to study celestial bodies. By simply pointing your phone’s camera at a star with the app open, you can get more information about that star.

Give Visitors Your Wi-Fi Info
Write down your Wi-Fi name and password, take a photo and easily share with your visitors when they visit.

Business Card Scanner
Get all your business cards out of your wallet and have them scanned with your phone camera. One cool app I use is the CamCard scanner. It has a powerful OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature which extracts all the data from the card into the application.

Solve Math
Do you need to help your kids solve their math homework? Unfortunately, you have forgotten basic arithmetic, an embarrassment you don’t want revealed to your child! Download Photomath and take a photo of the equation. The app will take you through the process of solving the equation step by step and give you the answer.

Get Your Exact Measurements
If you need to quickly stop by at a store to buy some clothes, the MTailor app uses your phone camera to get your accurate dimensions, so you don’t have to. For now, the app is available only for men.

Keep a Visual List of Your Favourite Items
Open a new page in OneNote or Evernotes to keep a visual list of your favourite items. Attempting to take mental notes might get you confused the next time you want to get your favourite soda at a store.

Barcode Scanner
Two apps come to mind – MyFitnessPal and Quick Scan. These two apps enable you scan products for nutritional facts, coupons etc.

Remember Your Makeup!
Simply take pictures of your foundation, blush and lipstick without having to memorize names or numbers. Voila!

Save Your Neck
The TextNeck Indicator Lite app uses your phone’s camera to watch your head and alerts you when you are in a poor phone posture.

Be Safe In an Emergency
Write down what you are allergic to, what medications you take and your emergency contact information. Take a photo of the information. Then, make the photo your phone’s lockscreen photo in case someone needs your information and you’re unable to speak or incapacitated in some way.

Get Help After a Robbery
Take photos of all of your credit/debit cards, your car’s plate number and your car’s VIN number. If your wallet or car is stolen, you’ll have all the information you need to report it to the card issuing company or police.


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