Taking screenshots when screenshots are banned

Android now lets apps block screenshots but some times it might be annoying when you desperately need something captured for reference (or to tell the world). Apple Music, for instance, had banned screenshots so I couldn’t quickly share tracks from there.

In such situations, you can just press and hold the ‘Home’ button to call the Google Assistant, and click ‘Share screenshot’ from the Assistant.

This bypasses the restriction set by the app, and you get your screenshot instantly.

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Bypass screenshot restrictions in Android

For the next tax season

Come tax season and you’re doing some work with PDFs. Merging scanned receipts into one or even compressing PDFs because the tool you are uploading to, only accepts sizes less than 200 KB.

SmallPDF is great, and can take care of all your PDF needs. It falls into the category of apps I’ve always fallen in love with – doing just one or a couple of things right, with a no non-sense interface.

I don’t even do a Google search for ‘compress PDFs’, I just go to SmallPDF directly because it’s got everything I want, minus the crap (like ads).

Throw any PDF task at SmallPDF and it gets it done 🙂