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Why Bookmarks are not to be used in books - The staggering science between the dumbest of things we do

There are two ways of reading a book.
One is to read it whenever you get time. Fiction or Non fictional Stories are mostly read like this.
Numbertwo, is when we select a topic to read and finish it off in that particular sitting. This is like splitting the book into readable sized articles and completing the articles in one sitting. Technical/Philosophical/Informative books can only be read in this way. You cannot read half the article one day and the rest on the next day. Come on! Of course you can, but there wouldn’t be proper information flow and you won’t be able to have a bird’s eye view of the information contained in the book.
We've all used them. Bookmarks.
They can be a piece of paper or a thread of cloth that comes with the book, or the silly paper bookmarks that are inside the books when you buy them.
*Now, by bookmarks I mean, the bookmarks in a physical book; nothing digital. *
Now imagine yourself in a new country. You would find it awfully difficult to navi…

Fx File Explorer – The best Android File Manager Yet – Browse like Windows and Linux

I never thought I would be writing a review for an application in android. But this one was so beautiful and elegant, that I felt compelled to write one.
I have always craved for a file manager in Android that lets me treat my mobile device, not so mobile.
The mobile methodology of file browsing through trees or lists was not effective in managing files effectively. I found it cumbersome to use and tried my best to avoid file browsing in the phone.
Why can’t Android have a traditional file manager like Windows Explorer, or like Linux file managers (Thunar, Nautilus, Nemo etc.), which would make file browsing a lot easier on a mobile device?
And thus came FX file explorer, on a search in Google Play. Boy was I happy.
Traditional window management, zoom in and zoom out of icons to make them bigger or smaller, built in text editor, bookmarks at the top, search bar for instant file search, script runner and root file browser, were all the things that made this application so intuitiv…