How to Extract Data from a PDF on a Mobile Device?

How to Extract Data from a PDF on a Mobile Device

Working with PDF documents doesn’t need to be something that can be only be performed on a computer. You can always manage your PDF documents on a mobile device, such as an iPad or iPhone, and test your favorite tech pal with a totally new purpose. Whether you knew it or not, it is high time you started using your iPad for tasks that will result in better productivity than socializing.

So, the next time you need to pull out some data from your PDF document, why don’t you do it on your mobile device? Not only will you be able to complete your data editing tasks remotely, you will also save time by finishing your job on the go.

In case you are ready to put your iPad or iPhone to a productivity test, this is what you need to do:

Download this PDF to Excel mobile app for free here:

It requires 6.01 version of the iOS or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Once you install this mobile app, you will be able to convert both native and scanned PDF files to Excel.

Finally, these are the steps for extracting data from a PDF:
  • Open a PDF from your Google Drive, DropBox or OneDrive.
  • Click the share button which is usually placed in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Access PDF to Excel app via Open in menu.
  • The file is now being converted and once the conversion process is done, you will find the conversion result in the same folder where the original PDF is located.
How to Extract Data from a PDF on a Mobile Device

Okay, you have converted your PDF to Excel, now what? You just need an MS Office, Libre Office or any other app that will let you view MS Office formats. When you open your Excel file, you will see the very same data that was locked in the PDF. Now you can easily delete or add more data and make other possible edits.

It doesn’t matter where you are - as long as you have a mobile device and a decent Internet connection, you will be able to handle almost any type of document management task.

The EPF Rollback and how it impacts you [Infographic]

Do you know that the tax on your EPF corpus as well as employer’s contribution has been rolled back.

Here’s a quick guide to understanding your EPF and what happens from FY 2016-17 onwards.

The EPF Rollback and how it impacts you

What is EPF?

Employee Provident Fund is
  • a contributory social security scheme
  • applicable to companies with 20 or more employees
  • threshold on contribution is Basic salary of Rs 15,000
How does it work?
  • presently, employee contribution to provident fund is 12% of Basic salary
  • matched by employer* [* 3.67% to EPF, 8.33% to EPS (Employee Pension Scheme)]
  • employer contribution is usually part of CTC
  • total amount earns interest, interest rate notified by Govt each year
  • both EPF and EPS amounts paid out separately during withdrawal
  • rate of interest is currently 8.8% for FY 2015-16
Before 2016-17

EPF Withdrawal
  • after 5 or more years of continuous service
  • after attaining the age of retirement (presently 58)
  • if unemployed for two months or more after leaving previous job
  • for marriage, higher studies, house construction/purchase
  • for medical emergencies
Tax on EPF
  • tax applicable if withdrawn before completion of 5 years of continuous service
  • no tax if withdrawn after 5 years or upon retirement
  • tax status is EEE (Exempt at all stages contribution, accrual, withdrawal)
After 2016-17

EPF Withdrawal
  • only employee contribution and accrued interest on it can be withdrawn prematurely
  • employer contribution stays in your EPF account
  • this can be withdrawn only upon retirement, at 58 years of age
Tax on EPF
  • proposal to tax 60% EPF corpus on withdrawal has been rolled back
  • proposal to tax employer contribution above Rs 1.5 lakhs has been rolled back
  • tax status stays EEE (Exempt during contribution, accrual and withdrawal)
More information on EPF and EPS is available on the EPFO website.

Are you clear now, what is EPF with this Infographic? Why? Feel free to leave a comment, if you have any doubts. Have a Nice Day!


Feature-Packed Smartphones all set to be Launched in India

Feature-Packed Smartphones all set to be Launched in India

India is one of the fastest growing markets for smartphones and a number of names have made quite a tremendous mark by selling thousands of handsets in a matter of seconds thanks to the ecommerce platform. This being set, a lot of new handsets are lined up for a heavy launch in India that will surely have the sales bells and cash registers ringing.

Check out a list of these hot as hell smartphones which will set the market on fire:


The LG G5 is a stunning new flagship offering from the company which has come up with some stunning specifications which will surely be hard to beat. The phone will feature a 5.3 inch Full HD screen that will surely make every activity extremely addictive. It will run on a 2.2GHz Quad Core Processor along with a 4GB RAM for fantastic output and performance. It comes with 32GB internal memory which can be expanded upto 2TB which surely is quite a unique offering allowing you to comfortably carry your data wherever you go. The phone has 16MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary camera giving you options including image stabilization, 4K recording and sharper autofocus. This surely is one of the most promised phone launches.
Feature-Packed Smartphones all set to be Launched in India

Obi MV1

The Obi MV1 will feature a smashing and elegant body structure that will make you want to grab one immediately. The phone offers a 5 inch Full HD display with a floating or raised display that will give an overall captivating look. As for the internals, the phone will have a 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor in two variants of either a 1GB RAM or a 2GB RAM. As for cameras you get a beautiful 8MP primary camera along with a 2MP front camera for clear and sharp photographs for any time of the day. It will support 16GB storage which can be expanded to 64GB on both variants. As for the battery output, the phone will have a 2500 mAh battery at its helm to handle heavy usage. The Indian market surely can’t wait for this one to launch!
Feature-Packed Smartphones all set to be Launched in India
Gionee Elife S8

The Elife S8 will be another fast paced phone with some really good specifications which is making the wait all the more unbearable. The phone has a stunning 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED screen with 3D touch support which will make it quite impossible to stay away from. As for internals, the phone has a 1.9GHz Octa Core Processor which will be able to handle a tremendous amount of multitasking thanks to its 4GB RAM capacity. As for memory, the phone offers 64GB internal memory which can be expanded up to a whopping 200GB to help you carry your data without any issues. Thanks to a 16MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary camera, you get amazing photography output with crystal clear results. The phone gives nonstop performance thanks to its 3000 mAh battery.

Feature-Packed Smartphones all set to be Launched in India

Xiaomi Mi5

The Xiaomi Mi5 is all set to set the market on fire much like other Xiaomi phones which bring high functionality at jaw dropping prices. The phone will feature a beautiful 5.7 inch Full HD display that will make every activity be it playing games, viewing photos, reading or watching movies seem like a never ending dream. As for internals, the phone is all set to run on a powerful 2.2GHz Octa Core Processor along with a 3GB RAM that will make it possible to perform and run various apps without lags. It has a beautiful 16MP primary camera along with a 5MP secondary camera to light up every moment with stunningly gorgeous photographs. It has 16GB non expandable memory but has never ending performance with a 3030 mAh battery at the helm delivering output at all times.

Feature-Packed Smartphones all set to be Launched in India
Be sure to keep an eye out for these jaw dropping phones which makes the wait extremely unbearable with some never seen before specs and offerings.

Able2Extract 10: Data Extraction on Steroids [Windows, Mac and Linux]

Able2Extract 10: Data Extraction on Steroids - Techsemo

There are several things that a modern human being simply cannot live without. Productivity tools are definitely one group of necessities that’s been reigning for a long time and is here to stay. Just like previous generations had their personal assistants, we now rely on the help of our digital sidekicks to help us accomplish our daily tasks in the most effective way possible.

One of the tools that has been helping people significantly cut down the time spent on managing documents is Able2Extract PDF Converter. A tool that has been on the market for over 15 years, Able2Extract has stood the test of time and managed to evolve into one of the most sought after PDF tools on the market. The latest version was released just recently and it seems to pack a solid punch when it comes to its newest features.

Able2Extract PDF Converter 10 is the latest protege in the line and has entered the game with a bang. Right off the bat you can tell that the tool provides expert data extraction features with its familiar and intuitive user interface.

Although it’s used for all of its PDF conversion capabilities, Able2Extract 10 has two new interesting features: PDF editing and a beefed-up PDF to Excel extraction. While PDF editing does exactly what it sounds like, the true power of this tool lies in its PDF to Excel conversion.

Able2Extract 10: Data Extraction on Steroids - Techseom

Let’s see in what ways you can export your PDF data into Excel.
  1. Automatic PDF to Excel conversion is the easiest way and also the quickest. First you open your PDF, select the area you would like to convert and hit Excel on the toolbar. Select Automatic from the pop-up and let the tool do the rest. This is especially useful when dealing with simple tables that don’t require any special tweaking.
  2. Custom PDF to Excel conversion is accessed from the same pop up as above and it allows users to fully specify and customize their conversion output. You can manually set up row and column structure and even preview the conversion result. When you are satisfied, hit the green “Convert” button on the bottom right.
  3. PDF to CSV conversion is designed for users who juggle their data between different tools. By converting your PDF tables into a .csv flat file you give yourself the luxury of having the data stored in a universal file format, supported by all major tools. Here you also have a choice between “Automatic” and “Custom” conversion, with the “Custom” enabling you to visually set delimiters by manipulating the column structure.
Able2Extract 10: Data Extraction on Steroids - Techsemo

Besides these features, Able2Extract 10 converts PDF to more than a dozen most popular file formats, creates PDF out of any file and enables users to edit the PDF on the spot, using the latest WYSIWYG text editor. By providing all of these features at the fraction of a price of Adobe Acrobat, Able2Extract 10 is making a bold statement and is definitely here to stay. Hopefully, as one of those tools we simply cannot live without.

Able2Extract 10 is available as a 7 day free trial for Windows, Mac and Linux. Click here to download.

How to Recover Data from External Hard Drive (Free Data Recovery Software)

Can I Recover Data from Broken Hard Drive

It’s one thing when your system corrupts and starts throwing an error message but things absolutely go south when your hard drive gets broken. This means that all your important data has been shattered and all the bits are gone. But the important thing here is to not panic and handle the situation calmly.

How to Recover Data from External Hard Drive

And if you think that just because your hard drive is broken it is dead and you really cannot do anything else, you are absolutely wrong. A broken hard drive can be repaired and data can be accessed from it in most of the cases. We will discuss several methods to try and restore your data but before starting you should remember dealing with your hard drive can be risky and it can also take away your hard drive’s warranty. In fact, if your hard drive is still in warranty we strongly recommend taking it directly to the service centre and not tampering with it.

Confirm that your Broken Hard Drive is Indeed Broken

1. Check for noises

Check and see if the hard drive is spinning, not spinning, making noises or stopping in between. If you find your drive making noises then that means a serious damage has been caused to your hard drive. To fix the issue, hard drive would have to be opened neatly and the head assembly part of it would need to be replaced. Another important thing is to power off your hard drive until it can be sent for repairs because if you keep switching it on then it will end up getting even more damaged.

2. Visual check

If your drive is broken then there must me some signs of damage on it, check for them. If there are indeed scratch marks on it then you can finally relax because there is no internal failure or breakage, your hard disk stopped working because of your own fault.
  • If your PCB has stopped working, you can get a replacement for it. The PCB is the main green circuit board on the hard disk. Make you to get an exact match replacement and you would have to move the ROM chip
  • If your drive isn’t spinning at all then that means one of the two TVS diode has shorted because of overvoltage. You can fix your hard drive by removing one of the short circuited diode. 
3. Check the connections

Check to see if all the cable connections to the system and the hard drive are done properly and there is no connection lose in between. You can also open up your system to check if the internal connections aren’t lose. But you should only do that when you have an idea about the internal connections.

4. Connect to the system to see if the hard drive is getting detected

Obvious thing to do, but sometimes we can forget that in a state of panic. Even when your hard drive isn’t showing up on the screen, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t recognized by the system. To check that, go to the BIOS settings or Windows Disk Management.

How to fix a broken hard drive

There are some steps that you can definitely take even when you are not a professional. But you should remember that these steps should only be taken as a last resort, when you have already exhausted all your options.

Also, do not try to self-repair your hard drive if you are data is too crucial and you cannot risk losing it. If you do have some really important data on it then we strongly suggest going to a professional.

One step that is often recommended by people is to warm up the hard drive in an oven for 2-3 minutes. Yes, it does sound a bit strange but it can definitely be used as the last resort. Try heating the hard drive at regular intervals and then connect it back to the system to see if the drive has started working. Also, check for the noises that it’s making and if they have changed. You need to listen for the spin noise of the drive that is the indicator that your drive is indeed working properly. If you do hear it, remove the drive again and put in the oven for another 2-3 minutes.

Free Data Recovery Software

Check for software failure

There can be times when the hard drive is so damaged that we might assume it to be broken. May be there are a lot of failed sectors on the drive that are making it hang endlessly. Even if you think your hard drive is broken, you should try running it through a data recovery software just to check if it is able to retrieve. Remember to use a reliable data recovery software like Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery so that all your data is recovered properly.
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