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Lenovo Announces DOit Suite of Apps; Five Apps Designed to Make Things Easier

February 23, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Lenovo is kicking off their Mobile World Congress 2014 with a new Yoga 10 tablet and something a little more curious. Today, the Chinese manufacturer is announcing a new suite of Android apps dubbed DOit. A selection of five apps that aim to offer extra functionality without shipping bulky options that are more like a skin. The DOit suite consists of the following apps: SHAREit, SECUREit, SNAPit, SYNCit and SEEit. The five apps will be pre-installed on upcoming Lenovo devices, as aprt of their software offerings, but they’ll also be coming to previous Lenovo devices and will be available for download in the Google Play Store.

SNAPit and SEEit are both dedicated to camera offerings. SNAPit is yet another improved camera application, that offers burst mode, panorama, live filters and more to make taking photos on Lenovo devices hopefully a better experience. Moving on to SEEit, and we’re looking at Lenovo’s take on the photo album, with facial recognition software that puts people into folders automatically and one-touch editing features, such as a skin tone enhancer that seems to be ever-so popular in Asia right now. SEEit is an app that’s essentially an easy-to-use photo editor for those looking to do simple touches on the go. SHAREit is again an aptly named new addition, and allows for much easier sharing between other Lenovo devices or those with SHAREit also installed. It’s an app designed to make transferring files and the like much easier and there will be an app available for Windows PCs soon to completely get rid of the need for a microUSB cable.

Elsewhere, there is SECUREit and SYNCit. SECUREit is Lenovo’s in-house app for Android to make sure its users are safe when browsing the web and connecting to the internet. The usual malware, virus and spam protection is complemented by anti-theft measures such as the ability to lock down a lost or stolen device. SYNCit is more of the same, and there’s little extra to see here, with SYNCit revolving around personal data such as text messages and the like. For those looking to keep their data backed up and such, SYNCit is a nice option.

These apps offer functionality that Android itself offers, but they do seem to be cleaner and easier to use. For smartphone novices however, the ease of use will be welcome and the fact that the whole suite will be available from the Play Store will make keeping them up-to-date nice and simple.