How can I get a driving licence in Bangalore?
I will summarise the entire process of getting a driving licence in Bangalore. Without Broker / agent or any driving school. Before starting, here is the checklist:No matter wherever you are in Bangalore, choose KR Puram RTO (https://goo.gl/maps/fKCEV) for getting your driving licence. Personnels there are a thousand times more civilised and honest than others. I visited Koramangala RTO first, which is ruined by agents and corrupt officials.You'll first need to apply for learning driving licence. After one month, you can apply for permanent driving licence.You would need an age proof and address proof, along with corresponding originals documents.Common age proofs- 10th class marksheet or PAN card. Address Proof is complicated. If you are an outsider, staying in a rented apartment, then you would compulsorily need 2 address proofs, both for your local address as well as your permanent address.Local address proof- A rental agreement carrying your name as "tenant" and your landlord's name as "owner", along with electricity bill in your owner's name will suffice. Visit Kormangala's BDA complex (https://goo.gl/maps/aeunM) to get your rental agreement for about Rs 170/-Permanent Address proof- Your Voter card or Passport mentioning your permanent address would suffice. If you are a localite, i.e, your permanent address is same as local address, then only permanent address alone will suffice. Check this page for comprehensive list on address and age proofs- https://sarathi.nic.in:8443/nrpo...You would need a few passport sized photographs.Preparations (Location- Your home)You'll first need to fill an online form for licence. Its a PDF form, that generates an application number. It only works in Windows with IE and Adober reader. Mac wont work, Ubuntu wont work, http://browserstack.com wont work. I used a VM created in Parallels (on Mac) to create the following cheapest possible environment (in terms of memory and labour required) that works - 1) Windows XP service Pack 3, 2) Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.133) Adobe Reader 9.4.0 (Old Version of Adobe Reader 9.4.0 Download - OldApps.com - 26.35 Mbs).Open IE and visit http://www.rto.kar.nic.in . Click on "License e-Services". Hopefully you'll be taken to https://sarathi.nic.in:8443/nrpo... (if they dont change the port number, etc). Accept any security confirmation if prompted.Click on "Issue of a Learning Licence to me" which should take to https://sarathi.nic.in:8443/UF/p... . Enable Adobe's browser plugin to render this PDF on IE. You should get a form like:If you have to apply for both 2 wheeler and Car, check (2) "MOTOR CYCLE WITH GEAR (NON TRANSPORT)-(MCWG )" and (4) "LMV-NT-CAR-(LMV )"After filling the complete form, click on "Submit". You should see this message:Note down the application number. Now go back to homepage and click "Print Application Form" https://sarathi.nic.in:8443/nrpo.... Fill details, save and print the form. Stick your photo.Buy a brown paper folder with ribbon (compulsory). Collate the application form as printed in step 9, Age Proof, Permanent address proof and Local address proof (if applicable). Tie all papers with the ribbon, and write your name, application number and date of birth on top of the folder.Exam preparations. You'll be asked 5-10 random questions on traffic signs (maybe oral or written). Prepare these 3 sections:Mandatory Signs - http://www.rto.kar.nic.in/signs/...Cautionary Signs - http://www.rto.kar.nic.in/signs/... Informatory Signs - http://www.rto.kar.nic.in/signs/... Do prepare them well. You will be rejected if you dont pass the oral exam. (I was rejected, then I had to re-appear the next day.)We are now set to visit KR Puram RTO.In-Person Visit (Location- KR Puram RTO, Time 9:30am)Try to visit RTO before 10am. You'll finish the entire procedure in less than 20 mins.Visit the Challan counter (counter "3", if they didn't change it), submit your brown folder, with application number. You need to pay Rs 30 for each vehicle type. For Car + Bike pay only 60/- (Carry change. They refused to accept my 100 rupee note.) Tie the challan on top of other pages.Visit 1st floor. The signing officer will tally your originals with Xeroxes and approve the documents if found in order.Visit room number 2, for the Oral/written exam. The RTO inspector will ask you to explain 5-10 random signs. If you pass the exam, he'll approve your file and keep it with himself.If you fail the exam, dont panic. Your folder will be returned back to you and you'll need to re-appear for exam, the very next day. Before appearing for exam, you'll need to re-visit the signing officer (step 3). He'll stamp your file with new date. Then you can proceed for your exam.Visit after 2 working days after 3pm. Carry your ID proof. The inspector will search you file, stick your photos and handover you learning licences (2 A4 sheets- one for Car, another for geared 2-wheeler). Total cost- Rs 60/- Total RTO Visits required- 2Time Invested- 4-5 hours (including form filling and visits)I have not completed 1 month yet, so haven't appeared for Permanent licence. Will update the answer once I do so.
Which software is best to digitally sign PDF documents?
Different software solutions exist for different platforms, hence I am going to give one (the most common one) for each one of them:Windows: Open the PDF in Adobe Reader and click the “Fill & Sign” button in the right pane.Mac: Open the PDF in Preview, click the Toolbox button, then click SigniPhone and iPad: Open the PDF attachment in Mail, then click “Markup and Reply” to sign.iPhone and Android: Download Adobe Fill & Sign, open the PDF, and tap the Signature button.Chrome: Install the HelloSign extension, upload your PDF, and click the Signature button.And you are good to go!!
What is the best way to sign a PDF document?
It seems like this questions is now a list of ways to sign a pdf document without the need to “print-sign-scan-send” =)Apart from adding KeepSolid Sign as another free alternative to manually sign documents (we are currently in beta), there are couple of interesting ways that the respondents of our recent closed beta testing group shared (we asked more than 230 respondents from different business verticals how they sign / send documents for signing).Particularly, signing with:Apple’s Preview app (the built-in default app for Mac to view pictures, edit and also sign pdfs)Pgp encryption. The approach here would be to open the document in PDF app or in browser, paste your signature, encrypt with the pgp encryption tool like iGolder or built-in solutions for Mozilla, for example.Though, both of these methods still require you to send the final document via email, this is a free alternative if you need to sign documents rarely or just don’t want to pay for a dedicated eSignature solution.Cheers!
What are the best electronic signature (e-signature) services?
Sometimes we really don’t understand what we mean under “best”, even this question doesn’t elaborate what the best service means? Which criteria the author believes the service fits the best? price?best design? Reliability?Let’s better talk about “suitable” for this moment and current needs.As the previous answers mentioned, do you need the service to be available on all major platforms or a signature that will stand up in court?Do you need a free simple solution, a feature-rich service that charges on the amount of signatures/documents signed or on monthly basis?Do you need to work with your documents on the go with low or no internet connection (while travelling, in the airport or plane)?And you can ask yourself with tons of such questions to create a matrix of features-service to choose the one you need. Or you can use 3rd party platforms like Alternativeto to initially select the provider you are interested in.When we conducted a closed beta testing for KeepSolid Sign recently, one of the goals was to understand the main criterias SMB owners from US use to choose a solution or switch to another one.We interviewed more than 230 businesses and what’s interesting, while the top factor goes to Security&data privacy, price or for example, digital signature availability is not in Top-3 of choices. Speed of an app/solution and multiplatform availability (works in web browser as well as on Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows devices) are what values higher.So, if there is a need to sign/send documents on Mac, iphone/ipad, android, windows and web browser and to work with documents offline, KeepSolid Sign is alternative to go with. We are still in beta, implementing some major requests from our beta users, but will be launching this September.And, KeepSolid Sign is free while in beta.
What's the best way to self publish an e-book on social media, business, & self help?
I’ve been through the process of self-publishing on Kindle and learnt a few things. Now, I can share my tips, so you don’t make the same mistakes!I’m a commercially published author now, but I understand the frustrations of trying to break into conventional publishing, because it took me ten years to get my big break. Before I got my publishing deal, I self-published a short story called Veronika, using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) with modest success – it has been in the Amazon top 50. Self publishing does have the advantage of getting your work out there, which can lead to attracting attention and sales.Why Self Publish on Kindle?Amazon’s two main competitors, Apple and Barnes & Noble, both claim to have gained a 20+% market share of the eBook market, leaving Amazon with something like 60%. But surveys of self-published authors have shown that Amazon’s share of self-published eBook sales is much higher – more like 80-85%.Whether the true figure is 60% or as high as 85%, Amazon is the biggest market by a long way, and KDP makes the process of self publishing on Kindle relatively easy.Self publish on Kindle: Step 1 – Your BookFirst you’ll need to sign up for KDP.Then you start by clicking Add a Title. The important options to fill in are:Book nameDescription (up to 4,000 characters – use it to sell your book to the reader)Book contributors (you as the author)Categories (whichever genres you are writing in)Search keywords (up to 7, add the themes of the novel, don’t duplicate the categories)These other items can just be left blank/default: Subtitle, Series, Edition Number, Publisher, Language,Publication Date, ISBN.Verify Your Publishing RightsAs you are self-publishing your own work, and so you have copyright, select This is not a public domain work and I hold the necessary publishing rights.Convert your book to Kindle formatKDP accepts three main formats:Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)Ebook Formats (Html, Mobi, Epub)Adobe PDFIt is possible to send Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF documents direct to KDP, but the formatting is far from ideal if you do.If you want a really professional looking book then you should convert your book to Kindle’s HTML format yourself before uploading. I found the easiest solution was to convert the formatted manuscript into Kindle specific html. How to do this will be the subject of a separate answer.But, as we’re doing things the easy way for now, I suggest you just upload the manuscript and let Amazon reformat it for Kindle.Use Kindle PreviewerIf you have created an HTML format file then you can use Kindle Previewer, a downloadable Kindle emulator, to check how your book will look on various types of Kindle . What I found was that without careful tweaking, my book looked good on one type of Kindle but not on others. Kindle Previewer allows you to quickly switch between Kindle versions and see how the book will look on each type.Upload Your Book FileOnce you’re happy with the format, you can upload the file to KDP. The only option is Digital Rights Management. This is your choice. Choose Enable if you want to make it harder for people to copy your book, or Do Not Enable if you prefer to make your book available without restrictions.After you’ve uploaded, there’s an online previewer to check the text still looks right.Self publish on Kindle: Step 2 – Cover PhotoThere are two options, design your own cover or use the template-based Cover Creator. I recommend designing your own cover. The book cover is critical to attracting readers and a template based design is less likely to stand out from the crowd. The picture at the top shows what the cover I designed for Veronika looks like on the Kindle.Designing your own cover doesn’t have to be difficult. At the simplest, it’s just a question of finding a photo, making it the right size and adding the book’s title and your name to it.Find a Cover PhotoThere are two options: use an original photo or artwork of your own or download one from an image library. The cheapest and easiest option is to use your own photo.Make the Cover Photo the Right Size and Add the TitleYou’ll need some image editing software to make the cover the right size and to add the title and your name as the author. The free and easy to use image editing programs I recommend are iPiccy and Pixlr.Use the image editor to crop the photo so it is 1,563 x 2,500 pixels, as in the diagram below:The cover should also be in colour, despite the fact the most common Kindles only display black and white. This is because the Kindle Fire and the Kindle app on iPhone, Windows etc. can display colour.Both iPiccy and Pixlr have a variety of free to use fonts. Experiment with a few different ones until you find one you like.Upload the CoverThis is simply a matter of clicking Browse for Image… selecting the cover you’ve designed and then clicking Upload Image.Design a cover using the Cover CreatorAlternatively, if you just want a simple cover, use the Cover Creator.Step 3 – Rights and PricingVerify Your Publishing TerritoriesSelect Worldwide rights – all territories. Your book will then appear on all the different Amazon sites around the world.Choose Your RoyaltyI suggest you set your price so that you receive the 70% Royalty – which means a minimum of $2.99 / £1.49 after that it’s up to you.You can set prices worldwide automatically, based on the US price, or customise your prices for different territories. It might be worth setting prices manually to exploit psychological price points like £1.99.Self publish on Kindle: Final Step – Publish!Now just click Save and Publish.That’s it. In a couple of hours your book will be on all the Amazon stores around the world.See – I told you it was easy! More DetailsThere are more details, including links to all the tools mentioned, on my website at How to Self Publish on Kindle in Three Easy Steps
What are some of the coolest apps you should never miss in a Windows phone?
lnkd.in: An unofficial LinkedIn app for Windows 10 Mobile, it's a ARM UWP app. Get lnkd.in - Microsoft StoreFeedlab: A UWP Feedly client for Windows 10 Mobile and PC, it has way more features than the official Feedly client available for iOS and Android like Mobilizer, TTS and has an excellent UI. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/...Bookviser: The best eBook reader for Windows 10 Mobile and PC. It has the best UI I've ever seen on a eBook reader and supports offline dictionary, highlighting, bookmarks, TTS and online sync of notes, bookmarks, reading status across all your Windows 10 Mobile devices. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/...Latermark for pocket: A Pocket client for Windows 10 Mobile and PC, it has a nice UI and all features of official Pocket client along with TTS. Get Latermark for Pocket - Microsoft StoreShort News: An unofficial inShorts client for Windows 10 Mobile, oddly enough it works smoother than the official app. Get Short News - Microsoft Store IndiaAwesome Tube: An unofficial UWP client for YouTube with all features of the official app and with better UI. It also has few additional features like background playback and option to download even copyright protected videos to your phones storage (full fledged downloads, not just preloads). Your request appears to be from an automated processPiny: An unofficial UWP Pinterest client with all features of the official app, however its UI is way better than the official app. Your request appears to be from an automated processPodcasts (beta): A UWP podcast manager with support for both audio ad video podcasts. It also supports synchronisation of podcast subscription between your Windows 10 Mobile and PC via OneDrive. Get Podcasts (beta) - Microsoft Store IndiaCover - Comic Reader: It’s a comic book (.cbr, .cbz, .zip, .rar) reader for Windows 10 Mobile and PC and truth be told it has the best UI I’ve ever seen in any comic book reader for any platform. It also supports synchronisation of your comics and reading status between all your Windows 10 devices via OneDrive. Your request appears to be from an automated processonePedia: An unofficial UWP Wikipedia client for Windows 10 PC and Mobile phone, it has all the features of the official Wikipedia client. Get Onepedia - Microsoft Store IndiaReadIt: An unofficial UWP Reddit client which has all the features of the official Reddit app however it does have a better UI. Your request appears to be from an automated processImgur4Windows: An unofficial UWP Imgur client with all features of official app and great looking UI. Get Imgur4Windows - Microsoft Store IndiaFliky: An unofficial UWP Flickr client with all features of the official Flickr app. Get Fliky - True Flickr Client - Microsoft Store IndiaExplorer for 9GAG: The best 9GAG client in Microsoft store, it has all the features of the official 9GAG client but it also has additional features like in-built meme creator. Get Explorer for 9GAG - Microsoft Store IndiaMeme Generator Suite: An excellent app to make memes, it has 300 offline meme templates and 100,000 online meme templates. It has a nice UI (Way better than the UI of ZomboDroid Meme Creator available on iOS and Android). Get Meme Generator Suite - Microsoft Store IndiaXKCD Explorer: The best XKCD client for Windows 10 Mobile and PC. Your request appears to be from an automated processPerfect Dictionary: The best offline dictionary client for Windows 10 Mobile and PC with support for pronunciation of words. Your request appears to be from an automated processUrbanDict: The best UWP Urban Dictionary client, it lets you search and share witty meanings of words. Get UrbanDict - Microsoft Store IndiaManga Blaze: A UWP manga viewer and downloader, it has an excellent UI. Your request appears to be from an automated processzTwitch: An UWP Twitch client with excellent UI and all the features of the official app. Your request appears to be from an automated processGDrive.NET: An excellent Google Drive and Google Photos client for those who need them on Windows 10 Mobile. Get GDrive.NET - Microsoft Store IndiaPerfect PDF Ultimate: The best UWP full fledged PDF editor, it not only lets you sign, annotate and fill up PDFs but also reposition images, edit text etc. It’s like full fledged Adobe Acrobat X PDF editor. Your request appears to be from an automated processLoadkit Download Manager: The best UWP download accelerator and manager, it even lets you download in the background. Your request appears to be from an automated processCopy Space: A clipboard manager which has option to auto-sync your clipboard content between all your Windows 10 devices (PC, Mobile and HoloLens) via OneDrive. Get Copy Space - Microsoft Store IndiaGoogle News Reader: The best UWP Google News client for those who need one (I see no reason to use it since Microsoft News is good enough). Get Google News Reader - Microsoft Store IndiaTorrex Pro: The best UWP Torrent client with support to stream audio and video torrent, it also lets you download torrents in background. Buy Torrex Pro - Torrent Downloader - Microsoft Store India8 Zip: An excellent UWP archive manager with Cortana integration. It as all the features of WinZIP and WinRAR. Your request appears to be from an automated processQR code & Barcode: A tool to scan and create barcodes. It lets you not only scan barcodes but also create barcodes out of Applications, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers, Contacts Informations, Bookmark & Clipboard. Your request appears to be from an automated processScanWritr 10: A UWP document scanner app, other than converting documents to PDF you can even annotate and sign scanned documents. Your request appears to be from an automated process
What are the benefits of electronic signature?
The paperless office is becoming a reality for a large number of businesses. Electronic signature applications are being used in a wide variety of spheres, namely, life insurance policies, rental agreements, invoices and employment contracts. In this answer, I would like to go over the main benefits of electronic signature and touch on how it helps in terms of efficiency, cost saving, and increasing productivity of workflow.While surfing the web, I've found a curious fact that in the US, it is estimated about 50% of all documents will be signed with electronic signatures until the end of the decade. Europe is currently a little behind in its adoption of the technology. So, why all businesses around the world seek to switch to electronic signatures? Below you will find a response to the question.1. Saves TimeLet's imagine you need to get a signature from a person who is located far apart geographically. If you use an "old-fashioned" traditional way with a wet signature, it'll be a very long time before you get a signing document back. During this time the work would be kept on hold. How does the process will look with e-signature app, for instance, KeepSolid Sign? It will take a few minutes, as the document is signed online instantly and the tedious waiting time doesn't feel like an eternity. There is no lag time for transmission of contract updates.2. Saves CostBeyond the already-said time-saving, the automated processes thanks to electronic signature will help reduce the financial impact of human error (I mean signing mistakes) that may slow things down. Even though, at first glance, you might think the cost for paper and inc is minuscule, for large enterprises with an enormous amount of transactions the paperless office will be tangible savings. KeepSolid Sign also excludes travel expenses, as the physical presence of the signers is totally unnecessary, as opposed to traditional signing way. The app reduces the cost of printing scanning, copying, packaging, shipping, and ensure all necessary is in ordersaving the cost of fixing issues, which could have been prevented. as well.3. Remote access and better user convenienceThe need using a compliant remote process to capture e-signatures from wherever is most convenient for the customer, rather than asking customers to make a visit to a retail location has never been more important. This is especially true for small businesses, which have limited resources. KeepSolid Sign makes it possible to sign documents no matter where the signer lives, thereby decreasing a waste of time and materials. According to the testimonials of our users, the tool is simple and easy to use. Just upload a need document, indicate signers and recipients, and deliver a secure link to the recipient. That's all.4. High Level of SecurityWilling to contribute to your online security and data protection, we packed the latest security technologies into KeepSolid Sign to help you protect your company documents and get a better performance. Powered by PGP technology, the app integrates easily into existing business processes and protects sensitive data from unauthorized access. That's much stronger and more enforceable than your average paper-based transaction.Well, that’s pretty much all here to switch to KeepSolid Sign. For more convincing facts, please, follow the link to our blog and process the article. Ultimately, electronic signatures will save your time, money, and effort. It will make contracts more secure through the reduced risk of fraud. Don't ignore the significant opportunity to make your life easier and take yet another significant step in this direction with KeepSolid Sign.
What is the best e-signature app?
There are plenty of good answers here already.What are the best electronic signature (e-signature) services?Basically, it all depends on your needs and requirements, as “best” ≠ most suitable solution.First, it is better to answer the following questions:Do you need an esignature to sign your documents or a digital signature as well?Do you need the app to be available on different platforms so that you can work on your iPhone/iPad, Android, Mac, Windows or web version is enough for you?Do you need to work with your documents on the go and offline?How frequently do you need to send/sign documents and how many?Do you want to pay per month / year if your volume is high or just per document/signature when necessary?Do you need a simple flow of the document between an author and a signee or you need other parties involved (like supervisors, observers etc)?These are the questions to start. It depends on the answers which solution you will fall for.KeepSolid Sign can be in your list, if you need to eSign documents on any device you use, even on the go and offline, work with templates, track status and receive reminders. We are still in closed beta, working with our first users and implementing major feature requests, but the upgraded version of the app would be open for public in September.Cheers!
What is the best free non-Adobe Mac OS X app for editing PDF files?
I really like using neu.Annotate+, which allows me not only to read, but take nots on the PDFs and send them directly via email in multiple formats. Note taking includes hand-written mark ups, typing in text, various colored pens and highlighters, and the ability to add images as well.