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Microsoft is actually a great Android developer - 'To-Do' is another reason why!

It may seem suprising to some, but Microsoft is actually a fantastic Android developer. In fact, I'd go as far to saythat their app offerings for Android are far superior to than their offerings for the Windows App store. For starters the full suite of Microsoft Office apps are great, as is one drive and one note, and the Arrow App Launcher is actually one of the best custom android skins available (seriously - check it out!).

To round this out, over the last few days Microsoft has released 'To-Do' which as you've guessed it - is a to-do list. It really could not be simpler - the app allows the creation of lists and then as part of each list allows tasks and items to be added.

The design is simple and clean, and a nice move away from the boxy interface design that still dominates some of the earlier Windows apps for android. It's fast, lightweight, cloud based (of course) and has a widget - so there is not much more you could ask for!

Of course there is lots of co…

Expense Manager - Keep track of your bills

Today's app of the day is Expense Manager.

Ever find that keeping track of when bills need to be paid is a logistical nightmare? I know I sometimes do. Of course it is possible to set up direct debits for everything, but all it takes is a few unexpected expenses, and before you know it bills are getting rejected because there is nothing left in the account. For that reason, although I could probably set up direct debit for all my expenses, I still seem to spend 15 minutes or so every pay day transferring money all over the country (and in fact world) paying off bills.

Unfortunately, those who issue bills don't always align their due dates neatly with pay periods, so it is often necessary to be able to keep track of when bills are due, and for how much. This should be easy, but with a month not always being 4 weeks or 30 clean days, things can still get messy. The solution? Welcome Expense Manager.

In a nutshell, expense manager allows you to program in your income and bills, so that with a quick glance it is possible to see what bills or expenses are coming up on the horizon. Even better, reminders can be set to automatically alert you to make certain transfers - this is great for expenses that fall mid month or in off pay periods. For more "power" users, the program could technically be used to accurately track the amount left in bank accounts and to budget for future expenses, however I am yet to try these functions out.

Instead, I simply like using the app as a handy and intuitive way to track my bill payments.




According to the developer, features include:

• Tracking expenses and incomes by week, month and year as well as by categories
• Multiple accounts
• Schedule the payments and recurring payments
• Take a picture of receipt
• Payment alerts
• Budget
• Search and reports
• Import and export account activities
• Cloud (Android 2.2+) and SD Card backup
• Customize expense categories, payer/payer, payment methods, etc
• Charts
• Widgets

From my brief time with Expense Manager it is definitely worth a recommendation. 

Price: Free

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