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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…

MusiXmatch

Today's app of the day is MusiXmatch.

MusiXmatch claims to be the worlds biggest lyric database - right in your pocket, and my initial impressions are that this claim is correct.

MusiXmatch features the usual features to be expected from such a "lyrics database" (i.e being easily able to search for lyrics) but also includes a few additional excellent features.

Primarily, the ability to browse "trending" lyrics or add favourites are great features, but the real killer feature of MusiXmatch is its integration into the music experience on your device (I will explain after the pics).


 

So, the killer feature? Well it makes sense, but was a neat surprise when I first noticed. In short, whenever you play a song on your device, a new notification appears and the lyrics of the song will immediately appear on the screen. This is a great feature and brings back some of the nostalgia of sitting by a CD player reading the lyrics from inside the jewel case. It's been a long time since I listened to an album and read the lyrics as it played, but MusiXmatch brought this experience back for me, which is brilliant!

 

In the words of the developer:

Integrated with your favourite music app. More than 5m lyrics in your pocket!
musiXmatch lyrics plugin is a deep dive into the world of song lyrics, with the largest and most exhaustive official database of song lyrics, with more than 5,4 mln lyrics in 18 languages.
This application lets you:
- Visualize the lyrics of the song played by your favourite music player,
- Instantaneously find the lyrics of any song, integrating with google search
- Have a list of the song lyrics currently trending in your country..
In case of problems, select the option "Enable Scrobbling through Last.FM official app" in your favourite player.
KEY FEATURES
♫ Seamlessly integrates with your favourite player
♫ Instantly search for songs by Title, Artist Name, or Lyrics Phrase!
♫ Add all your lyrics to your favourite list!
♫ Provide quality feedback for any lyrics.
♫ Share on Twitter
♫ Dedicate the lyrics on Facebook to your significant other
♫ Voice search, fully integrated in google search widget
♫ Profanity filter
♫ One click to get full artist discography
♫ Lyrics available offline
Supported players:
Default Android Music Player
HTC Hero Music Player
Meridian Player
RockOn
MixZing
Archos Music Player
Rhapsody Android Beta
Vanilla Music Player
bTunes
³ (cubed)
WIMP
Zimly
Just Playlists
PowerAMP
Winamp
myTouch 4G
Google Music
jukefox
★★ Works on Edge, 3G, 4G or WIFI ★★
★★ If you are an App developer, integrate with this plugin for free ★★
http://github.com/musixmatch/android-lyrics-plugin-sdk
★★ The app is based on the following open source projects ★★
http://code.google.com/p/a-simple-lastfm-scrobbler/
https://github.com/cyrilmottier/GreenDroid/

Price: Free

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