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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…

Catch

Today's app of the day is Catch.

Catch is a great note taking app in the same vein as Evernote and Springpad, probably erring closer to Evernote. What seperates Catch is the unique way you can put your notes into "streams" but beyond that the similaraties extend wide and far. One great feature of Catch is the ability to password protect your notes, making it easy to store birthday ideas or personal information without fear of it being violated by prying eyes.

At the end of the day, it will really come down to personal choice. I personally use both Evernote and Catch, using Evernote for everyday notetaking. I then use Catch to store birthday present ideas, etc under the secure lock of my password.


 

In the words of the developer:

Use Catch to capture what matters.
Recommended by: TechCrunch: "10 Apps All New Android Users Should Check Out", O’Reilly Media: "Best Android Apps, The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders”, PCWorld: "10 Hot Honeycomb Apps for Business" and Datamation: "50 Must-Have Android Apps".

Catch is a free, feature-packed app that allows you to capture your ideas and experiences across all your devices with secure auto-syncing to the cloud. Capture photos, jot notes, record voice memos, map your location and attach reminders. And now private and shared Streams lets you gather your notes into collections which can be used as a personal private folders or shared as a private, collaborative spaces.

With Streams you get:
- A fast, lightweight platform that provides flexibility for mobile users to keep their Streams private or share and collaborate with others
- Easy management of shared Streams for inviting and managing contributors
- Up to three streams for free

Key features:

- Access features quickly with an updated dashboard on smaller devices
- Add text, multiple voice recordings and multiple images to any note
- Backup notes for free across all Android and iOS devices and on the web with secure sync to Catch.com
- Improved ability to filter notes by chronology, multiple tags, stars and more
- Full support for tablets running Android 3.0+ for a wide-screen experience

- Email notes in by sending them to
note@catch.com

- Use inline #tagging to organize and find your notes easily
- Scan product barcodes to capture gift ideas

Upgrade to Catch Pro to attach PDF/Office files, to create up to 10 streams and upload up to 1GB of new content each month or to Catch Premier for up to 50 streams and 5GB of new monthly content.





Learn more:
https://catch.com/learn-more/why/
Note that the ‘Read contact data’ permission is there only so you can easily pick email addresses from your existing Contacts list when inviting people to your streams.

 


Price: Free

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