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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…

Sync SMS

Today's app of the day is Sync SMS.

If you have more than one phone, or more than one android device (i.e a phone and a tablet), you may find it annoying that your SMSs are not synced between devices. More-so, if you have a tablet, it is likely that you can not send an SMS from it at all,

If this sounds familiar, then Sync SMS is the app for you. Through utilising a dropbox account (which you must have in order for Sync SMS to work), Sync SMS will keep your messages synced between all your android devices, and also allow you to send messages from any device.

Of course, you will require your tablet to be connected to a wifi network, and you will require the app to be installed on both your tablet and your phone, but if these pre-requisites are met, and with a bit of tinkering of settings, you will find yourself being able to send and receive messages no matter what device you have in your hands.



 

In the words of the developer:

SyncSMS lets you sync your text messages between your Android phone and tablet.
SyncSMS lets you sync sms text messages between your Android 2.1+ phone and 3G or WiFi-only Android 2.1+ tablet. This app lets you receive sms text messages on your tablet which have been received by or sent from your phone. Also, this app lets you send sms text messages on your tablet which will be copied to your phone and sent out by your phone. You will need to sign up for a free Dropbox account, if you don't already have one, in order to temporarily store the sms text messages between syncs.
Notes:
- Do NOT have to be on same WiFi network, each device just needs a data connection of some sort
- Only need to purchase this app once, and install on both phone and tablet
- For some tablets you will have to force the device type setting to tablet
- SMS Text messages on tablet are sent via your phone (charges from your carrier may apply)
Features:
- Send and receive sms text messages from tablet
- Optimized interface for tablet (honeycomb not required)
- Widget for enabling/disabling sync sms
- Customizable sync intervals
- New sms message notifications
- Threaded conversations
- Contact pictures
- Modern UI
- Option to encrypt messages stored on Dropbox
- Option to password lock the app
Please contact me before leaving any negative feedback, as I try to respond to mails within 24 hours. Thanks!
Keywords: sms, text, texting, message, sync, synchronize, send, receieve, backup, restore, share, phone, tablet, tab, multiple, devices, social, communication, wifi, 3g, data
Price: $2.99

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