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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…

Best Apps Market (BAM)

Today's app of the day is Best Apps Market (BAM)



If you are addicted to new apps and new games and you download mostly free ones, you may want to start using Best Apps Market instead of resorting directly to Google Play. It's a great tool to discover new apps and, unlike the Google Play, it's all about the FREE ones!

BAM combines the work of experts testing and reviewing apps with a powerful recommendation engine.
You can finds list of apps categorized by use case (Apps to Optimize your Phone, Apps for Party Time), a way to browse by category and a full featured search engine.

You have to try the recommendation engine. Click Apps for You and based on the apps you have, it recommends apps with better ratings and in the same category. It works pretty well for games too.

BAM is Free to download, and is well worth a try for anyone looking to grab some great new apps!





In the words of the developer:

BAM is the fast Android Market focused on FREE Apps! Top Apps, Top Games & more!
The Best Market App. Focused on FREE Top Apps & Top Games, hand picked by experts. Experts categorize apps & tag with traits, so you get a better Search, easy filtering & great recommendations. It’s like Pandora for apps plus all the tools you need to manage your apps. Optimized for speed: Fast to open, fast to browse & fast to search, no clutter!
- FREE: Emphasize Free Apps & Games
- REVIEWED: Experts Categorize & Tag
- FAST: Designed for Speed
Install the best alternative to the Android Market. It's the best discovery tool in the Market, including personalized recommendations based on app you have installed.
We organized the applications in ways to get to the best apps & games quickly & we have tools for the most sophisticated Android user:
- Top Apps & Top Games: 100+ Editorialized lists
- Apps of the Day: Two hand-picked top apps every day on the dashboard. Only very recommended apps here!
- Better Search: Quick suggestions as you type & human optimized
- Community Pro/Con: Real reasons voted up/down by people like you
- My Apps: The fastest App Manager! Move2SD, Uninstall & Share
- Widgets: App of the Day & Last Installed Apps
"BAM" is the Best Market App! Start with Top Apps & Top Games: it’s like the editorial lists in iPhone for the Android Market. BAM is the best way to find a new app & new game without wasting time in the market searching through junk!! Our editors review many apps & games then create useful lists of only the BEST ones for you. We actually install each app & find the ones you'd like best for each type. So you'll only see one "poker" app or the best puzzle game or the best camera replacement, not the same ones. Each has quotes on why we like it & we make our lists useful & practical: "Optimize My Phone", "Pranks & Jokes", "Holidays & Occasions",etc
You'll get notifications of the new Editor's Choice once a week, so you'll be ahead of everyone!
MAIN FEATURES:
1) TOP APP LISTS
• Critical Apps
• Optimize Your Phone
• Organize Your Life Apps
• Save Money Apps
...Many More
2) TOP GAME LISTS
• Best. Games. EVER.
• Action & Adventure
• Classic Arcades
• Multi Player at Once
• Strategic Simulation
...Many More
3) BROWSE ALL APPS & GAMES
• Search & discover new apps
• We check for compatibility with your phone & only show usable apps
• Filter by categories, paid/free, ratings & installs. Combine filters to explore the best apps in the market. Try "not so popular" & "just in" filters to discover apps with potential but are the best new apps to the Market
4) HOT TODAY & COMMUNITY
• See trending up app & games installed by the community
• See Community added pros/cons, comments & thumbs up/down in real-time
• Rate apps with our unique Pros & Cons system. Share with the community "Reasons to Install" & "Reasons NOT to Install”
• No sign-up required, but pick a nickname to be recognized
5) APPS FOR YOU: Personal app recommendations based on your installed apps
• See new apps to install every day with reasons why based on your current apps
• Reasons include better ratings, more popular, etc.
6) MY PROFILE
• Easily access apps you Favorite here
• Apps add to Wishlist are here to go install. To add apps to your wish list (tap on the star in the detail page)
7) MY APPS: All your installed apps
• Apps Manager: See apps that are movable to sd card. Move apps2SD / Move apps to the phone
• Quick Uninstaller: Uninstall apps with 1 click
• Share/Send with friends or post on Facebook, Twitter, Email
• Sort by installation date, sd-card availability, size & name
8) APPS OF THE DAY - Daily suggestions
• Editors' choice are 1/week & you get notifications
9) COOL WIDGETS
• Last Installed Apps Launcher Widget: recently installed apps, no need to search for the apps
• Apps of the Day Launcher Widget: new apps of the day today
• NOTE: BAM must be on phone for the widgets to work, not on SD. Move & restart phone
Best Apps Market is also known as "BAM"
http://www.bestappsmarket.com/

BAM: Best Android Apps! (free on Google Play)
Price: Free

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