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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…

Shazam

Today's app of the day is Shazam.


Shazam is a classic mobile app. In fact, I would be suprised if there were any mobile users left out there that did not have it installed. Given this is the case, I am likely preaching to the converted, but if you are one of the remaining few who have not caught on - install Shazam now. 

In short, if you are ever listening to a song and wondering what is it, who it is by, what the lyrics are, etc, simply boot up Shazam and in a number of seconds the song name will be on the screen and the lyrics will be scrolling down your display in time with the music. Shazam = a great app. Classic.





In the words of the developer:

Hear a song you don't know? Shazam identifies it instantly. Free and Unlimited.
Free and Unlimited usage: Shazam identifies music instantly, so tag as often as you like with no monthly limits!
NEW: LyricPlay™ :See full-screen lyrics that play in time to the music you’re tagging - learn the lyrics you thought you knew.
Shazam is the quickest and easiest way to discover more about music. Hold your phone up to the music to identify a track, buy it, watch the video, get the lyrics, play in Spotify and more!
With Shazam, you can:
○ Save and listen again (30 sec previews)
○ See full-screen lyrics in time to music
○ Buy tracks on Amazon MP3
○ Watch videos on YouTube
○ Listen to your tagged music in Spotify
○ Share tags on Facebook & Twitter
○ Learn the lyrics you thought you knew
○ Discover new music from your Shazam Friends and Shazam Tag Chart
○ Tag TV shows and commercials for exclusive content - Look for the Shazam Logo!
○ Find out when an artist is on tour and buy concert tickets
○ Use it when you don’t have a signal
○ Tag music straight from your home screen with the Shazam widget
○ Remember where you tagged a track with Location
“Do you believe in magic? Maybe you will after trying Shazam – a jaw droppingly awesome music identifier. It has the uncanny ability to recognize the track and tell you everything about it”. GIZMODO
For an ad free experience and exclusive features upgrade to our premium App – Encore.
Notes:
* Previews available: US,UK,DE, FR, CH, AT
* Lyrics available: US, CA, UK, FR, IT, DE, ES, AU, NZ.
* Spotify available:UK, US, FR, ES, NL, SE, NO, FI.
* Shazam supports devices with cellular connection
Tags: ID song, search music, recognize song, song identification, what’s that song, track lyrics, tag radio, tag tv, tag television, TV Ad.
Price: Free

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