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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…

App Shortcut

Yesterday's app of the day was App Shortcut.

App Shortcut is a great little widget that allows you to easily set a widget with two rows of icons. The bottom rows displays either 5 or 10 apps of your choosing, with the top row featuring the last 5 or 10 apps you used. This is a great way of giving some of your favourite apps a permanent presence on a screen (in a smaller way than normal icons), but also allows quick assess to recent apps!


In the words of the developer:

Apps Shortcut will help you quickly open the favorite applications or applications that ran recently through widget. 5 minutes by default, the list of application just ran recently will be updated automatically. In order to save battery, this function is only active when the screen is bright. You can manually update via the Update button on the widget. To change the time to for updating or your favorite applications list, go to the configuration through the configuration button on the Widget.
1. Create a list of favorite applications and easily open through widget.
2. Lists of recently run applications, automatically update the list. Update only when the screen is bright to save the battery power.
3. You can change the updating time and a list of your favorite applications.
How to use:
1. Long press on the home screen and select Widgets.
2. Select Apps Shortcut with medium or big size.
3. Configure the time to update and list of favorite applications.
4. Enjoy it.

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Price: Free

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