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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…

Camera Zoom FX

Today's app of the day is Camera Zoom FX.


With Instagram now available on Android, photography has been given a new lease of life for many Android users. This aside, there is no denying that the default available effects for Instagram are limited, and often users find themselves wanting more creative options for their pics. This is where third party apps such as Camera Zoom FX step in, allowing users to take photos using the program, saving them to their gallery, then  uploading them through Instragram or other social networks.

Of all the apps out there that give users a variety of effects and editing features for, Camera Zoom FX, in my experience, is the most comprehensive, user-friendly, and powerful. After installing, the options you will have available for taking shots will be greatly increased - it will truly give your mobile camera a new lease on life!

Read the developers comments below, and give this app an install. It may cost a few $$, but for the features this application packs, the expense is well worth it!









In the words of the developers:

★★★★★ "The Best Camera App for Android" - lifehacker ★★★★★
APP OF THE WEEK SALE, 40% OFF for a very limited time!
>> "The Best Camera App for Android" - lifehacker
>> "The 15 Best Mobile Apps of 2011" - Mashable
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
-- Over 1 million sold! --
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
The award-winning camera app for Android devices! Camera ZOOM FX is now Editor's Choice on Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Mashable and SlashGear.
Replace all your camera / photo FX apps with just one!

POWERFUL CAMERA:
● Optical / digital zoom (up to 6x)
● Fastest camera on Android - up to 10 shots per second + instant effects
● Front facing camera (if avail)
● Customization of ALL hardware buttons
- e.g. volume buttons to control zoom, trackball to snap shot...
● Live previews of some effects, e.g. frames, buddies
● Silent camera (if device supports)
● Tweak hardware options: autofocus, whitebalance, nightshot...
● Send, share your shots
● 1-click upload photo to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc. - ALL AT ONCE!
● Flash (if avail)
● Customizable grid overlays
● NEW!! Live Wallpaper - now "Photo FX Live Wallpaper" app
MULTIPLE SHOOTING MODES:
● Stable Shot: on-screen meter to show current level of movement
● Timer
● Voice Activated: take a picture by clapping, shouting...
● Burst Mode
● Collage
● Time Lapse

IMPORT YOUR EXISTING PHOTOS:
● You can import existing photos from your phone's gallery by clicking Menu->Import.

POST PROCESSING:
● Combine effects using non-destructive editing
● Process at full camera resolution (up to 8mp if avail)
● 10 ready made presets: Diana, Retro, Holga 35mm, Toy Camera...
● 20 Color FX: vintage, lomo, cinematic, funky, pencil...
● 13 Frames: thin, rounded, lens, polaroid, filmreel...
● 6 Vignette Surrounds: heavy, invert, spotlight...
● 12 Distort FX: fisheye (like fxcamera), mosaic, twirl...
● 9 Mirror FX
● 3 Tilt-shift FX
● Crop to any size of your choice: 3x8, square, instant, 6x4...
● Digi composites (photoshop style overlays)
● Props and famous 'buddies' in your pictures (move and resize!)
● Create stunning collages: e.g. 2x2 passport style combination shots
● Random effects

OTHER FEATURES:
● Fullscreen shutter: click anywhere on screen to shoot!
● Animated shutter effect
● Support geotag / exif tags
● Select sdcard folder to save photos (incl external sd)
● Auto save shots
● Win $100 in Instagram style photo contest
● Pro scene modes, e.g. nightshot, beach (Droid only)
● View last shot in picture gallery
● Use as default camera
● Rotate / crop photos
● Widescreen lens / capture (if device supports)
● Support from Android 1.5 through to Android 4.0 (incl tablets)

FREE DOWNLOAD PACKS:
● Fun props
● Frames
● Famous ‘buddies’ in your pictures
● Composites (paper overlays)
● Shutter animations
● Scary Halloween ghouls and ghosts

REVIEWS:
"our choice for the best app around ... a ton of different effects if you're in the mood for a Hipstamatic type shot" - lifehacker
http://goo.gl/zzCMl
"grab this to show off to your Apple-loving buddies" - SlashGear
http://goo.gl/UkANw
"greatly improves the usefulness of your Android’s camera" - Gizmodo
http://goo.gl/NhnpZ
"Few apps offer as many options for shooting as this one" - WIRED
http://goo.gl/3ANqB

NEWS & SUPPORT:
To get news and updates on Camera ZOOM FX:
- Blog: http://www.androidslide.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/androidslide
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/114616321297
- Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51907529@N02
Price: $4.99 (though as of writing date, on sale for less)

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