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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…

Go Launcher HD

Today's app of the day is Go Launcher HD.

A number of months ago, I recommended Go Launcer Ex as my app of the day. Since then, the team at Go Launcher have been busy not only releasing constant updates for Go Launcher Ex (in my opinion, the best launcher for android mobiles), but have also been busy putting together Go Launcher HD for Android tablets.

After a few updates, Go Launcher HD is now at a point where it has replaced the stock ICS experience on my Asus Transformer Prime. Why? After using Go Launcher Ex on my phone, I got so used to resizing any and all widgets, that it began to feel restricting when not all widgets could be resized on my tablet. In addition, ICS limited me to 5 home screens, which never seemed quite enough. With Go Launcher HD, both these issues are a thing of the past - and in addition, it just "feels" like the entire experience is smoother and snappier (not that it ever really lagged on my TFP).

In addition to the above features, there are a few others that really make Go Launcher HD worth a try. For example, if you want it, each home screen can now feature a "dock" down the bottom that remains the same regardless of the screen. I find this really useful for keeping all my frequently used apps only a click away. Also, adding widgets, icons and shortcuts to your home screens in now even easier than on ICS, with a miniaturised view of the home screens quickly view-able, allowing the widgets and icons of your choosing to be easily thrown around the screen.

Finally, the standard features I now find necessary from Go Launcher Ex return, such as the ability to easily delete apps from the menu, simply by long pressing, and the ability to re-jig the number of icons that you have across the screen (i.e. 9 icons of width instead of 8). All in all, if you have a tablet, Go launcher HD is well worth a try.






In the words of the developer:

GO Launcher HD is the exclusive tablet version of GO Launcher EX on Android platform. It brings you with the fascinating interface, practical utilities, as well as extremely personalized and smooth operating experience. 
Ready for a brand new operating experience on Android tablet Platform? Try it out!
Features:
Support dragging operation on dock bar
Add / Delete screens
Self-define folders to categorize apps
Check running apps and clear all
Brand new adding interface
Tips:
1. Not able to install GO Launcher HD?
GO Launcher HD is available for tablet devices with Android 3.0 or above.
2. How to add icons and widgets to home screen?
Long press home screen or click Add icon on action bar to enter “Add to screen” interface. You can add app icons, shortcut, folder, widget to home screen.
3. How to change wallpaper?
Long press home screen or click Add icon on action bar to enter “Add to screen” interface, and click Wallpaper tab and select wallpaper you want.
4. How to create app folder?
You can create folders in two ways. First, click “New Folder” icon on action bar. Second, long press an icon to drag and drop it with the other one to build a new folder.
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