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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…

My Book Droid

Today's app of the day is My Book Droid.

If you read a lot of books, then no doubt you have experienced the difficulty of remembering whether you have read a book in the past, or where in a series you are up to. if you take it a step further and read multiple books at the same time, then often simply remembering what you have started and where you are up to can be challenging (particularly if you are reading across multiple electronic platforms - i.e. tablets, phones and e-readers that don't all sync). 

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If this sounds familiar, then My Book Droid is a great app for you. In short, it allows you to keep track of what you have read, what you are currently reading, and what you want to read in the future. Once installed, books can be easily added, and if they are located on the library, you will be able to see and read reviews. The app will also recommend books based on your previous reads. 

If you have the dedication to input all the books you have read (or can remember reading), you will be able to kiss goodbye walking into a bookstore and not being able to remember what you have read. A great app. 

In the words of the developer":

MyBookDroid helps you to find and keep track of
-books you have read
-books you want to read/buy
-books you are reading
*** Features ***
- Reviews from library
- Find similar books
- Price Comparison from the following stores:
---- BookDepository
---- Alibris
---- AbeBooks
---- BetterWorldBooks
---- Powells
- Add books by barcode scanner
- Direct links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, Google books
- Manage your quotes and notes
- Manage your library
Goodreads integration
The app enables you to:
- import your existing books from your Goodreads account
- add a book to your account
- fetch Goodreads reviews
Twitter integration:
The app enables you to share your quotes via Twitter
Altough this isn't an ebooks reader, it can come handy when using Amazon Kindle or Barnes&Noble Nook.
Key words: cataloging catalog cataloguing book manager goodreads catalogue isbn library barcode scanner quotes quotations reviews price comparison droid ebooks books
Price: Free

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