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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…

Spotify

Today's app of the day is Spotify.

Spotify is the future of music. After being skeptical at first, I am now convinced that traditional MP3 downloads will quickly become a thing of the past, and instant access to almost every song every recorded is the way of the future.In fact, the future is already here.

With Spotify, you have access to over 15 million tracks no matter where you are, so long as you have a data connection available. The desktop application is quite amazing, and has become my music player of choice. Although the android app is missing a few features (such as application support, radio, etc), it is still a fantastic app, giving you access to more music than a person could listen to in a  lifetime, all for free!


In the words of the developer:

Spotify brings millions of tracks to Android. Your music is always with you.
Get free access to Spotify Premium now! With Premium you'll get access to 15 million tracks from thousands of albums and artists on your Android device. If you haven’t tried Premium before, you can try it on your mobile for 48-hours, completely free. You don’t even have to enter credit card details. Simply download this app and log in*.
If 48-hours isn’t enough, you can extend your trial by 30 days by following the details in the email we send you when you log in.
Praise for Spotify
- "Spotify is so good" – Mark Zuckerberg - CEO and Founder of Facebook
- "The celestial jukebox is no pipe dream; it’s here now." - Time
- "Spotify makes music fun again, just like the iPod did nearly 10 years ago." – Billboard.biz
Great features
- Instant access to over 15 million tracks
- Stream online
- Listen offline – no mobile connection needed
- Share music with your friends
- Star your favourite tracks
- Wirelessly sync your own MP3s to your Android device
- Create and sync playlists
- Send the tracks you listen to direct to Last.fm & Facebook
Love Spotify?
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/spotify
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/spotify
* If you don’t have log in details - simply register for a free Spotify account on the Spotify website. Full mobile terms of Use & 48-hour free trial terms and conditions can also be found on the Spotify website.

Price: Free

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