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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…

Rate Beer for Android

Today's app of the day is Rate Beer for Android.

Rate Beer for Android is an essential app for an serious beer drinker. It allows you to easily (through simply scanning a bar code) find reviews on a massive amount of beers, plus add your own reviews. It isn't only bottled or canned beers that can be rated. No, Rate Beer for Android also features user reviews on a huge amount of beers from micro-breweries or local pubs.

Check out your local region - you may be surprised at how many beers actually manage to feature and be reviewed in this app. With the ability to find your closest beer at all times (through Google maps integration), this is a great app for those who want to try a wide variety of beers and drinking establishments.

Cheers!







In the words of the developer:
Mobile interface to the world's largest source for information on craft beer: RateBeer
- Search beers and get extensive details, with style and ABV information and recent user ratings
- Get beer details by its scanning barcode
- Find where a beer is available and what beers are available at a certain place
- Top 50 beers overall and by country
- Explore beer styles and the best beers in a style
- Rate beers on aroma, appearance, taste, palate and overall
- Full offline rating; upload when a connection is available again
- Search users and view user details, with dates, number of ratings and recent ratings
- Search places or find local beer places (using your current location); and check in to places
- Open in Google Maps or call directly
- Find beer events per country (and state)
- View an event's location, times and who's attendenting
- Quick add to calendar
- RateBeer Premium users can edit their wants and haved and view other users' cellars
- Get RateBeer mail notifications, send mail and view a full message history offline
Moreover, every Android device with 1.6 and up is supported, with an interface tailored for phone (including ICS) and tablet (ICS/Honeycomb). Stay tuned for even more features!
RateBeer for Android is open source software under the GPL v3 license.


Price: Free

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