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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…

Tasks

Today's app of the day is Tasks.


There are plenty of good task managers in Android Play - many of which I have already recommended on this site. That aside, it took me quite a while to find one I was truly satisfied. For me, the primary requirement is Google Tasks integration. Immediately that eliminates a number of task list apps.

Next, I like clean interface. Tasks fits that bill perfectly. Finally, I require a widget. Tasks achieves this too. With those three boxes ticket it all comes down to simplicity and Speed. Tasks is one of the best task managers I have encountered in both those regards. All in all, Tasks is a great app for those who like to stay organised. 







In the words of the developer:

Tasks brings the full Google Tasks experience to Android.
 
* Sync with Google Tasks at the core *
Sync with Google Tasks is not just another bullet point in an endless feature list, but lies at the heart of the application. Our goal is to bring all the features you are enjoying online to your Android device.
 
* Tuned to the whole Android ecosystem *
Tasks uses the modern design language introduced with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich throughout the application. However, that doesn’t mean that we compromise on compatibility, as we made sure that Tasks runs on Android 2.2 or later. And whether you have a phone, a tablet or anything in between, the UI just feels right for the screen you are holding in your hands.
 
* Additional Features *
Due date reminders
Widgets
Multiple Google accounts
Light and dark theme
Integration into Android sharing system
Sort by rearranging or by due date
 
* Versions *
Next to the paid version we also offer a free, ad-supported version which will start showing ads after 10 days. Both versions offer the same functionality and features. You won’t lose any data if you decide to upgrade from the free to the paid version as all the data is synced with Google Tasks.
 
* Move to SD card not supported due to problems with widgets *



Price: 99cents

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