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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…

Alchemy Classic HD

Today's app of the day is Alchemy Classic HD

Alchemy Classic HD (lets just call it Alchemy) is a great free game from developers NIAsoft. The concept of  Alchemy is simply, yet the depth and size of the game is surprisingly large. In short, you start off with four simple "elements" being fire, water, earth and air. Your challenge then is to combine the different elements (by simply dragging and dropping them on top of each other). Some new elements are created with a combination of just two elements, but others require more complex concoctions.

The satisfaction you get from discovering a new element is surprisingly large! For the first few minutes you will easily create 10 or so new elements through basic trial and error, but following this "easing in" period, you will really be required to think about how to expand your element list. Luckily, the game provides you the names of all the elements that you can create with your currently available portfolio, but this in no way makes the challenge easier.

Usually, once you create a new element, it is blindingly obvious how it should have been created, and you will often kick yourself for not thinking of the obvious sooner! Luckily, if you get stuck you can purchase hints (using an in game currency you earn by making new elements, or which can be purchased using real money) as to the unlocking of additional objects.

Finally, as the game progresses things will really start to take you by surprise. Once the basic suite of objects and elements is unlocked, you will begin to unlock and discover every day objects, from simple things like hour glasses, right up to steam trains and engineers facilities! This is where you will really need to start thinking creatively in order to progress.

All in all, Alchemy Classic HD is a great looking game, with simple controls, addictive and deep gameplay, and a concept that will be an entirely new experience for most gamers. Well worth the download!


 

In the words of the developer:

Creating Elements - Create the World! Amazing discoveries await you...
Throughout history, humans have always been eager to explore the world they inhabit. Human efforts resulted in significant progress, from the simplest of tools to high-tech industrial plants and flying machines. If you think about it, however, some time ago there was nothing but the basic elements of nature: fire, water, earth, and air. These very things form the basis of all diversity. It sounds incredible, doesn't it? Can you throw a bunch of dirt into air and get a hot air balloon? Of course not. And yet, these elements of nature are at the heart of nearly all objects, from an hourglass to a complex engineering facility. As a player, we offer you a different kind of game, a puzzle in that allows you to explore and build your own surroundings. You will uncover many secrets that concern the true nature of all things. Alchemy Classic gives players a unique chance to become a real explorer and creator!
Alchemy Classic Facebook fan page: http://facebook.com/AlchemyClassic
Enjoy with Alchemy Classic!
What an awesome app - Editor's Pick from AppEggs.com


Price: Free

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