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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…

Slices for Twitter

Today's app of the day is Slices for Twitter.


There are plenty of good Twitter clients out there, so it takes something a little bit different to recommend a new client. Luckily, Slices for Twitter offers a few unique capabilities that justify considering it as a replacement for your existing Twitter solutions.

Primarily,  Slices allows you to browse twitter feeds by categories, allowing you to easily follow broad "slices" of users. Alternatively, the feature is great for following live events. The UI is great and the overall experience is smooth and responsive. Check it out!

 
 
 
 
 In the words of the developer:

What's Your Slice?
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Since Launch on 8/2, Slices is being widely hailed as AN AMAZING TWITTER EXPERIENCE--Get it now!
"Slices is fast, smooth, has a clean interface, and makes Twitter much more manageable." - Whitson Gordon, LifeHacker
"Helps you easily explore the Twitter universe." - Hamish McKenzie, PandoDaily
"People who are new to Twitter can start getting content immediately, and those that have been using it forever will find instant value in categorizing the people they’re already following." - Drew Olanoff, The Next Web
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Slices is a gorgeous new Twitter app with a cutting-edge design, loads of features, and remarkable speed and responsiveness. But Slices is more than just a Twitter app.
Slices is the world’s first Twitter experience that lets you browse a Twitter directory by category, easily follow live events, slice your timeline into manageable streams, bookmark favorite accounts, and synchronize with a web experience.
In short, Slices is a completely new way to experience Twitter. It brings content discovery to the forefront and solves some of the biggest frustrations users have with the Twitter experience.
✪ Finding Follows – Slices is the only Twitter app with Explore. Explore is a directory of all of Twitter. With 21 browsable, searchable categories, finding people and lists to follow is astonishingly easy and fun.
✪ Live Events – Only Slices has Live Event streams, finally making it easy to follow live events on Twitter. Each stream displays a feed of tweets from the “right” people for today’s events, like sports, TV shows, and other happenings.
✪ Timeline Slicer – Another exclusive feature, the Timeline Slicer helps you organize your timeline into “Slices”. These are mini-feeds that you define, letting you read what you want, when you want it.
✪ Bookmarks – Anyone who browses the web is familiar with the Bookmark concept. But Slices is the first Twitter app with bookmarks. Just like on a web browser, you can bookmark favorite Twitter accounts or lists for easy access.
✪ Mobile-to-Web – Slices lives on your Android phone AND the Slices website. All your actions are automatically synchronized. No struggle to find where you left off, or notifications of messages/mentions that you have already seen.
Slices also sports a comprehensive list of features, as you’d expect from a top-of-the-line Twitter client. A few highlights:
• Unlimited # of Twitter accounts
• Post to Facebook
• Search Party – Enhanced search of your own timeline, individual accounts, mentions, private messages and more.
• SmartLists - Twitter lists with lots power user capabilities
• Zip It - Hide unwanted tweets without unfollowing
• Smart Filters - Filter your timeline with one tap to show only tweets with photos or videos
For complete details, please go to http://slices.me.

 
Price: Free

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