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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…

Audiobooks for Android

Today's app of the day is Audiobooks for Android.

If you are a fan of audio books, it makes sense to have an easy way to listen to them on your Android device. Of course, you can always download them on your PC and transfer them to your phone, but this can be a fiddly process, and also involves using your phones built in media player, which often isn't ideal for audio books (particularly when it comes to saving your place). Audio books can also be large. If your device is limited on storage, it will only take a book or 2 before you are out of room. 


Audiobooks for Android is the solution to all of the above problems and more. Once installed you will get instant access to a database of over 15,000 books, ranging from best sellers, the classics, new releases and even audio books for kids. There is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Besides being able to download audio books in full from within the app, Audiobooks for Android also includes an audio book streaming function, allowing you to start listening to a book as soon as it is purchased. This will save both time, and valuable storage space on your device. 

Another great feature is the in-built media player, allowing you to listen directly from within the application and not having to rely on the default android music player. This native player is great, as it allows you to easily bookmark your place in an audio book for a later listen. It also integrates with the phones other functions, for example, by automatically pausing when calls are received. 

All in all, if you are after a complete audio book solution for your Android device, you can't go past Audiobooks for Android. Get it now!



In the words of the developer:

Listen to audiobooks on your Android phone or tablet with our free app! Download up to 2 audiobooks at a time over wi-fi for offline listening or stream audiobooks instantly from our library of more than 15,000 bestsellers and new releases.
✓ Download audiobooks (up to 2 at a time) to your Android phone or tablet
✓ Stream audiobooks instantly
✓ Customize your settings to automatically stream or download books over wi-fi or cellular networks
✓ 15,000+ best sellers, new releases and audiobooks for kids – and we’re adding more titles all the time
✓ Automatic bookmarking means you never lose your place
✓ Full-featured audiobook player integrates with native Android functionality to automatically pause when your listening is interrupted by a phone call
✓ Save books to your personal reading list so you always know your next listen
Get started with audiobooks today!
Price: Free

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