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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…

Ghost Guide USA

Today's app of the day is Ghost Guide USA.

With Halloween fast approaching, there has never been a better time to learn about the 1000's haunted locations scattered all over the USA. No matter where in the States you call home, there will no doubt be something paranormal closer occurring closer than you may think.

With over 1000 haunted locations captured in Ghost Guide USA, plus over 900 high quality images of the haunted locations, there is hours of reading to be had on your phone or tablet. Importantly, if you have had any first hand experiences of the haunted locations, you can leave your own comments and stories, or email the developers if there are any locations that have been missed.

Once Ghost Guide USA is booted up, you will be presented an option to view the haunted locations either on a Map (which features fantastic Google Maps / location services integration), or as a list. One of the best things I like about this app is that the first time it is used, it automatically downloads all the data required for the app to work offline in the future. This is great if you are out and about and don't want to wait for information to download.  Since the app has such a vast amount of data, be patient the first time it is booted up.You will see the updating icon in your notifications bar. Best of all, once it is done - all the application information will be at your fingertips. I honestly wish more apps included this functionality!

Anyway, once you start exploring this app, the vast amount of information will truly blow you away. When viewed in list form, you can scroll for what seems an eternity looking at images and reading about all the haunted sites the developers could find. The images are also great, giving you a real sense of the locations you are reading about.

Given the size of the list, it includes some handy functionality / sorting options to make viewing easier. These include sorting by rating, distance (sure to be a favorite during Halloween!), alphabetical order or by State / City. As I have earlier stated, I am sure most people will learn of a few sites close by that they were not previously aware of!

All in all, Ghost Guide USA is a great Android App, and will sure be a hit this Halloween - tell your friends!

In the words of the developer:

This app represents hundreds of hours of work and the work continues! 
Send us an email to add your favorite haunted places that we may have missed!
*Find us on Twitter or Google+
View haunted sites all over the United States! From the famous to the obscure, we have captured over 1000 locations including hotels, churches, haunted houses, bridges, cemeteries, battlefields, schools, ghost towns and more! We have also included over 900 high resolution images of these haunted sites! Read the urban legends, submit comments, and read what others have experienced! This app is a must have for paranormal addicts!
We are working with paranormal groups all over the country to add locations and details from actual investigations!
Sample Stories:
St. Paul's Chapel Burial Ground - New York NY
The burial ground of this Episcopal Church is haunted by the headless ghost of English actor George Frederick Cooke. Cooke died in September 1811 and was buried headless after donating his head to science to pay for doctor's bills, and his skull was used in numerous productions of Hamlet.
Bird Cage Theater - Tombstone, AZ
The basement poker room is said to be the site of the longest-running poker game in history. Played continuously 24 hours a day for eight years, five months, and three days, legend has it that as much as 10 million dollars changed hands during the marathon game, with the house retaining 10 percent. Some of the participants were Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Diamond Jim Brady, and George Hearst. The theater is said to be haunted and has been featured in the paranormal investigation shows Ghost Hunters in 2006, and Ghost Adventures and Ghost Lab in 2009.
This app represents hundreds of hours of work and the work continues!
Send us an email to add your favorite haunted places that we may have missed!
*Find us on Twitter or Google+
***Notes From AlamoApps***
-Give the app about a couple minutes after install to download all the locations.
-This application utilizes your device GPS to give you the distance to haunted locations. Distance calculations may take a few minutes as this app determines your current location.
-We are continually adding information to this application. Gathering all the information to publish this app is a large task and we recognize that we do not have every ghost in the United States identified! Nor, do we have the details of every location. If you know of more locations for us to add, or comments on our current locations, please send us a note or visit our website at
Thank you!
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Price: $1.99

There is also a lite version of Ghost Guide USA, available here.

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