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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…

Sketchy Snaps

Today's app of the day is Sketchy Snaps.


Sketchy Snaps is a new Android App that allows you to easily manipulate images, with a variety of preset effects. There 25 effects in total, ranging from sketch styles such as pencil, crayons, charcole, etc, but also including some great templates such as 'news' which make the image appear to be incorporated into a news article.



It really will be all about trial and error until you find some effects that suit the particular image you like. Images can be loaded up from your phones gallery, or taken directly from the camera.

Finally, once you have finished manipulating an image, it can be shared through available apps on your device, or saved locally for use at a later point in time. All in all, this is an excellent app, well worth the download. For free (albeit with a watermark), the price is definitely right!

See below for some examples of what you can do with Sketchy Snaps.





In the words of the developers:

Sketch your photos in more than 25 types.
An easy-to-use Android app which makes your photos look like one which is created by an artist. This app creats pencil sketch, Crayon sketch, blurry sketch of your photos. You can pick a picture from your gallery or capture one from built in camera to generate the sketch. Both black-white and color sketch results can be easily created by selecting required effect. You can share pictures to Facebook, mail it and many more.
What Sketchy Snaps Do ?
Converts Your Photo to Pencil Sketch
Converts your photo to Crayon Sketch
It has much more different effects to try
It Saves and Shares the images
How it works?

It is very easy to convert to sketches using Sketchy Snaps
An Image stored in the gallery of your device can be used or a new photograph can be taken with the built in camera.
Select the required image
Pan and Zoom to get the desired portion of the image > presss select button
In the bottom of the page the available effects are displayed. Press the desired button. Thats all with in seconds you will get the sketched image.
Then save it using the save button in the action bar located at the top of the screen.
The sketched image can be shared with Facebook, Google+ and other Social Media networks, mail etc.,
FREE VERSION GENERATES IMAGES WITH WATERMARKING
TO GET WATERMARK FREE IMAGES DOWNLOAD SKETCHY SNAPS PREMIUM
Download link :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.orange.sketch3
Review by androidzoom
Orange Technologies is the developer of Sketchy Snaps. This Pro version comes with 21 different effects and a watermark. Once you have checked it out, you can upgrade to the premium one, which has the same effects but leaves no watermark. While the app works well, it may take some time to load the effect. Besides that, we strongly recommend it if you're into art, design or photo editing and want to give your pictures an artistic look.
Price: Free

There is also a premium version available for download here

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