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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…

WhatsApp Messenger

Today's app of the day is WhatsApp Messenger.


There are a wide range of free messaging options available for Android users in today's modern app eco-system. Whether it be Facebook Messenger, Google Messenger or chat programs such as Kik or Viber, there are countless options available to allow you to communicate with your friends over data networks for free (well, if you count minimal data usage as free).  

At the end of the days, users are spoilt for choice, but through all this one application has managed to remain at the forefront of the free messaging revolution, and in my opinion, is still the stand out contender for someone looking to reduce their SMS usage. This application is WhatsApp Messenger and it can be downloaded here.

What sets WhatsApp apart from the competition is its simplicity. There is no need to sign up and create complicated pins or avatars, there is no need to included bloated profile and complicated buddy lists, trying to remember UserID's, etc. All you do is install the app, then let it scan your mailbox for other users with the app also installed.

With cross platform functionality, there will surely be some of your friends already enjoying WhatsApp, and once you let your other friend’s know, you can say good bye to SMS fees forever!

All in all, WhatsApp is an excellent Android application, well worth the install. Head to your app market now and download!




In the words of the developer:

Get WhatsApp Messenger and say goodbye to SMS!
WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone and Nokia phones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages. First year FREE! ($0.99/year after)WHY USE WHATSAPP: ★ NO HIDDEN COST: Once you and your friends download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when available. ★ MULTIMEDIA: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts. ★ GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts. ★ NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Just like there is no added cost to send an international email, there is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those pesky international SMS costs. ★ SAY NO TO PINS AND USERNAMES: Why even bother having to remember yet another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS would, and integrates flawlessly with your existing phone address book. ★ NO NEED TO LOG IN/OUT: No more confusion about getting logged off from another computer or device. With push notifications WhatsApp is ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS CONNECTED. ★ NO NEED TO ADD BUDDIES: Your Address Book is used to automatically connect you with your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will be automatically displayed.★ OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your messages offline until you retrieve them during the next application use. ★ AND MUCH MORE: Share location, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpaper, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Precise message time stamps, Email chat history, Broadcast messages and MMS to many contacts at once and much much more! ---------------------------------------------------------
We’re always excited to hear from you! If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please email us at:
android-support@whatsapp.com or follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/WhatsApp
@WhatsApp
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Price: Free

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