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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…

Jetpack Jinx

Today's app of the day is Jetpack Jinx

Jetpack Jinx is a fantastic android game that takes the concept of the 'endless jumper' popularised by Doodle Jump and improves wherever possible. In Jetpack Jinx, players take on the task of getting Jetpack Jinx back into space, by launching him forever upwards through crystals/stars, power-ups and an outrageous array of obstacles and monsters. 

Play starts by being launched out of what looks like a venus fly trap, insider a cave. Instead of having to jump off platforms to continue the journey into space, Jinx will continue flying so long as you tilt the device and cause him to ride over what appear to be gems / stars / crystals. These essentially keep his Jetpack burning.

The tilt controls are fantastic with just the right degree of sensitivity, and I really like the way that you can miss a few gems and still continue the upwards journey. It ads a far greater sense of fun then is often experienced in these forms of games. Whilst moving, Jinx can ride over power-ups and points boosters, which are a great way to get into space quicker! Also, once you run out of juice, you normally have a few seconds of backwards free fall to hit another gem or bounce off the back of an obstacle. When this sort of move is pulled off it is very rewarding - essentially feels like a second chance!

All the way from the bottom of the cave into the depths of space, Jetpack Jinx is a very rewarding game, with quirky graphics, excellent sound and simple controls making it perfect for mobile gaming. The developers have also nailed the free-to-play ratio, with purchased power-ups never forced on the player. In fact, you could quite happily play this game for days and never feel pressured or required to fork out real dollars.

At the end of the day, this is a fantastic, free Android game, well worth downloading and giving a try. I know I will be keeping it installed on my device!

In the words of the developer:

FLY as high as you can!
DODGE enemies and obstacles!
SCORE gems and power ups!
"Jetpack Jinx is a remarkably well-made, clever twist on a familiar genre" GGS Gamer
Help Jetpack Jinx fly back to space! Strap on your jetpack, blast off and make your way through insanely addictive levels of pure fun in the awesome new game from Bubble Gum Interactive.
✔ Play for FREE!
✔ Epic Levels of Insane Fun!
✔ Outrageous Obstacles!
✔ Wicked Upgrades and Super Sidekicks!
✔ Awesome Power Ups!
✔ Unlock Achievements and rewards!
"Try this totally addictive tilt & jump game!"
READY FOR ADVENTURE? Jetpack Jinx is easy-to-play but hard-to-master. Have you got what it takes to help Jinx soar back into Orbit?
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