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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…

Car Dashroid (Car Dashboard)

Today's app of the day is Car Dashroid (Car Dashboard).

These days, most people use their phones for all manner of purposes, including as a GPS when commuting. Although it is great to have this functionality, most phones can be difficult to navigate and use whilst driving safely.

Of course, voice control has gone some way to solve this problem, but at the end of the day nothing is faster than simply typing or tapping what you want to achieve. To solve this problem, developer Nezdroid Apps has released Car Dashroid.

 Put your phone in a dock (if you have one available), or just perch it in a convenient place and Car Dashroid will quickly convert your phone into the most feature packed GPS unit available. If you look at the scree shots below you will see what I mean – with large icons, easy to touch dialers, quick access to your favourite apps and Music collections, the weather, etc – all the most common functions you use on your device whilst driving will be easily ‘in reach.  

With the ability to customise certain screens, a speedometer, shortcut slots to 16 apps and much more – there is no reason not to download Car Dashroid. All in all, an excellent app.

In the words of the developer:

Car Dashdroid has all the features you need to make your drive even easier. You can use Smart Dial to quickly find and call your contacts, can search and view contact information, and can browse through groups with ease.
and groups in a fancy way, you can view contact info Search contacts and add Shortcuts of apps. You can set the Music App and Navigation App for easy launch. The Best Car Dashboard for you car out there.

With 16 slots on the dashboard, you can access up to 16 of your favorite apps with just a touch.
On the main screen, you'll find four Quick Access shortcuts, which you can customize to open your preferred music and navigation apps. You can enable a speedometer to view your GPS-indicated speed, and can keep an eye on the weather outside (Yahoo! Weather).

You can even enable Car Dashdroid to launch automatically when you dock it with a supported car accessory! Only some accessories are supported right now, but I'm working to grow the list. if you have any doubt,let me know before leave bad review to fix the problem. Any issue or feature request send me an email to

Permission explained:
"android.permission.CALL_PHONE" -- Used in smart dial to call contacts
"android.permission.READ_CONTACTS" -- used to list all contacts in thge app
"android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG" --used to help last called contacts in dialer (WIP)
"android.permission.VIBRATE" Vibration on DIaler
"android.permission.INTERNET" --used by weather and ads
"android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN" --know state of BT for bottom "status bar"
"android.permission.BLUETOOTH" -- Enable bluetooth in settings
"android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" -- used by speedometer
"android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" -- used by speedometer
"android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" -- know state of phone state for bottom "status bar"
"android.permission.BATTERY_STATS" --know state of battery for bottom "status bar"
"android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" --Save cache of contacts picture on SdCard
"android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS" --change "deafault" screen time when the app its running, returns to original when the app its closed
"android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE" --know state of Wifi for bottom "status bar"

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