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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…

Stylish Quick Call Widget

Today's app of the day is Stylish Quick Call Widget.

In my opinion, the one thing that sets Android smartphones apart from the competition is their customisable home-screens, and the practically limitless number of widgets that can be added to personalise your device. Stylish Quick Call Widget is yet another option for this style of personalisation, allowing you to easily have access to your most frequent contacts closer than ever before.

In short, Stylish Quick Call Widget allows you to create widgets out of your most frequent contacts. Once created, a tap on this widget can initiate a variety of actions for that contact, being a call, a SMS, the opening of a contact card or the opening of the contact details (the latter two options available in the paid version). This is fantastic if you have contacts who you need to get in touch with regularly and don't want to waste time sorting through call logs or phone books. I would be surprised if there was a person on earth who didn't find a need for such a widget!

What sets Stylish Quick Call Widget apart from other similar widgets is the sheer amount of personalisation that you can include within the widgets you create. If you look at the screenshots below you will see that your contacts faces can be stylishly presented in squares, circles, star-bursts and a variety of other 'shapes'. This will no doubt allow 'something for everyone' from those going for a professional look, or for those wanting to differentiate their device from the masses.Every element of the icon can be changed with ease. The size, the colour, the actual image itself, and more.

All in all this is an excellent android app, well worth the install on any device. It is ad free, operates smoothly and without error, and within seconds will allow your common contacts to be only a touch away, all the whilst giving your device the exact look you are after. Install now!

In the words of the developer:

Style your own widget for quick calls.
Choose contacts from people you call most often and design your own widget for them. Keep your friends on your home screen, then just click and call.
Setting Options
- Select name, phone number and photo from your contacts.
- Displaying, location and color of the contact name.
- Displaying, shape and color of the background.
- Select an image from contacts, gallery or attached icons.
- Image size and background size.
- Contact action
- Displaying, color and icon of the selected action.
- And more ...
- Phone Call
- Send SMS
- Quick Contact Badge - Not available in Lite version
- Open Contact - Not available in Lite version
Widget Layouts
- 1x1 (one contact)
- 2x2 (one contact) - Not available in Lite version
- 4x1 (four contacts)
- 2x2 (four contacts) - (Not available in Lite version)

Extra features in the full version
More widget layouts
- Widget 2x2 with one large contact.
- Widget 2x2 with four contacts.
More Actions
- Open Contact
- Quick Contact Badge
More pictures, icons and shapes.
More Frequent updates, patches and extensions.
The full version can be found here:
** The application (both versions) doesn't contain ads **

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