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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…

Day Journal-Personal Diary App

Today's app of the day is Day Journal-Personal Diary App.

There are plenty of great ways to record thoughts and memories on your Android device, but most of these apps are custom made for short snippets of information or lists - shopping lists, to do lists, etc. Day Journal-Personal Diary App breaks from this mold and represents a fully featured, comprehensive application custom made for replacing the your leather bound journal or diary.

Not only does Day Journal-Personal Diary App tick this box, but it does so as one of the best designed and looking apps I have seen in quite some time. In short, the interface is slick. Upon opening the application, users are presented with a screen featuring two prominent buttons - one for starting a new journal entry and one for browsing old entries. There is also a list of basic settings and other features only a click away from this home screen.

Starting a new entry is as simple as clicking the big '+' button and start typing. One of the things that really makes Day Journal-Personal Diary App stand out are some of the added extras. You can attach pictures to your entry, include your location, include the weather (both based on your phones settings - no work required!), record your message by voice and much more. This really is the most feature packed journal app available. 

Once entries have been drafted they can be easily sorted into categories, backed up, and even exported. All in all, this is a fantastic android app - check out the gorgeous screen shots below and read the feature list in the developer description!

In the words of the developer:

Day Journal is a feature rich journal / diary app with support for weather, location, photos, audio and export.
Enter your memories, ideas and events together with photos, audio, weather and location data to build up a history of your life. We have spent many months designing Day Journal to be as easy as possible to use. From fast start up through to a crisp and easy to use interface, journaling has never been easier.
Use definable categories to record family life, recipes, medical history, job related entries and anything else you can think of.
Whether you already keep a diary or struggle to find the time, Day Journal will help you make it easier and more rewarding. With Day Journal in your pocket you can easily create entries on the go - whereever you are.
Day Journal keeps your memories safe. Not only does it have a 256bit encrypted password but also has built in backup and can export your data in a number of standard formats including text, CSV, HTML and now DayOne formatted files.
With HTML export you can create stunning web pages complete with navigation, photos and interactive maps. In fact, you can create your own templates and include as much or as little data as you choose.
Once you have a years worth of diary entries you can activate the 'This Time Last Year' feature. This will automatically send you a notification once a day showing you what you were up to this time last year.
So what are you waiting for, start recording your life today.
Day Journal is free to try but is limited to 20 entries. Once you reach 20 entries, you will be prompted to purchase the app.
Day Journal is continuously developing with many features in the pipeline. If you have a suggestion or need some help, contact and we will answer your email - guaranteed.
If you currently have your diary or journal data in another format we may be able to help transfer it over to Day Journal. Drop us an email and we will see what we can do.


Entry Features:
• Photos
• Record audio snippets
• Location data from GPS, WiFi and GSM or Photos
• Quick entry from status bar
• Full weather, sun and moon data
• Location & Date/Time can be obtained from photos
• Editable place name
• Editable weather
• Categories
• Mark entries as favourites
Data Protection Features:
• 256bit encrypted password protection
• Backup to device or SD Card
• Export of data using standard formats
• All data stored locally on your device
Exporting Features:
• Single or bulk entry export
• Export to CSV
• Export to plain text
• Export to HTML
• Export to DayOne app compatible files
• User definable HTML and text export templates
• Share backups to Dropbox and other apps
Data Retrieval / Viewing Features:
• Time line view
• Search content and weather
• Saved searches
• Pre-defined date ranges including 'this week, month, year' and 'last week, month, year'
• Journal can be filtered on categories
Sharing Features:
• Share entries with apps including Facebook, Twitter, Evernote etc.
• Create stunning HTML versions of your journal
• Send an entry via SMS
Other Features:
• Interactive location maps
• User defined categories
• This Time Last Year notifications (tells you what you were up to last year)
• User definable units (Temperature, Wind speed etc)
• User definable colours
• Reminder to write in your journal

• Tablet optimised version
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