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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…


Today's app of the day is Pextr.

There are so many ways to share photos and art these days online. The trouble is that getting noticed from within this vast array of content is virtually impossible. You either have to be amazing, or really lucky - with most of the time things falling the way of luck! Pextr looks to change all that, offering an intuitive way to share content and get noticed. Best of all, it means you won't feel your content is getting 'lost' in the ocean that is the web - instead you will get some guaranteed feedback - making this a great app to install ASAP!

Once you load the app, you are presented with a simple registration screen. Sign up is a breeze, and from there it is straight into the creation. You can take a picture, then can draw over the top of the creation (in a manner similar to SnapChat). From there is is a simple manner of pressing send, and your picture automatically gets sent to three users for their 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down'. In a sense, this 'gamifies' photograph, which is fantastic! It works as follows:

As you can see from the above - once u take the picture you can progress by 'levelling up'which really makes the entire app a quite addictive experience! If taking pictures is not enough, then there is a great ability to simply browse through other users Pextrs and rate them. This is an excellent time killer!

All in all, I was really impressed by Pextr - it is a great smooth app, with a lot of potential! Keep reading below for a great offer for new users... 

In the words of the developer:

View and rate random photos from around the world. Create and share your own photo art.
Each picture is sent to three random Pextr users. The best part is that with every like, the picture will be shared with three additional users.
There's no need for followers. Have fun, earn points and recognition along the way.
Spread your creativity - install Pextr on your Android phone today. It's awesome and free!
Quick Pextr Points:
- Pext is a photo with optional drawing - similar to text messages, but way cooler.
- Your pext will be viewed by at least three people, and many more with every positive rating!
- No need to worry about “friends” or followers.
- Share random pexts to other Pextrs around the world.
- Collect points, reach levels and earn recognition.

As stated earlier, the developer of Pextr wanted to thank early adopters by running a contest for earning 1000 + points. The winners get a great t-shirt so check it out!

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