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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…

ShareOn Audio - Music Player

Today's app of the day is the ShareOn Audio - Music Player.


If you are anything like me, you have a lot of music on your PC or Mac, and it is primarily in MP3 format. In fact, I have far more music than I can currently store on my phone. However, with my phone now being my primary stereo (through both Bluetooth and wired speakers amongst my house), I have for a long time been looking for a convenient way to stream the music from my PC onto my phone.

After trying a number of solutions I eventually discovered ShareOn and since then have not considered anything else as a viable streaming solution - it short it just works, and it does so flawlessly. The set up is simple - all you need to do is install a small application on your PC. After some simple configuration (trust me - anyone could do it), all the media on your PC will be instantly available on your phone, utilising your homes wi-fi connection. The quality was great and I had absolutely no problems with lag - even when other members of the house were watching Netflix and Youtube.

There are some great other features, such as iTunes support and even xbox 360 support. It doesn't just stop at music - through full folder access the app allows you to access any file on your computer whilst within the same wifi network. I have found this to be a great feature - perfect for showing photos or getting that one file you really need whilst being ever so comfy on the couch!

 In addition to everything else though, it is also a great app for playing locally stored music files, featuring all the bells and whistles that are included in far more expensive or complicated apps. On top of this great functionality, the app is a pleasure to use with a fantastic design scheme. Fonts are simple and easy to read, but have a whimsical sense about them which I thoroughly enjoy. Set up instructions are clear, the interface is very practical, and as I stated previously - it just works.

All in all, this is one of the best all-in-one music solutions you could expect for an Android device and is a 'must have' app for anyone who stores large amounts of music on their PC. Check it out!

 

 In the words of the developer:

ShareOn Audio is an wifi music player for Android. This is different from other ordinary music players. ShareOn Audio does not download files from your computer. Instead, it gives access to your PC directly. You can play all your music in your PC even music in iTunes. Moreover, ShareOn Audio can play your music on your devices through DLNA compatible devices on your Wi-Fi network.
Here are some great features of ShareOn Audio.
Basic features 
- Various Play Modes : Shuffle, Repeat(all, one)
- Multitasking available
- Sort by category : albums, songs, artists, genres
Additional features
- DLNA supported.
- Folder browser
- Advanced Search : Auto complete
- Access your iTunes library on computers from mobiles
- XBOX360 supported.
Feature lists
* Convenient User Interface
- Easily can see the devices list without any settings, when network access point is same between PC, smartphone, 
DLNA devices. 
* Access to iTunes Library on your PC from your Android phone.
- listen to songs on your iTunes library on your Android phone by selecting ‘Share iTunes Music’. 
* Enjoy high quality music with DLNA supported speakers.
- DLNA doesn’t require any conversion process of music files, so you can enjoy your music with no quality loss.
* Manage music on your smartphone and PC at once
'-Giving you full access to your PC on your phone so that you can manage all content on other devices at once.
* Browse any content of the remote devices
'- Browsing any content of the remote devices with one single integrated view, and create playlists with the content.
* Resume Mode Available
'- Be able to listen to music by using wireless speakers right where you left it off on your phone
* Brilliant Browsing Speed
'- More than thousands of songs on your phone and PC can be browsed at high speed.
* Automatic Synchronization
* Various Audio File Formats supported without Conversion
'- Every Android-supported audio file can be played on your smartphone without having to convert, even when files are stored on different devices.
Download ShareOn Audio PC - www.shareon.tv
Supported Devices and Computer Operating Systems:
✦ Televisions : Samsung Smart TV (w/ AllShare), LG and many DLNA supported TV and speakers.
✦ Phones : Android GB, ICS, JB / Resolution, + 720P ,+ 1080P(Some devices' resolution is not supported.) 
✦ Computer OSs : Windows XP, window 7
If you have comments or feedback on ShareOn Audio, or need additional support, please send an E-mail to support@shareon.tv



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