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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…

Restaurant Expense Manager

Today's app of the day is Restaurant Expense Manager.

There is no doubt that people eat out more often then they used to. Whether it be fine dining at an al-a-carte restaurant, a satisfying pub meal or some burgers on the run from a fast food chain - there are so many dining options at so many price points that it is possible to never eat at home! Unfortunately, many people neglect the effect that such a lifestyle has on their 'bottom line', or in short, how it affects their wallet or purse.

To assist with this task, a great nee Android app is now available - Restaurant Expense Manager. In the age of the 'quantified self', this really is a timely addition to anyone's smart phone, allowing users to easily keep track of all their restaurant expenses. This is great for seeing how much is being spent on food whilst out and about, but also good for health purposes.

For example, a really great feature of the app is the ability to track how many drinks a user has consumed, which is done to great effect through the use of tally's on a visualized chalkboard (see the screen shorts below and you will see what I mean). For those who need to keep track of how much they have drunk for driving purposes, or are trying to reduce their alcohol intake generally, this is a great feature.

I have only listed a small array of the features, check out the screenshots, the video and the developers description (below) to really get a good idea of what is possible. Best of all, this app looks and feels great. It has been designed against from what appear to be the latest Google developer standards, which result in a really slick user experience. Everything just works as should be expected which is a real luxury!

All in all, this is an excellent android app - check it out!

In the words of the developer:

Manage your restaurant expenses directly on your smartphone.
With extensive statistics, keep track of how much you spend for food, how many beers you have drank, where you go most often, where you spend the most money and much more.
★★★ Main Features ★★★
✔ Creating places, items and bills.
✔ Automatically calculates price and tip.
✔ Wide range of settings.
✔ Choose from seven bill theme.
✔ Data backup.
✔ Item categories (wine, beer, burger, ...) .
✔ Creating custom categories.
✔ Password protected.
✔ Support 154 world currencies.
✔ The app does not contain ads.

★★★ Statistics ★★★
✔ Overall statistics and place statistics
✔ Spending and bills by time
✔ Spending and bills by place
✔ Spending and bills by city
✔ Spending and bills by day of the week
✔ Spending and number of items by category
✔ Spending for items
✔ And more
★★★ This is the FREE version with limitation of 5 bills that can be stored in the app. ★★★
If you are satisfied with the application and would like to use it without any limitation, please buy the PRO version.
App Website:

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