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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…

I can Speak Thai Lite

Today's app of the day is I can Speak Thai Lite.

One of the best things about smart phones is that they make traveling easier than ever. Whether is is Google Maps, Yelp or Tripadvisor, there has never been an easier way to find great things to do. Now although knowing what to do and where you are has never been easier, actually getting around and buying things can be a bit more challenging - especially in countries where English is not a first language.

In the case of travelers to Thailand, look no further than 'I can Speak Thai Lite' - a great new android application by developer that tries to make learning an using the language as simple as possible. The application offers a unique way of learning to speak Thai, allowing the user to input keywords into a variety of headings (object, filter, property, amount), with the application using the inputs to bring up a list of possible phrases. With the click of a button the phrase will be translated into phonetic English, as well as native Thai characters.

If learning a Thai is not your goal, 'I can Speak Thai Lite' is great for travelers looking to communicate. With the press of a button, the application will actually speak your phrase out loud - allowing you to simply hold your phone up and have the pre-rendered male or female voice do all the work for you! With over 800 phrases in the lite version, and over 2500 in the pro version, there are more than enough sayings to keep travelers out of trouble in a variety of situations.

Best of all, the application does not require an internet connection, great for protecting precious 3G data when roaming abroad. All in all, a great android app for those learning to speak Thai or those traveling to Thailand and wanting to have a simple to use phrase book ready to go!

In the words of the developer:

Language is a key to understanding the people and culture of a nation.
You want to travel to Thailand but you hesitate because you cannot speak Thai.
You studied Thai for a long time but you still cannot remember words used in everyday life.
This app really helps you get the most out of your travels in Thailand.
In addition, this app is also useful for foreigners who start learning Thai language.
Features :
- No internet connection needed
- Choice of male and female voices (PRO Version)
( female voice only for Lite Version )
- 2,500+ combinations of words and phrases (PRO Version)
( 800+ combinations of words and phrases for Lite Version )
- 220+ Thai places and food (including pictures) (PRO Version)
( 80+ Thai places and food for Lite Version )
- Speak in full sentence, not only word or portion of phrase
- Include Thai romanization

*** Try I can speak Thai Lite for free. ***

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