Astrid For Android Updates, Unveils Improved UI

Android: To-do management and organiser Astrid announced a major update for Android today, including an updated and streamlined UI that makes it easier to add and edit tasks, and fits in nicely with Ice Cream Sandwich. Android tablet users will be pleased with the new tablet-optimised version of Astrid, which takes advantage of your larger screen to offer more information and options in a single view.

The new UI embraces Google's new design standards for Android, and sheds some of the design elements of older Android versions in exchange for colour-coded tasks, pop-out menus that let you skip right to specific categories, the ability to quickly add new tasks by speech (with the Power Pack installed) or keyboard at the bottom of the screen, and more. You can now add sub-tasks to your to-dos, so if one item requires several steps, you can check them off as you go along -- and more importantly, not forget what those steps are. The tablet app, like the phone versions, looks similar, and can be synchronised with your Astrid account or used stand-alone.

The new version of Astrid is available for free in the Android Market. As always, if you want location-based reminders, you'll need the Locale plug-in ($1.44), and if you want to add tasks by voice and access to home screen widgets, you'll need the Power Pack plug-in ($3.79), both of which are also available in the Android Market.

Astrid Task/To-Do [Android Market]


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