Monday, March 26, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 3/26/2012: Idea Tree has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Idea Tree.

Idea Tree is priced at $1.49 in Google Play, and is normally priced at $1.49 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.

Idea Tree is described as follows:
Branch Out Your Ideas

Idea Tree's unique interface helps you arrange your ideas into a hierarchy of notes. Use the level slider to quickly drill down into details or jump back up to your headings. Organize and outline everything in your busy life with ease, set a password to keep your thoughts to yourself, or share your plans by exporting or e-mailing in text, HTML, or CSV format. Idea Tree automatically keeps old versions, so you can restore previous notes if you change your mind, or just compare your current ideas with old ones.

Organize Your Thoughts

Comprehensive help files include a do-it-yourself walkthrough, and six different examples show a few of the many ways you'll use Idea Tree to combine creativity with organization. Add phone numbers, e-mail addresses, web sites, and SMS messages to each item. Change each item's status to "complete," and keep track of your progress with business projects or to-do lists. Move items up and down the list, along with their dependent tasks, or "children". Change the indentation from left to right to arrange your ideas into categories.

Don't forget those creative ideas; jot them down in an Idea Tree, and you'll be taking care of business--and the fun stuff--every day.

Note: not compatible with Honeycomb tablets.
Idea Tree has a rating of 3.0 stars in Google Play and 3.4 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

There is also a free version of Ideal Tree that has a 3.8 star rating in Google Play. None of these versions have extensive downloads. We'd guess this is a mid-3 range app; if it sounds interesting, give it a shot.

Notably, it does not support Honeycomb and its unclear if it supports Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers. opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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