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Any.DO app hits Android Market with funding from Google Chair Schmidt’s foundation

by Phil Hornshaw

A new app hitting Google’s Android Market has backing from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Well, that might be a bit of a stretch – developer Any.DO, which just released a task management app by the same name, received $1 million in backing from Schmidt’s venture capital firm, Innovation Endeavors.

The Any.DO app gives users the ability to organize their to-do lists through the app, but with an added ability to share those lists with others. Specifically, the app allows you to do things like record voice notes about tasks and organize the things you need to do, and then share them with your friends to allow them to collaborate on them. It also has the ability to sync with Google apps, so you can download your tasks saved in various Google apps to one place in Any.DO.

If Any.DO (the company’s) track record is any indication, it seems the developer knows a thing or two about making to-do apps that users enjoy. The company’s previous app, Taskos, was released a year ago and has garnered some 1.3 million users in the Market so far. Any.DO reports the app manages more than 200,000 tasks per day.

The creation of the new Any.DO app was born out of the success of Taskos, building off that app’s more simple approach to to-do lists. Any.DO’s founder, Omer Perchik, said in a press release from the company that much of the features that went into the new app were the result of user feedback on Taskos, combined with the company’s focus on a simple user experience.

Any.DO’s latest release has already garnered some 61 reviews in the Android Market, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. Along with the backing of Innovation Endeavors (among other investment firms), the company seems as though it has quite a bit of good going for it. Any.DO has only been available for a day, and already seems as though it has made a big splash in the Android Market.

Taskos users are being invited to try the new free app, and while it’ll surely take a while to see if Any.DO is as successful as its predecessor, it seems the combination of a strong release and the backing of investors suggests the company could have a bright future ahead of it.