Microsoft’s Garage apps are famous for being a source of interesting mobile apps which very often do not run on Windows phones.
Today cross-promotional ad company AdDuplex launched their own app garage, AxGarage, where they made public some small apps they developed for their own internal use. They started with two apps, Random Tool and One Tap Reminders, and plan to add more as time goes on.
Random Tool aims to be your Swiss army knife for all things random. AdDuplex use it to pick winners for contests they run, to spice up a morning standup meeting by randomizing the order of speaking or to just pick random numbers, throw dice, flip coins or make decisions.
Additionally, Random Tool can speak the results aloud making it even more useful in a group setting.
One Tap Reminders
All of us need to be reminded about various things and quite often these reminders are pretty standard for our recurring situations: call someone in 5 minutes, pickup pizza in 20 minutes, switch stove off before something is overcooked, etc. One Tap Reminders lets you create reminder presets, [optionally] pin them to your start screen and activate them with just one tap – faster than you can ask Cortana to do it (even provided she hears you on the first try) and definitely faster than fiddling with reminder settings in an app.
Unlike Microsoft’s Garage both apps are actually universal Windows 10 apps (UWP) and work on both mobile and desktop (should work on HoloLens as well.) The apps are available from the Windows Store free of charge (apps are ad supported and include a one-time in-app purchase to remove ads and unlock extra functionality).
Keep an eye on the AxGarage for new additions here.