Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Butter Lion Memo.
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Butter Lion Memo is priced at $0.99 in the Android Market. It is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we’ve noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.
Butter Lion Memo is described as follows:
Historians believe that humans first invented a system of writing to keep from forgetting things, like which types of plants and dinosaurs were good to eat and which weren’t. Fast forward thousands of years, and the ancient quest for an effective way to keep simple notes is finally over: Butter Lion Memo is now available for your Android device.
The genius of Butter Lion Memo lies in its simplicity. Don’t look for any elaborate dating, sorting, tagging, or highlighting features in this app–you won’t find them. There’s no color coding, no keywording, no special interface needed.
All you really need is this: a way to create a note with one tap. A simple title bar. A basic field where you can record the necessary information. (“Get stegosaurus milk.”) Hit Save, and you have your memo.
But what if I need to share my incredible note with the world, you ask? Butter Lion Memo has thought of that. Just touch the Mail icon and you can send your note to any e-mail address on Earth. Use this feature as a way of backing up your important memos, in case your Android device gets eaten by a giant sloth or a velociraptor.
That’s all there is to it. Create, edit, and save as many notes as you need and access them no matter where your travels take you with Butter Lion Memo.
Butter Lion Memo has a 5.0-star rating in the Android Market and a 3.2-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
That’s right, Butter Lion Memo has a 5-star rating in the Android Market. But that’s because it only has one rating. The app was introduced to the Android Market on Sept. 26, 2011. There are, however, 37 ratings at a 4.1 pace for the Lite version. There are no reviews in the Android Market, though, just ratings.
Thus, Amazon.com is continuing its run of apps that seem to be unknown in the Android Market, or brand new. What we mean by “unknown” is that these are apps that have failed to garner much attention at all in the Android Market. It’s perhaps for that reason the the developer may have jumped at a chance to be Amazon.com’s Free App of the Day.
Those who are considering “buying” a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.
Amazon.com 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. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.