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A week after launching the Plumbago handwriting application, the Microsoft Garage team is at it again with the unveiling of two new apps, both pegged for the Android platform.

The special side projects division of Redmond is often working away on applications, with Sprightly and Kaizala being the latest fruits of their labor.

Just a week ago the team raised the curtain on Plumbago, while the Fetch! App has also been created in the Garage, an iPhone application that lets you identify breeds of dog from a photo.

Sprightly and Kaizala arrive as Microsoft’s latest forays into the Android market, where the company has enjoyed some success and actually makes a fortune from licensing.

Microsoft Garage is the division of the company that lets teams get creative and have some fun, safe from messing with the company’s core products and services.

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The first of the new apps is Sprightly, which is being billed as a service that can be used for the business minded and also merely for personal use. The app is a content creator that lets you share items such price lists, ecards, and catalogs, allowing you to share with customers or friends via platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

Kaizala is an Android based management tool and resource tracker that lets you check time, money, and organize your team via a chat system. More or less a business and team management oriented chat provider, Kaizala is actually quite a robust tool considering it comes from the humble origins of Microsoft Garage.

Of course, that’s the beauty of the division, giving us solid applications that make certain processes easier, without necessarily encroaching on Redmond’s core output.

SOURCE: Microsoft Garage