Despite the widespread popularity of Android devices, from popular mobile phones to excellent tablets, most of the focus on electronic apps still teems to center on the Apple app store. Of course, to some extent Apple “invented” the app store, so this makes some degree of sense. Yet those who believe the Android app store at Google Play is in any way depleted or inferior are sorely mistaken! Along those lines, here are 10 of the best Android tablet apps you may not know about.
1. OfficeSuite Pro 7
Tablets don’t function perfectly as mini-computers for tasks like writing out documents and managing spreadsheets, but OfficeSuite Pro 7 makes these tasks a bit easier. The app is basically an interface that simplifies managing these documents.
This is your standard trip aid (think Priceline, Kayak, etc.) in that it helps you to find cheap flights and hotels. However, Hipmunk factors in “agony” – meaning layovers, flight time, and general hassle – to give you the best travel options.
3. SketchBook Express For Tablets
For artistic types, there are few apps this strong for tablet devices. From simple drawings to full on digital art, SketchBook Express is a great tool.
If you struggle looking for new music like so many of us do, you’ll love this app. Basically, it lets people create and upload 8-song playlists for different genres and themes, providing users with a huge library of song lists to check out.
5. ShareFile For Tablets
For managing and backing up data, nothing beats Sharefile for Android tablets. Save files to the cloud, send encrypted file transfers, and generally manage your sensitive data with complete control.
6. LilyPad HD
Ever wish you could chat with friends more easily while doing other things on your tablet? LilyPad HD links with multiple chat systems and lets you put a chat window anywhere you wish on screen.
Mint is a financial management tool that allows you to sync everything financial in your life – bank accounts, mortgage, etc. – into one app that helps you to track your spending and manage your finances.
8. The Traveler
This is basically an enhanced travel blogging our journaling tool that can be a great deal of fun on your vacations. The app handles videos, audio files, sketches, GPS locations, etc. to let you track, organize or record your trip with ease.
9. News360 For Tablets
You’ve heard of news aggregate apps, and this is one of the best on the market. It lets you choose news sources, but it also learns your preferences through social media and activity, and intelligently displays what you’ll want to read. The interface on an Android tablet is gorgeous.
We all know by now about e-reading apps and programs, but Comixology brings us a new reading pleasure: graphic novels! These forms of artistic literature are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and are perfect to read on tablets.