Which apps do you find indispensable?

It seems that two of my friends have recently joined the Android tablet community. This leads naturally to the question “what apps should I get?”

Of course, the answer depends entirely on what the friend in question wants to do with the tablet, but that's not a helpful answer. Here, for what it's worth, are the apps on my tablet[1] (an older model Nexus 7) that I use “frequently”.

I use the Aviate launcher; I've got some invites, I think, if you're interested.

I use many of the same apps on my phone (a newer model Nexus 5). I don't read books or attempt to do crosswords on my phone but I also don't play Ingress on my tablet very often, so there's no hard-and-fast division. I've left off a handful of other games that I play occasionally on the theory that how one wants to waste one's time is probably pretty personal.

It's worth pointing out that I have a bunch of photography related apps on my phone (ProCapture, Snapseed, Perfectly Clear, Pixlr Express) that don't make sense on the cameraless tablet. (See also my dailypics.)

Also used on my phone more than my tablet, if not exclusively:

To the extent that you care to tell the world, what's on your tablet?

[1]Given the choice between free and non-free versions, I almost always cough up some cash; apps are cheap, I make my living writing software, and I hate advertisements.


I use about 1/2 of these on my Nexus 7 as well (all the truly good stuff of course). Hacker's keyboard is definitely a must have, though I prefer my protective case's physical USB keyboard (even with its 3/4 size keys) when typing long entries.

Posted by Derek Read on 21 Jan 2014 @ 01:55am UTC #

blek. mine is IoS. http://blekgame.com/ says it should be soon. Just a bit different

Posted by Dave Pawson on 22 Jan 2014 @ 10:41am UTC #
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