Tablets Apps for nexus 7

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by nigameash, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    I recently bought a nexus 7. I want to use the tablet for college work, taking notes, playing games, etc. I am interested in some good apps to download on it, essentials so to say. I am new to the android platform so any pointers would be helpful.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Evernote is a great note taking app that syncs with your other devices.
    It will sync with Windows PC's, Macs, other Androids, iOS devices. It is also free.

    I find Google Currents to be awesome for reading articles. It is sort of an RSS reader. You could also use Flipboard.

    For reading books I use an app called FBreader, I like it quite a lot and it has a night setting that essentially inverts the text/background for easy reading in the dark.

    As far as for college work, I'm not sure other than Evernote for notes. I use my MacBook for writing essays and doing other projects. I don't really feel like any tablet (iOS, Android, RIM, Windows etc.) is very useful for this type of task.
  3. MRU


    Horn is excellent on Tegra 3 and is .25c today :)
  4. macrumors 6502

    Downloading Horn and FBreader now. On my iPhone, I have an app called XSysinfo that is a memory free-er app. Any good ones on android? I love iStudiez Pro on my iOS devices, any good alternatives on android?
  5. macrumors 68000


    When you say "memory free-er" are you referring to clearing your RAM/cached processes?

    Also, I'd do some Google/Youtube searches for things such as "top 20 android apps 2012" or "best android widgets 2012" etc. You can find a lot of videos or articles of people reviewing their favorite apps/widgets.
    Widgets can enhance your Android experience just like good apps can.
  6. macrumors 6502

    That is correct.
  7. macrumors 68000


    I'm not sure about 3rd party apps (there may be some that do this more efficiently) but go to Settings -> Apps -> Running/Cached processes.
  8. MRU


  9. macrumors 6502


    Productive apps:

    - Firefox Beta has a "Reader" feature.
    - Evernote and Evernote Widgets
    - Dropbox
    - Drive
    - ezPDF Reader
    - Kingsoft Office
    - xScope Pro (I use this for my flash, there's a way to get it without rooting.)
    - Talkatone (Makes your Nexus 7 into a phone)


    - Flipboard
    - Pulse
    - BBC News
    - IMDB
    - Flixster
    - Fandango
    - Plex
    - Netflix
    - ESPN Scorecenter
    - Amazon Kindle
    - MLB At Bat Lite

    Utility Apps:
    - Speed Test (tests speed of data in your device)
    - Zedge (excellent for customization of wallpapers, ringtones, notifications..)
    - AntiVirus

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