10 Best Android Apps for Tablet

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Tablets may not be the most popular pieces of hardware. However, there are tons of people who have them and use them every day. They're great for productivity, media consumption, and reading. These are things you can do on a phone. However, the extra real screen really helps make it easier. There are plenty of experiences that are so much better on tablets. Here are the best apps for Android tablets.

Applications Adobe

Adobe has taken a big step into the Android world over the past couple of years. They have a ton of apps and most of them work best on tablets. You can edit photos with apps like Photoshop Express, draw things like Illustrator Draw, read PDFs with the popular Adobe Reader, and even edit videos with Premier Clip. There are well over a dozen other apps that can do various things. Most of them work well with their desktop counterparts. It means you can work with you. They're not as powerful as the desktop apps, but we didn't expect them to be. These are all very good tablet apps that deserve your attention.



AirDroid is a powerful application. What it does is allow you to manage your phone from other devices. This includes sending files, replying to text messages, and even things like screenshots. With this, you can use your tablet to read and reply to text messages and move files from your phone to your tablet or vice versa. We don't recommend making larger files, but it should work well for images like documents. You can use some of the basic functions for free. You'll have to subscribe and pay monthly (or annually) to get everything.


Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle is an exceptional ebook reading platform. Amazon has tons of books you can buy. Plus, you can buy books anywhere and sync them to any device. A tablet creates a good ebook reader with its larger screen. The app has a variety of reading options and it should be pretty easy to download books for offline reading. There's even a selection of free books in case you run out of funds. There are plenty of ebook readers out there, but this one is as solid as it gets.



Feedly is an RSS reader. Essentially, it's a news app. You can find the blogs, sites, and sources you love. Follow them and you'll have a steady stream of news to read all day. This would be enough to replace the morning paper (although the document is still better for local news). The interface is simple to use, it syncs between devices, and you can follow as many places as you want. There is also support for Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others. The app is free to download and use.


Google Drive

The Google Drive app suite is excellent for tablets. The full suite includes Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Keep, and Google Photos. There is also integration with Gmail, Google Calendar, and other Google apps. It's all intertwined in such a way that most of your desktop and cloud storage needs are covered. You can save and access photos, do spreadsheets, write things down, and keep notes of all different types. The same is true for productivity. You can also purchase more Google Drive storage if needed. They are all very good tablets.


Here WeGo

HERE WeGo is a navigation app previously owned by Nokia. It features most of the stuff you would normally get from a GPS app. You can get real-time turn-by-turn instructions, business and traffic information. The big news here is that the app has offline maps. This means you can download it to your tablet and use it as a navigation tool. It's not as powerful as Google Maps, but Google Maps doesn't do offline maps like this one. It's free to download and use.



LastPass is a password manager application. It allows you to put sensitive information such as your login credentials for the websites you visit. The app is able to autofill credentials in apps, so you don't even have to remember what the passwords are. Also, you'll have a safe place for things like your health insurance policy number, credit cards (if you want) and other such things. It is free to use most features. You'll need to subscribe for $12 per year (or $1 per month) to get all the features. It's pretty good and one of the must-have tablets.


Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is about as well known as it gets when it comes to office software. Like Google Drive, Microsoft has a full suite of apps that all work together. You will have OneDrive for cloud storage, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and a few others. The result is a note-taking app, cloud storage, and full-featured office suite. Most of these can be free, although you won't get a whole lot of cloud storage with OneDrive. It's a great option for those who are serious about productivity. These are good tablets to have.


Solid Explorer File Manager

Solid Explorer is an excellent file browsing application. You can use to check the files on your tablet. This is good for finding ebooks, whatever is in your downloads folder, or moving things around if you want. It has a design that complicates the big-screen real estate on tablets though. You can open two folders at once, click and drag, and do everything you'd expect from a file manager. You can check out a free trial to see if you like it. The full price is $1,99.



SwiftKey Keyboard is one of the best keyboard apps on Android. Turns out it's great for tablets too. SwiftKey has a layout that moves half of the keyboard to either side of the device. This makes it much easier to type when you have a device where your fingers don't reach the middle. Or you can configure it in another way. The keyboard is completely free. The only thing you will be asked to pay for are additional themes. It works very well.


If we missed any particularly epic Android tablet apps that you think made it to this list, please let us know in the comments!

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