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15 Must Have Apps for your Android Tablet


15 Must Have Apps for your Android Tablet

Tablets are now getting more and more popular ever since iPad was released back in 2010. It is also predicted that 2013 is going to be the year of tablets and every manufacturer is busy releasing or developing their own tablets. Although in the initial stages Android as a tablet was not much preferred, but things are now changing with Android Jelly Bean being designed for tablets as well. There are quite a lot of Android tablets available today, but unlike iOS where there are more than 300000 apps available only for iPad, Android market does not not boast of such high figures when it comes to apps suited for tablets.


But at the same time, there are pretty good number of apps available for Android tablets as well. In this article we will cover the best 15 apps you should be installing on your Android tablet.

Related Reading: 10 Best Android Apps worth Paying for

1. Snapseed:

Snapseed is the only photo app you’ll want to use every day. It makes any photograph extraordinary with a fun, high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips. Anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with ease using incredibly advanced features from the leader in digital photography software. Built-in Google+ capabilities make it even more powerful to share your images with your friends and family.


2. Google Drive :

With Google Drive, you get 5GB of free cloud storage and you can store all your files in one place, so you can access them from anywhere and share them with others. You can use the Google Drive Android app to access your photos, documents, videos and other files stored on your Google Drive.

Google Drive

3. Pocket:

Pocket (formerly Read it Later) is a mobile bookmarking service to save links to read later. When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection. Use Pocket when you discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer.


4. Google Chrome:

Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers available across multiple platforms. Sign in to sync your Chrome browser experience from your computer to bring it with you anywhere you go. You can browse faster with accelerated page loading, scrolling and zooming using Chrome for Android.

Google Chrome

5. Amazon Kindle:

The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader—and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from over a million Kindle books from the Kindle Store or enjoy popular magazines.


6. Adobe Photoshop Touch:

Transform your images with core Adobe Photoshop features in an app designed for tablets. Combine images, apply professional effects, share results with friends and family through Facebook and Twitter – all from the convenience of your tablet. You can use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.

Photoshop Touch

7. Falcon Pro:

Falcon Pro brings the Ultimate Twitter Experience to your Android Phone and Tablet. If you are looking for a Twitter app with an Innovative UI, buttery animations, extra fast loading times and unique features, then Falcon Pro is worth the buy.

Falcon Pro

8. Quickoffice Pro HD:

If you need to manage and work with your documents, spreadsheets and presentations, then Quickoffice Pro HD is worth buying. This all-in-one solution lets you get real work done online and offline, like editing Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, as well as annotating PDF files. You’ll also be able to access Google Drive or other cloud storage accounts, manage your email attachments, and access locally saved files.

QuickOffice Pro

9. Skype:

Skype needs no introduction as it is the best app for video calling on your tablets and phones. You can get free voice and video calls to another Skype user from your tablet.


10. Apex Launcher:

Apex Launcher as the name indicates is a launcher app for your tablet which allows you to customize the home screen. You get customizable homescreen grid size and up to 9 homescreens, scrollable dock with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages, infinite & elastic scrolling (homescreen, drawer and dock) and fancy transition effects (tablet, cube, etc.).

Apex Launcher

11. avast! Mobile Security:

avast! Mobile Security is an all-in-one security app for your Android tablets. It scans installed apps and memory card content on demand and new apps upon first use. The anti theft feature gives you remote control via SMS or Web (cell phone tracking, activate siren, memory wipe, etc.).


12. Pulse News:

Pulse News brings all your favorite blogs, magazines, social networks and newspapers in one place for free. It is exciting to use, quick to read, ready to share. Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story. Save stories for reading later across all platforms or sync them with Instapaper, Read it Later and Evernote.

Pulse News

13. SwiftKey Tablet:

SwiftKey replaces the touchscreen keyboard on your tablet with one that understands how words work together, giving the world’s most accurate autocorrect – and predicting your next word before you press a key. The keyboard learns as you use it to make corrections and predictions based on the way that you write. It can learn from your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or blog to make its insights even more personalized.


Related Reading: 5 Best Keyboard Alternatives for Android

14. Evernote:

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.


15. imo messenger:

IMO messenger is probably the best IM client for Android tablets. It supports Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber, Hyves, VKontakte and Steam. If you have friends that use a variety of different IM services and you don’t want to have to switch between individual apps, imo gets all of them in one place.


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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



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  2. Destiny

    April 26, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Thank you for sharing these tablet apps, Nirmal! I just purchased an Android Tablet not too long ago, so I definitely needed the app recommendations! Because of all the traveling I do for my job at DISH I have enjoyed one of the apps I have already more than the others. It’s called DISH Anywhere and it lets me watch all of my shows from home, live or recorded, anywhere I go in the world! I love to use it as entertainment during flight delays and such, but as a TV junkie, I’m thrilled that with the app I can still keep up with my shows even when I’m stuck half way across the country on business!

  3. Prasanta Shee

    September 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Skype is good. Another very good app which you must have for your Android tablet is: R-HUB web video conferencing servers. It allows one to conduct online meetings, online conferences etc. Plus works on all platforms viz Windows, MAC, Android, iOS etc. It can be freely downloaded from Google play store.

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