The Nexus 7 is one of the popular tablets on the market, offering incredible processing power, high-resolution screen and a large app market. If you recently bought one you're probably wondering what apps you should download. Here are ten apps we think will give you the ultimate experience with your Nexus 7.
With 50 million users, Evernote is the best note taking app. The app has everything you need like being able to organize information from notebooks and sharing them with others. Android users can also use an automated transcription service that will turn speech into text. Evernote’s free service offers 60MB per month, if you’re looking for more storage space, a premium version with 16GB for uploads will cost you $45 annually.
Download Evernote app from the Google Play Store here.
2. Google Keep
Google Keep is an app for creating reminders and lists. Similar to Evernote, Keep is Google’s first app that helps Android users in taking notes. Users can type out notes, and share photos in the app, and you can even record voice notes. Keep will transcribe voice notes into text, which is a pretty neat feature. If you take a photo, you can edit using built-in camera features like cropping, color balancing, photo filters and borders. For those wondering, Keep is integrated with Google Drive.
Download Google Keep app from the Google Play Store here.
Dropbox is an awesome app. You can back your files to the cloud, sync them, and share them with your friends. You can also use Dropbox to sync your entire music library between computers and up to the cloud. You can play music when you’re on the go using a web player like DropTunes. You can even convert an image by dropping it in a Dropbox folder.
Download Dropbox app from the Google Play Store here.
4. Pulse News
Pulse News app will take the latest from news sources you add and will present them in a easy-to-ready mobile format. Pulse News is similar to Flipboard, and lets users browse stories by source or subject. It can be customized to your liking, and there’s a search function which allows you to search for your favorite sites. This app makes reading news on the go simple and easy.
Download Pulse News app from the Google Play Store here.
With Mint, you can keep all of your personal finance accounts into one place, so its easy to manage your money while you’re on the go. Track your spending, create budgets, and save more money. If you end up losing your device, your app is passcode protected. You can logon to mint.com and deactivate your device access straight from your profile page.
Download Mint app from the Google Play Store here.
6. Swiftkey 3
Developed by TouchType Ltd., Swiftkey 3 is able to understand not just patterns in your typing, but also how words work together. Swiftkey can continue to learn from SMS, your email and even social media accounts (if enabled), so it gets better at making predictions as you type. TouchType Ltd., is offering a 1 month free trial and then you can download the app for $3.99.
Download Swiftkey app from the Google Play Store here.
7. Splashtop 2 HD
If you want to remotely view and access files from your PC when you’re on the go, download the Splashtop 2 HD app for your Android tablet. Install the software on your Nexus 7, create an account, and you’ll be good to go.
Download Splashtop 2 HD app from the Google Play Store here.
8. Plume for Twitter
If you’re looking for a Twitter client for your tablet, you should take a look at Plume for Android. If you’re familiar with Tweetdeck, Plume’s layout is similar. Users can add multiple accounts, add columns, and can choose where they want notifications to appear. Other features include being able to mute Tweets that contain certain words or phrases.
Download Plume for Twitter app from the Google Play Store here.
Drippler is an app that provides information for your Android tablet. Users get information from Drippler’s app in the form of what the company calls “Drips”- software updates, usage tips, app recommendations, reviews, accessories, etc. The app will scan tech websites and blogs and will match the content to your Android device. Users will get one Drip per day.
Download Drippler app from the Google Play Store here.
10. Google Maps Street View
Google Street View is a feature part of Google Maps that allows users to view and navigate the world at street level. You can see places like popular landmarks, or even your hometown if you’re far away. Street View imagery is available for maps of San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami.
Download Google Maps Street View app from the Google Play Store here.