Top 10 Apps for New Tablet Users

Top 10 Apps for New Tablet Users

The vast universe of apps can be overwhelming for first-time tablet users.  Not to worry – here is a simple list of the top 10 apps for new tablet owners.  They can all be found through the App Store for iPad, Google Play for Android devices, and Windows Store on Microsoft tablets.

1. Bank Apps

All major banks have their own apps – find and download yours today!  Banking apps simplify every aspect of finances.  No longer will you need to run to the bank to deposit a check or make sure you’re in front of a computer to transfer money between accounts.  This can all be done right from your tablet.

2. Pocket

Pocket is a reading app that allows users to save articles, videos, and other content they find online onto their devices.  This is particularly useful for times when you will be without Wi-Fi or mobile connections – simply open your stored content in Pocket and enjoy.

3. Any.do

Any.do is made for efficiency.  It keeps all your to-do lists in one place with a sleek design.  One of its best features is called “Moment,” which provides a daily triage of your tasks.  Download this app and start crossing things off your list.

4. Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts lets you message friends on their computers, tablets, or smartphones.  It is the texting equivalent for your tablet.  It also features fun video and picture aspects.

5. Netflix or Hulu

One of the best things about a tablet is the ability to take the device wherever you go.  With a Netflix or Hulu app, you won’t just be carrying your tablet with you, you’ll have your TV too.  Entertain yourself with countless movies and TV shows.  Netflix requires a streaming subscription while Hulu has some free content as well as a subscription service that opens up a larger library.

6. Yelp

Yelp can make finding new places to eat or shop as simple as can be.  The app contains data about local shops that surpasses that of any other company, including opening hours, full menus, and user reviews.

7. Pandora

Pandora is as good as it gets when it comes to Internet radio.  Users simply select a song or artist that they like and the app will create stations with similar musical styles.

8. Google Drive

Google Drive lets users create and save documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets.  It also functions as an online data storage service, making it easy to access your documents no matter where you are.

9. Skype

Skype allows you to video chat with friends and family across the globe for free!

10. Google Keep

Google Keep is the tablet equivalent of Post-its.  Anytime you have a quick thought to jot down, you can quickly store it in this app.  It includes to-do lists, location reminders, and fast searching.

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Author: Aneri Pattani View all posts by

Aneri Pattani is a Blast correspondent and journalism student at Northeastern University

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