I've had my tablet (Asus Transformer Infinity) a week or so, and have found quite a few new apps that I hadn't used on my phone. So I thought I'd make a nice little list for the best apps out there that I have found and any others you guys have found I'll gladly add. It's nice to have a good list, rather than having to find them all through trial and error. All apps really, might put games on later but whether or not someone likes a game is pretty subjective so..
Added 32 Apps
Updated List Right Here:Excel 2007
$6.49 One of my favorites. Well worth the money. Basically automates anything you want based on events/times. If (this happens) then do <action>, sort of thing. For instance, If your gps shows you as being within 1km of your school, it turns your wifi on. Or from 8am till 3pm, your ringer is set to off, and your phone will automatically text anyone who calls "sorry in class". Very powerful, but takes a little time to set up your rules.
Blocks most ads from popping up.
Extracts pictures, audio, and video from your texts and saves them in a separate folder.
Turn your phone into a wireless webcam.
allows you to reboot, shutdown, or reboot into recovery mode with a simple button press.
Graphically shows how your diskspace is being utilized.
Allows you to overclock/underclock your processor depending on triggers like being plugged in or low battery. Use at own risk.
GPS Status & Toolbox:
Test your gps, shows a detailed compass and lat/long for your location. Shows how many satellites youre connected to.
: Usually pre-installed. Keyboard which uses a draging of the finger and predictive word guessing to determing what you are trying to type. Love it or hate it. Some people swear by it though.Swiftkey 3:
$3.99 My current keyboard. Has a nicer look to it, better layout, more separation between letters, and MUCH better predictive word choices using your own texting database to tailor the responses to you. The tablet version
has a segmented qwerty style that is perfect for holding the pad in the landscape mode and typing with your thumbs, putting the numbers in the center.
Alternative to tasker
: Not sure if this is what you mean but, here is a popular scripting program.
Super Backup: SMS & Contacts:
A highly reccomended backup solution.
Rooted tuner app that lets you set lots of the config options under the hood.
Powerful keyboard with lots of different options. More of a utility keyboard than an everyday use keyboard. Good to have for when you need it.
: One of the better anti-theft apps out there. I like that it allows you to install other devices such as laptops to a single web interface.
Another phone tracker, but it's installed remotely AFTER your phone is lost. Great for that "oh shit!' moment when you realize you have nothing on your phone to track it with.Avast:
Full security suite with a powerful anti-theft option built in that hides itself and can force itself into a factory reset.
: Best alarm I've found so far. Not perfect but most of the others out there suck.
Car Home Ultra:
A car dock app that simplifies your screen for when you're driving. Shows GPS info as well.
Chrome to Phone:
Coupled with a chrome addon, this program lets you send data to your phone. Primarily for something like driving directions. The phone will automatically open your default driving directions app and start your gps.
My favorite browser, though the other big ones are starting to flex their muscle(firefox, chrome, opera). Check em all out and see which one is smoothest.
Converts units of measure, data, and currency. Convertpad
is an Alternative
: If you have Geico, this little guy comes in handy, especially if you have an accident or need a tow.
: Fast and easy frontend for wikipedia. Also has a nice widget for fast searching IIRC.
Network Info II: Realcalc:
Has pretty much anything you could need in a calculator.
Uses a plugin in your teamspeak client that the app connects to and shows you who is talking in channel. Since it's connected to your client and not the server, there is no delay.
Save your car's location when you park. Uses a compass to find it later.
Use your camera to "scan" documents into pdf. Great if you need a page from a textbook.
Plug in Launcher:
Changes settings or launches programs when you plug the device in. Probably don't need if you have Tasker
Not sure this is what you want but...here it is
FoxFi: Allows for wifi tethering.
Shows the strength and channel of all wifi nets around you on a nice graph. Good for seeing which channels are the most crowded.
Shows very detailed information on your current networks. Great for troubleshooting.
Best SMS replacement program. Gives nice preview windows for your texts, and allows you to respond quickly. Nice look, though it takes a little configuring as the default looks bleh.
Meta-protocal chat client. Uses a primary server, so any messages you may have missed due to being out of service are saved and sent to your device when you get reconnected.
One of the better facebook chat apps. The official facebook apps tend to be fuckin awful so...you gotta find alternatives.
Streamlined access to participating forums. Nice feature is you can save all your favorite forums for quick access.
IRC client with tablet optimized layout. AndroIRC
is an alternative
Exchange email client with tons of settings and security options
: Best meta email client out there. Supports IMAP POP3, and exchange.I'd use first party apps for yahoo, gmail, and such though.
: Solid Twitter app.
Dazzle Configurable Switcher
: Allows you to create a customized switcher bar widget for things like turning your wireless on and off. Very handy.
$2.79 Nice looking widgets which show the time, date, and weather for your homescreen. Lots of user created versions out there for you to search through.
Simple flashlight app. Allows you to make a widget/button for quick access.
: Alternative to Beautiful Widgets. Creates customized homescreen widgets for time/weather etc. Apparently better for tablets.
:Holo Launcher HD
: A replacement GUI for your device like LauncherPro.GOTO Lockscreen:
Allows you to unlock directly into your email, sms, or dialer. Shows a little number next to each to show missed calls, unread mail, and unread texts. I LOVE this app. Problem is it has been abandoned
so use at your own risk. Some phones it works great for, others it has annoyances with
: Remotely control your PC easily. (not a remote desktop app)
Homescreen replacement. Don't have any experience with this. Cyanogenmod:
The most popular Android firmware replacement. Tons of features and customizability with a large userbase and frequent updates. Be sure you know how to install correctly though, and backup your rom. If not you run the risk of bricking your phone. Use at your own risk.
Industry standard for mobile cloud shared storage. Everyone knows about it pretty much. Install it on your cell phones and computer.Minus:
Dropbox like cloud storage app.
Scans barcodes and QR codes(the boxy lookin things) and will auto search for the best prices or take you to the website.
AWESOME app for finding the cheapest gas near you.
One of my favorites. Lets you find places to eat near you. Has a great feature that works like a slot machine. You shake it and it will randomly find a place to eat near you.
The website version is much better, but can come in handy when out apartment hunting. Shows apartments as spots on a map.
Keyring Reward Cards:
Saves all your reward cards barcode into one app.
Tracks all vehicle expenses. Tells you when you need to change oil, tires, maintenance and such.
Remote Desktop software. Best one I've found. One of my absolute favorite apps. Free if being used within the same network. 10 bucks a year otherwise.
Turns your droid into a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Really cool app that lets you wirelessly manage your Android device from your browser
A news aggregator. Uses images and titles to make it more of a visual experience. Add almost any website you want. My second favorite news portal.
THE best news aggregator I've found. Tons of different stories out there, great interface. Also has a tablet
Google's version of a news aggregator. Not my favorite one but some people swear by it.
Decent enough program for sports score.
Add drinks as you go, shows your BAC and a graph to show when you'll be sober.
: Take a photo and watch it converted to ASCII Art!
Augmented Realty app that uses the camera and GPS to show you where the stars and constellations are at.
Find the closest store that sells liquor and their hours.
Though not as useful now since Google Play updated their marketplace. It still allows for finding the best apps and saving your currently installed apps to a list for future reference.
Office suite for running word, excel, ppt, and pdf. A great free alternative is Kingsoft Office
A cloud note program. Basically if you need to remember something, say a friend mentions a movie you should watch later. Lets you take notes using text, picture, or records audio. Any note you take can be access via the web and vice versa. Type out a grocery list for instance on your computer and add it to your evernote site.
Task/ToDo list program that syncs with google.
ACV (A Comic Viewer):
Good ereader app. Still trying to find the best app for each type, but right now kindle has the nicest gui.
Comic and Manga viewerezPDF Viewer:
Probably the most popular third-party PDF viewer out there.