What are the best apps for Samsung Tablet?

asked by Louise Mee
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18 solutions
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    #1Microsoft Office Mobile

    Microsoft Office Mobile

    With Microsoft Office Mobile you can open, view, create, edit and share text files, presentations, and spreadsheets on the same app. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in one app. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Aaron Berry
    Written on July 31, 2018
    "Microsoft Office Mobile is an office suite available for Android devices. It has been rebranded as Office 365 and offers the traditional similarities of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint right at your fingertips. This is a must-have for computer on-the-go."
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    #2Google Calendar

    Google Calendar
    Google Calendar lets users create events, manage multiple calendars, and share calendars with teams and groups. Users can view their calendar by day, week or month.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Billy Coleman
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "Google Calendar is something that I use everyday. I will continue to use it everyday because the concept is simple, yet effective. The alarms that connect with my Google Drive makes it a very efficient tool for work. I don't know of a better calendar concept. "
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    #3SwiftKey Keyboard

    SwiftKey Keyboard

    SwiftKey is a keyboard app wich intelligently learns from your unique writing style to predict your next word. With an autocorrect system based on your personal writing style. It even learns which emoji to predict next.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jonathan Berry
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "SwiftKey Keyboard is such a smart app for Samsung Tablets. It has saved me an untold amount of time when typing. It's almost as if it's reading my mind and I would never be without it moving forward. It also suggests emojis and has other useful features. It's a must have at this point."
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    #4Google Docs

    Google Docs

    Google Docs is a virtual space where you can write, edit, and collaborate with others wherever you are. This web-based app, website, and software is free and can be accessed using computers, Android, and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Olivia Parker
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "This app is definitely a basic one that should be on everyone's tablet. It wasn't what I thought I'd get as a solution, but it is definitely an important one. This app is super useful for almost everyone."
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    #5ES File Explorer/Manager PRO

    ES File Explorer/Manager PRO

    ES File Explorer/Manager PRO is the premium version of ES File Explorer/Manager, a file manager that will help you organize and deal with all your files in your Android device.

    Apps

    Android

    $2.99

    Arthur Reyes
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "ES FileManager used to be the go-to application for any android device. No longer. It's been bought and has been routing a tremendous amount of use and traffic data through several foreign countries, including Israel and Russia. Do not buy or install."
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    #6Nook

    Nook

    With Nook you will get access to more than 4 million eBooks, graphic novels, comics, and magazines, and recommendations to discover more content that you like. You can customize your experience creating a library, adding notes and bookmarks.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    James Carr
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "I'm sure there are better apps out there overall but this one is a pretty nifty reader. Wouldn't exactly put it on a "best of" list due to the lack of file support, but it does a decent job."
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    #7HERE WeGo

    HERE WeGo
    HERE WeGo is a free mobile app designed that makes city navigation easier. With detailed routes, turn-by-turn guidance, including gas prices, and parking places, this app would help you go around anywhere. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Steven Guerrero
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "This navigation app works, and it works offline too. If you go where I go to get away, offline navigation is a must. "We don need no steenkin' cell towers!" ... and we don't have any! No problemo! A must have for backcountry exploring. "
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    #8Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sara Beck
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Evernote really helps me keep my stuff organized and is easy to find again which was one of my biggest problems before I got this app on my Samsung tablet. I love that I can save all sorts of data and share it with people when I need to. Its one of the best apps for my tablet that I've found."
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    #9WordPress

    WordPress
    WordPress is an open-sourced web development tool available on web, iOS, and Android platforms. Users sign up for free to start building blogs, personal sites, business sites or online stores. 24/7 support is also available via email and forums.
    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Vicky Lu
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "This app is very user friendly even for a complete beginner like me. I don't know anything about web design, but this app allowed me to design my own website in 30 minutes. And it looks good! "
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    #10Solid Explorer File Manager

    Solid Explorer File Manager

    Solid Explorer is a file explorer and cloud manager, with two independent navigation panels which provides you a new experience in file exploration, being able to manage your Dropbox

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Peter Rose
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Cool cloud manager that is able to organize files as well. Also, the connection that it has with Dropbox helps its use case greatly. "
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    #11Amazon Kindle

    Amazon Kindle

    Amazon Kindle is a free cross-platform to download and use. With this app, you can carry with you all the ebooks you want! It is the best option for those who want to read any type of publication such as books, magazines or newspapers.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Chrome

    Free

    Peter Wade
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Very handy app to use if you are a big reader. make things easy to find books to read."
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    #12Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Raymond Tucker
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Google Drive is a fantastic cloud storage app to have. It is integrated well with plenty of other apps and gives a lot of storage for a free account."
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    #13AirDroid: Remote access & File

    AirDroid: Remote access & File

    AirDroid is an app helps you manage your Android smartphone since your computer. You can send and receive SMS and administer your phone contacts. Also, the app lets you speed up your phone. 

    Apps

    Web, Android

    Free

    William Thompson
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "AirDroid is an app that I don't have a lot of experience with. With that being said, I can say for certain that the claim that it speeds up the phone is false."
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    #14LastPass

    LastPass

    LastPass is a password manager which can securely store your passwords and personal information. It is available as a web browser add-on. It also has premium options along with being free.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android, Mac, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Arnav Saxena
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is not a great solution as it is not just for a Samsung Tablet. Anybody with certain browsers can get it. This is a decent solution, but not one customized for Samsung Tablets."
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    #15SketchBook

    SketchBook

    Sketchbook, also known as Autodesk SketchBook is a drawing and sketching mobile app offering numerous useful tools for a realistic drawing experience.  Its full set of features have been made available for free with the last update.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Samuel Fox
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "Sketchbook is a good app to have for your Samsung tablet, but not the best. Everything that's useful is locked unless you pay. There's other free apps that offer the same thing that works better."
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    #16Feedly

    Feedly

    Feedly is an app for both Android and iOS that consolidates all your favorite feeds into one place. Feedly's interface is simple and easy to navigate. It features customizable notifications for the latest news and breaking headlines.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Alexander Gilbert
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "I think the best app for any tablet that has it in the app stores is Feedly. You can get all your news and whatever other feeds you use in one single place. No need to go anywhere else. "
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    Free Trial

    #17Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Jeffrey Hicks
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "My favorite app for Android tablets is for sure Netflix. If you don't already have it then you need to get it. Netflix is cheap and has so many good movies and tv shows. It's the best app for sure. "
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    #18Comixology

    Comixology

    Comixology is a cloud-based digital comics platform that enables you to discover, buy, and read comics. This app will help you discover new comics based on your preferences. Aside from the app, the service can also be accessed on browsers.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Angela Fuller
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "As a huge nerd who loves comics, I love this app. There are over 100,000 comics and graphic novels to explore on this app. It's slow to run, but it provides a lot of options."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for Samsung Tablet
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Microsoft Office MobileApps 32 Free
2Google CalendarApps 29 Free
3SwiftKey KeyboardApps 28 Free
4Google DocsApps 26 Free
5ES File Explorer/Manager PROApps 24 Paid
6NookApps 21 Free
7HERE WeGoApps 21 Free
8EvernoteApps 19 Free
9WordPressOnline Tools 18 Free
10Solid Explorer File ManagerApps 15 Free
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