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Good apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
After using the Note 10.1 for a few weeks, I've settled on some apps that work really well with the tablet. Some of the apps included in this collection are preinstalled by Samsung, including Polaris Office, a solid office suite for working with Microsoft Office files.
The Note 10.1 has the useful S Pen for writing on the screen; the included Samsung S Note app works well as a digital notepad that includes different paper styles to suit the user.
The S Pen on the Note 10.1 has a useful hover mode, where the pen tip is held just above the screen. It works much like a mouse on a PC, in that the visible cursor on the screen can be moved around with the pen and trigger certain actions. Think of moving the cursor on a PC around a web page and having boxes drop down when the cursor moves over them. The S Pen works just like this.
Most of the apps included here can be run on any tablet and are readily available Android apps. The ones that come with the tablet will be noted, so owners of other devices will be aware.