Good Android apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Good Android apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Summary: I have been using the Galaxy Note 10.1 for a few weeks and find the big screen is great for most apps. This is a collection of some really good ones including some apps preinstalled on the Galaxy.


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  • (Image: Screenshot by James Kendrick/ZDNet)

    S Note (with S Pen)

    The pen on the Galaxy Note 10.1 is very useful for taking handwritten notes. The Samsung S Note app is preinstalled, and a good way to take notes and access them later. S Note opens automatically when the pen is removed from the storage silo on the tablet.

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    Google Now

    This free app includes a widget that shows current information from the Google Now service on the home screen. Google Now learns more about what you want to see the longer you use it. It works particularly well on the Note 10.1 and is very touch friendly.

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    Plume (Twitter app)

    I use Twitter a lot, and the multiple column display of Plume is perfect for the Galaxy Note 10.1. I can have three timelines displaying at all times, and follow it all with ease.

    While I prefer Plume on the Note 10.1, I use Tweetings on my Note 2 phone, as it is presents single column display which better fits the small phone display. Tweetings works in the multiview mode on the Note 10.1, so I often use it for that. One of the coming slides shows it in this mode.

Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Samsung, Tablets

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  • Clock widget

    What is that clock/weather widget you are using on the first screen shot?
  • HD Widgets

    A great collection of widgets for both phones and tablets. Another similar good set of widgets is Beautiful Widgets. That comes with the live wallpaper I'm using in that screen shot.
  • Value Add Apps

    I rarely comment on anything but was disappointed in this list. Almost all of these are included apps. The list is really remiss to not have included SketchBook for drawing/sketching and LectureNotes for taking handwritten notes. I liken SNote to how I use a sticky note and LectureNotes to a real notebook for meeting notes, ideas, etc.

    For a PIM PocketInformant 3 is superior to SPlanner I think in every way imaginable.
    • Missed your PI2 Screenshot

      But still worth mentioning PI3 and Lecture Notes.
  • The apps fit the other android tablet

    I have a DY tablet,want to know whether the apps can fit my tablet.
    • what app

      can you tell exactly app name, but I believe they'll fit any android tablet
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  • Value adding apps

    Looking on preinstalled apps list I have an idea that Samsung only orient on gaming/emailing/twitting audience. Before I bought my tablet I was looking for a device that will be helpful in my work, not just playing games. I used S Notes. Nice app. but I felt somehow tired reusing my notes in my email to colleagues and my working calendar. I user Pocket Informant as well. But I decided to find an application that will work like a real organizer and have this handwriting recognition function. And I found on Samsung App - iAssistant. I bought it, 'cause it's paid app. It works great for me: I can use notes directly to create tasks/events in Calendar, to make appointments, to share my ideas with colleagues. I wish Samsung add more apps like this iAssistant.
    • iAssistant

      iAssistant is gone. I miss it so much!
  • good information.

    I rarely comment on anything but was disappointed in this list. Almost all of these are included apps.

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