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If you spend a lot of time working with PIM data, contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes, then Pocket Informant is for you. The app aggregates all of those functions into one place and can sync with a wide variety of online networks.
The app is fully customizable, almost dauntingly so, to make all of the standard data views just right. In addition to calendar, contacts, and task views, Pocket Informant has a useful Today view that aggregates onto one screen all information that is pertinent for the current day.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is great for listening to podcasts, and DoggCatcher is a great way to do so. Once you subscribe to the podcasts of interest, the app downloads new episodes when they appear and handles playback simply. You can incrementally speed up the playback to get through long podcasts is much less time.
DoggCatcher has a good library of podcasts to help you find what you like, and you can search for specific shows right in the app.
In addition to handling podcasts nicely, the app can handle RSS news feeds, too. I've never used it for that, preferring to use it as my podcast app of choice.
This app originally appeared on iOS and has now evolved on Android so the current app is top-notch. Flipboard builds a news magazine based on your preferences. The 8-inch display of the Note 8.0 is perfect for flipping through lots of content in Flipboard.
A nice feature is the ability to add your Twitter timeline and Facebook news feed to Flipboard. Flipping through updates from friends is enjoyable on the Note 8.0.