Top Android apps for the Galaxy Note 2 including multi-view usage

Top Android apps for the Galaxy Note 2 including multi-view usage

Summary: The Galaxy Note 2 is well suited for productive work with its huge 5.5-inch screen. That work requires good apps, especially those that work in multi-view. Here are some good ones.


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  • QuickOffice Pro

    This is my favorite office suite for Android, as it works with most popular cloud storage services. The word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and PDF apps integrated in the suite are very good.

    It is expensive for Android apps but has proven to be well worth the price.

    Polaris Office from the previous slide is included on the Note 2 and works with multi-view. This app does not work in multi-view mode so I end up using Polaris Office more frequently.

    QuickOffice Pro -- $14.99

  • Tweetings

    As a heavy user of the Twitter service a good client app is essential for me. Tweetings has become my go-to Twitter app due to its smooth operation and the fact it is compatible with multi-view on the Note 2.

    It makes good use of swiping between columns and can be configured to work as desired.

    Tweetings -- $1.99

  • Google Play Music

    I listen to music all the time on the Note 2 and the Play Music app is very nice. The big display of the Note 2 makes it a breeze to search through my large music collection which is stored in the Google cloud.

    Google Play Music -- Free

Topics: Apps, Android, Samsung, Smartphones

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  • Good review and observations.

    This is the first review of Android apps that I have read that actually showcases the advantages of both the ecosystem and it's use in a phablet.

    Perhaps Android developers have decided to focus more on the phablet and seven inch tablet form factors and, basically, ignore the ten inch tablet display dimensions in their app optimization efforts.
    • Android UI is scalable

      To any resolution, aspect ratio and screen size. It was designed that way in the OS from day1 unlike iOS which has devs bitmapping the UI for each device.
  • pocket informant

    how is pocket informant better than the myriad of calendar/to do apps which are free? why would I want to pay $10 for this?

    also you should note in your article that for those who install custom ROMs on their note 2, multi-view is not restricted to a few apps. you can use any app at all side by side.
    • multiview for note1

      Is also available thru note2 rom port. The note1 is even better for multiview as it has a bigger screen resolution.
      • I'm interested in the Note 3

        The Note 2 is impressive no doubt. Hopefully the Note 3 will use the same technology Samsung put into the Nexus 10 for an insane and super-detailed screen resolution without sacrificing image quality...
        • note 3

          I have room in my pocket for slightly larger device so I'm hoping for 6-6.5" full hd screen in the note 3. And please make sure the sd slot can be accessed without removing the battery like in note1.
          • Note 3 announcement???

            Has Samsung formally announced there will be a Note 3? If so, have they mentioned a possible release time frame?
            number cruncher
    • PI is excellent, but...

      Pocket Informant is an excellent PIM IF you need and use all the "bells and whistles". This has been a mobile app favorite on nearly every platform for many years. If you can make use of its features it is well worth the money. However you are correct in saying there are many other PIMs on the market that may serve you well and are free!
      number cruncher
  • Galaxy S3

    Some custom roms for the Galaxy S3 have multi window cooked into them. Just a thought for those who don't know.
  • 2 missing apps in your list

    With the S-Pen, ezpdf and squareup should be on the list. PDF mark ups and signatures for credit card processing would be ideal with the pen and the larger screen.