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Gallery: iPad vs. Android: A personal journey

The journey from iPad to Android and back again left wonderful apps in its wake. Here are ten of my favorites.

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Topic: Mobility
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The journey from iPad to Android and back again left wonderful apps in its wake. Here are ten of my favorites.

Goodreader is a fantastic PDF reader and file management tool. By far the best iOS app for this purpose, it excels anything comparable on Adroid.

Plus, read Apple iPad vs. Android Xoom: Judgement Day arrives

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If you like magazines, then Zinio is the app to beat. Look on their site for magazine discounts. Zinio is also one of the most polished Android apps.

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Getting files onto an iOS device is pain in you-know-where. Few solutions are better for this than Dropbox.

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Evernote is another great cross-platform app, that works well on all sorts of mobile devices and desktop computers. If taking notes is your thing, then Evernote is the answer.

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For my money, The Wall Street Journal app offers a better reading experience than the original paper. Well-designed and slick, it’s a great app, but mucho expensive.

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If you like books, then Amazon’s Kindle app is great. The Kindle app shows up on lots of platforms and works really well. Much better than carrying around a pile of heavy books.

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For news updates customized to your personal interests, try Zite. I really missed this ap when I tried the Android tablet.

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Another cross-platform app, Read It Later lets you save web pages to read offline. It’s great for traveling or reading in a coffee shop. Runner up: Instapaper is also very good.

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If you like art, this app is an encyclopedia of great works. There’s nothing like this on Android, which is one reason I prefer the iPad.

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For reasons only Apple knows, there’s no built-in alarm clock on the iPad. Alarmed solves the problem simply and easily.

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