Best Free Apps for Honeycomb Android Tablets
If you’ve just got yourself a Honeycomb based Android tablet or looking for such ones in the market, we’ve some apps for you to get started. There’s this general idea tha Honeycomb does not have many Tablet resolution optimized apps.. but there are a lot of amazing apps which do help with your daily needs on the move. So, be it the 7 Inch Acer Iconia low budget Tab or a high end Motorola Xoom, these are what you should look at as soon as you get your hands on them or if you already have a Honeycomb based tablet, download it right away:
FriendMe, Facebook App. Download here‘
Friend Me for Facebook offers a tablet-optimized experience for Facebook, and is available for free in the Android Market. Friend Me was designed and created exclusively for the Android Honeycomb platform and it has quite a lot of features including the ability to like comments, tag photos and much more. You can also register multiple accounts on your HoneyComb device, thus making it very convenient for you to share the tab with your family members or friends who might want to check their facebook account too. The app also allows Games to be played and there’s an exclusive tab on the left called Games which allows you to choose your Facebook game and play it on the tab. Games like Farmville, Empires & Allies and other flash based games work well too, as Android supports flash extensively.
Also, note that Friend Me is an ad-supported application and they also have an in-app purchase system to upgrade and remove the ad for a nominal fee.
Tweetcaster HD Beta, Twitter App. Download here
If you’re an existing Android smartphone user, you would surely know about Tweetcaster for Android. The HD app is from the same folks and is made for the bigger screen, with tablet friendly controls and gestures, making your twitter experience interesting and easy to use. TweetCaster HD has all standard Twitter functions—reading your timeline, viewing profiles, sending tweets, browsing links and also multiple account support as well. One of the well appreciated features of Tweetcaster HD is Zip It, a small yet very useful feature. Zip It allows you to mute somebody from your timeline for a specific time interval, making their tweets not appear on your timeline, without unfollowing them. With Smart Filters, you can see filtered views of your timeline that allow you to only look at tweets containing photos, links or videos only.
Twitter lists, Old School and Classic Retweets and many more features have been incorporated into the app, enhancing your twitter experience overall. It’s a very nice app if you like keeping yourself updated on the move about what’s happening.
FriendCaster Tab, Facebook. Download here
Friendcaster for Facebook is an overall nice application on Honeycomb which makes use of Facebook’s API to provide you with you much much more than just the news feed. There’s facebook places, Birthdays, Tags, Pages and photos too. You can also checkin from places when you are carrying your tab on the go and also see where all your friends are with a map which shows all your friends who are nearby and what they’re upto.
The whole app has a tablet specific layout and gestures specially made for your finger, for you to swipe through the menus and browse what you like at your convenience. However, FriendCaster’s development team says the app is still in its beta stages and more updates are coming to it soon, along with a dedicated homescreen widget made for HoneyComb. If you’re looking for a facebook app that has an excellent User Interface and amazing functionality, go for it.
Evernote, Notes. Download here
Evernote is an easy-to-use app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. There’s support for iPhone / iPad, Palm WebOS, Windows Phone, Android based smartphones, tablets, Mac and PC. Or if you’re on any other platform, all you need is just a browser. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
The HoneyComb app comes with a slick navigational panel on the left which has a couple of tabs and just what you need for quick navigation, helping you move around the app and organising your notes, photos and other quick ones you’d stored up. You can also Plan a trip, keep track of travel plans, plane tickets and passports and also save receipts, bills and contracts. Very useful and sleek app which keeps your memory come along with you, with lots of storage.
TweetComb, Twitter. Download here
TweetComb is a Twitter client designed and created exclusively for the Android Honeycomb platform. TweetComb gives you a tablet-friendly view of your Twitter timeline, mentions, direct messages, and more. There’s background updates/push notifications which help you not miss any of your mentions or messages while you’re working on something else on your tablet and also Bitly support for link shortening and Twitlonger for saying more than 140 characters, if that’s what comes to your mind then.
When new tweets arrive, TweetComb will alert you with an audio clip and you can also switch between twitter accounts. The User Interface is a column based layout and doesn’t have much of design on it, so if you’re looking for full functionality and just minimal design will appeal you, you can choose Tweetcomb.
PressReader for Honeycomb, Reader. Download here
PressReader for Honeycomb brings over 1,900 full-content newspapers from 95 countries in 49 languages directly to the Honeycomb tablet. With PressReader, you can hold the digital edition of your favorite publication in your hands and read it from cover to cover, just the way the title was printed — with no compromises in quality, fidelity or content. There’s also a lot of added features like pinch to zoom and pan, making the tablet experience as simple as possible and easy to use. Some of the well known newspapers are The Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
Documents To Go 3.0, Document viewer. Download here
If you’re the office guy or would like to go through documents on the move, you can’t find a better app than Documents To Go 3.0. With synchronization from Google Docs and Local files, the app supports file formats including .doc,. docx,. xls,. xlsx,. ppt and .pptx. You can also view and edit your office documents, play around with PDFs and carry them along with you on your tablet, email it to your friend or upload it on to Google Docs on the move. As simple as that! The new version also supports password protected Word documents. Sheet To Go offers powerful data computation with support for 111 functions, cell, number & sheet formatting, row & column preferences, auto-fit options, freeze panes, sort, cut, copy, paste, undo, redo, charting, etc.
It comes with a lot of features and is totally worth the free download. Highly recommended by us.
Grocery iQ, Management. Download here .
Helps you make your Grocery list quicker and much neater. Really simple to use! One can also build new shopping lists quickly by saying the item name or using predictive search. There’s a whole database of items already in the software, favorites and history so that you’d know what’s needed the next time you head out for shopping. The app also has received appreciations from various media and blogs, including The New York Times which said. “Grocery iQ, the best of several grocery-list apps” .
WeatherBug for HoneyComb, Weather. Download here .
Keep yourself updated about the weather in your place and a couple of others, with a nice user interface and enhanced functionality. You can get the latest weather information, including local current conditions, hourly and extended forecast, severe weather alerts, animated Doppler radar, live weather camera images.
There’s a nice Android widget for your homescreen as well, so you don’t need to open the app everytime to check it out.
A must download for your HoneyComb tablet, works very effectively and has lot of functions.
File Manager for Tablets, File Management. Download here .
GoAruna Files for Tablets is a specially made combination of a powerful file manager and cloud file storage solution, made just for your Android tablet. Aruna provides 2GB of free storage on their cloud as well, enabling you to quickly upload your documents, pictures or music to that and sharing it across friends or retrieving it later. The User Interface is very stylish and comes with lot of UX enhancements and nice menus on the top.
Dropbox, Storage. Download here .
DropBox is one of the best file storage systems on the internet. Sync your files and access them on the go or from your computer or mobile devices. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website!
Feedly, RSS Reader. Download here
It’s a Google Reader based RSS feed reading app which is a news reader for creative minds. A fast and stylish way to read and share the content of your favorite websites, and it continuously keeps updating, based on your Google Reader’s Categories and feeds. If you read a lot on the move and don’t like the HTML5 version of Google Reader, go for this app from the Android market. The User Interface is really nice and comes with direct sharing to social networks too.
So, that’s a wrap of the best Apps on Honeycomb devices. If you are planning to purchase a new honeycomb device or already have one, make sure you have the apps which you like from this list loaded on them.
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