The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of my favorite pieces of Samsung hardware that I’ve ever had the chance to play with. One of the main complaints though for all Android Honeycomb Tablets is the relatively weak app density. Although that may have been the case when when Honeycomb was first released, we have definitely seen an improvement in the tablet application market. Here are five Honeycomb optimized applications that are sure to make your Tabbing experience the best it can be:
TweetCaster is already the #1 Twitter app for Android phones and the HD beta version brings the same great platform optimized for Honeycomb tablets! TweetCaster HD Beta
makes great use of the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s spacious widescreen display to neatly organize all of your Twitter content in a clean and organized manner.
In addition to all of Twitter’s standard functions including reading timeline, viewing profiles, sending tweets and clicking links, TweetCaster HD lets you filter/hide tweets by keyword or user without unfollowing, simulpost to Twitter and Facebook, connect multiple accounts and the list of features goes on.
Developer OneLouader Apps’ FriendCaster Tab is the first Facebook app for the Honeycomb Platform, and it not a mere port of Facebook from your phone. As with their TweetCaster HD application, OneLouder’s Facebook application for Honeycomb is built upon tablet-specific layouts and supports extended features as well.
As you can see in the screen capture below, the spacious display allows you to view much more content than a phone size device could ever deliver:
Evernote made the New York Times “Top 10 Must-Have Android Apps” list and is one of the most useful apps out there for phone or tablet. Evernote is a mobile notepad that can sync with desktop and browser software. You can use your tablet to create different types of notes such as pictures, videos, voice recordings or text and have access to them from anywhere.
Evernote will help you stay organized with note-tagging, to-do lists and also allows you to directly share notes to Facebook. Although the free service is very comprehensive, the Premium edition adds a whole new dimension to personal organization with tools for everything from trip planing to bookkeeping.
Dropbox is one of those amazing services that makes you wonder how it is offered for free. As the name suggests, Dropbox is an online locker of sorts that allows you to store all your photos, videos, documents and files in one place, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. Computers and Android devices with the software installed will automatically sync and save files that are uploaded to dropbox, and the web-based client allows users to share content to anyone.
If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at this service yet, regardless of weather or not you get the Android application, it would serve you well to sign up; it makes collaboration and sharing for both work and leisure a breeze and like I said, it’s free!
MYCWHD (Make Your Clock Widget HD) brings complete, clock customization to Honeycomb with a tablet optimized UI. WIth multiple widget sized and a plethora of customizable features, MYCWHD will be the last clock you will ever download.
Check out this video demonstrating the app’s bevy of options: