Best tablet apps for Android in 2022

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Google’s interest in tablets goes back and forth. Despite the renewed enthusiasm of late, the state of tablet apps in the Play Store leaves much to be desired. In fact, finding an app that fits on a tablet or Chromebook with an acceptable UI is very difficult. That’s exactly why here at Techvair we’ve put together this roundup of tablet apps and handpicked the best Android apps that offer tablet support. If you’re a big screen enthusiast and hungry for a few apps that properly fill up a ton of space, you’ve come to the right place.

amazon for tablet

As the name suggests. Amazon shopping app for tablets. Similar to how phone apps display sites on phones, this tablet app fills the entire tablet screen with shopping goodness. This version also has some unique features, such as a long press option that moves items to the bottom of the screen. Like a sleek bookmark for all your favorite items, store your items in a tray that’s always accessible.

A 7- to 10-inch tablet is recommended, and although the app is fairly old, Amazon is still updating it diligently. It’s nice to see other companies supporting tablets on Android, even though Google doesn’t feel the need.

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google news

If you’re looking for a new feed for tablets, Google News is one of the top choices (it’s on today’s list alongside Feedly). Thanks to its vertical two-column layout, which is well-suited for large tablet screens. no thanks. You can even view Google News on your Chromebook, as it looks great in landscape. More or less, the app works as expected. Select your interests and receive daily news related to them. Google News also supports subscriptions to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and more, so you can even read your favorite newspapers within one app.

Google News Tablet App Summary

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microsoft office

Microsoft’s Office applications are the best examples of tablet-optimized Android apps I’ve come across. Sure, you might not need to edit Excel spreadsheets often on the go, but the app has the same “ribbon” interface as the desktop version.there is also Extensive keyboard shortcut support If you regularly use the keyboard with your tablet.

In 2020, Microsoft released new combined Office apps that combine PowerPoint, Word, and Excel into one package. The app did not initially support tablets properly, but has since been fixed. Microsoft office lens scanner and notes that sync with Windows 10, but I don’t use those features.

The only drawback is the document creation and editing Paid subscription to Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365. The cheapest plan is $70 per year (or $7 per month) and includes web, mobile, and native desktop versions of the most popular Office applications, plus 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

VLC for Android

VLC is a cross-platform media player that can open almost any video or audio file ever created, and the Android app works really well. It has an integrated file browser (with the ability to view network drives!), picture-in-picture support, and other great features.

The interface has only minor tablet-friendly tweaks, like adding columns to the file viewer, but you’ll be spending most of your time watching media anyway. VLC is also one of the few media applications I’ve tried that actually pauses content when you tap the spacebar on your keyboard.


Pocket is a simple app that lets you save textual content you find on the web for later use. Pocket presents these stories in a highly readable format without any distractions. Best of all, the app offers a tablet interface suitable for both portrait and landscape orientations, with multi-line content. The story also looks great on the big screen, although it would be nice if the image wasn’t always centered.

The great thing is that the app is free for everyone to use (plus it works with Firefox, which makes saving content to the platform much easier). However, if you want better search and a permanent library of content, a subscription is required. Luckily, it’s only $4.99/month, even if you want the extra features.

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collaboration office

If you prefer open source apps, you’ve heard of LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Well, an enterprising developer has created an open source office app called Collabora. It is based on LibreOffice/OpenOffice. As you can imagine, the download is completely free and includes .odt, .odp, .ods, .ots, .ott, .otp, .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, .dotx, .xltx, .ppsx, doc, .ppt, .xls, .dot, .xlt, and .pps.

Conveniently, Collabora Office uses the same engine as LibreOffice and the frontend is collaboration onlineThis makes the app suitable for both small and large screens. Google Drive comes with built-in support and works seamlessly so you can intuitively store and edit files on the go.

Collabora Office LibreOffice, OpenOffice and Other Tablets Roundup

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Gmail is one of the few Google apps with a dedicated tablet interface. On the big screen, Gmail is his two-column design, with your inbox on the left and your current messages on the right.there is also Some keyboard shortcuts available To quickly manage messages.

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Microsoft Outlook

If you’re not a fan of Gmail, or just want to try something new, Microsoft Outlook is another great email application for Android tablets. Works with Microsoft’s own email services, as well as third-party email services. Outlook.comTherefore, you can use it without changing your e-mail address.

Outlook’s layout is similar to Gmail on tablets, with columns in both your inbox and the currently selected message, but with a few differences. The list of accounts is always pinned to the left, and you can toggle his third column of inboxes/folders by pressing the hamburger menu in the top left.

MyScript Nebo

MyScript Nebo is one of the best note-taking apps I’ve tried on Android. You can convert your handwriting to text, and you can embed resources such as images and diagrams into your notes, just like Evernote and OneNote.of Full list of features It’s honestly amazing.

Nebo has one drawback. Full functionality requires an Android device with an active stylus pen, such as Galaxy Tab S6 or S6 Lite. Nebo has a list of compatible models here.

twitter light

The regular Twitter app looks absolutely terrible On tablets, tweets fill the width of the screen. We recommend using Twitter Lite, a repackaged version of the Twitter Web App.It’s not a native Android application, it’s a bit messy, but it looks like Significantly Better with a tablet.

Twitter Lite is only available in select regions of the Play Store, so if you can’t download it, open it. In your mobile browser of choice, find the option to install on your home screen (in Chrome, tap the menu button in the top right, select[ホーム画面に追加]Choose). It’s the exact same experience. Don’t forget to enable notifications from your Twitter settings for full functionality.

Feedly – Smarter News Reader

Feedly is one of the most popular feed reader apps on Android. I think this has a little to do with the fact that the app properly supports large screens. The layout of the tablet is fairly similar to the layout of magazines that most people should be familiar with, making it a comfortable app to browse when digesting the daily news.

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Feedly - A Smarter News Reader Tablet Roundup

Google Duo

Google Duo is probably the best video chat application on Android and works just as well on tablets as it does on smartphones. In fact, you no longer need a phone number paired with your Google account to use it on your tablet. This is useful for small children and other people who don’t have phones.

solid explorer file manager

Solid Explorer is a great file manager application and one of the few options with a clean tablet interface. It has a dual panel mode for viewing (and moving files around) two directories at once, support for network drives, batch operations, integration with various cloud storage services, and more.

You don’t often need to move files around on your Android device, but if you do it regularly, try Solid Explorer. You can use it for 14 days before you have to pay a $1.99 in-app purchase for full access.

Samsung Internet Browser

Samsung Internet seems to be one of the most popular web browsers on Android and also one of the best tablet interfaces. This isn’t surprising considering Samsung is the only company making high-end his Android tablets, but you don’t necessarily need a Galaxy Tab to use the browser. Available for any device on the Play Store.

Samsung Internet is based on Chrome, but it has some features that Google’s browser doesn’t have. Move buttons the way you want, force a dark theme on all web pages, install add-ons of your choice, and more. Tabs can be displayed below the address bar (like in Chrome) or hidden behind the tab button to allow more vertical space.

Gboard keyboard

Gboard is the default keyboard application for many Android devices and has one feature that is especially useful on tablets. One-handed mode. With Gboard open, tap the detached keyboard icon in the toolbar to move the keyboard to a floating window. Typing is much easier when holding the tablet in one-handed mode, especially if you swipe between letters instead of tapping keys individually.

Vivaldi browser

Vivaldi is another web browser that works slightly better on Android tablets than Chrome. It shares the same core engine as Chrome, but offers a tracker blocker, an option to always show desktop sites (very useful for sites trying to load mobile layouts on tablets), speed dial, and a built-in screenshot utility To do.


SketchBook is one of the most feature-packed drawing applications on Android. Designed for everything from industrial design sketches to digital art, it works best with tablets and active stylus pens.

Amazon Kindle

Not only can you read comics with the Amazon Kindle app, you can also access Amazon’s entire e-book store, from books to magazines to newspapers. Of course, the app is optimized for tablets and takes full advantage of your screen. You can also dial in the reading settings so that the text fills the screen as much as possible. It has warm lighting options and even dims the screen independently of the device’s global settings, which is very useful. , making it a definite go-to for power readers who enjoy reading on the big screen.

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Adobe Lightroom – Photo Editor and Professional Camera

I am always hesitant to recommend Adobe products. Especially since the company doesn’t support his Linux (desktop OS of choice) and likes to charge monthly subscriptions for applications that have barely changed in 10 years. Lightroom’s cross-platform rival.

Lightroom is a great image editor and I use it for all my work related photos. Android allows you to connect your Sony Alpha camera via USB and transfer files, so you can do the entire image editing workflow from your Galaxy Tab. Best of all, Lightroom for Android supports image watermarking, so you can create a professional-level image editor that fits almost any workflow.

Google Keep

Google Keep is another application in the elite “Google apps that look fine on tablets” club. A cross-platform notes/lists application that supports attaching files and creating reminders. There are certainly more capable note taking applications out there, but Keep strikes a nice balance between functionality and simplicity.

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