If you’ve recently picked up an Eee Pad Transformer Prime or any other Android tablet then you’ll know that there are hundreds of apps on the Android App market and finding the best ones for tablets can be a daunting task.
To help, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite apps – to help with studying or for fun – and listed them here. Check ‘em out and let us know if we missed any of your top picks.
#1 Tablet Market
If you’re tired of scanning through hundreds or thousands of apps to find the ones designed specifically for tablets then this is the app for you. The Android Tablet Market is the most convenient way to narrow your search, grabbing all of the tablet apps and putting them in one place.
Search for apps by category then simply click the icon to link to the Android Market to download. The Market gets updated often with the most recent apps displayed up top.
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See also: Tablified Market
Springpad is hands-down the best app to keep track of all your to-do lists and school assignments. Quickly add “to-do” lists, notes, tasks, recipes, photos and more. Like a planner for your tablet, Springpad then lets you scan through everything you need to get done in one easy interface.
Add tags, check off your to-do list as you accomplish each item, flag notes with upcoming due-dates, or filter by category – Springpad is a fully functional planner for all your stuff.
#3 WeatherBug for Honeycomb
There are tons of weather apps for Android but in terms of getting a snapshot of the full week ahead this is our favourite. While the Accuweather app may be slightly more attractive to look at we think that having to scroll through to find the full forecast just doesn’t make sense.
What we really like about this app is that everything you want to know is on the screen or just one touch away. Open the app and you’re greeted with the current conditions, high and low of the day, amount of rain, and wind direction and force. Below that you get a high and low for the next 7 days complete with a graphic representation of the forecast for each day.
Tap on the current conditions to see expand details like sunrise and sunset, pressure, and how the precipitation for the day compares to the average.
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#4 Recipe Search
If you’ve just moved away for the first time for school then the Recipe Search app is a must-have. Pick a category (we recommend Chocolate Desserts) and you’re instantly greeted with hundreds if not thousands of tasty-sounding recipes complete with a shopping list, measurements, and a step by step guide.
When you find a recipe you like you can bookmark it for quick reference later. There’s also a great “What’s new” section including the day’s top recipes, latest reviews, and more.
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Although we love IMDB (the internet movie database) we have to concede that for new flicks the Movies app by Flixster Inc is far better.
From the app you can watch trailers for current and upcoming movies, see critic’s reviews (including Rotten Tomatoes reviews), share your own ratings, and find showtimes once you’ve made your selection.
Each movie page includes a synopsis, photos from the movie, information on the cast, critic and user reviews, and more. If you missed the movie in theaters, you can browse the same information for DVD-releases (minus the showtimes of course).
Hungry? Find a place to eat in record time with OpenTable. Tell this app find search ‘nearby’ and it will populate a map with every restaurant in the area complete with prices, food type, and distance.
To help you pick a place to eat you can expand the view for each restaurant to include its menu, profile, and reviews – there’s even a note often with the best places to park in the area.
The best part of this app though is that once you’ve picked a place to eat you can reserve a table right from your tablet! Pick your time, fill in your details, and you’re on your way.
Is there an app you love that you don’t see on this list? Let us know in the comments. See also: The Top 5 Android Tablet Apps for Students
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