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Who doesn't love casually paging through catalogs just looking at... whatever? Wouldn't it be nice to kick back on the couch and have access to dozens of different catalogs at your fingertips without having ridiculous stacks of books laying around? Enter Google Catalogs, an app for Android-powered tablets that allows you do to just that.

The app offers access to a slew of different catalog categories, like women's fashion, jewelry, beauty, home, men's fashion, gift, toys, and more. Each category offers several different catalogs to choose from, including some of the most popular names in their respective business.

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Want to buy something? Catalogs makes that easy - a single tap allows you to buy from the merchant's website or shows you where you can pick up the item in question locally. 

As always with Google apps, Catalogs is free. Hit the widget to download.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Robin

    wonder how it looks on android...

    • Pawnty

      yeah I was kind of surprised that they demoed it on an ipad.

  • Ray

    Not compatible with evo 3d??? LOL whatever.

    • Rosjer

      It's for tablets ;)

      • BHB

        Not available for HTC EVO VIEW!

  • whomeyeayou

    I do not understand Google's decision not to demo Google Catalogs on an Android tab. Why not the show off the Transformer Prime. It comes across as if Google is saying Android tablets suck, we know it and we don't use them. Possibly Google is trying to treat Android as a separate entity...who knows. Foolish decision to demo on your competitors device. What happened to eat your own dog food.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

      I have a feeling there is something else behind Catalogs, some bigger reason why they are pushing it. Maybe it uses a format other than PDF that they want to push (please gawd, let this be true), or maybe it's an expanding part of how they intend to push the Google Wallet initiative or some other factor...

      Whatever the case, they are targeting iPad owners knowing that statistically (and this has been known for a long time) they are more prone to be fairly big spenders. This isn't a particularly special app by itself, but it could be a really powerful tool if used right. I have the feeling that they don't want people arguing over how the app was presented, and they know that Android users already expect to have the app, so this is probably more about letting iPad owners know that this is for them too.

  • dm

    an iPad to demo? that's stupid.

  • Paula

    I agree it's stupid to demo on an iPad, not an Android tablet. It's also annoying that you can only use it on a tablet, not an Android phone.

  • alex m

    that is the most awesome android tablet ever!!!!
    I'm going to best buy to get me one

  • BHB

    Doesn't work on HTC view.

    • Cameron Summerson

      It's for Honeycomb only.

      Furthermore, it's not designed to work on 7-inch displays, as it's not even available for the Acer A100.