Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.
This edition focuses only on new tablet apps or ones that added tablet support. Regular apps and games are coming soon.
As was the case with the previous tablet edition, tablet-only apps are a dying breed, as almost every app works on tablets to a degree and with ICS, this distinction is now even further washed out. I will likely stop the tablet series in the future and go back to apps/games as it's becoming superfluous.
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Mint.com Personal Finance
Mint has been on Android for a while, but the latest update introduced a nice tablet UI.
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• See all your personal finance accounts—checking, savings, and credit cards.
• Automatically categorizes transactions.
• Charts and graphs show you at a glance where you’re spending. (tablet only)
• Track your budget.
• Track your cash spending.
• View finances offline. The app stores information from your latest download. (tablet only)
• Get email or text alerts that notify you of upcoming bills, fees, low balances, unusual activity and more.
Rhapsody also got a tablet UI in the latest update.
Get unlimited music with our Android tablet app and our Android smartphone app. The tablet app isn’t just a resized app; it’s a re-imagined experience. More touchable, more engaging, with loads of content and new paths to music discovery. The Android tablet app is supported on screens sized 9” or larger and Honeycomb (3.0) OS.
AI FloatNSplit Tablet Keyboard
Interesting concept I've never seen before. I've seen split designs, but never split AND floating.
A.I.type's revolutionary keyboard will help you type faster and better. The new standard for Tablet keyboards. An intelligent floating split-keyboard for Tablets with revolutionary context-sensitive text prediction. The split-keyboard "floats" above the screen and can be located anywhere on your Tablet. It’s small, elegant and occupies almost no screen space, and it gets even better: you can move it and resize it with intuitive drag and drop. 2-day refund guarantee.
Helicon Remote (beta)
Sure, we have Chainfire's marvelous DSLR Controller, but unfortunately it only supports Canon cameras. Helicon Remote, however, supports Nikon as well. I'm not a knowledgeable photographer, so perhaps it offers some features DSLR Controller doesn't.
The beta is free, and all those who participate will receive a 50% off code good for the final version.
Helicon Remote is a utility for tethered shooting compatible with all recent Nikon and Canon DSLRs.
- Automated focus bracketing
- Advanced exposure bracketing
- Full screen Live View
- Focus areas highlighting
- Time lapse shooting*
- Control over StackShot macro rails*
(*not yet available in this beta version)
Please see more information at http://heliconsoft.com/heliconremote.html about desktop version of Helicon Remote
Canon: 1Ds Mark III,1D Mark IV, 50D,5D Mark II,7D, REBELXsi/450D/Kiss X2, EOS Kiss X3/EOS REBEL T1i /EOS 500D, 550D, REBEL XS/1000D and later cameras.
Nikon: D3, D3X, D300, D5000, D90, D700 and later cameras.
LectureNotes (Trial Version)
LectureNotes is an Android app for note-taking by handwriting on the screen, in particular with a stylus. It is designed having a user at university (or at school) in mind, for instance a lecturer who is using it for preparing her/his lecture or even for actual teaching (by writing on the device and projecting the screen content for the audience) or a student who is using it for taking handwritten notes during a lecture. Its major target devices are tablets running Android 3.1 or later (the actual development is done on a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with an N-trig stylus).
The Amazon MP3 app received an update that boasted tablet optimizations recently. Unfortunately, I wouldn't call the new tablet UI fully optimized, as it still lacks the Action Bar and instead contains the old and deprecated menu button.
The Amazon MP3 includes both the Amazon MP3 store and Amazon Cloud Player (US-only). Shop for music and play music stored on your device. In the US version, play or download music stored in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.
Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.
- the app's launch date has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
- it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop
Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: [email protected].
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