Google’s first ever tablet, the Nexus 7, is in hot demand in the tablet market right now and for a good reason: it comes with high-end features at a rather affordable price of £159-£199. If you’ve grabbed yourself a brand new Nexus 7 or are planning to buy one, then you need the best apps to give you a thrilling tablet experience.
Here’s a rundown of the top 5 recommended free apps that are ideally suited to the Nexus 7.
1. Facebook for Android
Who isn’t on the most popular social network these days? The app is totally free and useful for tablet users. Even though there’s the existing mobile web portal, you’d still want a handy app that allows you to easily and quickly access your account. Facebook for Android lets you keep up with notifications such as status updates and also lets you do the usual texting, messaging and chatting features. You can download the app from Google Play here.
While you could still choose the official app for Twitter, TweetCaster is more preferable since it features a smoother interface that fits the Nexus 7 screen quite well. It also offers content filters, customizable retweets and more sophisticated search. On top of that, you can conveniently set up separate tables for retweets and local trends. You can download the app from Google Play here.
Dropbox is a file-sharing program that lets you access your photos, documents and files from anywhere. What makes it a great app for your Google tablet? Well, the latest version features customized video streaming options, upload notifications and automatic upload of photos and videos over Wi-Fi aside from the 2GB free storage.
It also keeps local backup copies of all documents you save. It’s practically the best file-sharing contender for tablets. Dropbox for Nexus 7 is specially set up and optimized for the Google tablet and that makes it all the more desirable to install on your device. You can download the app from Google Play here.
Although Google Play Books (which comes as a pre-installed Nexus 7 app) offers around four million titles, Amazon still has the edge when it comes to wider variety of selection and better discovery algorithms. It’s a must-have app for your Nexus 7 tablet, especially if you already have a Kindle or another app you want to sync it with. The Android version of Kindle takes advantage of the Google tablet’s screen and offers more options for line spacing and margins. It works perfectly for reading any Amazon book. You can download the app from Google Play here.
5. MX Video Player
MX Video Player is a free video player that proves to be the best media player on the Play Store time and time again. It can handle almost any video file format known up to date and also supports multiple subtitle files. It’s a highly compatible app for your Nexus 7 and a must-have tool for your video playback needs. You can download the app from Google Play here.
There are many other apps out there that you can download for your Google tablet. Have fun using your new Nexus 7 with the best rated apps detailed above. Check out our review of the Nexus 7 here. You can also check out other free android apps here.