So you just purchased your first tablet. Now where do you start? Regardless of your reason for buying this convenient mobile device, you're going to need to download a number of apps before you can use it to its highest potential. Tablets can be equally fun and helpful for both your entertainment and work-related needs, so you have plenty of reason to spend some time browsing the app store. But don't let your options overwhelm you - yes, there are millions of apps to choose from, but no, you really don't need all of them.
Here are a few essential apps you should consider downloading on your new tablet today.
Just because you're crazy about your new tablet, doesn't mean you're not going to lose track of it every once in a while. To keep yourself from having a panic attack if it goes missing, download the Android Device Manager app for Android devices and the Find My iPhone app for Apple devices. You can download these apps on both your tablet and your phone just in case one of them decides to grow a pair of legs and wander off. You can even remotely erase all data if you just can't seem to find your mobile device.
If you purchased your tablet because you needed a little help getting organized, consider downloading the Google Calendar app, available for free on both iPhone and Android devices. This app makes efficient use of all of the extra space a tablet has to offer, according to Lifehacker. While looking at the calendar in week view, you can also view a thumbnail of the month as well as other various sub calendars you can create, making multitasking easier than ever.
Interested in preparing a document, spreadsheet or presentation at home the night before a big business meeting? You should download the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps for your tablet, available for free on both iPhone and Android devices. These apps make it easy to create, edit and collaborate with coworkers and clients just as you would on a desktop computer, making them essential tablet apps for maximum productivity.
Even if you bought this tablet purely for work-related reasons, you should still take full advantage of its potential - that includes its entertainment capabilities. The large screen is begging you to download the Netflix app, available for free on both iPhone and Android devices. Viewing capabilities require a subscription and internet connection, but it's totally worth it. Whether you're getting ready to board a plane, sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office or need an easy way to keep your child busy, the Netflix app is the perfect choice. It even gets to know you, recommending TV shows and movies after you've watched a few so you won't have to waste any time scrolling through options before you finally settle on something.
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