Recently we had the chance to take an Acer Iconia 8 tablet for a long-term spin – you can read the review here. Like most people, one of the first things we do once we have a new gadget connected to the wifi is to start loading up our favorite apps. Now, full disclosure the EG team is pretty fond of a little Cupertino-based company, so our trip to the app marketplace was one of new experiences and unfamiliar offerings. Here’s just a few of the apps we’ve come to love using on our Intel powered Android OS tab.
Audible for Android
For those of you that are unfamiliar, Audible is the world’s largest marketplace for audiobooks. With our Tab 8’s perfectly portable size, we find ourselves constantly loading our unit up with the latest books for flights and commuting on the subway.
Dropbox is the best way to keep your files organized and accessible from almost any device you may have. By keeping all your files in their secure cloud you can easily get to what you need, when and where you need it. Best of all you can share files with fellow users in an instant and create collaborative files with business partners and friends.
This one comes pre-loaded on the device, but we immediately fell in love with it. TuneIn is an app that allows you to access radio stations from around the world. Designed with a simple, user friendly interface, we’ve taken to using this for our in-office playlists. On a whim we can listen to Australian top 40 or underground Paris club bangers. For sports fans, it’s a great way to listen to local radio stations take on a specific team. You haven’t heard an Alabama football game called until you’ve heard the play by play from a local disc jockey.