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    I find myself slightly lost in this new app store experience. There's a lot more junk to wade through than with the WebOS app store. Some brief google searchings are curiously not all that helpful when it comes to finding worthwhile apps... I suppose there are just too many android devices. I find myself hardly able to tell which apps are tablet friendly, etc.. Add the variable of which are/aren't particularly compatible with TouchPad CM and there seems to be some merit in a thread like this...

    I'll start off with saying that Perfect Viewer seems like it is perhaps the best manga/comic viewer app in the store (free).

    I'd be curious to know what the best video player is.
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    Rockplayer, IMO, is the best on the Android platform for video.
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    Pulse - Excellent news reader.
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    If you share your touchpad with others and have any files you want to be kept confidential. Then "hide it pro" is a very well thought out program that hides & password protects any files you want, It's name even throws anyone off the scent and sounds dull because after install its called audio manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikerz View Post
    Pulse - Excellent news reader.
    Came across Pulse yesterday, to me it's one of the best examples of the gulf in the quality of software between what's on WebOS and what's on other platforms.
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    For Podcasts: Dogcatcher

    For an alternative keyboard: Swiftkey Tablet X

    For Office Documents: DocsToGo

    For Movies: Netflix
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanadium View Post
    Rockplayer, IMO, is the best on the Android platform for video.
    Rockplayer used to be the best because it was one of the few that could handle a lot of different formats. But, imo, Moboplayer player is now better because it can handle the same formats, but has a much nicer interface. Plus it is also free and doesn't watermark the screen during playback like the free rockplayer does.

    Also, MXplayer is a nice player that supports hardware playback of the same formats. But it has adds (if you don't use adblocker.) I think it too is better than Rockplayer.

    -Suntan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    Rockplayer used to be the best because it was one of the few that could handle a lot of different formats. But, imo, Moboplayer player is now better because it can handle the same formats, but has a much nicer interface. Plus it is also free and doesn't watermark the screen during playback like the free rockplayer does.

    Also, MXplayer is a nice player that supports hardware playback of the same formats. But it has adds (if you don't use adblocker.) I think it too is better than Rockplayer.

    -Suntan
    I'll definately second moboplayer. I have used rockplayer before on my gtab and found it to be quite good. I tried mobo with the arm7 codec pac to play a file that rockplayer would choke on with that device and have never looked back!

    Now moboplayer is DEFINATELY an example of the gulf between the apps available on the two os.

    One is full featured and free. The other (kalemsoft) is buggy as hell, feature poor and $7!!!!!
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    Here are some I have on my phone (which is similar to what I have on my tablet at home) in no particular order.

    Google Earth – The Earth, as Google sees it.

    Google Body – Like Google Earth, but for the insides of the human body.

    mSecure - Encrypted password/login storage app.

    Weatherbug Elite – weather app with animated radar. Also has a national pollen map (my son has allergies.)

    Speed Test – good for checking the speed when on a public/hotel wifi.

    Wifi Analyzer – I use it to make sure my wifi is running on a channel that my neighbors are not. Also really good to detecting dead zones.

    Wifi File Explorer – To transfer files to/from a computer on the LAN. Runs through the computer’s browser so you don’t need to load any server software on the PC.

    Moboplayer – My favorite video player.

    Pandora – It’s Pandora

    Netflix – Netflix streaming

    Paper Camera – A really interesting camera app that provides realtime effects like “comic book” and “pencil sketch,” you’ll just like to turn it on and look at the world around you!

    Vimeo Droid – Like Youtube, but for grownups. …seriously though, if you have a Vimeo account you can access your videos on your mobile.

    LHSee – Real time data from the Large Hydron Supercollider in Switzerland. Not a lot of interaction, but the background information and videos available of the collider are pretty interesting.

    Games - ...Probably better to be a thread all of its own. There’s so many to choose from. But here are a couple that are neat and not well known.

    -Apparatus – You have to put blocks, motors and linkages together to get the blue ball into the blue box. My 4 year old loves playing it with me even though it can be a challenge for his dad at times… and his dad is an engineer!

    X Construct – You have to build bridges across ravines that are strong enough to let the train pass by. It they aren’t strong enough… the train falls.

    Cordy – A lot like “Little Big Planet” on Playstation

    Konas Crate – Fly a crate to your tribal chief using a rocket sled. Yes, a rocket sled.

    Super Stickman Golf – Simple graphics but very challenging golf game.

    Sprinkle – Amazing water physics as you work to put out fires that threaten little alien’s homes. Requires Chainfire as it is a Tegra HD game. (Don’t know if Chainfire works on the TP.)

    Those are just some.

    Also, be aware that you can access the Android Market from your PC ( market.android.com ) to review apps and even load them onto your mobile. Also have a look at Top Android Apps and Games in the Android Market | AppBrain.com which is a good site for app reviews.

    -Suntan
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    I almost forgot. Two more.

    Folder Organizer – used for making smart folders on your homepage (so you don’t have to clutter the screen up with icons of everything.) You can set up app shortcuts, contacts, bookmarks, etc. the best part (imo) is that it will automatically remind you to categorize any new apps you load so they don’t get forgotten in the app locker (very useful to remind yourself to add them to a folder if you install them remotely from a PC.)

    Splashtop – A VNC on steroids. Use your PC remotely.

    -Suntan

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