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150 Awesome apps for Android Tablets (May 2015)

Welcome to page two of our illustrious, and thorough, Android apps roundup. This page shall bring you joys in What’s Around Town, Fitness, Health, Sports (playing, not watching), and socializing.

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What’s Around Town

Whether you’re eating at home or going out to do something fun, this is the place to find everything local. We’ve got a hodgepodge of different apps to help you have a good time around town, and a few to help around the house.

Dining In

Food Network

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Packed with recipes from your favorite Food Network chefs, this app is constantly growing. You’ll find easy to follow instructions and photos to keep you on track, and you can search by ingredients.

Food Planner

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Create a central repository for all of your recipes and use it to plan your weekly meals and create your grocery shopping list. You can even sync this app with friends or family that have an iPhone.

BigOven

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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You can search more than 250,000 reviewed recipes, and filter your results various ways with this app. Create and share menus, look for recipes based on the ingredients you have, and more.

Restaurants and Bars

OpenTable

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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It’s always smart to book ahead when you’re dining out and you can do it for free with this app. It also lets you search for what’s close by with lots of filters and reviews to help you find the perfect place.

Foodspotting

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Get a look at delectable dishes near you and stoke that appetite. Find out what friends, experts, and others rate as the best establishments and dishes to order, and rate your own meals.

Zomato

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Find restaurants near you, peruse the menu before you book, and get directions. You can also read what others thought, look at photos of the best dishes, and write and submit your own reviews.

Things To Do

YPlan

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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If you’re looking for a memorable night you’ll find the hottest, expertly curated events in London, New York, and San Francisco listed here. Book from the app and earn rewards for inviting friends.

Foursquare

(Google Play)

Free

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You can find all sorts of interesting places and things to do, but the ability to keep up with your friends and join the party is the real attraction of Foursquare. There are some money-saving deals.

Eventbrite

(Google Play)

Free

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Don’t miss out on great local events, get recommendations, check what your friends are going to, and buy your tickets in this app. It’s just a shame it doesn’t support landscape view at all.

Places To Visit

Wikitude

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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There more than 100 million places listed in this augmented reality browser, so it’s an easy way to find the local sights, events, restaurants, hotels, bars, nightlife, or whatever else you’re seeking.

TripAdvisor

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Whether you’re visiting somewhere on vacation or it’s your home town, you’ll still find some great recommendations for attractions to visit in this app, with detailed reviews and useful tips.

Mojostreet

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Track down tourist spots, great restaurants and bars, stores, cinemas, and other attractions with this app. You can also use it to find your Facebook friends and see the places they recommend.

Movies and Theater

IMDb

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Who’s that guy? Who directed this movie? When is that out? Is it worth seeing? Whatever you want to know about movies or TV shows you’ll find an answer in the Internet Movie Database.

Flixster

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Check out what’s showing at your local movie theaters, what’s coming soon, watch trailers, read reviews, and book tickets. You can even stream or download movies in the app, if you want.

Movie Showtime

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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You can find complete listings for all the movie theaters near you with this app and it pulls in ratings from IMDb and Flixster. Search by day, get theater directions, and write your own user reviews.

Shopping

Fancy

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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If you’re looking for something a bit special and unusual then the crowd-curated collection in this app will put a smile on your face. It’s the perfect place to find a memorable gift or treat yourself.

eBay

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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If you can’t find it on eBay then you won’t find it anywhere. The biggest online marketplace around is available as an excellent app that has all the features you need to buy and sell everything.

Amazon for Tablets

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Browse millions of products, check up on customer reviews, and find deals in Amazon’s official app for Android tablets. It’s well laid-out, easy to search and filter, and it supports 1-click buying.

Slice

(Google Play)

Free

Slice

If you do a lot of online shopping, then Slice is a must have. It gives you peace of mind after you hit the purchase button, tracking your shipments, keeping tabs on recalls of things you’ve bought, and guaranteeing you get the lowest price.

RetailMeNot

(Google Play)

Free

RetailMeNot

For shoppers who don’t have time to go digging for coupons, RetailMeNot is here to do the dirty work for you. You can count on it to find you the best offers and save you from spending more than you need to.

Travel and Navigation

If you’re kind of a big deal, own many leather-bound books, and have places to be and foreign countries to visit, these are the apps for you. We’ve got mapping apps, language translating apps, and even some apps that will help you out on a hike.

Maps and Turn-by-Turn

Google Maps

(Google Play)

Free

Google_Maps_Android_tablet_app_screenshotIf there’s a better navigation with more accurate maps, voice guided directions, live traffic updates, and detailed data on businesses and places of interest, then please tell us about it! Honestly.

Waze

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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A lively, active community ensures that you have the latest maps and traffic updates. Full voice-guided navigation is supported and the cheapest gas in your area is highlighted for you.

Navigate 6

(Google Play)

Free

Navigate_6_Android_tablet_app_screenshotIf you want to use your tablet as a SatNav (yep), then this could be the app for you. You can download maps for offline use, and the navigation includes speed limits and 3D lane guidance.

Traveling Abroad

Hipmunk

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Hipmunk_Android_tablet_app_screenshotGrab the next plane to anywhere and find a hotel once you get there. All the info you really want is available at-a-glance, so you can balance savings with the “agony” rating for a great trip.

TripIt

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Forward all your travel related plans to TripIt and it will automagically (see what we did there?) organize your itinerary and help you get where you need to be on time for a hassle-free trip.

Expedia

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Wherever you’re headed, this app will help you get a flight there and scope out the land. Accommodation deals are the biggest attraction because Expedia boasts many exclusive discounts.

KAYAK

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Kayak Screen

Being another search engine for traveling, KAYAK conveniently houses tools for booking hotels, flights, rental cars. It’s itinerary management is top-notch, too, as are the search comparisons.

HotelTonight

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

HotelTonight

Traveling can be stressful, especially if you’re doing things at the last minute. HotelTonight makes those day of decisions easy and rewarding by hooking you up with a hotel on the cheap just for tonight.

Language Translating

Google Translate

(Google Play)

Free

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A barebones interface lets you focus on the translation and more than 70 languages are covered. Input text, speak, take a photo, or write, and you get a text translation, and audio for some languages.

Duolingo

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Duolingo_Android_tablet_app_screenshotHere’s a fun way to learn a language before you go on vacation. It’s accessible to the whole family, turns learning into a game, and covers Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian.

Conversation Translator

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Conversation_Translator_Android_tablet_appIt doesn’t have a stylish look and there are ads, but this free conversational translator allows people to take turns speaking and translates it into text. Handy for talking to foreign folk anywhere.

Public Transit and Taxi

Moovit

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Moovit_Android_tablet_app_screenshotIf you’re traveling by bus, taking a train, or using the subway, you’ll find detailed maps and full schedules here. Real-time updates and a planner with ETAs make it great for navigating on foot.

Mytaxi

(Google Play)

Free

mytaxi_Android_tablet_app_screenshotThis app covers over 40 major cities and it’s one of the few options remotely optimized for tablets. Order a taxi, see it approach, pay through the app, rate, and save your favorite drivers.

Transit App

(Google Play)

Free

Transit_App_Android_tablet_app_screenshotCheck what public transit is available in your immediate area, or search for directions to and from specific addresses and see all of your bus, train, or subway options, with walking directions to stops.

Outdoors Apps

OruxMaps

(Google Play)

Free

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This versatile mapping and navigation app supports many map formats and allows you to mark routes, navigate with a compass, access 3D maps, and download what you need for offline exploration.

RV Parky

(Google Play)

Free

RV_Parky_Android_tablet_app_screenshotIf you’ve loaded the RV ready for a road trip, take this app with you to find good RV-friendly parks, camp grounds, rest areas, gas stations, and supplies. You can always find a place to park.

Survival Handbook

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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There are a few apps based on the Army Survival Manual, but this one works well on tablets with a landscape view supported. It’s full of useful advice for surviving in the great outdoors.

Social and Chat

Talking, communicating, chatting … whatever you call it, if what you want to do involves sharing thoughts with others, these are the apps for you.

Chat and Texting

Hangouts

(Google Play)

Free

Hangouts_Android_tablet_app_screenshotGoogle has folded a lot of extra functionality into Hangouts so you can use it for instant messaging, sending SMS or MMS texts, sharing files and locations, and making video calls with up to 10 different friends.

Mighty Text

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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You can receive and send SMS and MMS on your Android tablet by linking it up with your phone using this app. It also notifies you when a call comes in and it has a photo and video backup option.

LilyPad HD

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free / $1.50

LilyPad_Android_tablet_app_screenshotIf want to chat while you’re doing something else, this one’s for you. You can hook up your Hangouts, MSN, Facebook Messenger, Yahoo, AIM, or Jabber account and chat in a small, resizable window.

Social Networking

TweetCaster

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Tweetcaster_Android_tablet_app_screenshotOne of the best Twitter clients around, TweetCaster offers support for multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, notifications, filters, and all kinds of customization options. It can post to Facebook too.

Contacts+

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Contacts+_Android_tablet_app_screenshotYou can call, text, and email your contacts from Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare using this app. It’s a one-stop contact management app that’s optimized for tablets.

Pinterest

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Pinterest_Android_tablet_app_screenshotShare images and find inspiration from thousands of picture boards created by others. This app works beautifully on tablets, allowing you to pin photos, comment on images from others, and more.

Internet Calling (VoIP)

Skype

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Skype_Android_tablet_app_screenshotMillions of people rely on Skype for free voice and video calls across the Internet. It also serves as an instant messenger, and you can buy credit and use it to call landlines and cell phones.

OoVoo

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

ooVoo_Android_tablet_app_screenshotFree video or voice calls, and text chats, on Wi-Fi, 3G or LTE, make this a great choice. You can have video calls with up to 12 people, the interface looks good, and it works on other platforms.

Viber

(Google Play)

Free

Viber_Android_tablet_app_screenshotYou can enjoy free calls, messaging, photo, and video sharing with other users. It’s a cross platform app that also works on your desktop, and it supports 3G for low cost calls outside your Viber network.

Blogging

WordPress

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

WordPress_Android_tablet_app_screenshotThe free, open source blogging platform is accessible with this app. It’s a scaled down version of the Web interface, but you can write, edit, and publish, and dip into comments and stats.

Tumblr

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

Tumblr_Android_tablet_app_screenshotFollow blogs that grab your interest, post whatever you want to share, interact and comment, and keep a record of your activity. You can also save drafts, schedule posts, and handle multiple blogs.

Blogger

(Google Play)

Free

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If you use Blogger then this barebones app will let you edit, save, and post on multiple accounts. You can embed images, add labels, and add location data, but it can be a little buggy.

Fitness, Health, Sports

When you’re done watching sports, you could always try playing some. Physical activity is good for you. Trust us. We haven’t moved for days while we compiled this apps list. But hey, if you don’t want to play sports, we’ve also got a few apps to help you eat better, live healthier, and workout more efficiently.

Getting Fit

Fitness Flow

(Google Play)

$4

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Start working out now with HD videos of more than 100 different exercises backed up by audio instructions. You can target specific body areas, set your own pace, and record your progress.

Calorie Counter

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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If you want to count your calories and maintain a healthy weight, this is one way to do it. It’s quick and easy to use and it lists over 3 million different foods. It can also track your exercise.

Endomondo

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Use this app to track your sporting activity whatever it may be, from running to lifting weights. You can compete with friends, encourage each other, record routes, and analyze your performance.

Medical Advice

WebMD

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Describe symptoms, check conditions, review and identify drugs, get first aid advice, and find local health services with this handy pocket doctor. Unfortunately there’s no landscape view.

Medicalog

(Google Play)

Free

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Keep a complete record of family illnesses and treatments, doctor visits and sick days, for your whole family with this handy digital journal. You can see health over time with a handy calendar view.

PEPID

(Google Play / Amazon)

Free

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Here’s a serious reference tool designed for healthcare professionals. It includes a comprehensive drug database with dosing information, and a symptom checker, but tailored suites are expensive.

Sports Players

Coach’s Eye

(Google Play)

Free

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If you really want to improve in any sport then analyzing your performance is very important. This app can record slow motion video and it’s packed with analysis and annotation tools.

Basketball Coach

(Google Play)

Free

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Create new tactics annotated on the court and design training regimes that include specific exercises with this no frills coaching app. Use your tablet instead of a blackboard to plan a game.

Golf Pad

(Google Play / Amazon)

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Use your tablet as a scorecard to track every shot of your round with this app. It also works as a GPS rangefinder and it can bring up aerial amps of over 30,000 courses around the world.

That’s it for now! Be sure to check back because we’ll revise our top picks, and add new categories, on a regular basis.

Updated by Brandon Widder on 5-20-2015: Added ESPN, Action Launcher 3, Pandora, Spotify, Google Now, Shazam, Hulu Plus, Pocket, Minecraft, and six others apps.

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