The 7-inch Google Nexus 7 tablet is currently the most demanded budget tablet. (Photo : Google)
Thinking of buying a Google Nexus 7 tablet? The tablet has a lot going for it, including an affordable price tag and a robust Android community. And not only that, the tablet has been getting good reviews for being one of the first cheap tablets that doesn't make you feel like you're compromised because you bought the Kindle Fire over an iPad due to financial constraints. If you're one of the lucky ones who has already snagged a Google Nexus 7, here is a list of useful apps to peruse through on your brand new tablet.
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If you're like me, then touchscreen keyboards are still a little iffy to navigate compared to good old buttons. SwiftKey 3 is a great app to type with and offers T9-style predictive texts.
Find yourself clicking on too many links with not enough time to read them all? Pocket lets you save articles you've found online and even reformats them for easy viewing once you have the time to go through them. A highly useful app for keeping yourself indulged in this link-clicking, internet age.
Another great news app. Pulse aggregates news from top-notch sources such as BBC and the Associated Press into a visually-friendly scrolling format complete with pictures. Pulse also allows you to customize the newsfeed so that you only get what's most relevant to you.
Like tweeting? TweetCaster might be the app for you. While you could use Twitter's official app, TweetCaster is optimized for the Nexus 7 screen and offers a more in-depth search feature as well as content filters.
The Google Nexus 7 tablet comes with a front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera and it would be a shame never to use it. The Skype app allows you to take full advantage of the camera and video chat with your friends or family. Skype doesn't have an official Nexus 7 version designed to take advantage of the tablet specifically, but reports state that the app works just fine on Google's tablet.
Those are just the top five apps I would use on my Nexus 7 tablet. Keep in mind the entire Android marketplace is available, and plenty of other useful apps like Dropbox, and even a DC Comics app are also out there.