Best Android Tablet Apps: Productivity

Android tablets can run any Android software, but they really shine with tablet-specific apps and programs that can take advantage of the bigger screen. All week, we’re rounding up our favourite Android tablet apps. Today: productivity apps.

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CamScanner HD

Tablets make great scanners because of the larger screen size compared to phones. CamScanner scans and saves documents into PDF format, and includes handy auto-cropping and enhancement tools. The free version includes ads, places a watermark on your documents, and limits the size of documents; springing the $4.99 for the full release is much cheaper than buying a scanner.


Evernote’s ability to sync, sort and categorise notes and make them easily sortable really shines in a tablet environment, with the interface optimised for the larger screen size. If you prefer a different approach to note and file tracking, Springpad and Dropbox are also good alternatives.)


Android’s built-in app launching options are solid, but installing a dedicated launcher expands your choices. Both Go Launcher HD and Chameleon Launcher HD have their supporters; the former is free, while the latter is $9.84.

File Manager HD

This tablet-optimised file explorer makes it easy to move around photos, documents and other files stored on your tablet. The basic version is free, but you can pay to remove the on-screen ads.

TeamViewer For Remote Control

Remote control apps enable you to log into computer systems to access files or offer tech support. TeamViewer does a good job of converting the mouse-free tablet environment into something that works well on screen.

Which other Android tablet apps would you add to this list? Share your favourites in the comments.

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