Many of Handspreca readers might be looking for the best apps for Android, Windows and iOS tablets for Christmas and New Year’s. So we’ve compiled a list of some of our faves that every tablet owner should have.
Check them out and let us know if you like them or have other favourites in the comments below:
For the media lovers:
A personal favourite, this app recently made the iTunes “App Store Best of 2012” list. Stream thousands of original playlists from music experts, select the “Music Concierge” to find the right music for your moments, OR browse curated playlists for activity, genre, decade, or mood. The best part? It’s FREE.
Honourable mention: TuneIn Radio on Windows – browse by music, sport, news, comedy, chat, language, country, or even just find a local station with this handy app!
For the jet-setters:
Winner of the 2012 Webby Award for best travel app, FlightBoard lets you check out the boards of your favorite airports and view all the flight information in real-time!
Created in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Fotopedia Heritage provides a virtual passport to the hundreds of sites that constitute the world’s collective cultural and natural human legacy. This gorgeous app is a must-have for any explorer.
Available for Apple.
Honourable mention: Wikipedia on Windows – “featured pictures” will catch your eye, then clicking on any of these drills down to the relevant article, carefully formatted for better display on mobile devices.
For the news gurus:
Create a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through both your social media newsfeeds and publications in one app. See why Flipboard has been named Apple’s iPad App of the Year, one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, the top social app at the 2012 Webby Awards!
Formerly known as ‘Read it Later,’ Pocket automatically syncs to your phone, tablet, or computer so you can view anything you find online any time, even without an internet connection. A great companion to Flipboard for any online addict!
Honourable mention: News Bento on Windows – shows you tiles constantly-updating news photos and headlines from top US sites.
For the gamers:
Enjoy mobile gaming at its best with the Spin Palace Android Casino App. Spin Palace Casino has been synonymous with elite online gaming for over a decade and boasts the most advanced casino software for use on your Android handset or tablet.
Available for Android.
For New Year’s fitness resolutions:
My Fitness Pal
With the largest food database of any calorie counter (over 2 million foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, it’s no wonder PC Magazine made it the Editor’s Choice Selection, and Wired Magazine’s Editor’s Pick for Lifestyle Apps.
Nike Training Club
Get lean, toned and strong with more than 114 custom-built workouts. Just choose a workout that fits your goal, set it to your music, share your progress, and earn rewards, Finally, your own personal trainer, anytime, anywhere!