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Here's a quick roundup of 10 cool things i've found to install on my Nexus 7 so far!

In alphabetical order...
  • Air Display - use your tablet as an additional screen for your PC / laptop!
  • Angry Birds - well, it'd be rude not to. :)
  • Camera Launcher - make use of the Camera, even if Google don't want you to!
  • Kindle - Google Play Books AND Kindle? What more could you want. Show your Kindle owning friends the future. ;)
  • Lux - the backlight management on stock is rather aggressive, get control back with this great app!
  • Screebl Beta - stop the device timing out while you're holding it, with Jelly Bean you can disable the notification icon too. Great!
  • Skype / Google Plus - video calls / hangouts work lovely on the Nexus 7!
  • Stickmount - use USB sticks on the device!
  • Vplayer - my video playback app of choice.
  • WeatherPro HD - I love my weather, and the tablet version works great on the Nexus 7.
Let us know what you install on yours! :)

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Going to instal MetaWidget on homescreen this allows you to create widgets from any webpage complete with auto refresh

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Hi Paul,

What is the video calling quality like from skype, read on another site recently that calling to an iPad resulted in very posterised looking video on the iPad coming from the nexus 7.

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So far I think the essentials will be

Screebl (pro) - a must for all my devices
AK Notepad - another must for any Android device I own
Flipboard - I like pretty pictures, er I mean the UI :blush:
Dropbox - The ability to stream videos, even HD, with the recently added feature
Amazon Kindle- Naturally
Pocket - For some offline reading
Stick mount - For when 16 GB just ain't enough

Just hoping Devs do start developing more Android tablet centric apps now and looking forward (hint! hint! Google) to receiving Magazines and TV shows world wide (or the UK at least :P )

EDIT: This is my wish list, still awaiting delivery of my Nexus 7

Edited by masterpfa, 14 July 2012 - 11:35 AM.

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Here's a quick roundup of 10 cool things i've found to install on my Nexus 7 so far!

In alphabetical order...

  • Air Display - use your tablet as an additional screen for your PC / laptop!
  • Angry Birds - well, it'd be rude not to. :)
  • Camera Launcher - make use of the Camera, even if Google don't want you to!
  • Kindle - Google Play Books AND Kindle? What more could you want. Show your Kindle owning friends the future. ;)
  • Lux - the backlight management on stock is rather aggressive, get control back with this great app!
  • Screebl Beta - stop the device timing out while you're holding it, with Jelly Bean you can disable the notification icon too. Great!
  • Skype / Google Plus - video calls / hangouts work lovely on the Nexus 7!
  • Stickmount - use USB sticks on the device!
  • Vplayer - my video playback app of choice.
  • WeatherPro HD - I love my weather, and the tablet version works great on the Nexus 7.
Let us know what you install on yours! :)

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Lux doesn't work on Nexus 7.

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Lux doesn't work on Nexus 7.

Yes it does. I'm using it.

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Yes it does. I'm using it.

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I'm getting 'Your device isn't compatible with this version'. No install option.
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I'm getting 'Your device isn't compatible with this version'. No install option.
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That means you can't install it, not it doesn't work.

I grabbed the APK from my phone. Will ask the author to fix it...

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I'm keeping my fingers crossed that mine (ordered from the Google Play store) arrives this week.

A couple of other apps I'll be installing on mine:
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  • Plume (assuming it will work - or can be made to work - in tablet mode rather than phone mode)
  • Dropbox
  • Pepperplate (recipe cataloguing app that I started using last week)

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Pepperplate is cool, I prefer using Springpad for recipes for it's sharing features mind.

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Pepperplate is cool, I prefer using Springpad for recipes for it's sharing features mind.

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Funny you should say that... the one thing I don't like about PepperPlate was that it doesn't provide nice friendly urls to let me share individual recipes groups by tag (e.g. Indian, vegetarian, fish etc).

Springpad seems to provide all that social stuff, plus the import bookmarklet works with the BBCFood and Channel4 websites (which PepperPlate doesn't).

Also the Android app looks quite slick, and SpringPad appears to have more active development than PepperPlate

Think I might switch to SpringPad before I invest too much time in PepperPlate.

Thanks for the tip!

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The humble bundle apps for one, and Tegra Zone...Zen Pinball works well on the skinny feeling device.

glowball should have been installed, its silly & pointless but its something to play with when you first get it.

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Uninstalled vplayer, it'd hijacked .apk's from chrome and was 'playing' them (or I assume the media inside them).

No option that I could see to stop that stupid behaviour!!

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Uninstalled vplayer, it'd hijacked .apk's from chrome and was 'playing' them (or I assume the media inside them).

No option that I could see to stop that stupid behaviour!!


Settings > Apps > vplayer > Clear defaults
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First place I went :), and now + android is pretty good at associations, I was never asked if I wanted vplayer to open apk's

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