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Tablets are a popular gadget amongst many people in the UK, whether you are a businessperson, college student or stay at home mom, a tablet can be a lifesaver.

However, having the best apps can make a difference to why, and how you use your tablet so I have put together a collection of Android and iOS apps, that you must-have on your tablet.

1. Gmail

Gmail is the ultimate in modern day email. It’s a simple and easy platform for you to check, write and manage your email accounts. With this app installed you can be notified when new email arrives so you don’t miss anything important.

Searching for a particular email is also a great and quick feature too, and as most people use other Google services you can link and integrate them with ease on Android or iOS tablets.

2. AccuWeather

We in Britain, love the weather. We talk about it all the time and often us it as an ice-breaker. Therefore an app such as Accuweather is an accurate weather app for your tablet that will let you keep up-to-date with the latest changes.

With the app you can receive weather alerts, identify the current temperature and an extended forecast on the dashboard. You can even share the weather across Facebook and Twitter!

evernote-logo.png3. Evernote

Whether it’s a grocery shopping list, a list of things to do, or a photo of something you like, the Evernote app can help you organise your life in one handy app. This app is free of charge and will even let you take audio notes, and best of all you can tag notes, sort them into folders, and synchronize them across any device you have the app installed on.

This means you can take a note on your computer at work and then this will update across all platforms.

4. Feedly

If you love catching up with the latest news, then Feedly is an app that can help you keep up to date with news from any sites RSS feed. In my Feedly account (which is free) I have around 4 or 5 categories (Tech, Social Media, Marketing etc) where I have organised sites RSS feeds into.

Therefore, if I click into Tech, I will get news from the likes of Mashable, TechRadar and so forth.

The interface is nice and clean, easy to use, and it just makes keeping up-to-date with industry news so much easier than manually visiting each site. You just chose the titles that interest you.

dropbox logo5. DropBox

DropBox is one of my all time favourite apps as it enables me to store files and folders that will sync up with any other device that I have installed Dropbox on. This means I can transfer files from my home PC or phone onto Dropbox and then access them while I am using a laptop on a train.

The other thing is that I can share files and folders with colleagues, friends or family that have a DropBox account, or have access to my account.

Best of all, it’s free, and comes with plenty of space.

 

So, forget what former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins was quoted to say (tablets won’t exist in 5 years), they are going to influence and revolutionise our future.

Written By: Craig Timmins

Craig Timmins is a blogger who enjoys to cover topics that encompass all things that are iOS and Android related. He can be found on Twitter most days, so if you have any questions - ask away!