So you got a new tablet. But now what are you going to do with it? Sure it’s great for checking e-mail or checking in on social media, but did you really get it just for that? Never fear, we’re here with tips on some rather amazing things you can do with your tablet. You may even start to wonder how you ever got along without it.
- Second Screen
Use a tablet as a second screen to increase productivity at work and home. Use FlickNote for Android to keep text notes handy on your Samsung Galaxy Tab A that’s available for $197.99 until March 30th at Buydig.com. This app keeps information at the ready. Use bookmarks to quickly look up needed webpages. This saves time by avoiding going back and forth between screens. Simply tap on the screen to make quick calls via Skype or shoot off a quick message with e-mail.
- Control Electronics Remotely
Certainly larger than a regular remote and easier to find, your Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablet PC w/ S Pen can be used to control the television. Get this tablet for $247.99 through March 30th and add the TV Sideview app for the Sony Smart TV and Sony Blu-Ray player. The app controls the television and related electronics, while also providing program information. The app can “learn” to recognize other televisions, DVD, or Blu-Ray players, as well as, stereo systems.
- Alarm and Digital Picture Frame
This may be far from the coolest or most exciting use for the tablet; however, it’s a good idea for making the device work for you during its downtime. Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 WiFi Tablet for $647.99 until March 28th from Buydig.com and use the Daydream app to display favorite pictures when the unit is not being used. The Daydream app can be used for sharing and other features. For example, the time line view can show pictures from family and friends from around the same time.
- A Pet’s Best Friend
Even Spike and Fluffy can get involved in the action with a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 WiFi Tablet that’s available for $547.99 until March 28th. Interact like never before with your furry friends. One app allows a photo to be taken by tapping anywhere on the screen. Another app allows pets or their human companions to doodle or draw. Apps are also available to easily train the pooch to do simple tricks. Most apps are freely available for download or sponsored by pet food companies.
- Use as a Phone
Use Skype to stay close to family and friends. The app is free, although there is a cost for international calls. Talk face-to-face, via chat, or voice-chat through the free application. Using a tablet is a fantastic way to stay close to those who are far away. Another way to use a tablet as a phone is through Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) networks that are compatible with the tablet you own.
- Co-Pilot and Car Radio
A variety of music apps are available for tablets, such as Pandora, Spotify, and I Heart Radio. These apps allow for searches by artist, band, or genre. Listen to any type of music as you travel. Equally important is finding your way to where you want to go. A tablet makes a very convenient and reliable co-pilot. A GPS will certainly get you going. A tablet is a great travel companion when traveling alone or with family and friends.
- Stress Reliever
Think you don’t have time for meditation or time to relax? Think again. A tablet conveniently brings meditation stress relief videos or music right to you. Try Meditation Oasis for Android or Calm to relax after a stressful day or to prepare for the day ahead.
Thanks to its portability, your tablet can be an incredibly versatile tool.