Originally Posted by klepto
The nexus 7 is my very first tablet that I bought last week.
I need to keep Google at bay to some degree and guard my privacy. My tablet is not rooted but I need a top notch privacy application.
A link to an xda post about the best Nexus 7 apps would be nice too.
I chose the Nexus 7 to avoid the Vendor bloatware/crud but Google had movie, books and other crud to remove. Sheesh!
If privacy is really a big issue for you, and you don't like the Movie/Books google play apps, why not install Cyanogenmod?
It comes without any GAPPS (Google Applications) so you're totally disconnected from Google, and you save the space Movie/Books etc would usually take up.
If you need GAPPS later, they can easily be installed onto Cyanogenmod so you can always change your mind.
You're on a 2013 Nexus 7 so unlocking/rooting/flashing for you is gonna be a breeze.
If you don't already have the latest Nexus Root Toolkit, get it and keep it on your computer, it's about to become your best friend.
Easy backups, easy restores, easy unlock/root/flash/custom recovery and a whole bundle of other useful features.
If you want to return the device to the manufacturer, NRT will even let you unroot/unflash it.