[LIST] Best (and worst) apps for the TF700
Best (and worst) apps for the TF700 Infinity
Because of the max. length of a single post I had to remove some links, so use search in the Playstore whenever a name without a link is given.
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I'm leaving the old list below, but I URGE YOU to consider using Free Software, without gapps and Playstore closed-source apps. Please have a look at http://freeyourandroid.org/ and https://f-droid.org/
Let's share our finds here. My rather messy list was edited by Chief Geek
who, apart from having a cool nickname, made it look MUCH better, so remember to hit THANKS here
(and, if you feel like it, below
• I/O scheduler: sio
for .21 & .22 firmware (Requires Root
(default) for .26 firmware <-- managed through ATP Tweak, see my other thread
on rooting and tweaks for the Infinity
• CPU governor (stock kernel so far): interactive
^^ both managed by ATP Tweak
(version for the Prime) and No-Frills CPU Control
or other similar app bundled; many prefer paid SetCPU
for advanced settings and schedules
• ROM Toolbox (for rooted users)
ROM Manager, App Manager, Root File Browser and more.
Make, edit or simply manage your .sh scripts (you can set it to run as root and/or at the boot time).
• Terminal Emulator
• Terminal IDE
Make your device sound LOUDER (you can register here
to get the full version for free, but if it helps, support the developer). With a simple fix
you can get it to work with PowerAmp too. And remember
to change the audio device in the system audio settings to Volume+!
Advanced equalizer app and widget (you need to buy a key to save presets).
• Around Sound
Make the sounds of a certain loudness in your surrounding pause your music or movie when needed.
A more advanced version of camera software than the stock one.
• WiFi Analyzer
• GPS Test
• SwitchMe (Requires Root)
Adds multi-user capabilities to your device (although switching users = reboot, so remember to use fast switching in order to speed it up a bit; the free version doesn't support password protection).
• Power Switch The virtual SmartCover for any Android device
• See this thread
for soft "screen off" button, controlling your device by waving the hand
A popular browser by Google, although no flash and no H/W acceleration on the Infinity. Be aware that setting some permissions in the browser lets Google collect all omnibox data.
• Opera Mobile
Light, fast and secure, but not optimised for the Infinity (yet?).
• Firefox Beta
It is buggy in regard to add-ons, but gives some really cool opportunities like ad-blocking.
• OverSkreen ($2.49)
Is a must have for multi taskers. It allows you to place several browser windows on the screen at once, much like a window GUI; uses the stock browser AFAIK. Have a look at some other floating apps here
Has had some serious privacy issues
, so personally I won’t use it anymore.
• Boat Browser
Another browser with privacy issues
• Maxthon Mobile Browser
A somewhat new and lesser know browser that is designed specifically for tablets and ideally for 10" screens.
(Requires Root) One of several proven ad blockers.
(Requires Root) Another great ad blocker.
Be aware of USB debugging
security threats, like this one
• Pocket (former Wallet)
Store all your passwords encrypted in one place.
For storing passwords securely. Try also its Windows client
(download Pro ed.).
• B-Folders Secure Organizer
Secure organiser with syncing capabilities.
• File Locker
Encrypt files or directories and use some advanced features for free.
Encrypt your cloud data.
• Seal (Paid) With Seal you can protect any application with a password or a pattern easily, so nobody but you can open them
• App Protector (7-day trial, then paid)
^ Another solution for app-locking.
• LBE Privacy Guard
(officially unsupported, but .apk can be download from devs' website
, there should be a translated non-lite version to be found as well)
Android firewall (use with caution).
• WiFi Protector (Free for XDA users)
Protection from ARP spoofing.
• DroidSheep Guard
-- || --
One of the popular theft-protection apps (unless you prefer ASUS Device Tracker, which may be a bad idea
Anti-virus software, malware protection, anti-theft (sometimes bundled with firewall)
• BitDefender Mobile Security & Antivirus
• Lookout Security & Anti-Virus
• AVG Anti-Virus Free
• avast! Mobile Security
• TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security
• Perfect Viewer
(a picture viewer) with its PDF Plugin
is in fact almost perfect - the favourite of many (myself included) for reading purposes, but lacks the option to edit documents. It's (ad-)free by default (donation-ware), so if you like it, be sure to donate
• RepliGo PDF Reader ($1.99)
is a fast PDF reader with annotating features (very fast rendering and nice UI, but also seems to be giving me some random reboots
• iAnnotate PDF Reader
is another great PDF reader. Not as good as RepliGo, but free is good.
• ezPDF Reader
Probably the most advanced pdf reader for Android, but sometimes painfully slow.
• Solo PDF Reader
The simple (and fast) solution.
Stock MyLibrary seems pretty cool after the update (but very slow in rendering pdfs, esp. those consisting of images)
Is the old stand by that many use. Popular and proven.
• Cool Reader
• Mantano Reader Lite
(= free version)
and Handy Scanner
. Trial versions of two document scanners. Take photos of whatever you wish and turn them into pdf documents. See what timrock
has to say about it.
For reading your eComics.
Arguably the best (free) office suite for an Android tablet, works pretty well on the Infinity.
• OfficeSuite Pro ($14.99)
Certainly not free, but probably the best office suite available for Android.
Calendars and Tasks
• Wizz widget
• Touch Calendar Free
• Android Pro Widgets
A powerful app for taking notes and managing tasks.
• Astrid Tasks
Task Manager with Synchronisation to Google, nice features like repeating tasks, unfortunately there is only a small widget in the free edition, but apart of that it is brilliant. By inviting 3 people on a shared list, you can unlock the premium one.
• Todo List Widget
Media Players & Entertainment
If you experience problems with DTS (sound system)
in general, see this post
Plays most formats and supports H/W decoding (even has its own H/W decoder, apart from the default one).
• MX Player
• VLC Player
• TuneIn Radio
A cool radio app that allows you to search for your favourite songs and stream the radio that's playing them.
• IMDb frontend
Allows you to see what movies are out there these days. Looks really good on the Infinity.
Get to know what's that song heard on the radio or on the street that just rings a bell, but doesn't ring it enough for you to get to remember.
Another similar app with a very funny comment in Playstore by one of the users saying it changed his life, as it helped him find a girlfriend and a job
• Solid Explorer Beta II
A somewhat new player, but is getting great feedback.
• Total Commander
Old PC classic reborn.
• Astro File Manager
• Root Explorer
Lets you manage (and even push) files to your Infinity over WiFi and much, much more. Comes with an Android-like GUI for PC, but works only in horizontal mode.
• WiFi File Explorer
• uTorrent Remote
Also note that Splashtop Remote HD comes with your Infinity for free by default and can be found through MyCloud app (-> MyDesktop).
See also info on BoxCryptor in the "Security" section.
Secure cloud storage with reliable encryption (remember not to lose your key or password).
Probably the front leader in Android realm for mobile cloud storage, although there are some security concerns
• Ubuntu One Files
Another cross-platform client, originally for Ubuntu Linux distro.
• Google Drive
New app, but no stranger to the cloud service world. Some having issues, which is expected for new apps.
• Asus Cloud
Already on your device, but if you want to use with your other Android devices.
News & Information
• Tablified Market HD
An app for even more apps!
Free app that allows you to access a mix of free and paid media.
• BBC News Reader
My personal favourite.
• Pulse News
Another news reader.
• Google Currents
• Reader HD (Paid) Reader compatiple RSS reader that follows the Android Design Guidelines. Has Dark and Light themes as well as magazine and list views. Finally articles can be mobilized with all popular services. This has replaced pulse, flipboard, and currents for me.
See my initial thoughts
on keyboards on the bottom of this post.
In case of problems with diacritics when docked, be sure to use KLSwitcher
for setting your locale.
You can also try External Keyboard Helper Pro
for custom layouts.
Free but skins cost. A favorite KB. You may have to switch back to default KB when docking.
• SwiftKey Tablet ($3.99)
This KB has a large following. It’s proven to be a wonderful tablet specific keyboard that permits to do standard layout or even “thumb” style with a gap in middle. Very customizable. There is a free trial available.
• Hacker's Keyboard
is a popular one for anyone that finds themselves commonly fighting to type syntax.
• Lots Of Other Tablet Keyboards To Try!
• Tasker (Paid)
Control everything you need in your tablet by automatic triggers, actions, tasks, etc.
• Elixir 2 - Widgets
Includes a popular info bar widget.
• HD Widgets ($1.99)
Nice weather and clock widget(s) and some others.
[you can have a look at my thread on battery life
if it is your concern]
• Dual Battery Widget
For those with the Keyboard Dock
• Battery Widget? Reborn! (BETA)
• Battery Monitor Widget
This one isn't very pretty, but it shows %/h drain or charge in real time, which is very cool when you're monitoring your battery usage.
• JuiceDefender series (Free-$$)
The JD series offers a lot of different products. Some free, some cost. JuiceDefender Ultimate costs, but offers a lot of crazy settings for really maxing your battery life.
• Tablet CPU Usage Monitor ($0.99)
is designed to give good feedback from dual and quad core devices.
• System Tuner
• System Monitor
• PrintHand Mobile Print (Paid) Print from your device directly via WiFi or Bluetooth without a computer.
• Any Cut This application allows you to put shortcuts to the Home screen of your Android device. You can for example create a shortcut for the quick dialing of a certain number, sending an SMS, or even changing your hidden proxy settings.
Unfortunately, looks really bad on the FHD screen.
Communications & Sharing
• Irssi Connectbot
A modified version of the popular ConnectBot SSH client for Android optimised for the Transformer series.
• tTorrent Lite
(comes with ridiculous restrictions) / tTorrent Pro (paid version / no restrictions)
Alternative Facebook client (a little less privacy risk).
VoIP Client with nice integration.
• mysms (Free)
Remote SMS for Tablets.
• SyncSMS (Paid)
• Tablet Talk (Paid)
• Titanium Backup
(uses gzip and HyperShell)
There are "pro" paid versions of both ^^
Launchers & (G)UI
Reports on crashes
with some launchers. These will likely disappear over time as they update to solve issues.
Some people, including myself, see lags
while using the stock launcher and docked
, so a custom launcher might help in this department.
No. 1 for many.
• Nova Launcher
The fastest on the Infinity, but most crashes too so far.
• Go Launcher HD For Tablets/Pads
• CircleLauncher Light
• SPB Shell 3D
• ADWLauncher EX
GUI add-ons / changes
• Add some gesture functionality to your launcher / UI, e.g. through GMD GestureControl
• Simple Text-Text Icon Creator
• Minimalistic Text
• The Icon Ultimate Themer's dream with free and paid access to many different icon styles. It's cheaper to get them from the app than his store, and you can get high-res tablet friendly versions of the icon by long pressing on each. I suggest checking out the metro and project glass icons, they look great.
• 1Tap Quick Bar
"Fastest way to start your task" (try the Power Toggles
A separate thread
discusses games for the Infinity in detail.
(BTW, it seems that the same game at the same time may be cheaper in Google Play than in TegraZone, so be sure to double-check)
Apps to avoid
(causing bootloops etc.)
Remove some stock bloatware
, too, if you don't need it.
Also, try avoiding NTFS on your external storage
in general if you intend to connect it to the Infinity.
Some other interesting apps
/ encyclopedia app: ColorDict
seems to be a reasonable choice (default in RepliGo).
• Both TubeMate
and FREEdi YouTube Downloader
let you download YouTube videos to your device.
For setting (auto)brightness. Some like it, I find it annoying and not fully compatible with brightness setting in notifications area. Alternatively, you may try Screen Filter
, I haven't tried it, as I've done some brightness tweaks manually
• Google Sky Map
If you've always wanted to name the stars you're looking at just as they do in the movies, you can now have your try with a little help on Google's side.
There's also App Market for Adults
out there (and for adults only
Summary of our other discussions here:
I) Some of my (initial) thoughts on keyboards
moved to another post
II) Various browsers reported to be working faster with browser2ram
, but makes them more prone to data loss (cache, history, open tabs).
III) MartyHulskemper's favourite apps here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8&postcount=35
IV) KilerG's list of Android apps here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...oD4BUsPRs/edit
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