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10 Convenient Android Tablet Apps

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Poynt
Poynt for Android scores points for convenience because it consolidates multiple search features into a single app.
Poynt for Android scores points for convenience because it consolidates multiple search features into a single app.
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Since the dawn of web-enabled phones, it's become much easier to navigate the cityscape, whether you're traveling away from home or blazing a trail around your own turf. But even so, it still takes considerable time to, say, decide on a restaurant. Pull up one site to check the menu, another to check reviews, a third for reservations... and, oh, no tables are free... or worse, you arrive only to find out it's way out of your price range. Time to start over.

Even though there's already a lot of city search, directory, and restaurant apps, many suffer from the same limitations. No other option provides so many categories into a compact, easy to search package, so Poynt Corporation stepped up with a free app that makes things go a little more quickly. Poynt for Android scores points for convenience because it consolidates multiple search features into a single app, automatically providing information based on your current location or any other location you put in. (Poynt is quick to note that they only access such information upon your request, and will never share it.) The app even provides lists of current fuel prices at nearby stations, and a schedule of nearby events (like concerts, festivals and plays) which can sync with your Google Calendar to remind you of upcoming excitement.

Once you've decided what to do, you can make arrangements right through Poynt. Need movie tickets or restaurant reservations? Poynt provides the links you need, and you'll soon be on your way. If you'd prefer to travel with an entourage, Poynt will sync with your tablet's contact list, let you know if anyone lives or works nearby, and ask if you'd like to give 'em a call. Or, you can simply tap the screen to share details of your chosen entertainment, and be on your way.


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