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10 Convenient Android Tablet Apps

        Tech | Tablet PCs

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Dropbox
Dropbox is a free app that makes cloud computing seem as simple and straightforward as an everyday drag-and-drop.
Dropbox is a free app that makes cloud computing seem as simple and straightforward as an everyday drag-and-drop.
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Dropbox is a free app by Dropbox, Inc. Like others appearing near the top of our list, Dropbox isn't exclusive to Android tablets; to do so would defeat the purpose. This app makes it easy to access and save your important stuff to every one of your computers and computer-like gadgets with an Internet connection. Want to back up a document, share a photo, or have a document ready to update on the go? Drag the file to Dropbox and, once it's uploaded, it syncs the file to every device on which you've installed the app. And, taking advantage of the functionality of cloud computing, uploaded files can be viewed and edited through Dropbox's website, too, in the unlikely but potentially critical circumstance you have Internet access, but none of your devices are nearby.

This app might be especially helpful to people prone to losing their mobile devices -- or people with a healthy fear of theft. Keep sensitive data in Dropbox and it'll be secure and easily retrievable. This mobile tablet app makes cloud computing seem as simple and straightforward as an everyday drag-and-drop.