Samsung Galaxy Mega: best apps

Top 10 Tony Crammond 07:52, Apr 19 2013

We take a look at our favorite apps for the Samsung Galaxy Mega range of devices

Samsung’s Galaxy Mega range is on track to give users looking for a big-screened smartphone experience a cheaper option, but in this case cheaper doesn’t mean inferior. The 6.3 and 5.8-inch devices have plenty of smarts and there are a bunch of apps out there that will allow you to make the most out of Samsung's high-quality, large screens. Here are some of our favorites to get you started. 

MX Player

MX Player is the app that will allow you to make the most of all of your favorite high definition movies on your Galaxy Mega. It offers multi-core decoding to give you playback without stuttering or choppiness, and supports most file and subtitle formats too. So if you're a movie buff, you'll want to swerve the default video app and give this one a try, it's well worth it.

Quickoffice Pro

If you’re planning on using your device to get some work done, then Quickoffice Pro has to be on your shopping list. The app may seem a bit pricey at $19.99, but when you take the amount of features it has into account it’s an outlay that is well worth it.

It handles Microsoft Office formats, allows you to share files through Google Drive and can even access SugarSync, Dropbox and Evernote (and a bunch more too). Put simply, if you’re going to work on your device, you need to have this app.

Netflix

This one’s a no-brainer. Netflix allows you to stream all your favorite movies and TV shows directly to your device for a small monthly subscription fee. It’s a nice, lightweight app that does the job properly and those Mega screens were made to enjoy movies on the road.

Sketchbook Mobile

Sketchbook Mobile is a first-rate painting and, um, sketching app for Android devices which offers an unbeatable amount of features for a small purchase price. It has 65 preset brushes, pressure sensitive drawing, layers – and a bunch more to boot. So if you’re planning on being creative on your Galaxy Mega this device should be your go-to.

Google Keep

Google Keep is an app which allows you to quickly make notes or save information in a hurry. The app can take voice notes, to-do lists and photos and you can color code your notes too, making it easier to find them later. The best part is that all your notes will be synced across your Google-powered devices.

Flipboard

This app is a staple on our lists, and for good reason. Flipboard brings all of your social feeds together in the form of a bright, glossy magazine which you can thumb through at your leisure. Add news sources, social media accounts – whatever – and be presented with something worth reading. You can even search with hashtags and share content that you’re reading with your friends and colleagues. 

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