Top Apps to Use on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone debuted last week. With it, a gigantic 5.7-inch screen, an overall thinner and lighter design, and a snazzy interface. Not to mention, the Note 3 is the only device currently compatible with Galaxy Gear, a wearable smart watch that complements the Note 3.
Here, we list five awesome apps that are perfect to use on the Note 3.
Kindle & other e-book apps
Bookworms and magazine mavens will love the Note 3’s 5.7-inch screen—a screen so large that some are referring to this phone as a “phablet” (half phone, half tablet). It’s like a little smart book in your pocket.
Netflix & other video-streaming apps
Not much to elaborate on here. Videos appear crystal-clear on the huge, full HD Super AMOLED display. Combine the display with a 3200 mAh battery and 3 GB of RAM, we fear that we may find ourselves watching videos for hours.
Papyrus & other note-taking apps
The beauty of the S Pen (the stylus that’s included with the Note 3) is that you can quickly jot down notes or annotate images without your own bulky fingers getting in the way. Write a note using either the built-in apps on the Note 3 or another app (we recommend Papyrus), and your notes are saved within your phone for easy access. Papyrus even lets you organize your notes into folders, share them with others, and, well, make notes look pretty.
Instagram & other photo-sharing apps
With a 13-megapixel camera and a bunch of neat photography settings (Drama Shot lets you catch your friend’s cannonball in mid air), you’re gonna want to share your photos. The Note 3 does offer a good amount of preinstalled editing tools, but you’ll also want to make use of favorite apps such as Instagram to share your candid shots with friends.
Facebook & other social apps
One of the notable interface updates on the Note 3 is My Magazine. It’s a Flipboard-esque layout that shows you important information in an easy-to-digest, scrollable layout. Here is where your social updates and notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and other platforms will appear—all in one place.
Any app you want to control from your wrist
We know that many of you think the Galaxy Gear is a bit silly—Are we really so lazy that we can’t reach for our phones to perform tasks?—but the wrist-worn device does let you do some downright cool things. Take photos with its tiny camera. Track your steps with the built-in pedometer paired with a fitness app such as MyFitnessPal. Or, act all Captain Kirk-like and call someone from your wrist.