Originally Posted by nagromme
P.S. I never get an answer (maybe there is none?) but for Android fans: what are the great, tablet-optimized exclusive apps for Android?
Here's a list of the top Android Paid apps
SwiftKey is an excellent keyboard (tablet optimized) app. You aren't going to see that on iOS.
Nova Launcher is an excellent launcher. You won't see that on iOS either. It allows me to change transitions, add/removes pages, multiple docks, change the L&F etc. Plus allows me to backup and restore my desktop settings across devices.
HD Widgets/Beautiful Widgets. I have a completely customized clock/weather widget with a widget for multiple timezones. The widget also has some quick toggle built in. In addition, I have Google's "My Library" widget from which I can quickly launch the last book, magazine, song, or video I was reading or watching. At a glance, I can see the meetings for the day and the week with the Calendar widget. The Google Keep widget allows me to quickly jot down a note or make a list. Synced to the cloud so if I make one on the PC before I leave home, it's right on my screen on the phone when shopping without having to search for an launch a tasks app. I used to have a Shazam widget on my phone so it could find a song that was playing. But I now use Google Now for that.
NotificationToggle allows me to add a notification menu that houses some quick apps and toggles that are not in the default OS toggles. One of the first app I add is Google Gestures. When I need to get to a contact, I drop down the notification shade, launch Gestures and start scrawling the letters. I don't recall the last time I used the Contacts app. Neither of these apps are tablet "optimized", but work like a charm on phones and tablets. Not possible on iOS.
There are innumerable game emulators. I'm not much of a gamer. So I have no idea how well they work or if they make any sense on a tablet. But it's an option for me to have checked out if I was so inclined.
One of the reasons, why I sold my iPad was due to the lack of an exposed file system which wouldn't let me move photos around in folders to create my own galleries. Root Explorer is a top paid app. I used to use it. Now I use Solid Explorer which is tablet optimized and extremely well. Apart from dual view files systems, I can also move files in and out of FTP, SFTP, Samba shares and cloud storage like Box and DropBox. Won't see that on iOS.
Titanium Backup, not tablet optimized. Would be better if it was. It's not getting any awards for UI anyway. But it's rock solid and I don't know if there are apps like that on iOS (maybe in Cydia).
Google Play Music which I just love. Apparently it will be coming to iOS soon, But given how gimped Google Now is on iOS, I wonder how good the experience would be for Google Play Music on iOS.
The only app that I missed from the iPad was the excellent Flipboard. And it's now available on Android - optimized for tablets.
I saw references to GarageBand. I'm not a musician so have no idea how good it is or what the quality of music apps is on Android. But an amateur musician friend of mine uses Caustic 2 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustic). That doesn't look like it could win many UI awards, but he really seems to like it.