A tablet that’s fresh out of the box is literally like a blank slate. Sure, you can use it to check email and surf the Web — but that’s all expected stuff. What about getting real work done? Or editing photos? Or staying up-to-date on all the latest news and your social networking feeds with a single app? The best tablet apps can also inspire you to do things like learn to cook or get organized. Here are 10 amazing apps that will help maximize your investment — and yourself.
Instagram junkies will love Snapseed, which lets you apply all sorts of fun filters to your photos with just a tap. Choices include Grunge, Drama and Vintage. But the real fun starts when you start taking advantage of Snapseed's adjustments and creative enhancements. You can tweak everything from white balance and saturation to brightness using your finger. Our favorite enhancement is center focus, which lets you blur the background around your subject. Snapseed gives you professional-level control without the steep learning curve. An Android version is now available.$4.99
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