Here’s a category of apps that’s good for work and play, a little like our best tablet games and 15 productivity apps lists, all meshed in one. With a solid news-gathering app, you can curate a feed of headlines and stories that give you the industry information needed to succeed at your 9-to-5. Then after work, you can relax with all the snarky blog posts that make you giggle at night. Selections like Yahoo! LiveStand and Flipboard pull in content from dozens of websites, while Reeder and Google Currents can pull your favorite site feeds out of Google Reader. And if all you need is a quick glance at the weather, we’ve added AccuWeather kicks off this list of informative apps.
AccuWeather supplies enough data to satisfy even the most obsessive of weather buffs. On the main screen, you get a picture of how the outside world appears, overlaid with the current temperature, “RealFeel,” humidity and wind. The Android version even has a handy multicity widget for your tablet home screen. Digging down, you can view hourly weather conditions, read the 15-day forecast, watch national and regional video forecasts and review animated maps. The excellent Lifestyle section alerts you to how good or bad the outlook is for asthma sufferers. Platform: Android, iPad, Kindle Fire