Tablified Market Gets A Material Makeover — Still The Best Way To...

Tablified Market Gets A Material Makeover — Still The Best Way To Find Tablet-Optimized Apps

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When I got my first Android tablet sometime around 2012 or 2013, I turned to Tablified Market to find good tablet apps. At the time, the Play Store didn’t have any way of filtering tablet-optimized apps (and it still sucks at that) and Tablified was doing a great job of curating them into categories and easy to browse lists. But despite its good content, the Tablified app was merely an HTML wrapper for the website. It was slow to load and just dreadful in terms of responsiveness (here’s what it looked like). With time, I started using it less and less until the app stopped being developed around April 2014 and I let it go.
But it’s back now and it’s gotten quite better. Say goodbye to the HTML wrapper and hello to a native app designed with Material guidelines in mind. The signature blue color is still there and so are the different sections for Featured, Recently added, Editor’s choice, Staff Picks, and more. But everything else has changed. The list of apps is easier to filter now and the app pages have a clear top section for version number, size, downloads, and other stats that you probably care about when browsing the Play Store.

It all looks and works so much better than the previous app. However, you might want to hold off on trying it if you have a 7″ tablet: the interface isn’t optimized at all for this screen size. On my Nexus 7, the app is unusable in portrait because the left side menu and the right side padding for the floating action button take out way too much screen width, leaving nothing for the actual apps. They show up truncated and impossible to read.

On my Nexus 7, Tablified is unusable in portrait.
In landscape, the top

Article originally published at: Android Police