#1 Goodreads - Nook Tablet: Six Must-Have Apps for Your New TabletA good social network for readers with the Goodreads Android app! Read thousands of book reviews by your friends and other Goodreads members, keep a virtual bookshelf of what you've read, and build your to-read list as you discover great books on the app. Goodreads is a free service for everyone who reads. There's more than 5,000,000 members who have added more than 140,000,000 books.
#2 Cozi Family Organizer - Nook Tablet: Six Must-Have Apps for Your New TabletCozi helps organize your family with a centralized calendar, shopping lists, to do lists and a family journal the whole family can share. You can keep track of everything- appointments and activities, remember shopping lists and chores, and keep everyone in the family on the same page. It's free.
#3 Word Rainbow - Nook Tablet: Six Must-Have Apps for Your New TabletFind hidden words among the jumble of letters. Given short clues and definitions, you'll try to assemble the answer to the clue. There's even different levels for people learning English, and advanced, even snooty, linguists. The rainbow-hued design makes even the most daunting clue a little less scary. It costs one dollar.
#4 Splashtop Remote Desktop - Nook Tablet: Six Must-Have Apps for Your New TabletRemote Access your PC or MAC anywhere you go and bring a full Windows or MAC experience to your NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet. This app is on sale for $3 and it brings full interactive video, audio, PowerPoint animations, and even 3D gaming to your NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet.
#5 Express News Premium - Nook Tablet: Six Must-Have Apps for Your New TabletExpress News gives access to 300+ news channels like Associated Press, Canadian Press, Press Association and STATS. It costs $2.
#6 Seesmic - Nook Tablet: Six Must-Have Apps for Your New TabletSeesmic lets you manage your social networks and see and update your Facebook, Twitter, and Salesforce Chatter accounts all at the same time. You can also search and get notifications for new messages, share photos and videos. It's free.
After Christmas is great time to catch some last minute sales or cash in your gift cards, but it's also time to add some apps to your new Nook Color or Nook Tablet. It's a small selection to choose from compared to Apple and Android, but strong holiday sales of the devices should help convince developers to keep adding new and better apps in the coming months. As a seven inch device, the Nook Tablet performs best as portable reading device. That's what it specializes in, but it's a rather full featured device that lets you do plenty more than just read.
This short list should get you started, and is only a guide to what's possible in the Nook Apps system. The apps here are not all from one category, but are meant to show off how versatile Nook Talbet is, while giving users a look into what developers are coming up with. About half the apps listed here are free, but the rest are less than $5. Remember apps do take up space on your device, and that storage space is limited. You'll probably need to add and SD card to your device if you want to store a huge amount of apps. Usually, they aren't that big of files, but keep it mind if you want lots of them.
Start the slideshow to see six must-have apps for the Nook Tablet. Tell us in the comments if you love apps or if you think they are overrated.