Samsung Tab S9 is the flagship Android tab with top-of-the-line performance. Getting the Tab S9 means you will have the best experience that you can have on a tablet.

Whether you are a student or a working professional, you can get a lot done with your Samsung Galaxy Tab S9. For instance, you can make notes, watch content on a big screen, play games, and do most of the work that you intend to do on a full-fledged laptop.

To get the most out of your Galaxy Tab S9, it is essential to have the right apps installed on the device. Here is a list of the best apps for Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 that you can have.

Best Apps for Galaxy Tab S9 

Apps like Spotify, Netflix, Disney+, etc are common to have on a tablet so we will be keeping them off the list. Our list will comprise various types of apps for both productivity and fun.

1. Noteshelf

Starting our list with the Noteshelf which is a note-taking app for tablets. Though Samsung devices come with Samsung Notes for note-taking, this app doesn’t have any less features. Noteshelf gives you a variety of pens and page templates to choose from; writing with the S Pen ensures fluid handwriting.

Apart from this, you can also use this app to annotate PDFs and even write on S Pen. Pretty much similar to features that you get on Samsung Notes. You can also record audio notes, search through the text notes, and even publish your notes to Evernote directly from the app.

2. Clip Studio Paint

This app is recommended for all the digital artists out there. If you are into making illustrations, animations, or webtoons, you can get it all done with Clip Studio Paint. This software makes painting and artwork easy by allowing you to stack 10,000 layers of artwork.

You can pose 3D models on this app which will allow you to draw easily at tricky angles. Apart from this, you can control the color you do through gradient maps. The best part about this app is that you have more than 160K materials both free and paid that you can use.

3. Amazon Kindle

The next app to have on your Galaxy Tab S9 is Amazon Kindle. The best thing about having a tab is the big screen that it offers which allows you to read without any issues. You can download the Kindle App on your tablet and access a wide library of books available on Kindle Library. 

You will find almost any kind of book be it religious, sci-fi, horror, romance, and more. The Kindle app gives you a similar experience that you get with the Kindle device. You can jump through pages, bookmark a page, search for the meaning of a particular work, and also track your reading progress. If you like reading a lot of books then the Kindle app is a must-have for you.

4. Notion

If you are looking for a productivity app for your tab, then you should try Notion. This app allows you to make notes, and docs as well as make a to-do list to organize your tasks. You can organize your complete workflow on Notion, and also invite your team members to see what you are planning. 

With Notion, you can create docs by adding more than 20 content types such as images, numbers, email, URLs, checkboxes, to-do lists, etc. You can also connect your Google Drive and your GitHub profile to Notion. Your docs and notes get synced with your account which you can access on any of your devices.

5. Snapseed

If you want to edit photos professionally on your Tab S9 then you should try Snapseed. This app not only allows you to edit images in PNG or JPEG, but you can also edit RAW photos from this app. There are more than 29 tools such as brush, structure, HDR, healing, crop, rotate, perspective, etc., to edit photos.

The app offers precise controls to fine-tune the details while editing photos. You can also create your profiles with your custom edits which can later be used for the new photos you edit. Overall, this is one of the best apps to have on your app to edit photos and make them social media ready.

6. Adobe Premiere Rush

For anyone who wants to edit videos on the go, then Premiere Rush is a must-have app. Premiere Rush is the mobile version of the Premiere Pro app (used on PC) for video editing. This app offers most of the features that you get with the PC version enough to get you going.

You can trim videos, and add audio and graphics to them. Moreover, you can increase/decrease the speed, add multiple clips to the same timelines, and also add animated titles to your videos. It also offers multiple royalty-free soundtracks which you can include in your video. 

7. Code Studio

Unlike a full-fledged laptop, there are not many IDEs and compilers for tablets, but the one that we recommend is Code Studio. This is an IDE for mobile devices that you can use to run Java codes as well as build modules for Android apps. 

It has a code editor that will show you any errors in your code in real time. Not only this, but you can also get access to the shell on your Android to execute your code. You can also save the code to your tab and also access the previously written code files.

8. Canva

Though there are many photo editing and video editing apps available for Tab S9, Canva is the one that we highly recommend. You can do almost any graphic-related work on Canva. This is your all-in-one for logo designing, making thumbnails, creating posters, making graphics for social media, editing videos, making presentations, and whatnot. 

Canva is free to use and offers many templates for free. To use Canva, you don’t need any prior knowledge of video or photo editing. You get a wide variety of design elements, audio, and templates, some of them free while some of them are accessible only through paid membership.

9. Good Lock

Good Lock is the official Samsung app to customize Samsung devices. Though not available on the Google Play Store, you can download it for free from the Galaxy Store on your Galaxy Tab S9. One of the most liked things about the Samsung’s tab is its customizability, and the Good Lock app takes it to a whole new level. 

You can customize every aspect of your tab through the Good Lock app. For instance, you can redesign the complete quick panel UI from the app. You can also add extra features to your tab through this app, like better one-hand operations, more features for screenshots, advanced sound settings, etc.

10. FL Studio Mobile

Another app to have on your tab is FL Studio Mobile. With FL Studio Mobile, you can work on your music projects. You can record audio on the app and also browse through the already available presets in the library. The best part about FL Studio Mobile is that it supports Samsung Dex, and you can use an external mouse and the physical keyboard you get with a tab.

You can work on multi-track music projects on FL Studio Mobile. Apart from that you also get a virtual piano keyboard and drum pads on the app. You can export the edited audio in various file formats like MP3WAV, AAC*, MIDI, and FLAC. 

Bottom Line

Setting up your Tab S9 with the right apps is essential to get the most out of the hardware. Given above is the list of some of the best apps for Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 that you should try. 


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