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Must Have Apps for Kindle Fire
#11  Jessica Lares 11-17-2011, 09:50 PM
Here are all the drawing apps I'm testing and test art:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157165

Mint.com - For keeping track of my money.

TuneIn Radio - Has TONS of stations to listen to, including BBC Radio.

Pretty much all I've installed so far.
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#12  Blossom 11-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Quote Jessica Lares

TuneIn Radio - Has TONS of stations to listen to, including BBC Radio.

Pretty much all I've installed so far.
Thanks! I Second Tune In Radio! I was listening to Christmas music all day! It doesn't drain the battery much at all. I have the Pro version. It has all my local stations as well no Radio needed now. On my phone it doesn't sound this good!

I'll probably put Slacker radio on here too and see if it works.
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#13  sirmaru 11-17-2011, 09:55 PM
Quote Blossom
In two clicks (I have them in favorites beside each other) I can turn WiFi off and lock my Fire which will save my battery.
What is your battery experience so far? I've used 147% of it's capacity in the last 2 days. At this rate it will need a daily charge.

Its supposed to have a 7 hour capacity. Of course, if one just reads an eBook 30 minutes per day, it should last 14 days. My 3rd Gen Kindle Kbd needs a new charge ever 3 weeks but I only use it for 30 minutes of eReading daily.

This Fire has so many other features that most of my time is NOT spent with eBooks lately.
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#14  Jessica Lares 11-17-2011, 10:00 PM
Quote Blossom
Thanks! I Second Tune In Radio! I was listening to Christmas music all day! It doesn't drain the battery much at all. I have the Pro version. It has all my local stations as well no Radio needed now. On my phone it doesn't sound this good!

I'll probably put Slacker radio on here too and see if it works.
Pro version is DEFINITELY the best! I love the record feature, use it to death.

Slacker is nice, but I'm waiting for Spotify to be formatted properly for the Fire so I can use my Premium.
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#15  Blossom 11-17-2011, 10:01 PM
Quote sirmaru
What is your battery experience so far? I've used 147% of it's capacity in the last 2 days. At this rate it will need a daily charge.

Its supposed to have a 7 hour capacity. Of course, if one just reads an eBook 30 minutes per day, it should last 14 days. My 3rd Gen Kindle Kbd needs a new charge ever 3 weeks but I only use it for 30 minutes of eReading daily.

This Fire has so many other features that most of my time is NOT spent with eBooks lately.
The thing about android is know your apps! Some can be drainers and some are easy on the battery. My battery is doing great but I do plug my Tablet in at bedtime. I keep WiFi off when not using it.

Games will drain your battery fast! Videos as well. If you notice your battery feels really warm during an app that is a good indicator the app is using some juice. Prime videos streaming is one of them. Watch each app you side load for possible issues with battery drainage.

I took mine off the charger at 1:30PM EST. With moderate use playing the radio app all day, adding stuff to it and setting up my lan, no gaming or video though it's at 70% I say that is pretty good.
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#16  Blossom 11-17-2011, 10:02 PM
Quote Jessica Lares
Pro version is DEFINITELY the best! I love the record feature, use it to death.

Slacker is nice, but I'm waiting for Spotify to be formatted properly for the Fire so I can use my Premium.
I got Pro for free through Amazon. I love it!

What is Spotify?
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#17  Jessica Lares 11-17-2011, 10:05 PM
Quote Blossom
I got Pro for free through Amazon. I love it!

What is Spotify?
I got it free from Apple sometime a year or so ago.. Haha. I bought it again yesterday though for the Fire.

http://www.spotify.com/us/ Spotify is a music app that just came out for the US a few months ago. I had my account since it opened though. Basically a streaming service.

The app cuts at the bottom though, so you can't control the music. .
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#18  JSWolf 11-17-2011, 10:08 PM
Quote Jessica Lares
I got it free from Apple sometime a year or so ago.. Haha. I bought it again yesterday though for the Fire.

http://www.spotify.com/us/ Spotify is a music app that just came out for the US a few months ago. I had my account since it opened though. Basically a streaming service.

The app cuts at the bottom though, so you can't control the music. .
So it really doesn't work properly and thus doesn't belong here.
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#19  Jessica Lares 11-17-2011, 10:16 PM
Quote JSWolf
So it really doesn't work properly and thus doesn't belong here.
Yes, I know. That's why I didn't post it... Was just answering the question. .
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#20  obsessed2 11-18-2011, 07:37 AM
One thing I have noticed about the Amazon App Store is that it is reporting a lot of Apps Not Compatible with the Fire, even when they are. Opera Mini Browser is one example.



Great Paid Apps from the Amazon App Store:


Mantano Reader


Office Suite Pro


Dead Space


The Secret of Grisly Manor


Wolfram Alpha



Free Apps:


There are plenty of Android Apps on the Internet. Many are FREE (my favorite kind).


You can download Apps for the Kindle Fire outside of the Amazon Store. To install Apps outside of the Amazon Store you have to set it up on your Fire. Touch Quick Settings, More, Device, and enable Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources.


When downloading Apps outside of the Amazon App Store, you will see a small pop-up in the Notification Area of the Status Bar at the Top of the Fire. If you touch the Notification you will see the download in progress. After the download is complete, touch it to launch the App installation package.


A quick note about downloaded Apps. I highly recommend you download ES File Explorer from Amazon. When you download Apps outside of the Amazon Store these downloads will be stored on your Fire and can eat up valuable storage. When you launch ES File Explorer you will find a Folder called download. If you touch the Folder you will see all downloaded Apps. You can choose to keep these as backup if desired. Once the App is installed you do NOT need to keep the Install Package. To delete a downloaded App after it is installed, LONG press (press and hold) the downloaded App you want delete and a pop-up menu should appear which will allow you to delete it.


With the exception of the Apps referenced to the Amazon Store, you can download these Apps via PC and transfer them to your Fire using your USB cable, but I ask, why would you want to do that when you can transfer them wireless using WiFi File Explorer which you will find under Utilities at the bottom of this post? You can then use ES File Explorer to launch the App installation package. The nice thing about WiFi Explorer is that it allows you to create folders, transfer and delete files using a Web Browser on a PC connected to a wireless network.



I spent several hours briefly testing all of these Apps. If you run into any problems with any of these hyperlinks (I tested them and they should all be valid) or a problem with any of the Apps please let me know.



App Stores:

1 Mobile: http://www.1mobile.com/

http://www.1mobile.com/1mobile-market-79873.html

Be sure to checkout 1Mobile's Applists: http://www.1mobile.com/applists/

1Mobile accepts PayPal.




AndroidPIT: http://www.androidpit.com

http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/market/app-center

AndroidPIT accepts PayPal.




AndApp Store: http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/Developer-Tools/Installers/AndAppStore-Client-88714.shtml




GetJar: http://www.getjar.com/

GetJar now offers many of the best paid Apps for FREE. New Apps added every week.




Panda App: http://download.pandaapp.com/?app=soft&controller=android

http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/pandaapp-for-android1.1.1-id5474.html




SlideME: http://slideme.org/en

http://slideme.org/application/sam

SlideME accepts PayPal.



Soc.io Mall: http://soc.io/



Other Great Sites for Apps:


Android Community: Android Community website syncs their App data directly from the Android Market. Many of the FREE Apps available on the Android Market can be downloaded from this site.

http://androiddev.orkitra.com/download/apps/

http://androiddev.orkitra.com/?page_id=254

This is an excellent website and the owner has several Apps featured on the Google Android Market:

https://market.android.com/developer?pub=Visal+Kith#?t=W251bGwsbnVsbCxudWxsLD EsImNvbS5vcmtpdHJhLmllZGl0dHJhaWwiXQ..



Freeware Lovers: Select Android device. On Download Page touch Click here to download Apps.

http://www.freewarelovers.com/




Handango: http://www.handango.com/catalog/SoftwareCatalog.jsp?storeId=2218&deviceId=2433&pla tformId=80&categoryId=0&productType=free

I expect the Fire will be a supported device in short order and you will be able to take full advantage of everything Handango has to offer. However, until then you can visit this page and download many popular FREE Apps via a PC and sideload to the Kindle Fire.




Only Android: http://onlyandroid.mobihand.com/




Opera Mobile Store: http://mobilestore.opera.com




Browsers:


Dolphin Mini: http://www.1mobile.com/dolphin-browser-mini-79961.html


Dolphin Browser HD with Webzine: http://www.1mobile.com/dolphin-browser-hd-79865.html

Dolphin Browser Add-Ons: http://www.1mobile.com/search.php?keywords=dolphin%20add




Miren: http://www.1mobile.com/cn-miren-browser-90874.html



Ninesky: http://ninesky.com/index_en.html



Opera Mini: http://www.1mobile.com/opera-mini-web-browser-55079.html

Opera Mobile: http://www.1mobile.com/opera-mobile-57351.html



xScope: http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/xscope6.01-id2049.html



Children Friendly Apps:

Download directly from the developer's website which will redirect you to SlideMe. All of these Apps are FREE.


http://divmob.com/category/android-app



http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=n%3A2350149011%2Cp_4%3Adivmob&ie=UT F8&qid=1324228192





Dictionary:

Dictionary.com: http://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-com/dp/B004GMT14Y/ref=pd_sim_mas_1 OR

http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/dictionary.com1.0.4-id1563.html



Free-Dictionary: http://slideme.org/application/free-dictionary-org
http://www.amazon.com/Langtolang-Inc-Free-Dictionary-Org/dp/B004FKJTVW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=mobile-apps&qid=1321620829&sr=1-5



Merriam-Webster: http://www.1mobile.com/dictionary---merriam-webster-87948.html


Education:


Andy-86 (TI-86 emulator) - http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/andy-862-id2669.html

Select Fast Download

Looks like the real thing. Here's a manual from TI:

http://education.ti.com/downloads/guidebooks/graphing/86/86bookeng.pdf




Blackboard Mobile Learn. Access your school's Blackboard site with this free App: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25986798/Blackboard%20Learn%202.4.apk



Convert Anything: http://slideme.org/application/convert-anything



RealCalc: http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/realcalc




WikiMobile Encyclopedia: http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/wikimobile-encyclopedia



WolframAlpha:

http://slideme.org/application/wolframalpha-quicklaunch


http://www.amazon.com/Wolfram-Alpha-LLC/dp/B004J1DBJI/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1329335150&sr=1-1




Professor Messer Free Computer Certification Training (studio quality): http://www.professormesser.com/



Entertainment:



DailyStrip Comic Strip Viewer: http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/dailystrip



Old Time Video: A good selection of Classic TV, Comedy, Scary Movies, and Sci Fi. Gotta love those Vintage Social Guidance videos.

http://androiddev.orkitra.com/download/apps/?appid=3943060258623687497&download=com.arbitrarys oftware.otv_v1.4



TV.com: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25986798/TV%20Dot%20Com.apk



Android Video (Excellent Selection of Modern TV Shows)
www.androidvideo.net




EZ Takes: 39 pages of Classic Movies You Can Watch for Free. Make sure you touch the full screen icon (lower right corner) when FlashPlayer launches.
http://www.eztakes.com/store/categories/Free-Streaming-Movies.jsp



FREEdi Youtube Downloader: Free from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/MicroMacro-Mobile-Inc-YouTube-Downloader/dp/B004UID2LC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=mobile-apps&qid=1322415075&sr=1-1



RealPlayer: http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/realplayer0.0.0.61-id4729.html



Tune-In Radio: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GYY714/ref=s9_newr_co_g405_ir05?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_ rd_s=left-4&pf_rd_r=1F6SY1GM5WGX7F0GYBWW&pf_rd_t=3201&pf_rd_ p=1280661882&pf_rd_i=typ01

http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/tunein-radio




Pandora Internet Radio: http://www.1mobile.com/com-pandora-android-11515.html




MyPOD: http://slideme.org/application/mypod



Games:


Doodle Dash: Do the Dash. Do the Doodle Dash! Doodle Dash is an action game, playable and simple to control. Tap left for a Short Jump (hold for a higher jump) and tap right to Fire. Doodle protagonist is a brave warrior, running in a different world, the eradication of ninjas, mummies, vampires and more!

http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/doodle-dash1.7-id2828.html




DynamoKid Touch Lite: Bring back colour to the Dream Islands! Touch the screen to complete scenery and save Dynamo Kid from enemies by brushing them out of the way. Finish the story mode to unlock free-play levels and mini games.

http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/dynamokidtouchlite_3.1.4-id4439.html




Mr. Block is a challenging game. You need to color the same color of the Block on the box, it looks easy, is not that simple. Very addictive !!!

http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/mr.block_1.4-id4270.html



Tower Bloxx New York: Play through up to 5 entire Manhattan districts in Board Game mode and enjoy addictive block dropping chaos in the Big Apple!

http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/tower-bloxx-new-york1.0.30-id2438.html



Pool Rebel Lite: Whether a beginner or a pro Pool Rebel will keep you occupied for hours on end.

http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/pool-rebel-lite3.2-id2377.html



Internet File Hosting:


Dropbox http://www.dropbox.com/

Dropbox App:

http://www.1mobile.com/dropbox-70041.html

http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/dropbox_1.2.4-id4162.html



SugarSync: https://www.sugarsync.com/free/

Sugarsync App: http://www.1mobile.com/sugarsync-184550.html


Newspapers:


Newspapers: http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/newspapers


US Newspapers: Download FREE from Amazon App Store


World Newspapers: http://www.1mobile.com/world-newspapers-82247.html




Productivity:


Action Complete: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT_JK90wlDM
http://www.amazon.com/ActionComplete-LLC/dp/B004UBZNTI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=mobile-apps&qid=1321620367&sr=1-1


Astrid: http://www.amazon.com/Todoroo-Inc-Astrid-Task-Todo/dp/B0056AN8UI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=mobile-apps&qid=1321620437&sr=1-1



Checkbook: http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/checkbook_4.1.0-id4278.html


Evernote: http://www.evernote.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Evernote-Corp/dp/B004LOMB2Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=mobile-apps&qid=1322411706&sr=1-1



Maple Paint: http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/maplepaint



Thinking Space: http://www.thinkingspace.net/?q=node/8



Reading:


Google e-books: http://books.google.com/ebooks

http://www.1mobile.com/google-books-79867.html



Kobo: Over a Million FREE eBooks!

http://www.kobobooks.com/free_ebooks

http://kobobooks.com/desktops

http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/kobo

Cool Reader: http://coolreader.org/e-index.htm



Nook: http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/nook

http://www.1mobile.com/nook-for-android-by-bn-79949.html



FBReader: http://www.fbreader.org/FBReaderJ



Mantano Reader: http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/mantano-reader1.6.3-id4960.html




OverDrive Media Console: Check out e-books, audio books, and more from many public libraries (library card required). Many school libraries also support OverDrive (e.g. Community Colleges, Universities etc.). I'm able to check out books from my school using my school username and password.


OverdriveMedia Console supports the Kindle Fire: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/


Download here: http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/


FAQs: http://www.overdrive.com/Software/OMC/faq.aspx#question-01


Overdrive Info from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=200747550




LibriVox: http://librivox.org/



Bible.is: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25986798/com.faithcomesbyhearing.android.bibleis_v1.8.7.5.a pk




Websites with plenty of free e-books:


Remember, the Fire is an Android Device and that may work better when selecting that format on some of the free e-book sites. Many of these sites also offer PDF downloads.

Books in ePub format (non-DRM) can be read using Mantano Reader or Cool Reader. As a bonus, Cool Reader will read the book for you if you like.



http://www.free-ebooks.net/

http://publicliterature.org/

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.manybooks.net/

http://www.ebookdirectory.com/

http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/freebooks.htm

http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/0/free/any



Utilities:


ES File Explorer: Free from Amazon

Newer Version Available Here: http://www.1mobile.com/es-file-explorer-70957.html




Quick System Info Pro (Free from Amazon) or http://slideme.org/application/quick-system-info-pro




Wi-Fi File Explorer: Easily transfer files (Apps, Documents, Movies, Music etc.) from your PC to your Fire using a Web Browser on your PC, without using a USB cable. This App requires that you are connected to a wireless network. When you enter the File Explorer Web URL address into a browser on your PC you are looking at your Fire's Directory Structure. Real simple to use. Make sure you enter the ENTIRE address in your web browser as it appears in the File Explorer Web URL. For example: 192.168.1.47:8000

Note: You have to Exit the App once you are done using it otherwise it could interfere with screen saving etc. (Options Bar --> MENU --> Exit). More specifically from the App description: PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.



http://download.pandaapp.com/android-app/wifi-file-explorer-pro1.4.3-id4561.html




Amazon offers a newer version of this App for a whopping 99 cents as of this posting. Trust me, this is one App you will want to have.

http://www.amazon.com/Dooblou-WiFi-File-Explorer-PRO/dp/B004OZOTSQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=mobile-apps&qid=1321641082&sr=1-1




Enjoy !
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