I thought I’d share how I am using my Kindle Fire by showing you what apps I am using the most. In this post, I am only going to talk about apps you can get from the Amazon App Store for you Kindle Fire. Why? Because I am sure many of you have not rooted your Kindle Fire and don’t intend to. After the break, find the top 5 Amazon approved apps on My Kindle Fire right now, in no particular order.
- Quickoffice – Pre-installed (pro version $14.99) This app came pre-installed on my Kindle Fire. I use it every single Sunday, sometimes other times too. The main reason I use it is for preaching because I can get to my DropBox folder with it. You can also access Box, Google Docs, huddle, SugarSync, and MobileMe files. The only problem with the pre-installed version is that you cannot edit or create files. I pretty much use it like a GoodReader (iOS only) replacement. The pro version gives you editing/creating capabilities.
- Documents To Go – Free (full version $14.99) Probably the most feature rich “office” app for Android that I’ve seen. I use it all the time. It connects to my Google Docs account, or I can access and store files right on your Kindle Fire. I can also download a desktop app to get to docs on my desktop. The free version only lets you view your docs. The full version allows you to view, edit, and create Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Unfortunately, the big deficiency of this app is that I cannot get docs from my DropBox account. The workaround is to sideload DropBox (since Amazon won’t let you install it directly) and open a doc into Quick Office from DropBox.
- YouVersion Bible App (free) The great folks at Lifechurch,tv have a created an incredible Bible app. It has been installed on my iOS devices since version 1.0 and I am thrilled to be able to enjoy it on my Kindle Fire too. You get all the YouVersion Bible goodness, from reading plans, to an exhaustive list of Bible versions.
- Sketchbook Mobile Express – Free (Sketchbook Mobile Full $0.99) This is one of, if not THE best sketching application available for mobile devices. I’ve used this on iOS and am totally stoked that Autodesk released it for Kindle Fire too. Yu have complete control over color, brushes, opacity, thickness, etc. With the full version you get layer tools on top of all the other goodness.
- Netflix (free) Yes, the Kindle Fire gives you access to free movie streaming with your Amazon Prime membership, and you can buy/rent movies from the Amazon Movie Store. But, I’ve been a long time user of Netflix, and have become quite attached to the way it works, especially my Instant Queue. When the Kindle Fire first came out, the Netflix app was nowhere to be found – but now, it is freely available for on your device.
So, there’s my top 5 Amazon approved Kindle Fire apps. What are yours?