Thursday, December 22, 2011

Free and Bargain Apps for the Kindle Fire

I've got to say it's been great getting everyone's entries for our 1st Annual Kindle App Awards. Whether they be games or utilities, there are a lot of apps out there people love using on their Kindle Fire. It's encouraged me to go back and start playing around with some of the older ones I'd forgotten about. But there are still lots of people waiting to open their Fires for the first time, and so we'll see what everyone chooses by the end of the year!

If you're in the shopping mood but don't want to spend a lot, take a look at Amazon's Top Holiday Deals for bargains!

Now let's check out a few great apps. This first one is Skitch, which I'd actually heard about before but never mentioned it here because I thought it wouldn't work on the Fire. Although you may not be able to use it to take pictures, it can still do a lot of photo manipulation/drawing stuff.

Name: Skitch
Rating: 4.3 stars over 13 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Spice up your pictures with the Skitch app. Skitch is a fun and fast way to create great-looking annotated images, snapshots, and sketches of ideas. Take a snapshot of something, draw an arrow, add a caption, and post the image on Twitter or Facebook. Snap a picture of people you meet, annotate it with their names, and save it to Evernote. Sketch out a map, diagram, or anything you want. 

Please note that this app requires an Evernote if you want to save your pictures to Evernote. The Evernote app is available for free in the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Get Skitch for free!

Name: Jack and the Beanstalk
Rating: 5.0 stars over 1 review
Price: 0.00
Description: Both children and the young at heart are in for a real treat with this classic fairy tale, now an e-book for your Android. This is a fun and contemporary version of "Jack and the Beanstalk," featuring beautiful illustrations and quality narration.

Click on "Read to Me" to have the application read the book, with the pages turning automatically. To read it manually, click on "I Will Read." Users can turn the pages by swiping the screen left or right with a finger.
Get Jack and the Beanstalk for free!

Name: The Princess and the Pea
Rating: 2.8 stars over 5 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: How can you tell if a lady is truly a princess? Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess and the Pea is a delightful story of how one queen did just that. This app includes beautiful illustrations and a lovely recording of this classic fairy tale. You can enjoy the story by reading, listening, or both. It makes a wonderful bedtime story.


And this last one is a hugely popular game that has gotten a lot of attention for its PC and ios versions. Definitely worth a look if you're in the mood for something with some action!

Name: Anomaly Warzone Earth HD
Rating: 4.5 stars over 4 reviews
Price: 3.99
Description: Critically acclaimed game Anomaly Warzone Earth HD turns tower defense on its head. This time you take control of the attacking force, pitting your heavily armored squad against the destructive towers of an alien horde. Carefully lead your squad through the invaders' defenses, shattering their towers and turrets with special weapons and power-ups in this groundbreaking new experience in tower offense.


Get Anomaly Warzone Earth HD!

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