Considering the shipping days are dwindling, I'll mention Amazon's Top Holiday Deals one more time in case anyone has a few more items they need to find. Before we get to the free apps, there's one nice little trick I heard about today.
Adjusting Brightness on the Kindle Fire Screen
One of the complaints that have gone unanswered so far is that some people find the screen too bright and aren't able to easily adjust it. Like with everything else, there's an app for that, but this one can't be found on Amazon (yet). It's called Screen Filter, it's free, and it needs to be side-loaded from the Android Market. Reviews are overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and it'll make problems with screen brightness a thing of the past. You can get Screen Filter for free HERE.
Now on to some handy apps that won't cost you a penny!
Name: Magic Doodle
Reviews: 4.4 stars over 11 reviews
Description: Magic Doodle offers a lightweight painting studio suitable for beginners, advanced users, and professionals. The application provides: six adjustable pencils, 17 adjustable art brushes, six eraser heads, six canvass sizes, and 15 color palettes. Editing features include three layers with duplication, plus transition, mirror flip, image importation, background fill, merge, move, and color wheel value adjustments. The graphic display has been optimized for 600x1024 HD screens, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab. The app remembers the colors and tools you used last, making it much easier to pick up where you left off. And when you've done, you can export and share what you've created to your Web page or blog, or post it on the Magic Doodle group on flickr. Get Magic Doodle!
Name: The Mystery of the Crystal Portal Free
Reviews: 4.3 stars over 73 reviews
Description: Journalist Nicole Rankwist cares deeply for her father, an archaeologist. When he goes missing after making a discovery he thinks could "change the course of humanity," she knows that she can't rest until she discovers what happened to him.Thus begins The Mystery of the Crystal Portal, a brain-bending game that will test your eyes and wits. As Nicole, you will travel to exotic locations and put your investigative abilities to the test as you seek answers.
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Name: Checkers Free
Reviews: 4.2 stars over 5 reviews
Description: Checkers has been around for centuries, but it's never looked this good in a package this small. Take a great-looking game of checkers with you wherever you go with Checkers Free. Use the options menu to pick one player or two, to choose whether to use forced jumps, and to turn sound effects on or off. The sound effects include a realistic sliding noise when a piece is moved, a cheering crowd for your wins, and a sympathetic groan for your losses.
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