Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bargain and Free Kindle Fire Apps for 1/1

If you've got a Kindle Fire, 2012 has to be looking pretty good from here. We're finding new features and tricks for the device on a daily basis, and having a lot of fun on the way, if I do say so myself. We're not nearly alone either. This year, an estimated 12 million people will pick up the Fire, and our goal is to not only make sure those people are happy, but to add to it. Stay tuned for our own Kindle Fire giveaway to be announced in just a few days!

Before we get into our list of apps for today, we urge you to check out Amazon's Digital Deals page to find plenty of offers on movies, music, games, and more for your Fire.

If you've got some New Year's Resolutions that you're working on, this first app may help you do a little self-improvement!

Name: Lose It!
Rating: 4.8 stars over 40 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Succeed at weight loss with Lose It! Set goals and establish a daily calorie budget that enables you to meet them. Stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise and staying within your budget. The Lose It! app features a simple, streamlined interface, and a comprehensive database of foods and activities. Quickly add new foods or exercises to the database, and setup recipes for more complicated foods.

 Get your free copy of Lose It!

Some of these games you can get for a dollar for the Fire would've cost $50 for a game system or PC just a few years ago, and Dead Space is a good example. Beautiful, exciting games like this are way Electronic Arts is one of the top game-makers out there. Be sure to give this one a chance!

Name: Dead Space
Rating: 3.7 stars over 75 reviews
Price: 1.29 0.99
Description: Face off against the Necromorph horde in Dead Space™, a horrifying, hardcore action game featuring vivid audio and 3D graphics. Take ahold of Dead Space's elegant, intuitive controls and let its stunning sound and video immerse you in the game's chilling and violent universe.

Dead Space's atmospheric lighting and the cutting-edge visuals reproduce the game console experience. The voice-acted stereo soundtrack and movie-quality score and sound effects all cry out for the use of headphones so you don't miss any detail. Get in over your head in Dead Space's richly-detailed, cinematic horror and science fiction environment.

Get your copy of Dead Space!

I first came across this next app because someone voted for it as part of our Year-End Countdown, and I have to say I completely understand why someone would choose this. Cool space images, a fun interactive component with questions, and a free price tag press all the right buttons. Recommended!

Name: Galaxy Zoo
Rating: No reviews. If you try it, write one!
Price: 0.00
Galaxy Zoo: Hubble uses gorgeous imagery of hundreds of thousands of galaxies drawn from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope archive. To understand how these galaxies, and our own, formed the project organizers need your help to classify them according to their shapes--a task at which your brain is better than even the most advanced computer. If you're quick, you may even be the first person in history to see each of the galaxies you're asked to classify.

Your job is simple. The app will display an image of a galaxy and ask you a series of questions about it. All you need to do is to look for features that mark out different types of galaxies and answer the questions as well as you can. If you find it hard to decide on the answer to a particular question, don't worry. There often won't be a correct answer. Just pick the one that seems best and move on to the next question. By looking at all the answers given for each galaxy, the Galaxy Zoo scientists will be able to work out which is most likely to be the right one. Your individual opinion is extremely important to making that possible.

Get your free copy of Galaxy Zoo!

Lastly we have a fun, artistic app that allows you to break out the spray paint without ruining any walls or attracting the attention of police. Check it out!

Name: Spray Painter
Rating: 3.9 stars over 24 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: This simple app for your Android device lets you spray paint anything you want on a virtual wall. See what it's like to paint graffiti without even vandalizing anything! Choose from 10 different colors of paint, then select from three spray strengths and spray sizes. The small and medium sizes are handy for drawing outlines, adding detail, or creating highlights. Select the large size to fill in big areas. Low spray strength will give you a misty effect, while full strength will result in solid colors. You can change the background color and even the background pattern. 

Don't know what to paint? Pick one of the 25 included templates and go wild. If you make a mistake, tap UNDO to undo your last stroke or use the eraser tool. Play around to create different effects, like painting in one place to create paint drips. Draw with your finger and hear what it sounds like to spray with a real can, or use the app with the sound turned off. The wall is your oyster.

Get your free copy of Spray Painter!


  1. Pinball will not install on my Kindle Fire

  2. Hmm, really? I'm really surprised by that. I was sure it would work. It might be worth removing it from your device, going into your account, and then trying to install again.


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