The Amazon Kindle Fire HD runs on the Android mobile operating system, providing different apps that iTunes or Windows Phone doesn't offer. What apps are currently receiving the best reviews on Amazon? Here are top 20 Must-Have Free Apps for Kindle Fire HD.
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NO.1: Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal: Price - Free
The app has been featured on NBC, USA Today, Marie Clair, and CNET, to name a few, and it provides tools to help get in shape and lose weight.
"This fast and easy-to-use calorie counter lets you keep track of your diet even while you're on the move," states MyFitnessPal. "Make use of the comprehensive database that includes over 590,000 foods and a speedy search function for exercises and take off those extra pounds in a hurry."
The app allows users to track their weight, goals, charts on progress, add nutrient information based on calories, protein, sugar, fibers, and cholesterol, to name a few.
One reviewer stated, "This app has helped me where I've failed so often before. It makes it so easy to track what you are eating. I am then sometimes surprised at what I've thought was healthy in the past, finding it those things really high in calories. Good Luck. This is a great tool to success!"
NO. 2: Reddit is fun: Price - Free
Developed by TalkLittle, the Reddit is fun app allows users to see what's going on in the Reddit universe, from what's "Hot," "New," and allows you to save what you find.
Users are able to share and comments on articles posted by fellow Redditors.
A reviewer wrote, "My daughter introduced reddit to me when I was visiting her. I didn't pay too much attention to it. A couple of nights later I was looking for something different to do and decided to download reddit. I was mainly wondering what she liked about it. Best app ever! Couldn't put it down. I especially like to read 'ask reddit' questions. Warning: You'll get addicted."
Amazon also provides a free "Test Drive" of the app, meaning you can use the app on your computer for a certain amount of time before giving the option of buying it - it's free.
NO.3: The Free Dictionary: Price - Free
Developed by Farlex, The Free Dictionary is exactly what it stands for, it's a dictionary.
The app provides users extensive definitions, pronunciations, how it's used in sentences, translation to languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, German, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian, to name a few, and use the thesaurus.
In addition, games are provided such as Spelling Bee, Words within Words, and Hangman.
One reviewer wrote, "This dictionary has a good layout, reasonably-sized text, and gives you access to a wealth of content. All of the dictionary apps I've tried have their quirks, but this one is pretty straightforward. Nicely done. It does work well on a large screen (e.g., the Fire's 7-inch)."
NO 4: Battery HD: Price - Free
Developed by smallte.ch, it is described as "the perfect battery monitor for your phone or tablet. It is simple, beautiful and can be calibrated specially for your device."
The Battery HD app gives users the opportunity to know how many hours they have left in listening to music, watching videos, talking, internet browsing, GPS navigation, camera use, and time left to recharge.
Similar to Reddit is fun, Amazon provides users to "Test Drive" Battery HD prior to installing it.
A reviewer wrote, "I can't imagine using my kindle fire without Battery HD. It changes keeping up the charge from a mildly annoying chore to a source of geeky entertainment. Straightforward and easy to use with useful statistics, it's a must-have app."
NO 5: Tiny Flashlight + LED: Price - Free
Developed by Noklay Anaiev, the app turns your device into a flashlight.
"Tiny Flashlight + LED uses your device's camera LED to display a variety of different lights," described Anaiev. "If your device doesn't have an LED, Tiny Flashlight uses your Android device's screen light. Designed to work on a wide variety of devices, Tiny Flashlight is one of the most versatile flashlight applications on the market."
Users can be creative and choose the different type of lights, from light bulb, traffic signal, police lights, and change the background color entirely while the app is on.
A "Test Drive" is provided to users prior to installing the app, if they wish to do so.
A reviewer wrote, "I love it. It's a great little light, [SOS] function is practical. The strobe is fun. The cop lights .......whatever. This is great if you are a boater with the addition of the red ambient light."
NO.6: Flashlight HD LED – Free
There are many flashlight apps, so why chose this one ?
- It is simple and well designed
- launch it and get light instantly by pressing one button
- uses the integrated FlashLight
- also uses your full screen as a light source (works on all devices)
- add a widget for quick access
Try it. It's simply the best at what it does.
NO.7: Christmas Puzzle: JigSaw: Price - Free
The app allows users to drag puzzle pieces in order to recreate an image, plus, the level of the puzzles increase as you advance. Users are also given the option to save the puzzle as wallpaper.
A reviewer wrote, "This is a puzzle game for most all ages. I love that my oldest (2nd grade) can solve the puzzles, and that the puzzles, as they progress, are also challenging enough to peak my interest. The images used aren't super cheesy, which is an added bonus!"
NO.8: Calculator Plus Free
I'm Calculator Plus - the perfect calculator for Kindle Fire. I'm easy to use and beautifully designed to do things better than your handheld calculator ever did.
I love saving you time and effort. I remember everything you calculate, and let you review it anytime, making me perfect for adding up receipts, balancing checkbooks, or even calculating taxes. And if you quit the calculator and go do something else, it's all still here when you come back. You'll never need to type the same calculation twice again.
NO. 9: Code Breaker Pro – Free
Code Breaker is a classic code breaking game. Can you break the secret code. You guess the secret code by placing colored peg in a row. After each guess you will get one black peg for each correct colour in the right place and one white peg for each correct colour in the wrong place. Good Luck.
NO.10: White Noise Lite – Free
Recommended by Dr. Oz! White Noise Lite provides 10 ambient sounds of the environment to help you relax or sleep. Includes high quality looping noises such as waves crashing on a beach, crickets chirping at night, and the soothing sound of rain fall. Featured by MSNBC and PC World Magazine so find out why the world is sleeping better!
Includes the following unique sounds:
Airplane, Beach Waves, Chimes, Clock, Crickets, Fan, Rain, Thunder, Train, and White Noise
NO.11: ChefTap Recipe App - Free
ChefTap is the first Android app to automatically import your favorite recipes from any web site or blog, without copying and pasting.
ChefTap is the only app on the market that uses an advanced artificial intelligence engine specifically designed to find recipes on any English language web page. With ChefTap, you’re no longer limited to the major corporate recipe sites. Have a favorite food blog? No problem! ChefTap will import those recipes too and give you a link to the original post in case you want to refer back to it. See a recipe you like on Pinterest? Just follow the link and share the web page with ChefTap, we'll take care of the rest.
NO.12: Road Warrior Free
Road Warrior is completely free to play, but in-game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use or let someone else use this feature, please disable in-app purchases.
Race against opponents and destroy them with your guns. Accumulate victories to be able to race against the bosses. Beat them and you will get their cars!
PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.
NO. 13: The Infinite Black (MMO) - Free
The Infinite Black is a FREE, wildly popular Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) space combat and exploration game created entirely by player-driven design!
In this constantly evolving online experience, you will command massive spaceships, form powerful galaxy-spanning corporations, and engage tens-of-thousands of other players in never-ending intergalactic warfare!
An open-ended sandbox world allows you to pursue whatever social, military, or economic goals you can imagine. Choose the path of a warrior defending the galaxy from hordes of invading aliens; Or become a trader who profits from rare knowledge and shrewd deal making; Or become an Alliance Overlord plotting long-term war strategy, building planetary strongholds, and obliterating opposing player factions for control of the universe!
This is your opportunity to join an amazing online experiment in cutting-edge mobile game creation unlike anything ever tried before! We've taken indie game development to an extreme level of player interaction, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Our team spends several hours a day working directly with players to design, test, and fine-tune EVERYTHING in The Infinite Black.
NO.14: Nick Chase: A Detective Story - Free
Nick Chase, a hard-boiled Private Investigator, is in need of a job. Lucky for him, one arrives from a man known only as The Collector. Solve a variety of puzzles and find hidden clues to uncover the mystery behind the missing manuscript penned by Leonardo Da Vinci. Explore gorgeous hand drawn scenes with a gritty film noir style in this one of a kind Adventure game where everyone is a suspect!
NO.15: Catch Notes - Free
Whether it's an inspirational phrase you need to jot down, a brainstorm that strikes on your commute home, or an unexpected photo opportunity while you're out and about, Catch Notes enables you to easily capture all of these moments with its innovative personal notation tools.
NO.16: OverDrive Media Console - Free
Download eBooks and audiobooks from your public or school library directly to your device!
OverDrive Media Console gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library. More than 18,000 libraries worldwide offer best-selling and classic titles via OverDrive, so use the ‘Get Books’ feature in the app to find a library near you.
NO. 17: Photo Editor - Free
Photo Editor is a simple and easy application for photo manipulation. Adjust color, add effects, rotate, crop, resize, frame, and draw on your photos. Color adjustment options include hue, saturation, contrast, and brightness. Additionally, Photo Editor offers a large variety of effects for your photos including gamma correction, auto contrast, auto tone, blur, sharpen, oil paint, sketch, polaroid, black & white high contrast, sepia, and lots more.
The easy touch and pinch-to-zoom interface makes it simple to play with your photos and get the exact look you desire. Edit photos from your gallery and camera.
Save your final result to your gallery, as wallpaper, or on your SD card. Share your photos using any of the services on your device such as e-mail, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, or whatever sharing method you prefer.
NO.18: Little Photo - Free
Little Photo is a super-easy, fun photo effects application that will turn your ordinary photos into art projects. Take photos within the app (or select a photo from your gallery), and then instantly retouch the photo with Little Photo's extensive menu of effects.
There are more than 50 effects to choose from. Tapping on the screen brings up Little Photo's large menu of options. See how your photo looks with cool effects such as Disco, Ghost Soldier, Fresh Fruit, White Shine, Vintage paper, and many others. Little Photo also comes with a menu of add-on illustrations, such as hearts, stars, flowers, crowns, and others. Set the color scheme of these add-ons. Of course, you're always able to undo any effects you've added.
Other features include saving photos to the SD card, sharing your photos, and using high resolution photos. With Little Photo, your normal photograph will turn into something extraordinary.
NO.19: Grocery Pal - Free
This app points you toward weekly sales and specials at stores like Safeway, Walgreens, Target, CVS, Walmart, RiteAid, Publix, Kmart, Food Lion, Albertsons, ALDI, Save-A-Lot, Super Target, Harristeeter, and more.
Grocery Pal hosts weekly promotions for over 100 supermarkets and discount retail stores covering more than 50,000 store locations across the US.
NO.20: World Explorer - Free
Hold a universal travel guide in your hands with the World Explorer app. World Explorer shows you the best places to visit wherever you are. Discover restaurants, neighborhoods, monuments, and museums with over 350,000 articles. Select articles on Wikipedia with pictures and detailed explanations or on a map.
World Explorer covers most countries such as U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Italy. It has world cities as well like New York, London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome.
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