15 Best Kindle Fire apps for work, productivity, and business

by Mike Vallez

January 7 2012

The Kindle Fire tablet has been available for just under two months. It's time to take a look at the app eco system with an eye towards productivity and business.

 

 

Links & Apps

  • 1 Evernote
    Slide 1
    Evernote for Kindle Fire
    Free

    Thankfully one of the best productivity apps of all time, is available for the Kindle Fire. It is one of the few Kindle Fire optimized apps and has the same functionality as other mobile versions.

     
  • 2 Pulse
    Slide 2
    Pulse for Kindle Fire
    Free

    This news app will keep you in the know. Information can be swiped from side to side for a large intake of information in a short period of time. The news feeds are also highly customizable, from loading your Google Reader to just about any other website or feed you can find.

     
  • 3 Documents To Go 3.0
    Slide 3
    Documents To Go 3.0 Main App for Kindle Fire
    Free/$14.99

    This is a fantastic file viewing application for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, and is FREE. Upgrade to the full version for $14.99 and you can edit and create Microsoft documents and view PDFs

     
  • 4 Skitch
    Slide 4
    Skitch for Kindle Fire
    Free

    This productivity app allows you to draw on pictures to mock them up and create your very own original sketches, notes, etc. Unfortunately, the current Kindle Fire has no camera, but you can still use images from your gallery and from some apps like Quickoffice.

     
  • 5 Quickoffice Pro
    Slide 5
    Quickoffice Pro for Kindle Fire
    $4.99

    Create, view, edit Microsoft Office documents with this application. You can also access numerous cloud repositories like DropBox, Google Docs and more. PDF viewing enabled as well.

     
  • 6 Read It Later Pro
    Slide 6
    Read It Later Pro for Kindle Fire
    $0.99

    Great for when you have no connectivity and want catch up on some web reading. This app allows you to access web pages offline and share them later.

     
  • 7 LogMeIn Ignition
    Slide 7
    LogMeIn Ignition for Kindle Fire
    $29.99

    Take your home computer with you on your Kindle Fire. This app allows you to access your home or work computer to have access to important documents, emails, etc. that you might need in a pinch. You can also remotely run desktop applications on the fly.

     
  • 8 Box
    Slide 8
    Box for Android for Kindle Fire
    Free

    Since DropBox is not yet available for the Kindle Fire, this app fills the void, offering cloud document storage and easy retrieval for free.

     
  • 9 Pocket Informant
    Slide 9
    Pocket Informant for Kindle Fire
    $7.99

    Like having the "day runner" of yesteryear on your Kindle Fire, with hundreds of configurable options. The primary feature of this app is event management using the PI calendar.

     
  • 10 Exchange By Touchdown
    Slide 10
    Exchange By Touchdown for Kindle Fire
    Free/$9.99

    Get your Microsoft Exchange account on your Kindle, including calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes. This free version provides 30 days of use; if you want to continue, you will need to buy the full version or the key for $9.99.

     
  • 11 ezPDF Reader
    Slide 11
    ezPDF Reader for Kindle Fire
    $2.99

    This pdf reader is not the most intuitive for importing pdf's; however, it is very good for viewing PDFs, annotating, and exporting them.

     
  • 12 LastPass
    Slide 12
    LastPass for Kindle Fire
    Free

    This is the mobile version of the LastPass password manager software. This app syncs your passwords across all your browsers and devices and auto-fills your login information and passwords. You can also create unique, custom passwords with the password generator.

     
  • 13 Whiteboard Pro
    Slide 13
    Whiteboard Pro for Kindle Fire
    $0.99

    Creative brainstorms can happen anywhere, and that is where this app comes in handy. Easy to use, you get a white screen to mock up in a variety of colors with a few extra features such as a box, straight line, or circles for mind mapping, flow charts and more. Documents can be saved and exported as jpeg, png, or a vector drawing.

     
  • 14 Springpad
    Slide 14
    Springpad for Kindle Fire
    Free

    This mobile note creation and syncing app syncs with the Springpad website and includes information for price drops, coupons, movie and restaurant reviews. This app also auto-organizes your notes and informs you of relevant savings opportunities and links.

     
  • 15 WiFi Explorer Pro
    Slide 15
    WiFi Explorer Pro for Kindle Fire
    $0.99

    This simple utility allows you to sync your Kindle Fire to your computer without using any cables. You get more information than just file transfers, such as complete battery life, storage space. And all files on your device can be displayed on your computer.

     


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