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Top Kindle Fire Apps

Updated on April 18, 2013

The Best Apps for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD

A list of top apps for the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. These are my favorite apps for using on the Kindle Fire. I've got a Kindle Fire HD tablet and it gets lots of use.

I'm a techie geek and a working Mom. I love reading, I'm a gamer when I get time and I enjoy watching videos and selected TV shows and movies.

My kids also use the Kindle Fire, but see Kindle Fire Apps for Kids for them. This page is about Kindle Fire Apps for adults, some of which will be relevant to parents.

Netflix


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Hulu Plus


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Almost too obvious to mention, but yes Netflix is very handy. I've included Hulu Plus as well, in case that's your preference.

Now I can watch something while I'm in the kitchen or doing housework. My six year old son discovered a cool surprise feature - you can control Netflix on the PS3 from the Android app. I love this! I can use my Kindle Fire as a remote control for Netflix on the big TV.

Learn Spanish with babbel.com


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Learn French with babbel.com


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Learn Italian with babbel.com


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Learn German with babbel.com


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I haven't studied foreign languages since high school, but I'd love to improve my languages. The Babbel apps are handy for learning (or relearning) vocabulary. I'm trying to improve my French and Spanish, and my son has just had an Italian speaker join his class. There are more languages available too.

Spotify (Kindle Tablet Edition)


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Note that while the Spotify app is free, you do need a Spotify premium account to use it.

If you haven't tried Spotify, it's a music service that allows you to stream music to your computer. The desktop version is free (ad supported) and there are premium services for removing ads and getting access from mobile devices.

A very convenient way to listen to music. (I'm currently listening to the Highwaymen, I'm a bit of a country music fan ...)

Doplphin Web Browser

Dolphin - Best Web Browser
Dolphin - Best Web Browser

I'm very impressed with the Dolphin Web Browser. It's very fast and slick.

I know Amazon's Silk was supposed to be amazing, but I prefer Dolphin.

It has gesture support which I keep meaning to master as that would make web browsing even more efficient.

 

Overdrive Media Console

I'm an avid reader and buy lots of Kindle books. I also borrow them from my local library and use the OverDrive app to read them.

OverDrive: Library eBooks & Audiobooks
OverDrive: Library eBooks & Audiobooks

OverDrive is wonderful if your local library supports it. I can borrow a wide range of books from my library for free.

 

Evernote

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Take notes on your Kindle Fire and sync with the Evernote in the cloud.

Splashtop 2 - Remote Desktop


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Splashtop Remote Desktop


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Splashtop Remote Desktop HD


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Splashtop is a rather neat app that gives you access to your desktop computer from your Kindle Fire. It's not perfect but I was surprised at how well it works.

It means you can access applications remotely from your desktop and control your desktop computer remotely. It sends sound to the tablet too.

One use is to see what my kids are doing on the computer (for example if I'm in the kitchen cooking.)

The free version allows you to connect to a computer on the same network, paid versions allow remote access - very handy when traveling or away from the office.

Kindle Fire Camera Video HD

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A handy app for taking photos with the Kindle Fire HD's built in camera. It's a front-facing camera so a bit fiddly, but comes in useful sometimes.

Fruit Ninja Free

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Fruit Ninja

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I'll cover games properly in another article, but I couldn't resist mentioning a couple of favorites. Fruit Ninja is popular for a reason! It's great fun and only takes a minute to play (not that you'll be able to stop after a minute!) Great for a quick bit of fun.

ZENONIA

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ZENONIA 2

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ZENONIA 3

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ZENONIA 4

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I love RPGs and I'm very impressed with the Zenonia games on the Kindle Fire. Perfect for when I have a bit more time available.

Thanks for Visiting

Top Kindle Fire Apps

I'll be updating this page as I acquire new favorite apps for my Kindle Fire HD. Suggestions welcome.

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