November 20, 2011, 8:39 AM — The consensus of most reviewers of the Kindle Fire is that it's useful as a media consumption device, but not as an erstwhile laptop replacement like the iPad. While that may be the case, the Kindle Fire is cheaper than its Apple counterpart, and it still supports a wide range of productivity apps--especially when you take into account that you can sideload any Android application that you want.
For ease of use, we'll have a look at the apps that currently reside in the Amazon Appstore and pick out some that will let you use your Kindle Fire for to-do lists, email, and document reviewing. If you have any expectations over and above those three items, you'd do best to get yourself and your employees an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
MailDroid lets you sync all of your email accounts in one place. You can manage even heavy traffic with this app that allows you to move mail to folders. Messages autosave while you type them, and you can save email addresses to your contacts with one touch.
Price: Free with ads
2. Business Calendar
Business Calendar comes highly rated and syncs with your other calendars. Notifies you of appointments, lets you build task lists, and all of the other things you would expect of a calendar application.
3. ezPDF Reader
Reader reviews cite ezPDF Reader as the best app to view PDF documents due to quick access to the table of contents and how easy it is to annotate PDFs.
This app does the same thing that Windows Explorer does on your PC with an easy-to-use file management system.