Nine Kindle Fire apps for getting work done

Amazon's new tablet is obviously no robust business tool. But basic productivity apps can help you review email and more

By Angela West, PC World |  Unified Communications, Amazon Kindle Fire, tablets

5. Evernote Fans of this popular note-taking app will be happy to know that you can download it for the Kindle Fire. While one of the features of Evernote is its ability to take audio, photo or text notes, remember that the price of the Kindle means that it is equipped with no mic or camera to take advantage of these features.

Price: Free 6. Touchdown for Tablet This app makes up for Fire's lack of native email and calendar support and gives you a suite containing your email, calendar and tasks in one application, with widgets for each you can place on the homescreen. The big downside: no POP3 or IMAP support, just Exchange Server 2003 SP2 and above, Zimbra, and Kerio.

Price: Free

7. QuickOffice

It is important to keep the limitations of the Kindle Fire in mind when installing a document creation app; it can't take a Bluetooth keyboard or any other kind of keyboard except its wee onscreen model, so typing is limited. Any office app is best used to review documents and make simple changes rather than create them.

QuickOffice is one of the most reliable apps for editing Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Don't mistake the QuickOffice Pro HD for Tablets to be the one that you buy for your Kindle Fire; it's optimized for the Honeycomb build of Android.

Price: $14.99 8. Seesmic

Update and peruse all your social networks at once with Seesmic, which supports Facebook, Twitter, and most other social networks that you want to install.

Price: Free

9. Wifi Analyzer Don't waste valuable time jumping from one network to another trying to figure out which one has the best signal. This free app tells you instantly what the best networks are around you and helps you troubleshoot possible issues with your own network.

Price: Free


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