The Irish Mail on Sunday
10 of the best apps
Because your reader isn’t just for reading – it’s for having fun, too
The Kindle app is available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and even PC. Any book, app or song you buy is stored online forever.
The best thing about Amazon’s web browser is a lot of sites don’t realise it’s a mobile device, so you get the ‘real’ website. Very fast indeed.
DOODLEJUMP SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS €3.59
Defying the trend for ‘educational games’, kids will learn nothing from this, but they will enjoy playing it.
Amazon’s colour Kindles are reluctant to play videos not bought from Amazon. This plays films or family videos.
OFFICE SUITE PROFESSIONAL €11.50
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is no match for iPad as a business device, but lets you log in to an office network from home. Read and edit Word, Excel and PDF documents.
MISTER MAKER - LET’S MAKEIT €2.69
Kindle’s child-friendly ‘Freetime’ mode means cheery apps abound. Paint with a finger, then print and frame their masterworks.
Essential to life on any tablet, using Wi-Fi to listen to hundreds of radio stations.
NAV FOR GOOGLE MAPS €1.57 Kindle was never a navigation device. This offers Google Maps for colour Kindles, and works well enough to find your way home.
Kindle’s built-in comic reader is far better than Apple’s. The selection isn’t great though. This fills the gaps.
DAILY WORKOUTS FREE
There are lots of ‘free’ fitness apps – but this offers a decent amount before asking for money.
Apps are available on Kindle, Kobo and most Android devices