As one of the original 5+ million that purchased the Kindle Fire a new tablet love affair has transpired. I now own 3, one for each member of my family, and they’re perfect to carry around for all our personal and business duties. The later being a huge unexpected surprise. Below are 10 sales and business applications that I recommend.
1.) textPlus Gold Free Text + Calls – $2.99
Link: textPlus Gold Free Text + Calls
My two cents: A powerful sales and business phone texting product for the Kindle Fire. I use it a lot for international connections.
Description from textPlus, Inc.: Always get Free Text / SMS to anyone in the US or Canada, cheap phone calls to any number in the world on your Android phone, tablet or Kindle Fire. Message and call other textPlus users for free. It’s your choice. Keeping in touch made simple, cheap and hassle free. textPlus — the downloadable alternative to expensive mobile phone plans.
2.) TripIt – Travel App – $0.99
My two cents: I have used this as a road warrior before on different platforms. This is a must have for anyone that travels for business or sales.
Description from TripIt: TripIt turns chaos into order by making it easy for anyone to:
- Organize trip details into one master online itinerary — even if arrangements are booked at multiple travel sites.
- Automatically include maps, directions, and weather in their master itinerary.
- Have the option to book restaurants, theatre tickets, activities, and more right from within the online itinerary.
- Safely access travel plans online, share them, check-in for flights, or print an itinerary.
3.) OfficeSuite Professional 7 – $14.99
My two cents: This program allows me to open Word and other Office program attachments on my Kindle seamlessly. Makes my Kindle Fire HD the go-to device.
Description from MobiSystems: “OfficeSuite 7 comes with intuitive and sleek design and user experience allowing quick and easy workflow while you manage your files or create and modify documents.The new side bar gives instant access to local and cloud stored files. Pinch zoom, multi-touch support, context toolbars and popup menus make your work with OfficeSuite quick and fun.”
“It offers a lot for the money; it’s full of ambitious features; it provides super-convenient access to a never-ending trove of content” — Time
4.) Expense Master – FREE
Link: Expense Master
My two cents: Tracking mileage and receipts is always a pain. Expense Master makes this simple and easy.
Description from Expense Master: This user-friendly tracker will help you calculate the bills that you spent on including the tips in individual purchases or shares in large groups. You can add multiple accounts on your list to add transactions of purchases or refund. It acts as an expense ledger only that guaranteed calculations are listed. Helps you get your spendings controlled and balance your earnings.
Come on… It’s only 49 bucks!
5.) Smart Writing Tool – 7notes Premium – $9.99
My two cents: I now no longer bring my notepad for my initial meetings. I tried to use my Galaxy by typing in notes… but I always felt the potential customer thought I was texting. Now with using my Kindle Fire for notes they think it’s cool and OK.
Description from MetaMoJi: 7notes Premium for Kindle Fire is the smart writing tool for Kindle Fire. With this app, mixing your handwriting and digital texts is easier than ever. Now you can take notes faster and easier in a wide variety of scenes and situations such as during a phone call, meeting with customers, commuting and so on. This is because the app provides superior note taking experience with a state-of-the-art handwriting recognition engine.
You can take a note any time, anywhere at a moment with handwriting. You can edit and decorate handwritten sentences later as you want.
Smooth inking and auto scroll, feed features provide outstanding note taking experience.
7notes Premium for Kindle Fire has state-of-the-art handwriting recognition engine which allows you to change your handwriting to text messages during or even after your handwriting. The app also has a variety of exporting features to e-mail, Evernote, Facebook and Twitter, etc.
With 7notes Premium for Kindle Fire, your Kindle Fire device becomes the best notepad you can carry anytime, anywhere. Good-bye dead trees.
6.) Office Calculator Pro – $2.19
Link: Office Calculator Pro
My two cents: If you have anything to do with sales you need a solid calculator. I really like the “tape” feature. Designed for the Fire.
Description from Office Calculator Pro: Office calculator with a virtual tape, fixed point or floating point calculator, various rounding modes and percent calculation. This is a calculator optimized for office tasks.
Protect your investment!
7.) Alarm Clock Xtreme – $1.99
Link: Alarm Clock Xtreme
My two cents: As any road warrior knows… it’s great to have your own alarm clock. There are plenty of these type of applications available but I really like the clean interface of Alarm Clock Xtreme. Designed for the Fire.
Description from Alarm Clock Xtreme: Most reliable and highest rated alarm clock and timer for Android! Do you have problems turning off your alarm clock only to fall back asleep? Wake up gently and avoid accidentally disabling your alarm with Alarm Clock Xtreme. This alarm clock and timer includes features that prevent excessive snoozing and get you out of bed.
8.) Sound Sleep Deluxe Edition (Music Therapy) – $2.99
My two cents: When traveling the strange noises of the hotel room always made it hard for me to sleep. This ambient music app takes that away.
Description from Sound Sleep: An Android music app that is designed to help you unwind and relax, so you can sleep more soundly. With low-speed alpha waves, the sounds will comfort your mind and help you to naturally and smoothly fall asleep. The app is easy to use, so you can simply let the soothing sounds carry you off into a deep and restorative slumber.
9.) LogMeIn Ignition –
Link: LogMeIn Ignition
My two cents: A road warrior “must have” as who hasn’t left without their presentation or doc.
Description from LogMeIn: Ignition on the Kindle Fire lets you remotely access one or more computers anywhere, anytime. So you never have to worry about leaving anything behind.
- Put your office in the palm of your hand.
- Remotely access your PC or Mac as if you’re sitting right in front of it.
- Use any business application like Microsoft Office on a remote computer.
It’s memory time!
10.) Last but not least… IT’S A PRIME MOVIE VIEWER and AWESOME eREADER!
I spend a lot of time reading magazines, books, and watching prime movies when traveling on business trips. My Smartphone just doesn’t work for me even with the Kindle app. The Kindle Fire, however, is wonderful. These periodicals and resources are available locally and on the cloud and can be retrieved anytime. The screen is bright and clear and is just right for my tired eyes.
These are just a few of the applications available for both local and cloud use. I am sure there will be more as the Kindle Fire matures. Its popularity should back that up. All in all the Fire has become a simple, easy to use, sales and business tool for me.
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