Top 10 App Picks for Your Amazon Fire Phone

1 - Top 10 App Picks for Your Amazon Fire Phone
2 - Notepad+
3 - Outlook for Kindle Fire
4 - Planner Plus
5 - Clean Master Clears Up Smartphone Memory
6 - ESET Mobile Security and Antivirus
7 - Applocker Hides Applications
8 - Kindle Security Pro
9 - OfficeSuite Professional 7
10 - PDF Max
11 - 'Don't Tap the White Tile'
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Top 10 App Picks for Your Amazon Fire Phone

by Don Reisinger

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When business users or consumers need to get some work done, it's important to have a simple notepad app that will allow for just that. With Notepad+, users can handwrite or type notes in various colors and share them via email with others. Those notes can also be printed out or pass-coded for additional security. Notepad+ is currently available for 99 cents.

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Outlook for Kindle Fire

Outlook for Kindle Fire is a must-have for any user who needs quick, easy access to Microsoft's email platform. The 99-cent unofficial app lets users log into their Outlook accounts and do everything from read emails to compose messages. The design on the app is actually a bit nicer than what users would find in Outlook, which makes it even more appealing.

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Planner Plus

Users looking for a simple solution to plan their daily schedules and tasks will like what they find in Planner Plus. The app, which also costs 99 cents, provides a full calendar view, allowing users to create events, see what they need to do on a given day, and handle tasks, where appropriate. The app is well-design and well worth the 99-cent price tag.

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Clean Master Clears Up Smartphone Memory

Clean Master is designed to keep an Amazon device running smoothly. The app helps users clear memory and cache and go through tasks to quickly end any processes that are slowing the device down. It should come in handy on the Fire Phone. Better yet, it's free.

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ESET Mobile Security and Antivirus

Although Amazon's forked Android operating system Fire OS is a reliable platform in its own right, security is still a concern. That's why it's important for future Fire Phone owners to download the free ESET Mobile Security and Antivirus app. The program performs regular scans in the background and alerts users to any issues—viruses, phishing scams or filtering—that may be cause for alarm. It's a handy app to have running in the background.

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Applocker Hides Applications

Have some special apps that you don't want certain people to see? If so, the free Applocker might be for you. The app allows users to pass-code or pattern-lock all or some apps, depending on their preference. The pattern-lock is especially useful since it could be practically impossible for someone to know the pattern that would unlock certain programs. It's a nice security feature that should be added to any Fire Phone.

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Kindle Security Pro

Kindle Security Pro is an app worth having for those who are concerned about the state of security in the mobile world. Kindle Security Pro, which costs $3.99, keeps private data behind a pass-lock and performs security scans to eliminate viruses and spyware. The app can also block malicious ads.

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OfficeSuite Professional 7

If it's productivity the user is after, getting OfficeSuite Professional 7 onto the Fire Phone would be a good move. The app, which is surprisingly expensive at $14.99, provides for full Office functionality, including the ability to edit and save documents and handle all kinds of Office formats. The app is like having a full Office suite on an Amazon device, and it works quite well.

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At $7.99, PDF Max is a little expensive. Still, the app is an important one to have for those who want to mark up PDFs, place annotations on a document or quickly create their own PDFs. The app's user interface is easy to get used to and allows for a wide range of features both enterprise users and consumers would find appealing.

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'Don't Tap the White Tile'

All of this talk of work and productivity apps might be a little too much for some to handle. Realizing that, it might be worthwhile to download the extremely addictive (and free) game "Don't Tap the White Tile." The game's title describes what users shouldn't do, but it's much harder than one might think. For those moments when you want to give your brain a break, "Don't Tap the White Tile" is an app you should definitely try out.