15 Essential Free Kindle Fire Apps

Get the Most Out of Your Kindle With These Free Apps

These free Kindle Fire apps are essential to making the most out of your tablet and ereader. Not only are they incredibly useful, they'll also save you time since you'll have the information you need available at a push of the button.

Some of these free Kindle apps will keep you organized, others will keep you prepared, and some will even keep you entertained with your favorite music and movies. So pick up your Kindle Fire and go through this list to make sure you have these essential apps downloaded.

You'll also surely want some free ebooks for your Kindle Fire. Here's a general guide on how to get free ebooks as well as a list of the best websites to download free Kindle books.

Alarm Clock

A good alarm clock is obligatory if you need reminders for things like waking up, going somewhere, etc., and this app is the best one to use.

Alarm Clock not only gives you the time and lets you set multiple alarms, but it also shows the local weather and lets you fall asleep to white noise.

This free Kindle Fire app is easy to use, works in portrait and landscape mode, has a dimming feature, and will function even if it isn't running or if your Kindle Fire is in sleep mode.

Pandora

Pandora is definitely one of the most popular music streaming services available, and fortunately, it works through a free app for Kindle Fire.

Pandora lets you create your own music stations based on music you already know you like. From there, it finds similar music for you and plays it continuously at absolutely no charge. In addition to music, Pandora also provides comedy stations.

While there are advertisements at times (if you're not subscribed to Pandora One), the app still provides a great way to find new music.

AccuWeather

AccuWeather is the best weather app you can find for Kindle Fire because it manages to pack tons of useful features into one free app. It also looks nice and organizes its information well to avoid clutter.

Some of the features include a minute-by-minute forecast for the next two hours, severe weather alerts, interactive radar maps, a 15-day forecast, and info like precipitation amounts, cloud cover, sunrise/sunset times, wind speeds, and more.

Clean Master

Clean Master is the only app you need to clean up your device. It will ensure your Kindle Fire is running at top speed in terms of free disk space and memory usage, but it also will protect your privacy and security.

It scans for junk files and information that could compromise your privacy, as well as checks for malicious software and lets you backup and uninstall apps, among other things.

Chances are, you probably don't realize the potential benefits of using Clean Master until you give it a try.

TV Guide

With TV Guide, you can not only see a schedule of what's playing on your TV, but you can also schedule reminders to notify you of your favorite shows just minutes before they air. Reminders can be specific for both new episodes as well as recurring ones.

This Kindle Fire app will find your local cable or satellite provider to make sure the guide you see is specific to the actual schedules in your timezone. You can also set your favorite channels and easily switch between every channel, HD-only channels, and just your favorites to create a personalized interface.

One of my favorite features of TV Guide is the section that just tells you what's new tonight. This means you don't have to sift through the entire guide to find new episodes that will air today.

Flashlight HD LED

A flashlight app is essential for everyone with a Kindle Fire. Even if you don't currently anticipate a need for one, you'll be especially thankful you installed it when you do need one.

Flashlight HD LED has a super simple design and is able to work instantaneously when you first open the app or widget, and you can even choose any color you want for the light.

Evernote

Evernote is a free note-taking application that syncs your notes from your Kindle Fire to your online account so you can access them from anywhere.

Different sections of notes can be built to organize them into Notebooks, and you can even fill out tags for notes so they're easier to search for later.

Evernote also lets you search through file attachments, which means you can add PDFs and images to Evernote through your Kindle Fire and have the ability to search for text within those as well as your notes.

Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com is a must have app for Kindle Fire users. With spelling suggestions, idioms and phrases, search history, and commonly looked-up words, this app is much more than just a simple dictionary.

On top of that, there's a Word of the Day widget that gives you a brand new word to learn each and every day right from the home screen.

You can also favorite words, find trending and popular searches near your location, read a word's origin and history information, and get sample sentences to help understand a word in context.

LastPass

Securing and managing your passwords couldn't be more important, and LastPass provides a dead simple way to do so.

Just create an account and add all your websites and passwords to your LastPass account. Next time you need to login to a website from your Kindle Fire, just access it through the LastPass app, where it can log you in automatically.

What's great about LastPass is that you can not only store all your passwords in one secure, easy to access place, but you can also create super strong passwords without having to remember them. All you need to know is your master password, which then gives you access to your LastPass account, and thus all your other website passwords.

Calculator Plus

Calculator Plus is another free app for the Kindle Fire. It provides basic buttons for normal calculations but also has some advanced ones.

The best thing about Calculator Plus is that it provides a history of your calculations so you can clearly see what you did in the past without having to write the results down.

I also like that it uses the full screen of the Kindle Fire so you can have more room for using the buttons and seeing your calculations.

Cozi Family Organizer

Cozi is an online calendar application that's very useful if you need your whole family to have access to the same calendar schedule, but it holds more than just a list of events.

Cozi lets you and your family create journal entries and share to-do lists and shopping lists. When someone completes a task or removes something from a list, it will be reflected on everyone else's Cozi app as well.

The app also lets Kindle Fire users send a list to someone through email, and anyone in the family can get a weekly email of upcoming appointments and reminders.

Crackle

Crackle gives you access to free full-length movies and TV shows straight from your Kindle Fire.

It's easy to quickly move through the films to find something you may like based on its cover image, but each film has more information as well, like a rating, the genre, and its description.

If you create a free account with Crackle, you can create a Watchlist of movies and shows you want to see at a later time, and Crackle will also give you a list of recommendations based on your viewing history.

See my review of Crackle for my personal experience with the service.

BeFunky Photo Editor

BeFunky is a free online photo editor and one of the better free photo collage makers you can find. Similar to the BeFunky website, both the editor and collage maker are available in the Kindle Fire app.

BeFunkly claims to be the most feature filled photo editing app in the world. There are dozens of photo effects as well as overlays, fonts, frames, and stickers that you can use, but you can also do basic things like crop, sharpen, and rotate your pictures.

Adobe Reader

Though the Kindle Fire can read PDFs by default, there are numerous things Adobe Reader can do that makes it a must-have if you deal with a lot of PDFs.

With Adobe Reader, you can search through PDFs for text, quickly send files through email, and read PDFs in different viewing modes, such as continuous and single page mode.

Adobe Reader also lets you fill out forms, highlight, strikethrough, and underline text, as well as add comments anywhere in the file.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

It's important to have some sort of antivirus scanner on your Kindle Fire, and you can't go wrong with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. 

This is an on-demand virus scanner that's very popular for computers users, but also useful and effective for mobile devices. It scans Trojans, spyware, malicious code from text messages, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

On top of the malware scanning capabilities, there are automatic updates and also a privacy manager that scans your other Kindle Fire apps for ones that may be using your personal information, such as your GPS location, text messages, calendar, and contacts.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware also automatically detects possible security vulnerabilities on your Kindle Fire and can give you recommendations on how to patch the holes to regain security.