Free app of the day might be great for your Fire: OfficeSuite Pro 5
Even though the Kindle Fire is what I call an “entertablet” (a tablet intended to be an entertainment center), there’s no question, there will be times I’ll want to edit Excel or Word on it. For one thing, I find Excel to be entertaining. Of course, that might not be you…it might be that you just need to do one thing while you’re at lunch at a place with free wi-fi.
Today’s free app (and I”m starting to see the abbreviation FAOTD, for Free App Of The Day) is
The FAOTD is one for which you would normally pay…in this case, $14.99.
The reviews are mostly good…except that there a bunch complaining about needing a payment method to get a free app. Interestingly, it didn’t ask me about that at all. It could be that their 1-clicks are set up differently than mine…a different payment method on file.
I opened it on my Samsung Captivate…a new Excel document seemed to work okay, although I didn’t get into the advanced functions I often use.
“But,” you say, “how are you going to do Excel on a cellphone-sized screen?”
I don’t really plan to do that. I plan to use it on my 7″ screen Fire.
That should work pretty well.
Again, I want to be clear: I’m not endorsing this product, I haven’t used it enough yet. However, it’s free…why not? You can’t always say that on the general Android market, but I do think the Amazon Appstore may be…more selective for quality.
I don’t know if you can get it if you don’t have a device registered for the Amazon Appstore yet…if you don’t, I presume you could put it on your wish list. However, it won’t be free tomorrow…
Oh, and for my readers outside the USA (Hi!), I think it’s only available as a FAOTD here.
If you’ve used it, let me know what you think. If you have an alternative Android app for Office, feel free to share. If you get asked for a payment method, I’d be interested in hearing about that.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.