Price matching Google 25: great apps for a quarter each
These won’t last…Amazon is price matching Google’s 25 year celebration with some popular apps priced at a quarter.
The big one to me is
It’s normally $14.99, and I use it often. It lets you read, edit, and create Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. I got the Pro version as a free app of the day, but don’t miss this.
Here’s the list at Google:
I may buy some others, but I will get them from the Amazon Appstore.
Update: here are some others that stand out to me:
- The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss
- Angry Birds Space (Ad-Free)
- Draw Something (Kindle Tablet Edition)
- Asphalt 7: Heat (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Note that some apps are available both in free ad-supported versions and the paid version without ads (as above). That can actually make a big difference. My understanding is that the ad-supported ones need to “phone home” through the internet to get new ads…meaning that the game may not open sometimes if you aren’t connected to wireless. There are a lot of questions about that asked in the Amazon Kindle forums.
This price matching is the kind of thing that the Agency Model prevented on e-books. As the Agency Model ends on e-books, we should start seeing some of these kinds of price matching price wars on e-books as well.
Update: thanks to reader Ana for asking me to clarify the Agency Model connection to apps. I was trying to compare and contrast…apps are not under the Agency Model, which is why Google can discount them and Amazon can match them (and vice versa in other instances, of course). For e-books under the Agency Model, the former retailers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and so on), can’t discount them.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.