40 free apps through Friday

40 free apps through Friday

They’re here!

As I mentioned recently in this post:

Big Kindle book sale coming December 25th

Amazon is doing a lot of digital content deals in the next few days.

That will include a big Kindle book sale starting tomorrow, but their free app deal starts today:

Free App of the Day Bundle (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Now, I’ve tried to learn from our (now adult) kid, who is a linguist, that as long as people are getting the message across, language isn’t “wrong”. It’s made me more tolerant of misplaced apostrophes and such.

In this case, though, I do think it’s confusing to call this a “bundle”.

It seems to me that by definition, a bundle is a group of objects joined together into a single object, while still maintaining their individual existences.

Take a bunch of sticks and tie them together with string. You can pick that up as if it is one thing: it’s a bundle of sticks. If you still have to pick up each stick one at a time, it isn’t a bundle…it’s still a bunch of sticks. 🙂

You can’t “pick up” these games and apps with one click or tap: you have to order each one separately.

Of course, that might be a good thing. You don’t necessarily want all forty of them, and you might want some of them on one device and some of them on another.

Also, in my case, we already have several…so that might be confusing if it was truly a bundle.

Regardless, there are some interesting titles here. If somebody in your family is getting a Fire tablet or a Fire phone as a gift, these could certainly enhance its value. Update: some of these, like the very popular Terraria (4.4 stars | 2,239 reviews at time of writing) also work on the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

They are ones for which you would normally pay, by the way…Amazon also does an FAOTD (Free App of the Day) every day (which would also be one that would normally cost you something**), and there are thousands of free apps beyond that.

In the case of regularly free apps, though, they are often ad-supported…whereas paid apps (even when gotten free like this) generally aren’t.

One disadvantage of ad-supported apps is that many of them need to connect to the internet from time to time to download new ads. That can be a problem if you are somewhere without a wireless connection, you want to play the game or use the app, and it won’t launch.

That shouldn’t be the case with the apps in this collection.

Here’s a list:

  • Five Nights at Freddys
  • Plex
  • Terrarria
  • Sonc the Hedgehog 2
  • Farming Simulator 4
  • My Alarm Clock
  • Angry Birds Space (they have it twice…I think one is HD, one isn’t, as far as their designators go)
  • Construction Simulator
  • Fleksy Keyboard
  • Wolfram/Alpha
  • Worms 3
  • Tetris
  • Age of Zombies: Season 2
  • Photo Transfer App
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro
  • Root Explorer
  • To-Fu Fury
  • Ultimate Guitar Tabs
  • iReal Pro- Music Book & Play Along
  • Tunein Radio Pro
  • PicShop – Photo Editor
  • Mirroring 360
  • djay 2
  • Just 6 Weeks
  • Quell Reflect
  • Splashtop Remote Desktop
  • Calculator Pro
  • Jump Desktop
  • InstaWeather Pro
  • Color Splash FX
  • Cogs
  • ElectroDroid Pro
  • Insta Place
  • Anomaly Warzone
  • Paper Train Reloaded
  • The Muscular System Manual

I tend to get all the free apps, and just store them in the Cloud (that’s an option). That way, if a guest ever wants to use one, they can. 🙂


Bonus deal: I don’t like to do something which is just apps…this blog is more book focused, especially for a lot of our readers. I did do an app only yesterday, but that was a quickie so people could get a freebie before it disappeared. I’m also reposting A Kindle Carol today (and yesterday and tomorrow), so that’s something bookish. 😉 Since we’re talking about free apps, I’ll go with free e-books. This list is updated hourly:

Top 100 Free Kindle eBooks in the USA Kindle store (at AmazonSmile*)

Join over a thousand readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

** Today’s free app is

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! – Dr. Seuss (at AmazonSmile*)

That one is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews, and has several reading modes, including reading it yourself or having it read to you…might be especially nice for a developing reader.



2 Responses to “40 free apps through Friday”

  1. Zebras Says:


    Happy Holidays to you and your family from the Zebras family!

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Zebras!

      And to yours! Our adult kid flies in late tonight…no, not pulled by eight reindeer. 😉 Looking forward to it, and for a visit that goes for about a week (with several family events during it).

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