10 Best Free Kindle Fire Apps

Get the most out of your Kindle with these free apps

These free Kindle Fire apps are essential to getting the most out of your tablet and ​e-reader. Not only are they incredibly useful, they'll also save you time because you'll have the information you need at a push of the button.

Some of these free Kindle apps keep you organized, others keep you prepared, and some 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 e-books for your Kindle Fire. 

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Alarm Clock

Alarm Clock app icon

What We Like

  • Attractive, modern design.

  • Accommodates multiple alarm times.

  • Displays live local weather conditions.

  • Includes white noise on a timer.

What We Don't Like

  • Ads move around on the screen.

  • Limited number of alarms in free edition.

  • Kindle needs to be open for alarms to work, which drains the battery.

A good alarm clock is obligatory if you need reminders for things like waking up or going somewhere, 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 plays white noise as you go to sleep.

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

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Pandora

Pandora app icon

What We Like

  • Accurate algorithm predicts music users will like.

  • Creates stations based on favorite artists, songs, or genres.

  • Uses thumbs-up and thumbs-down to train the app.

What We Don't Like

  • Ad-supported.

  • Strict skipping policy.

  • Bitrate of only 128 Kbps for free plan and 192 Kbps for paid plan.

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 a paid plan), the app still provides a great way to find new music.

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AccuWeather

AccuWeather app icon

What We Like

  • Snapshots and detailed forecasts.

  • Minute-by-minute and hour-by-hour forecasts.

  • Rain start and end times.

  • Clean interface with interesting graphics.

What We Don't Like

  • No crowd sourcing options.

  • Requests extensive permissions on devices.

  • Battery-hungry.

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.

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TV Guide

TV Guide app icon

What We Like

  • Shows what's new in prime time.

  • Personalized watch list.

  • Optional alerts.

  • Filters by All, HD-only, and favorite channels.

What We Don't Like

  • Includes only major TV networks.

  • No internet TV options included.

  • Not suitable for antenna TV service.

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 and 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 time zone. You can also set your favorite channels and easily switch between every channel, HD-only channels, and your favorites to create a personalized interface.

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

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Flashlight HD LED

Flashlight HD LED app icon

What We Like

  • Turns on by default when the app opens.

  • Surprisingly bright.

  • Simple but effective design.

What We Don't Like

  • On Kindles without a flash, the app turns the screen white, which isn't as effective.

  • Doesn't project light any distance; you must be close.

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 thankful you installed it when you need one.

Flashlight HD LED has a super simple design and works instantaneously when you first open the app or widget. You can even choose any color you want for the light.

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Evernote

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What We Like

  • Supports formats that include text, sketches, photos, audio, PDFs, and others.

  • Syncs automatically.

  • Personal checklists and reminders.

What We Don't Like

  • No longer supported on Kindle Fire models based on Android 5.1.

  • Many features require a paid subscription.

Evernote is a free note-taking application that syncs the 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.

With Evernote, you can search through file attachments such as PDFs and images added to Evernote through the Kindle Fire and can search for text within those as well as your notes.

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Calculator Plus

Calculator Plus app icon

What We Like

  • History function keeps a running total you can see.

  • Use backspace to correct a mistake rather than start over.

  • Intuitive, full-screen design.

What We Don't Like

  • Ad-supported.

  • Lacks many advanced calculator functions.

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.

Also, the app uses the full screen of the Kindle Fire so you have more room for using the buttons and seeing your calculations.

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Crackle

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What We Like

  • Streams movies and TV shows from huge media library.

  • No cable subscription needed.

  • Exclusive original content.

What We Don't Like

  • Only compatible with Kindle Fire devices running Android 6.0 or later.

  • Contains advertisements.

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 based on its cover image, but each film has more information as well, like a rating, the genre, and 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 also gives you a list of recommendations based on your viewing history.

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BeFunky Photo Editor & Collage Maker

BeFunky Photo Editor & Collage Maker app icon

What We Like

  • Simple user interface.

  • Fonts and colors to add text to images.

  • Seamless transition between photo editor and collage maker.

  • Lots of overlays, stickers, and backgrounds.

What We Don't Like

  • Minimal instructions.

  • Limited photo retouching tools.

  • Requires a camera-equipped Kindle Fire.

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.

BeFunky 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.

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Malwarebytes Security

Malwarebytes Security app icon

What We Like

  • Scans and cleans infected device.

  • Audits installed apps for privacy concerns.

  • Real-time protection feature.

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use interface.

What We Don't Like

  • Free download, but the service is not free.

  • Ad-supported.

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

This is an on-demand virus scanner that's popular with 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 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 Security also automatically detects possible security vulnerabilities on your Kindle Fire and can give you recommendations on how to patch the holes to regain security.