Amazon Appstore is an essential Android app to have

Amazon Appstore

If you have an Android tablet, then the Amazon Appstore is an essential app for you to have installed. Nothing excites me more than to get something for absolutely free.  That’s the beauty of the Amazon Appstore. Everyday they give away a premium app, for free. I would say that about 70% of their free apps are worthless games, however, every so often they have a great app featured. The latest must have app that they offered for free was OfficeSuite Pro. This is normally a $14.99 app, that you could get  just by clicking download.

Now do I have your attention? Are you wondering how you can get your hands on the Amazon Appstore? Unfortunately you can’t use it if you are outside the US and you won’t find it in the normal Android Market. You have to give Amazon your email address or cell number and they will send you a link that you use to download the app. You also need an Amazon account to download any apps from the store, free or not. The only thing that bothers me about the Appstore is that for every app you download, you get a receipt in your email. This is a small nuisance however compared to the great apps that you can get.

Amazon just updated its Appstore to version 2.0 yesterday. There were a number of important changes including the ability to view an app’s permissions, a different looking interface, parental controls, and the ability for developers to use in-app purchases. Overall it was many needed changes to an app I use daily.

Who wouldn’t want a paid app for free? I check the store everyday to see if there is an app I want.  Some of the apps have replaced ad infested version of apps I already had, and other’s have become my new favorite!


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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.

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