Question about

September 29th 2011 2:32 pm

Kindle Fire productivity apps?

The Kindle Fire data page on says that there is an email application on the device:

"Stay in touch using our built-in email app that gets your webmail (Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL etc.) into a single inbox. Import your messages and contact lists from other email accounts. Additional email apps are available in our Amazon Appstore for Android."

Is this the only productivity app included? Or are there also calendar and note taking apps?
top answers
community pick

Couldn't one make the argument that Amazon's intended market with this device is purely consumption of media, nothing more? That was the impression I got from the press release at least.
mark as good answer

2 people like this answer

Clicking the mark as good answer button helps us highlight the best answers.

sort by

2 more answers

Ugh, I hope not. I haven't seen an application of this kind that was any good yet.

Besides, that's a weird thing to say. Back in the day, there were plenty of people who had multiple IM accounts, but how many people have more than two email services? How many have more than one? Why is this touted as a feature?

If I didn't have a Galaxy Tab, there's no way I would buy the Fire for productivity if I can't get my GMail the way I do in the standard Android app. That's the whole reason I bought Android instead of iPhone.
mark as good answer

1 person likes this answer


I can't imagine having any significant productivity apps on such a small screen. I have not seen a good productivity app on a 7 inch screen.
mark as good answer

0 people like this answer


Products mentioned

5 users following this question:

  • Dignan17
  • Dawagner1
  • roberto
  • frankspin
  • kris

This question has been viewed 3037 times.
Last activity .