Right now Amazon has put several of the most popular and useful productivity apps for the Fire on sale at 50% off.
Office Suite Professional 7 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.49)
Just in case you need to bring the office home with you, OfficeSuite Pro is a complete feature-rich mobile office. When you can’t get it done between nine to five, OfficeSuite Pro makes your job as efficient and painless as possible.
This office productivity suite has everything you need from mobile office software. With OfficeSuite Pro, access tools for word processing, developing spreadsheets, delivering presentations, and browsing PowerPoint and PDF files. Create, view, and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files.
Google Docs Integration
The software features the most commonly used desktop document formats and includes a File Browse. The integration with Google Docs allows you to access your remotely stored documents.
The program supports Microsoft Office 97 to 2010 text documents – DOC and DOCX (open , edit, and save), Microsoft Office 97 to 2010 spreadsheets – XLS and XLSX (open , edit, and save), opening PPT, PPTX, PPS, and PPSX presentations, PDF files viewing, and integration with Google Docs.
OfficeSuite Pro is an essential productivity application offering greater office efficiency than ever anywhere, anytime.
Splashtop Remote Desktop (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.49)
You’re out and about with your Android device and you suddenly realize that you need to access a file sitting on your home computer. You’re stuck, right? Not if you have Splashtop Remote Desktop, an app that brings your entire computer to your phone or tablet.
Note: If you have an Android 3.x tablet, it is recommended that you download Splashtop Remote Desktop HD. This version features enhanced performance and is optimized specifically for Android 3.x/Tegra-based tablets.
Complete Virtual Access
With this app, you can control your home computer from your Android device via Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G connection. Get Splashtop Remote Desktop and you can view your desktop, use your regular Web browser with your plug-ins and bookmarks, and access all your important PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook files.
Liberate Your Multimedia
Want to listen to music or watch movies that are “trapped” on your computer while you’re on the go? Not a problem. Splashtop Remote Desktop can smoothly stream high-res video and audio from your PC or Mac to your Android device. Watch videos in any format (including Flash), listen to your entire music library, and play PC games to your heart’s content.
• Watch Flash videos (Hulu, AOL Video, Yahoo Video, etc.), DVDs, and Media Center content
• Listen to music stored on your computer in any format (WMV, Real, WMA, MP3, AAC, etc.)
• Play 3D games such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Civilization V, and more
• Play Facebook Flash games like FarmVille, CityVille, Pet Society, Cafe World, FrontierVille, and Mafia Wars
• Use non-Android programs such as Quicken and iPhoto
Note that to use this app, you must also install Splashtop Streamer on your home computer; this can be downloaded free from Splashtop’s website. A dual-core CPU is strongly recommended for the best performance. Splashtop Remote Desktop works only devices running Android OS 2.2 or higher. It supports all versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP, including Home Premium. Mac users must have at least Snow Leopard (10.6).
Winner, Best of CES 2011 Award – Laptop Magazine
“Both a breakthrough and a bargain.” – The New York Times
Splashtop Whiteboard (5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.99)
Splashtop Whiteboard allows teachers and students to turn their Kindle Fire into an interactive white board. Once connected to their computer over Wifi, they can watch Flash media with fully synchronized video and audio, control PC and Mac applications then annotate lesson content all from the Kindle Fire. Now interact with students at their desk or present from all four corners of the class!
Splashtop Whiteboard offers users of existing interactive white boards (IWBs) – such as Mimeo, Mobi, Promethean, Polyvision, or Smart Technologies – a way to extend their investment by accessing their tools from anywhere in the class without using wireless slates. For users who do not use an IWB, now they can build one at a fraction of the cost!
TEACHERS AND STUDENTS CAN:
BE IN CONTROL – Have complete control over the applications such as Keynote or Powerpoint on the classroom PC as if you were sitting right there. No need to stay at the front of the class. Slowly reveal text or images to keep your audience focused using the Screen Shade tool. Or use the Spotlight tool to keep the attention on just one part of the screen. Be free to roam around – hand Kindle Fire to a student and let their imagination do the rest!
ANNOTATE ANYTHING – Use gestures to draw, highlight, or write over any content. Take snapshots of the screen and save them to the gallery then print or email the snapshots to students, parents or colleagues. Use different colored and sized pens, stamps, highlighter, shapes, lines, and text tools over existing content or Flipchart backgrounds. Everything you do is displayed on the projector connected to your PC or Mac! Use the digital flipchart tool to create pages with different backgrounds.
EXPERIENCE LIFELIKE PLAYBACK – All video and audio are played in high definition on your Kindle Fire, Play Adobe Flash content, iTunes music, DVDs, CDs, etc. as they were meant to be enjoyed.
SPLASHTOP WHITEBOARD IS NOT A LOCAL WHITEBOARD APP. YOU WILL NEED TO CONNECT TO YOUR COMPUTER OVER WIFI TO USE SPLASHTOP WHITEBOARD.
SPLASHTOP WHITEBOARD INCLUDES SPLASHTOP REMOTE HD.
» Download the free Splashtop Streamer for your computer from splashtop.com/streamer
» Streamer supports Windows 7, Vista, and XP, as well as Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
» A computer with a dual-core CPU strongly recommended for best performance
PrinterShare Mobile Print (4/5 stars, CURRENTLY COMPATIBLE WITH FIRE HD MODELS ONLY, currently priced at $6.48)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have an HP printer, you should get the free HP Printer app instead of this one. It’s guaranteed to be compatible with HP printers, and many Kindle owners have already given it great reviews.
ALSO NOTE: Some users have reported difficulty in printing from Google Docs from the Fire, so if that’s a crucial function for you this app may not be a good choice.
Print documents (DOC, DOCX, XLS, XSLX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, TXT) from your smartphone’s SD card and from Google Docs. Also print email from Gmail, photos from the SD card, contacts, agendas, SMS or MMS, call logs, and even web pages directly from your device to a printer right next to you or anywhere in the world.
Please note: This is the premium, unlocked version of PrinterShare Mobile Print. All the premium features are available, and no key is required.
Premium Features: nearby direct printing via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth without PC; nearby printing to PC or Mac shared printers; unlimited remote printing. You do not have to buy pages or have a subscription on the receiving computer (Mac or PC).
Nearby Printing: you can print to WiFi printers shared on your Local Area Network from your Android phone without having to install PrinterShare computer software. You don’t need to log in or sign up with the system for Nearby Printing. A wide variety of printers are supported.
Remote Printing over the Internet: make sure you’ve installed the PrinterShare software on the computer connected to the printer, just like when you print from computer to computer using PrinterShare, then just log in to your free account with your smartphone and find and select the printer you want to print to. In addition, from your mobile device you may look for printers shared by others, select one, and print on it.
To complete your office on the go, also consider picking up PDF Converter Pro, which has an average review rating of 4/5 stars and while it’s not on sale, is still priced at just $1.99.