Friday, June 7, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Battery Pro and bonus picks!

Today's Free App of the Day is Battery Pro
Originally $0.99


This is a very simple and relatively feature-free battery monitor. What it does do, reportedly, is add a percentage indicator to your status bar. Which, if you were able to get the latest update to the firmware before it was pulled a couple of days ago, you already have.

 At any rate, the bad reviews comment on lack of features, permissions and crashes.

I couldn't tell if it added a percentage as I already had one.

When you open the app itself, it shows a battery indicator with the percentage remaining at the top, whether the device is running on battery, AC or USB (if you don't know that-- :o -- and below that, a place to turn on notifications or go to "advanced" options.  Turning on notifications places it in your notifications screen.  Thanks to member Ann in Arlington, who tested it on her phone, it did add percentages to the top of her phone's screen; but I haven't been able to determine if that works on a Fire without the latest firmware update.

Advanced options are temperature, voltage, health and technology (type of battery). Below the advanced options are "More Apps" and "Usage." Tapping on Usage just takes you to the Device screen in your device's settings menu. Tap on the "back" arrow in the menubar to return to the app.

That's it, the full tour!

37 of 49 reviews are four stars and above.

Because there are other options for battery monitors, I've added a couple of favorites from KBoards. First: GSam Battery Monitor.


This battery monitor is extremely well reviewed and full featured. 395 of 434 reviews are four stars and above.
Second: Battery HD.


This battery monitor is also extremely well reviewed and full featured. 3053 of 3247 reviews are four stars and above.

One of these will be the right monitor for you based on your needs! The Free App of the Day is free only today, the others are perma-free with options to upgrade.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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