Friday, July 19, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Starlink (Full) and a bonus app: Clean Master

Today's Free App of the Day is Starlink (Full)
Originally $1.99

From the product page: "Starlink is a tactical real-time strategy game about galactic domination. You start by controlling a star in a procedurally generated galaxy, and each star you control produces ships. You can direct ships to other nearby stars that happen to be connected via hyperspace routes in order to capture them, but beware other hostile factions trying to do the same. Don't let your guard down, or you will quickly find your stars overrun with enemy ships." The reviews are so-so; I'm surprised there aren't some one-star reviews complaining about the permissions, the other reviews do. At least one of the favorable reviews appears to be by the developer. The reviews are overall positive, however, so if the permissions don't bother you, and you like this type of game, it's worth a try. Because I think the permissions are hinky, we have a KBAAD*.

6 of 9 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Clean Master.

Here's a very well reviewed memory and task cleaner. I've played with it some this morning and it's nicely laid out and easy to use. One slightly confusing aspect--it'll show you a list of apps or files that it's going to clean. If the checkbox is greyed out, even though there is a check in it, that app is not selected. Selection "un-greys" the checkbox. It would be better if they used the normal checked/unchecked convention. Note that one review says that it will not clean up Amazon App Store cache; I did find that it would do that. I haven't been able to find any way to clean the Silk browser cache through it so far. But that can be done in Silk. 145 of 163 reviews are four stars and above.

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!

Also check out the other digital deals from Amazon, including great deals on MP3s and videos:

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