Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day; APPoint Pro

Today's Free App of the Day is APPoint Pro
Originally $1.98

This is actually a cool little app that creates a "quick swap" bar for your apps that users who hate the Carousel may appreciate. I think it is better than the rating average would indicate, though it could be improved. 

It creates a little transparent dot that appears on all screens as you are using your apps. Once you set it up with the apps you want sorted onto the four possible tabs, you tap on the dot and then can tap on one of the groups and the app you want. Apps most used would be on the "favorites" tab.

Tapping on the dot brings up a band with four tabs to which you can add apps from your device. The tabs are distinguished by a star, presumably for favorites, a game console for games, a gear for perhaps utilities, and a settings tab which comes preloaded with icons that allow you to turn off bluetooth and wifi and access the settings menu at a tap. Selecting apps (by tapping on the plus sign in the upper right hand corner of the bar with the desired tab selected) adds a small icon.

 You can go to the app settings and select either small icon or large icon. You can change the size and transparency of the dot to make it as unobtrusive as possible. You can also move it out of the way of items on your current screen by pressing and dragging. I'm going to leave this on my device and see how much I use it. Yes, you can go the home screen, but this is a bit quicker being able to access within the app, and it doesn't rely on an app being recently used as the Carousel or swiping on the bottom/right menu bar within an app do.

 I give this app, so far, 3.5 stars. Maybe four. It's not the most attractive app--that could use some work. Some of the reviewers are disturbed by adware in the app, others aren't. Read the reviews (there aren't that many) and see what you think. I think it's okay.

5 of 11 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HDXs. 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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