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Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by Peter Meyers

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Chapter 12. Managing Time, Tasks, and Travel

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WHEN IT COMES TIME to hit the road, your Fire, of course, is coming along for the ride. Why not put it to work? Beyond its ebook, music, and video collections, Amazon’s most powerful Kindle offers thousands of apps that can help when you’re away from home. The first big bucket under review in this chapter—clocks and soothing, snooze-inducing melody makers—are tools that will help regardless of how far, or not, your travels take you. Further ahead, you’ll meet some reliable to-do list helpers, general-purpose notetakers, and itinerary tracking tools. You’ll also see how to find the best places to chow and bed down. And, finally—because somehow you’ll need to pay for all these adventures—you’ll get the latest on mobile bookkeeping tools for the Fire. The best way to truly enjoy your time away from home is to know, with a tap and a swipe, that there’s money in the bank for your return.

Clocks

Forget about struggling with hotel clock radios. Turn to your Fire for wake-up (and bedtime) duties.

  • Alarm Clock Xtreme ($1.99; basic version free). Wake yourself up or keep yourself honest. An alarm clock app is a great way to remind you to get up and stretch or check on the baby. This attractive, easy-to-operate tool does all the basics and more. It lets you set multiple alarms for different times, schedule ones that repeat (every weekday morning, for ...

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