Pimp my Kindle


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Just bought a Kindle fire, of course I put my pdf library of Pathfinder books on it, but I was wondering are there any other apps which you gamers find helpful for the device? Point me to them please!


As someone with a Kindle Fire, I probably use the Masterwork Tool: Pathfinder Open Reference app the most. Allows me to have access to an easy to use, offline SRD. Very nice thing to have. I also replaced the core rulebooks with the E-Reader friendly versions. It makes a huge difference.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber
Odraude wrote:
I also replaced the core rulebooks with the E-Reader friendly versions. It makes a huge difference.

I like the Masterwork Tool app for my Galaxy Tab.

Dumb question - is there somewhere to download E-reader versions of the rulebooks or is this something that you modify? I have everything on PDF format, but didn't know about E-reader format.
I'm guessing I am missing something obvious.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
Alex Martin wrote:
Odraude wrote:
I also replaced the core rulebooks with the E-Reader friendly versions. It makes a huge difference.

I like the Masterwork Tool app for my Galaxy Tab.

Dumb question - is there somewhere to download E-reader versions of the rulebooks or is this something that you modify? I have everything on PDF format, but didn't know about E-reader format.
I'm guessing I am missing something obvious.

IF you purchase the PDFS from Paizo, you get two versions, the standard heavy version and a "Lite" version. The books are not available in any other format than PDF.


The lite versions of the core PDFs are nice... work much better on the KF.

I downloaded the Adobe Reader app to view my pdfs. I like it better than the default pdf viewer the KF comes with.

I had a couple of dice rollers but it's just not the same as rolling real dice on a table.

Though not directly related to gaming itself you might want to look at the following:

File Expert
I've just recently installed this, which gives access to the Kindle's directories for moving/copying/etc files and folders. Which the KF doesn't really give you access to unless you are plugged into with a USB.

Maxthon Mobile Web Browser
I also installed this, which seems to be a nicer browser than what the KF comes with.

Splashtop Remote Desktop
I was researching this to use my PC/laptop remotely from my kindle. Haven't had time to buy it (4.99) and try it out.

Also looking into some Wifi tranfer apps for FTP so I don't have to use the USB cable... haven't settled on one yet, but I think File Expert can do this... I just haven't played around with it much yet.


@ Rovewin - Does the Adobe Reader app allow you to Search the PDFs, and let you use the Hyperlinks?

EDIT: What about the Interactive Maps?


Weren Wu Jen wrote:
@ Rovewin - Does the Adobe Reader app allow you to Search the PDFs, and let you use the Hyperlinks?

Adobe Reader does let you search the document. (Not possible with the default reader) Which was one of the reasons I got the app. However, it still seems to take a long time. Searching the Lite version of the pdfs seems to speed this up.

When searching for information quickly during a game I usually rely on the internet by searching the PRD or d20pfsrd. If I'm just reading for the sake of reading I use the pdfs.

Hyperlinks within the pdf work as well. However, it seems that IIRC there are no hyperlinks for page numbers referenced in the table of contents. Just key words that are hyperlinked. (Don't have it in front of me)

Dunno about interactive maps.


Thanks!

As long as the Hyperlinks work, it's worth installing that app!

:)

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