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#1 BurgersNFries

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:29 PM

I've installed the app & I guess it's sync'ing... New device, new OS, so still winging it here. I'm seeing titles of some of my older notes. But haven't actually been able to call up an existing note or create one.

Breath is bated...
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:01 PM

Trying to convince myself that I should put this on my Christmas list (it's more expensive than our usual range), or just settle for the Touch. Tempting...
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#3 Phil Dean

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:54 PM

Do you like the Kindle Fire, debating on whether to get one, but like my iPad so not sure if it will get used. Plus we do support the Kindle FIre
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#4 BurgersNFries

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:40 AM

I have a Kindle 3, 3G. It's the one that was released last year & goes by K3 or now, Kindle keyboard, I guess, b/c it still has the non-virtual keyboard. I also have a lighted cover. I cannot tell you how much I love this setup. It uses e-ink which means you can read it easily in direct sunlight. The lighted cover means I always have a light with me & can read it in bed w/o having to turn a light on & disturb Mr. Fries. And no more dealing with the lights that clip onto the book & regularly fall down when reading a paperback when lying down. :) I just love it. It's not very good for magazines or books which rely on a lot of photos (IE cookbooks, photography books, etc) b/c the photos just don't display all that well b/c it's not color. (Although you can view the same book from say the Mac or Windows Kindle app & see the lovely photos.) Also, I have eye issues. E-ink is supposed to be better for your eyes than backlit screens. Bottom line, IMO, if you want a Kindle primarily for reading, it (or the current equivalent) is perfect.

Initial impressions of the Fire are that I love it. You have to keep in mind it's not an iPad. (This is reinforced by the fact that it's less than half the price of the "cheapest" iPad.) So if you have an iPad & love it & use it, the Fire may be a disappointment. Although I'd love to have an iPad, I didn't want to spend the money on one. I have an iPhone 4G which I use a lot. I anticipated carrying the Fire in my tote, whenever I leave the house & use it for note taking when I want to write more than is "comfortable" on my phone. Another reason I wasn't fully on board with an iPad - b/c I don't relish the idea of carrying a $500+ item around in my tote. I've installed Handrite Pro, Skitch & Evernote. I created a couple of test notes with Skitch, which integrates seamlessly with Evernote, BTW! Props to the EN/Skitch team for that! Also created a note in the EN app & that went well. EN is still sync'ing. (I have a LOT of notes!) So hopefully tomorrow, I'll be able to play more with the EN app.

The lack of an SD card or models with more storage is supposedly not an issue b/c Amazon serves as it's own cloud, just as iTunes does. IE, any music or ebooks you buy from Amazon are always available for re-download. So if you know you're going to be away from WIFI for several days, you can load up the books you want to read. Ebooks don't take up a lot of space. So you can have more books than most people would be able to read in a month on a Kindle. MP3s also don't take up a lot of space, so you can carry a lot of your songs with you. Movies...well, that's another story. IDK how many movies you can fit on a Kindle. But the point is that when you do hook up to WIFI, you can delete things off your Kindle & download anything else that you've already purchased. (or, of course, purchase new stuff.)

AND...I have Mywi app on my iPhone. (Requires JB.) It allows my iPhone to act as a WIFI hotspot. So my WIFI only Fire has internet access anywhere my phone does. B) Which means I can also use it for Evernote, websites and (ta, da!) it was announced that Logmein has released an "ignition" for the Fire!!! Alas, the app is $30, so I'm holding off on that for now. I have it on my iPhone & use it regularly. So I'll probably eventually get it for the Fire.

You can side load other music & apps (I'm told) that you didn't get through Amazon.

Having said all this, I anticipate still using my K3 for reading. But I suspect the Fire, especially paired with my phone is going to be a killer combo for me.

And, at the risk of being a buzzkill, I tend to think initial impressions are good. But followup reviews are the true test. It will be interesting to see if I'm equally jazzed six months from now.
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#5 BurgersNFries

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:04 AM

Ok, now, when going into EN, I get the message that EN requires an SD card...it's preparing the SD card... ??? I'm just trying to sync the header info, no offline notebooks. I'm checking the storage info & it shows 6.11 GB of 6.54 GB available... not sure why this is popping up now. I've gone into the EN app at least ~10 times today...

Ok...I'd tried going into EN a couple of times & got that message. Then I went to check the device info to make sure I had plenty of storage available. Then I tried EN again & now I'm back in...
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:46 PM

BNF - keep us posted on your experience with the Fire. Using it with Evernote is one of the reasons I would get one - like you, I have the Kindle 3-3G and love it.

Are you able to access your notes via the Fire's web browser and going to the Kindle mobile web site? My phone is a Blackberry Torch and the BB Evernote app just doesn't work so I access my notes on my phone via the web browser. If I need to compose a note from the phone, I do it via e-mail. If I need to edit an existing note.... well, I haven't figured that part out.

#7 Phil Dean

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:05 PM

The newly released Android 3.3 should have fixed this problem regarding the SD Card Issue. I broke down last night and bought a Fire and so far so good, Evernote works seamlessly with it. Now my arms are not aching when reading a book with it as they were using my iPad. So far loving the Kinde FIre
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#8 BurgersNFries

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:16 PM

Thanks, Phil (about the update)!

You know it's funny you mention aching arms! When using the Fire when lying down, I wondered about that. I know several people who have iPads & love them. I guess they sit up & use them b/c since they are heavier than a Fire, I would find it uncomfortable. Maybe I'm just lazier than they are. :wub:

I agree that Evernote (and Skitch) work seamlessly on the Fire. If EN didn't, I would be less enthralled with the Fire. Skitch is the icing on the cake.

I'm now a Fire owner for ~48 hours...so far, so good...still loving it. Haven't been able to devote as much time to it as I'd like (of course), yet.

And for those of you who are purists... one Fire vs iPad review stated that the scrolling on the Fire is not as smooth. I'd have to say I think that's true. Scrolling on the Fire seems to be a bit jerky while scrolling on my iPhone is very smooth. But for the money, I'd have to say I think the Fire (so far) is amazing.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:18 PM

And...FWIW...I'll be darned glad when Invisible Shield starts shipping their screen protector for the Fire... I really hate the fingerprints... ;)
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#10 BurgersNFries

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:31 PM

Ok, just after I think I got all my headers/snippets & thumbnails downloaded/sync'd to the Fire, I did two things. I added the EN Pin AND I changed my device name. After that, each time I'd go into EN, I'd get a darkened screen, no notes & no input response. Not sure what happened there. But I deleted the app & reinstalled & back to syncing... Oh, I'd also played with some of the EN sync settings & enabled offline search.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:37 PM

Are you using your Amazon Fire while it is connected to your PC?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:25 AM

Oooh, shiny -- I tried out the Kindle Fire at a Staples today. Very tempted now. Need to find out if my wife and I can share books (she'll be getting the Touch for Christmas, shhhh)...
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#13 BurgersNFries

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:28 AM

Need to find out if my wife and I can share books (she'll be getting the Touch for Christmas, shhhh)...


Yes, you can. But I think you don't want to read them simultaneously, if you're on the same Amazon account b/c it only keeps one bookmark. If you are on separate Amazon accounts, you can loan books out, but not while reading them yourself. At least that's my understanding.

An interesting blog is ILoveMyKindle.com - he's very knowledgeable and posts lists of free books from Amazon.
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#14 BurgersNFries

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:33 AM

PS - the reason it only saves one bookmark per book per Amazon account is so if you start reading a book on a Kindle, you can easily switch to the Kindle app on a PC, then later on an iPhone & then back to the Kindle.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:40 AM

Ah, OK, I see that. We do have separate accounts, and rarely are reading the same book at the same time in real life, so I guess we can accommodate with e-books.

Will check out the I Love My Kindle site; I think that it's :http://ilmk.wordpress.com/. Thanks.
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#16 BurgersNFries

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:45 AM

I think that it's :http://ilmk.wordpress.com/. Thanks.


Yes, sorry about that. I actually subscribe to his blog on my Kindle b/c I get several free books each month from his posts.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:15 PM

If you have multiple kindle clients on (Kindle, desktop, mobile, cloud) registered to the same account, you can disable Device Synchronisation in the Manage My Kindle section of the Amazon Account Settings page(s). This let's you read a book on one kindle and not have the latest page read synchronised to other devices.

Oh, and lucky yanks. Getting the latest Kindles. We're still waiting for lending to be enabled in the UK.

#18 BurgersNFries

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

Are you using your Amazon Fire while it is connected to your PC?


Nope.

And FWIW, after uninstalling & reinstalling the newer version, I've not yet encountered the SD card message.

(knocking on wood...)
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:32 PM

So far my Kindle Fire is pretty useful gadget, besides the media content. Using EN and Skitch to design a game for the Fire, EN is a great tool. I assume it is Fire's version of Android specific, but when you use Create Shortcut, where does the shortcut go?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:20 PM

Is it just me?? I loaded the Evernote App on my Kindle Fire and the ICON is always "Image not Available". I uninstalled, tried again, and still won't display the Evernote ICON on the APP page. It's sort of weird having to tap "Image Not Available" to start Evernote.





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