How to Create Documents on the Kindle Fire
There are several ways you can create and edit documents on the Kindle Fire. Unfortunately, Kindle Fire devices don’t support some of the most commonly used applications like Microsoft’s Office. There are some workarounds for tech-savvy people, but the results aren’t always great.
Instead, you can use the Docs library that comes with the device, or you can use some third-party apps available on Amazon’s website. Finally, there are some amazing cloud-based tools, such as Google Drive, Microsoft Office 365, etc.
Read on and learn how to create documents on your Kindle Fire.
The Problem with Docs Library
Are you saying there is a built-in app for documents on Kindle Fire? That sounds fantastic! Yes, you can read all sorts of files on it (doc, docx, html, rtf, pdf), transfer documents from your PC to your Kindle, or even receive them via email. So, what’s the catch?
You can only read those files. You can’t create documents or edit them, which is a real bummer. If this app could do that, it would be even more awesome. Amazon’s reasoning behind the decision to keep this app read-only is not clear to us.
However, there are some alternatives that will help you create documents on your Kindle Fire, coming right up.
The Top 3 Ways to Create Documents on the Kindle Fire
Unfortunately, the most reliable way of creating documents on the Kindle Fire is using third-party apps. There are so many of them, but not all of them are equally great.
We narrowed the list down to three of them that do their job right.
OfficeSuite Professional is one of the best apps for creating and editing documents on the Kindle Fire. It supports many common formats including doc, docx, xls, xlsx, xlsm, ppt, pptx, and many more.
Basically, you get a functionality of Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in one program. You can easily find local and remote files using the built-in File Commander feature. Cloud sharing is also possible, but you can send files via email, Bluetooth and even Wi-Fi Direct.
Also, you will be able to view and edit pdf files, as well as open multiple documents at once. Moreover, the app allows you to make customized footers, headers, and page numbers. Finally, it has a solid spellchecker in over 40 languages.
Overall, this program has a sleek interface and it is worth buying. It is available on Amazon’s website.
Docs to Go Premium
The Docs to Go app has a desktop companion program which makes it different from the other software on this list. The app is very simple and user-friendly. It will meet most of your needs, as it is compatible with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel formats.
You can also use it to read PDF files. It has Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Box cloud service support. The premium version also has a file manager, email support, all without the pesky ads.
All in all, it is a solid app with great functionality and it should serve you well.
The best thing about WPS Office is that you can get it for free on Amazon. It is a lightweight app, as it only takes 37MB of space. It is compatible with pdf files, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. It also works with Google Docs.
You can use this program to create, edit, and even share office files on your Kindle Fire. You can also connect it to a cloud drive such as Google Drive or OneDrive if you need more space or if your device is unreliable. The app has language support for over 50 languages.
Supported file formats include doc, docx, xml, xls, xlsx, pdf, ppt, pptx, and many others. It also comes with a built-in pdf and image converter. Considering it is free, it is very reliable and useful.
Expand Your Kindle Fire’s Abilities
Creating and editing documents on Kindle Fire is not easy. Available options are limited and they often come at a price. The tablet is created primarily for consuming content – reading, watching movies and TV shows, and listening to music. However, you can install any of the reviewed apps and expand your Kindle Fire’s abilities.
Which app do you use to create documents on your Kindle Fire? Do you have a better option than those listed in this article? Give us your two cents in the comments section below.