Monday, March 12, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 03/12/2012: Bills Reminder has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Bills Reminder.

Bills Reminder is priced at $4.99 in Google Play (remember, Google renamed the Android Market), and is normally priced at $2.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.

Bills Reminder is described as follows:
Need a better way to manage your bills? Tired of stacks of bills around the house or constantly paying late fees for overdue bills? It's Bills Reminder to the rescue! This all-in-one app for Android makes it a cinch to manage your upcoming and overdue bills while on the go.

Track and Manage Bills Easily

The easy-to-use interface lets you easily enter all of your monthly bills, such as rent, credit cards, car payments, and more. Another great feature lets you record paid bills and invoices for future reference. You can even take a picture of your bills or invoices to keep a digital record.

Set Reminders and Get Notifications

Simply key in your payment due date, and Bills Reminder will notify you in advance when your bill payment is coming due. Make sure the app works for you and your schedule by customizing the exact time and day for your reminders. The app will notify you of both upcoming and overdue bills for one-time payments and recurring bills.

Sync Files with your Computer

Bills Reminder allows you to copy files to and from your computer via USB, so you can forget about the tedious process of updating both your Android device and PC.
Bills Reminder has a rating of 3.6 stars in Google Play and a rating of 3.5 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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Consistency --- for once --- between the two Marketplaces. The app is about a 3.5 star app, but in Google Play, the app is free for 31 days before requiring a $4.99 purchase, while the app is straight up $2.99 in the Amazon Appstore (but free today).

Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers. opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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