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Calendar and contacts apps that work with built-in parental controls on KF HD??


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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 7:22:10 AM PST
Jael says:
Is there a standalone calendar app that will work with FreeTime without depending on a link to an external calendar from Gmail, Yahoo!, etc? Same question for a standalone contact app. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 7:38:09 AM PST
IMHO, if you're old enough to need Calendar and Contacts, you're old enough to not need FreeTime. And vice versa. If you're young enough to need FreeTime, you're too young to need Calendar and Contacts; someone should be administrating those things for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 7:44:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 7:46:35 AM PST
I first thought that, too, Folina, but then I remember being about 9 years old and had my very own address book, and Calendars with which to add birthdays and events. My parents encouraged us to correspond with family, especially "thank you" letters for gifts and visits, and such; and to keep track of extended family's birthdays and whatnot. :)

So a simple address book and calendar seems like a reasonable request. I don't know of any offhand that don't rely on syncing with an outside site or service, sorry.

edited because "syncinging" is not a word... should be because it is fun to say out loud... :o

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 7:47:20 AM PST
Okay, I'll grant you that. But I thought the FreeTime was geared to like 3-7-year-old. I thought I'd read that the "tweener" crowd was a little old for FreeTime. I just got my HD; I haven't played with the FT because Princeling got my hand-me-down 1st gen Fire, which I locked down. Pretty much all it does is apps and books.

But I can see where as he gets a little older, he could "manage" his own contacts and stuff, yeah.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 7:48:43 AM PST
B. Marks says:
When my niece was 9 years old I bought myself a new electronic device that would replace my older electronic organizer. I gave the old one to her, not thinking she'd actually use it but I figured she'd enjoy having a grown-up toy.

Well, she did use it. She put all her friend's and family's phone numbers and birthdays in it and started using it for "appointments" such as birthday parties, etc. I heard about this second hand because my sister had moved about 600 miles away, but when I went to visit a few months later she showed me how she'd come to depend on it. I was amazed. I still am.

She's been married now for about 7 or 8 years and is doing well. She's highly organized and at the same time she manages to give the impression of being free as a bird. I'm not sure how much my organizer really had to do with all that but I like to think it made her the delightful person she turned out to be. :)

Barry

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 7:52:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 7:53:56 AM PST
Jael says:
Thanks for your comments! I want to teach the kids how to manage their schedule before they're old enough to be turned loose from parental controls and need a contacts and calendar app that will work with the controls.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 7:55:42 AM PST
Ah! Well, the "old" Fire I gave my DS doesn't have FreeTime available, so I'm using plain old Parental Controls. Wi-fi access and purchasing both require my password.

So far, so good. :0)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 7:58:58 AM PST
Glad that's available. Not much worry to waking up with 150 emails for order confirmations from those 150 cool looking apps he "looked" at. hehe

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 8:03:59 AM PST
We've been "sharing" the Fire since last Feb; I'd often forget to turn off wi-fi, especially before the Fire had ANY parental controls. To his credit, I'd get emails that he'd bought free Angry Birds, or free Where's My Perry, but he never did download a "bad" app, nor did he ever purchase a paid app. He's a good kid. I told him "Don't do it," and he didn't.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 8:05:14 AM PST
That's good.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 8:11:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 8:24:36 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
Jael,

Calengoo appears to work in Kindle FreeTime. Not thoroughly tested but I just enabled it in Kindle FreeTime and added an event. Seems to work correctly. Cozi Family Calendar seems to work as well.

CalenGoo

Cozi Family Organizer
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