What are the best Alexa apps for Echo?

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    #1Find My Phone

    Find My Phone

    Find My Phone is a free-to-enable Alexa skill developed by asklifebot. Ask Alexa to "find my phone" and she'll call your phone for you. This skill recommends enabling bypass for Alexa, so that your phone will ring even in silent mode.

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    Ethan McDonald
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "this is what i've been looking for all my life, i'm the type of person who one second they have they have their phone the next its missing. this is a genius app, i love it. "
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    #2Big Sky

    Big Sky

    Big Sky is an Alexa skill for in-depth weather forecasting for a specific address. The hyperlocal weather forecasts include information on precipitation, humidity, wind speed, temperature highs and lows, and sunrise times.

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    Christian Harris
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Big sky is free and it's a great way of getting the local information about the weather in a concise manner. Adding wind chill (and heat index) "feels like" information would be a fantastic addition, but it's excellent even without that."
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    #3Jeopardy!

    Jeopardy!

    Play with Alexa to the famous American television show. With lots of questions and a wide range of categories including sports, pop culture, travel, world history and much more. Get the Jeopardy experience.

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    Walter Perkins
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Jeopardy! is an interesting Alexa app for Echo. It is fun to have Alexa play the role of Alex Trebek, giving the answers for you to come up with the questions for. I have enjoyed it for many hours."
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    #4Quick Events

    Quick Events

    Quick Events is an Alexa skill that is integrated with Google Calendar. It allows users to add events by stating the time and date for the event. It automatically checks and alerts the user for schedule conflicts.

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    Margaret Ross
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I think this app is a 'your mileage may vary' kind of experience. I got this because I got tired of trying to juggle all of my events and responsibilities. I wanted to link everything (especially my personal and my work calendar) through Alexa. It didn't work. I can't tell you why it wouldn't work, just that it didn't link up and this was why I got it. "
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    #5Ambient Sounds: Thunderstorm Clouds

    Ambient Sounds: Thunderstorm Clouds

    Ambient Sounds: Thunderstorm Sounds is an Alexa skill that plays an ambient sound loop for an hour. The soothing thunderstorm sounds can help the user fall asleep, relax, or meditate.

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    #67-Minute Workout

    7-Minute Workout

    7-Minute Workout is an Alexa skill that guides users through a basic workout routine. It shows users how to do the exercise through the Alexa app, and allows the user to choose a music to play in the background while doing the routine.

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    Emily Garza
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "I just recently received an Echo and was wondering what some of the best apps are for it. This one looks like it might be interesting and helpful for workouts. It's not as highly rated as I would have hoped, but I'm thinking of checking out because the workout seems appealing to me."
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    #7Ask My Buddy

    Ask My Buddy
    If you need help, Ask My Buddy lets you immediately alert someone in your Personal Alert Network that you need them to check on you. You may alert just 1 contact or all of your friends or family with just one command.
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    Roger Hopkins
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "This is a amazing thing for older people. It can help with assistance using only your voice and to let others know you're ok."
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    #8The Magic Door

    The Magic Door
    The Magic Door is an Alexa-powered interactive adventure with original stories. You can tell Alexa what choices to make as you navigate a forest, a garden, and other magical lands.
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    Sandra Mendez
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "This is a great app for families and kids. It gives kids the autonomy to decide how stories should play out . I wouldn't put this on the list of best Alexa apps, as this isn't something that some adults would not find as interesting. If you are interested in adventure and storytelling, this might be a good option!"

Summary

Best What are the best Alexa apps for Echo
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Find My PhoneOther 19 Paid
2Big SkyOther 13 Paid
3Jeopardy!Games 11 Paid
4Quick EventsOther 10 Paid
5Ambient Sounds: Thunderstorm CloudsOther 8 Paid
67-Minute WorkoutOther 4 Paid
7Ask My BuddyOther 3 Paid
8The Magic DoorOther 1 Paid
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