LME Skills + Free Downloads

Here are all the skills written by LME Bosslady April Hamilton. April’s among the first group of independent developers invited by Amazon to write Alexa skills way back when the first Echo was initially released, and she’s since been awarded the title of Alexa Champion by Amazon—so you know these are some quality skills!

You don’t have to follow the links for regular skills if your Alexa device is nearby: just ask Alexa to “enable [skill name]”, then ask her to “launch [skill name]” to run it! Note that most of these are available in the US, UK and India, and are in the process of being ported for Canada and Australia as well.

 

Skills Made Especially For Echo Show & Spot

Cartoon Player Icon Small Cartoon Player – US, UK and India (when Echo Show is released)
A collection of 17 family-friendly, classic cartoons from the public domain, in a skill designed with kids in mind. (Kids category skill, requires parental permission to enable)

 

Christmas Screensaver Alexa skill icon Christmas Screensaver – US, UK and India (when Echo Show is released)
Enjoy an hour of lovely holiday photos backed by classical and seasonal music. Stop the screensaver at any time by asking Alexa to “go home”.

 

Fall Screensaver Alexa skill icon Fall Screensaver – US, UK and India (when Echo Show is released)
An hour and 45 minutes of lovely fall scenery from the creative commons stock photo site pexels.com, backed by soothing music. Stop the screensaver at any time by asking Alexa to “go home”.

 

Winter Screensaver Alexa skill icon Winter Screensaver – US, UK and India (when Echo Show is released)
Just under two hours of beautiful wintry scenery from the creative commons stock photo site pexels.com, backed by soothing music. Stop the screensaver at any time by asking Alexa to “go home”.

 

Haunted House Screensaver Alexa skill icon Haunted House Screensaver – US, UK and India (when Echo Show is released)
(For Echo Show only) Just over an hour of a looping 8+ minute, HD quality animation touring the grounds of a haunted house on a dark and stormy night. Keep an eye out for the ghostly groundskeeper! The original animation is from YouTuber sonybasss, who has generously shared this video with those who ask on YouTube. You can get more of his fantastic desktop screensavers at 3Planesoft.com. Stop the screensaver at any time by asking Alexa to “go home”.

 

Flash Briefing Skills

Add some fresh and amusing content to your Alexa Flash Briefing. First enable the skill, then go to Settings > Flash Briefing and locate the new skill, which will be included in the “Off” section. Slide its switch to “on” to add it to your Alexa Flash Briefing.

Make Me Smile Daily Alexa Skill Make Me Smile Daily
Add Make Me Smile Daily to your Flash Briefing and get an amusing or surprising fact to lift your spirits each day.

 

Easter Egg Daily Alexa Flash Briefing skill icon Easter Egg Daily
Add this to your Flash Briefing to get a different Alexa Easter egg every day of the year!

 

Focus Word Daily Alexa Flash Briefing skill icon Focus Word Daily
Users of the regular Focus Word skill have been asking for it in Flash Briefing form, and here it is at last! Adds an inspirational word or phrase to your Flash Briefing along with a brief statement to provide you with a point of focus you can use during meditation, or as a touchstone throughout the day.

 

Helper Skills

Make Me Smile Alexa skill icon Make Me Smile – US, UK and India
When the world seems like a dark, depressing place, let Alexa give you reasons to feel hopeful and happy. When you ask Alexa to make you smile, she’ll provide a happy or surprising fact to cheer you. A copy of the fact will also be sent to the Alexa app.

 

Help Me Sleep Alexa skill icon Help Me Sleep – US, UK and India
Need to be asleep in 15 minutes? Lie down and let a calm, soothing voice walk you into sleep using the proven Progressive Muscle Relaxation method, with soft backing music, designed to quiet both body and mind. Most people don’t make it all the way through this fifteen minute recording before they’re fast asleep. Once you’ve learned and practiced the method you can use it anywhere at any time, even when Alexa’s not available.

 

Make Me Smile Alexa skill icon Relax Me – US, UK and India
When you feel tense, sense an anxiety attack coming, or can’t seem to turn off obsessive thoughts, let Relax Me walk you through a 15 minute Progressive Muscle Relaxation exercise to quiet your mind and relax your body. Once you’ve learned and practiced the method you can use it anywhere at any time, even when Alexa’s not available.

 

Focus Word Alexa skill icon Focus Word – US, UK and India
This was among the first Alexa skills ever to be released, and it’s very popular! Focus Word provides an inspirational word or phrase along with a brief statement to provide you with a point of focus you can use during meditation, or as a touchstone throughout the day.

 

Daily Health Tip Alexa skill icon Daily Health Tip – US, UK and India
Most diet and exercise plans fail because we try to change too much all at once, and become overwhelmed. Daily Health Tip sets you up for success by offering one small change you can make, just for one day. For example, you might think it’s impossible to give up added salt on your food forever, but you can do it for just one day!

There are 36 tips in all, so over time you’ll find yourself succeeding with each one again and again to form healthier habits.

 

Talk Me Down Alexa skill icon Talk Me Down – US, UK and India
We all have moments of weakness and temptation, and there’s not always someone nearby talk us off the ledge when we’re about to text an ex, light a cigarette, take a drink, eat something we shouldn’t or do something else we know we’ll regret later. Ask Alexa to Talk Me Down and she’ll give you one of 31 supportive messages of courage, just when you need it most.

 

Give Me Hope Alexa skill icon Give Me Hope – US, UK and India
Don’t give in to despair. When you feel you’ve reached the end of your rope Alexa can help you tie a knot and hang on with kind, inspirational messages of hope and encouragement. There are 80 messages in all and each time you ask Alexa to give you hope, she will read one at random and also send it to the Alexa app.

 

Fire Me Up Alexa skill icon Fire Me Up – US, UK and India
Sooner or later, most of us will struggle with procrastination. When you find yourself giving in to excuses and delay tactics, ask Alexa to Fire Me Up and she’ll give you one of 31 firm messages of motivation to get you back on track. A written copy of the message will also be sent to the Alexa app, in case you’d like to see it again.

 

Game Skills

Bingo Alexa skill icon Bingo – US only
Enjoy a game of Bingo any time you like! With the Bingo skill, your Echo will call the numbers for you. You can use your own Bingo cards, or click here to view/download a pdf of 16 pre-filled Bingo cards, plus a page of instructions with 3 empty Bingo cards you can fill yourself. Note that in some browsers the PDF image may show white lines across the grids, but the lines will not be there when you print the pages out in hard copy.

 

Picross Critters Alexa skill icon Picross Critters – US only
An Alexa-fied version of the popular pencil and puzzle game of filling in squares to reveal a picture. Click here to download the free game grid sheet for use with this skill. The sheet has two grids, so you will need to print out five copies if you wish to play all ten puzzles in the skill.

 

Just For Fun Skills

Crystal Ball Alexa skill icon Crystal Ball – US only
A fortune teller skill, based on the fortune teller ball toy. The Echo prompts you to first focus on a yes/no question, then say when you’re ready to hear the answer.

 

Angry Bard Alexa skill icon  Angry Bard – US, UK
Have at you, knave! The Angry Bard skill is ready to throw barbs from the Bard anytime you like. Each insult is a quote selected from among the works of William Shakespeare, given together with the name of the piece from which it’s taken. A text copy of the quote and its source are also sent to the Alexa mobile app.

 

Downloads

Free Echo Skin Template & Instructions – Why not dress Alexa up for the holidays, or just for fun? With this download you can create your own Echo skins.

 

Click here to open the Love My Echo Skins packet of ready-made designs in a new tab or window. From there, you can print or download it.

 

Free Halloween Echo Skins

 

Alexa Cheat Sheet: This sheet of the most common and useful Alexa Echo commands was created by reddit user Groktookia. Click here to open Groktookia’s Alexa Echo Cheat Sheet in PDF format. From there, you can print or download it.

 

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