Your Amazon Echo device is already pretty customisable in terms of what skills you add to it. What you may not realise is that if you don't find a skill out there that's quite what you're looking for, you can actually make your own using Alexa's Skill Blueprints.
Last week a story circulated the web about Alexa recording the personal conversation of a woman and then sending it to a friend of hers. While that was certainly a unique predicament, it can be good to periodically look at what your own Alexa has picked up.
As the name implies, Alexa Skill Blueprints are templates of sorts for creating your own skills. This site houses over 20 different templates for creating everything from trivia games to your own interactive fairy tales.
When you launch a skill template the site will show you a sample of what you can do with it. Click "Make Your Own" to create a version for yourself.
Every skill comes with pre-filled content that you can use just the way it is or customise to for your own unique needs.
Once you're done creating, your skill will be available to use pretty much instantly on all the Amazon devices associated with your account. If you think you have a winner on your hands, you can also share your skill with others so they can use it on their Alexa devices as well.