Store all your favorite webpages in one place with Backpack for BlackBerry 10

Don't have time to read posts in your twitter timeline or articles on the web? Store the shortcuts in your Backpack and read at your leisure

By Alicia Erlich on 8 Apr 2013 12:31 pm EDT
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Have you ever started browsing your timeline or the web on your way to work and found something that caught your eye but don't have time to read? The popular theme developer BBornot2B is venturing into coding with Backpack, an easy to use application that stores your online content (i.e. Twitter, browser links, YouTube urls) in one convenient place to to peruse on your own time with an active internet connection.

Sometimes it’s the simple ones that provide the most functionality and I do find myself using this when out and about. Whether you want to save an item from your twitter timeline or discovered an interesting news article or blog post, you can send to your backpack for viewing later. Please note that Backpack is only saving the shortcuts to these links.

To add content to this application for later viewing simply use the share menu options from within Twitter for BlackBerry or your browser and select My Backpack from the list. Users can choose to discard items after reading or continue to store. It also offers the choice to include a memo for inserting your own personal notes on the topic and alerts you if a link already exists. Once stored, to remove an item simply press and hold to either edit or delete.

Features

  • Explore: the whole list of bookmarks you haven't read yet
  • Shuffle: let your Backpack randomly give you something to read
  • Oldest: read what's been in your Backpack the longest time
  • Quickest: the short stories, for when you only have a minute to spare

One of the interesting things I discovered is the ability to store BlackBerry World links. Now while it does show the “working” icon while fetching content, if you share a BBW link and save it to your backpack it will link to it later. This way if there are a few applications you would like to install they can be accessed directly from your Backpack with no additional searches or clicks required.

While this is simple in terms of functionality, I do like the concept of Backpack especially for organizing your links while traveling or on the go. Also, keep in mind this is only the first version of the application. You can find it at the link below for $0.99.

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Reader comments

Store all your favorite webpages in one place with Backpack for BlackBerry 10

28 Comments

As it's so important to to be first I suggest you put your post in your backpack.

Posted via CB10

Why not use Remember for the exact same purpose? Make a New folder and name it Web clips etc. and share from the overflow menu. Take it a step further and set the folder to sync with evernote and you have the opportunity to catch up on multiple devices

Posted via CB10

Two things: first I love the Doctor Who TARDIS picture in the background, where did you get it? The second is, where can I find that particular screen protector seeing as it covers the phone from left to right just perfectly.

Thanks everyone! Remember is a great app, but I think the shuffle feature in Backpack can be addictive for those saving lots from the browser on the go, and I find quickest can be an interesting feature as well. Plus I am working in something called pockets. Thanks!

Posted via CB10

I like that you, as the developer, actually commented on the article and answered some of the questions. This small action alone will make my buy your app, because I can see that you definitely stay in tune with what people are saying! Well done :)

Very interesting concept.
I wish there was a configuration option to make the keeping of links default or not.
I found my self losing the link when I closed the browser by mistake and now I have to make sure I specify to keep the link for each time I use the backpack.

Posted via CB10

I agree with those above suggesting doing the same thing using Remember. I stash almost everything in there!

Posted via CB10

+1 on the remember app
Isn't it basically the same thing?
Or does this store the pages off line?

Posted via CB10

Agree with the Remember / Evernote comments for cross platform function, but really like the shuffle vs quickest vs oldest options in retrieving content. Very neat features for a read-it-later app.

Posted via CB10

I rather just use Evernote. In fact, I try to utilize all the built in apps instead of spending money on 3rd party ones that basically do the same... Like...how many weather apps do you need? How many To-do's do you need? How many photo editing apps you need? LOL I find the stock BB apps for the most part do the job right and they are built well.

I rather just use Evernote. In fact, I try to utilize all the built in apps instead of spending money on 3rd party ones that basically do the same... Like...how many weather apps do you need? How many To-do's do you need? How many photo editing apps you need? LOL I find the stock BB apps for the most part do the job right and they are built well.

I rather just use Evernote. In fact, I try to utilize all the built in apps instead of spending money on 3rd party ones that basically do the same... Like...how many weather apps do you need? How many To-do's do you need? How many photo editing apps you need? LOL I find the stock BB apps for the most part do the job right and they are built well.

Agreed but in the case of the weather apps, the stock one doesn't show the "Feels Like" information, as in -3C feels like -10C. Being in Canada, this is important.