This week we're talking apps during Talk Mobile 2013, se we figured we'd take a look at some of the best apps out there for BlackBerry 10.
These are the apps that every BlackBerry owner should download right now. If you haven't tried them yet then you need to - and that's all there is to it.
Great apps can be hard to find at times, so aside from this list you can always check out the CrackBerry App Gallery where we keep our editor's picks for only the best apps for BlackBerry 10.
Now, on with the show!
While the built-in BlackBerry camera does have plenty of great functions that include HDR (10.1), multiple modes, scenes and aspect ratios, there are still some things it just can't do. One of those is taking panoramic photos. For that we have an awesome app in 360 Panorama. With 360 Panorama there aren't very many features, but what you can do is take awesome panoramas. It's dead simple to use and you can save files or share them instantly right from the app.
Even though it comes preinstalled with BlackBerry 10, this one still makes our list by just barely nudging out Dropbox for one reason - automatic uploads. While we still prefer Dropbox overall (we're big fans at Mobile Nations) Box does have the ability to automatically upload photos from your phone to your box account, making it an awesome cloud service.
While there are plenty of mapping apps available in BlackBerry World (seriously, have you seen how many there are?!) BlackBerry Maps still takes the cake for us when it comes to maps. It's had a bunch of updates since the initial release and with its turn-by-turn navigation, search features and plenty of customizable options, it holds strong as our choice for the best navigation app for BlackBerry.
As one of our favorite Built for BlackBerry apps, Stocks is an amazing app for anyone who wants to keep track of their portfolio. The app lets you view news, over twenty exchanges, historical charts and much more. Best of all it has one of the coolest Active Frames around so you can always view your numbers at a glance.
This was a close call, but Songza gets the nod for the best music app. While the current version is an Android port, it still works amazingly well - plus Songza promised to crank out a native app for a better experience, and we can't argue with that. The free Songza service isn't an on-demand service, rather lets you choose playlists based on the time of day - so you can choose from things like working out, cooking dinner or entertaining friends. It's one of our favorite services hands down and we love that they support BlackBerry 10.
Ever since BlackBerry teamed up with Worldmate, BlackBerry Travel has been an awesome app - and BlackBerry 10 is no different. BlackBerry Travel lets you view all of your trips in one place complete with flights, hotels and rental cars. You can automatically import your itinerary and receive instant flight alerts right on your BlackBerry 10 device. If you travel at all then this is one you don't want to be without. Plus, it's totally free.
While the native Twitter app for BlackBerry 10 does work pretty well, Twitter power users want a bit more. For that, Blaq saves the day. This full-featured Twitter app has real-time streaming, mentions, direct messages, lists and plenty more. The developer is always hard at work making fixes and adding new features, so you know you won't be left out to dry. Twitter users should welcome Blaq with open arms.
Weather apps are all over the place, but if you truly are a weather nut, BeWeather 10 Pro is the only one you need. It features multiple locations, weather alerts, radar, maps and a great Active Frame view with temperature and current conditions. You can see hourly and daily forecasts, and if you travel often, let it find your location for instant weather no matter where you are.
Angry Birds are everywhere, so why not on your BlackBerry? Angry Birds Star Wars gets our pick for best game for BlackBerry 10 for it's simplicity, ease of play and "time killing" ability. This is one that anyone from 1 to 100 can play and you can sit for hours or just a few minutes. The premise is simple and it has loads of replay value. Best of all? It's free.
If you only download one app for your BlackBerry 10 device (which is just plain silly) then make it CB10. Winner of the Best Built for BlackBerry App, CB10 gives you instant access to CrackBerry news and reviews as well as the CrackBerry forums and accessory store. It's fast and easy to use and no CrackBerry fan should be without it. Get instant alerts for new posts, talk it up in the forums and waste your days away buying accessories. It doesn't get any better. Oh and, FREE!
We get that some of you may have other apps on your best list, but in case you didn't know, you can check out our growing list of the best BlackBerry 10 apps and games in the CrackBerry App Gallery as well. While searching through BlackBerry World for great apps can be a bit daunting, we've done the hard work for you and picked out the best of the best. You can view all of the apps that have been hand-picked by our editors and even recommend your favorites.
What are some of your favorite apps? Let us know in the comments!