BlackBerry App Roundup for August 22, 2014

A weekly look at new, exciting, and cool apps to try
By Alicia Erlich on 22 Aug 2014 11:48 am EDT

Howdy CrackBerry nation! The summer is beginning to wind down here but that still doesn't mean the action has slowed down on the blogs. This week not only saw QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control win the Silver Stevie Award but also an update to the CB10 app.

Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 22, 2014


The next update is already in the approval process and a new cool and useful feature in preparation. I hope we get able to make use of the full potential of BlackBullet. Just see what was possible with the app BaSA thanks to this great community. :-)

It would be nice to have a separate article for games. I like my productivity apps but I also like games which make sense to be in a completely different caregory. "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" from Amazon runs flawlessly smooth on my Z30. That's the latest recreational download for me.

ॐ Posted via CB10 on my ‎Z30

*sigh*... I'm just so tired of seeing apps I don't care about make headlines. I need something I can sink my teeth into.


Trip, I concur. I've been waiting for an app similar to BlackBook or Stealth book for awhile now.

Posted via CB10

Here is my idea for a future Friday: Caustic 3 You can find it at

I want to help promote the best app that I have purchased and try and encourage the developer, who was and is, very approachable and responsive, to refocus on BlackBerry.

Caustic by SingleCellSoftware is my most used, creative app and well worth the $10.00 I paid to get Caustic 2 on my PlayBook. Rej (the developer)even offered up the purchase code for the bb.10, so I did not have to repurchase it for my Z30. The awesome update to Caustic 3? Again, no cost. Here is where the story ended.

Caustic 3.1 is even better, but sadly due to slowing sales in BlackBerry World, and BlackBerry's unwillingness to clean up BlackBerry World's music creation category, Rej did not port the update. Yes, it has never been native, but it made up for that in what it can be used to create!

You can download a fully working 3.1 demo from Snap, but there is no save or export. I want to see it and future developments being posted to BlackBerry, so take a look, give it a try.

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

I second! Calling all music producers out here to give Caustic 3 a try. But wait, are you even aware that such app exists on the app world? Yes! And it's probably the only music creation app available for BB10 platforms that you, serious musicians, can rely on. The app just had an update to 3.1, bringing additional solid elements to the table which makes the overall experience even greater. Unfortunately, the update is not available for BlackBerry due to low sales and lack of support from the BB team (?). So if you are whether a seasoned or aspiring producer, looking for a serious music creation app for your BB10 device, Caustic 3 is the answer. Download it now. That's the only way we could get continuous support for our platform to enjoy the app's maximum potential without resorting to buying iOS and android devices.

So glad to get some back up! Even those who are not ever expecting to professionally produce music but love to tinker and tweak knobs while imagining themselves creating the the next club anthem (of course, this is not just good for electronica but all sorts of genres).

Seriously,, please run a story on Caustic for the good of all!

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

Oh, to see how just how excellent and versatile this program is, check out the you tube channel:

Again, the developer Rej, is highly engaged in the Caustic user community.

Show the genius some love! No, I am not friends with him, related to him or his business, or gain any benefit from promoting him; I simply love this app that much and desperately want to see the updates coming to BB10!

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

On the note of PRISM Break Secure Email,1024-bit keys are considered insecure - so that's something to consider.

Oh, just found this posting... Thanks a lot Alicia for bringing up BlackBullet in your article. :-)