BlackBerry App Roundup for August 29, 2014

A weekly look at new, exciting, and cool apps to try
By Alicia Erlich on 29 Aug 2014 03:08 pm EDT

Howdy CrackBerry nation! This weekend is a holiday here in the states so for everyone out there celebrating I bid you safe travels and to have a wonderful time. One interesting thing that happened this week is we got a look at the BlackBerry 2014 device roadmap. As a lifelong fan of Star Trek I guess you could say I find the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 (Khan) quite intriguing. So many choices I still cannot decide which one I want.

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 29, 2014


PamFax, a native BlackBerry 10 application, was updated a week ago to version 3.0.4 to better work with the display on the Q10 and Q5 and in anticipation of the BlackBerry Passport's square display. Your BlackBerry 10 device is all you need for a complete, obligation-free, on demand, pay-as-you-go fax service.

Tried bamboo paper. Quite nice. I would like a decent sharp point stylus. Any suggestions?

Good suggestions this week. Thanks.

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Tried the paper as well, but it's too laggy for me. I'm on a STL-100/1 Z10


Baird: Hey, hear that ; Fenix: "It's nothin', probably just the wind" ; Baird : "Oh yeah!? When is the last time you heard the wind say "Hostiiilllezzzz"?!"

That pdf app is the best one I've tried so far!

Zengus and Rain Alarm OSM are both worth a try. Thanks Alicia!

No More Music!!!!! No More Videos!!!

Good stuff.

I'd still like to see a simple "Print to PDF" share option, even via an app. I like to save webpages I come across for archival purposes, but simply saving them leaves a trail of small files and pictures in your picture app, polluting your photo album experience...

Anyone found anything yet?

Alicia, would you hunt one down for us until next week?
Would you accept this as a challenge?


C'mon, BlackBerry, there must to be some productivity apps out there in BBW...

(With this app I can now at least take a screenshot and convert. Ubuntu Linux has the "Print to PDF" built into Firefox and other document apps out-of-the-box ... )

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

PWA - does ReadItNow not work for you for that? Bb10 Pocket app, use the Pocket plug-in / add-on in Firefox for cross platform. I love it - allows me to track websites / articles that are leads for me to follow up on.

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Is this pdf app better than the PaperPusher Scanner, which is a Built for BlackBerry app that has been available in BBW for a long time?

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PaperPusherScanner has been my go to app almost daily for over a year. I'm an engr consult/salesman and I make product deliveries as a way to "get in the gate" to see prospects. PaperPusherScanner snaps a shot of delivery documents, convert to PDF then share to my corporate office in another state for immediate invoicing. Uses to wait till back at the office, scan on printer then send. Would often forget (bad at paperwork) I use it for tons of other stuff, too.

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Thanks I picked up 2 of them the pdf app and the first game after the pdf lol forgot the name thanks! Btw I got power tools when you reviewed it and deleted it like 3 times I just re-downloaded it hoping it will work better

I too have been having trouble with power tools sucking up my battery and have uninstalled and reinstalled twice in the last 3 weeks. I only use the led module, no sound or geofencing etc. so it shouldn't be draining my battery.

Regarding the password keeper apps:
Enpass is also a great password keeper/ generator with templates and is customizable.

My bitchin' Z30 BlackBerry

Happy to see you took my suggestion for Caustic! I hope people at least pick up the demo to give it a shot.

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

Thanks Alicia for the productivity app centered round-up, this one was loaded.

Wayyyyy... com!

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

Bamboo paper doesn't work very well on Q10 : the app is not responsive to the square screen and artefact appears on drawing.

Maybe if more users actually paid for apps on BlackBerry, developers would see opportunity and code natively. If the app works, I am less concerned about what platform it was developed for. However, I do want to control permissions and not being able to with the androids pisses me off!

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!