Roundup Dec 24

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! We’ve corralled some apps we reckon you folks want to take a gander at. This is it folks; if you left your Holiday shopping until the last minute I suggest you get out there now. Santa is making his visit tonight, so get out those cookies and milk! If you have a BlackBerry user on your list, maybe you should check out the app gift ideas. Today, we announce the winners of the GPS Ski Maps giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 100 copies of Trillian! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up! Ho-Ho-Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Freebies of the Week: Code Muncher Free, CallTick, TheBirthdayApp

In Case You Missed It: SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro, BlackBerry News Feeds

New This Week: ControlExtra Ultimate Edition, KeepMySms, An Office Fitness (Yoga)

Cool at BlackBerry App World: urArtist

Contest: Win one of 100 copies of Trillian!

Freebies Of The Week:

Code Muncher Free

Code Muncher Free - Code Muncher Free is an ad-supported app that scans and reads 2D QR codes in real time by simply pointing the BlackBerry camera at a QR code and taking a picture of it. Upon recognition of a QR code, the application will instantaneously process and decode the image. Users can view web sites, send SMS messages, call phone numbers, and save contact information from QR codes.

Free from the CrackBerry App Store


CallTick - Are you charged for calls on a per minute basis? This small and handy utility will help you to control your call length. With CallTick you always know how long your conversation was - even without looking on the phone screen! CallTick notifies you every minute with a short beep or small vibration.


  • Choice of alert type: beep or vibration
  • Fine-tuning: you can enable CallTick for outgoing and/or incoming calls, while you are in roaming or not
  • Small footprint
  • Optional additional notification at 0:55, 1:55, 2:55 and so on - 5 seconds specially to tell your buddy goodbye and don't take one more minute

You may need to have a lot of calls in Xmas times. Let CallTick help you to save your money on phone conversations.

Free from the CrackBerry App Store


TheBirthdayApp - As the name of the app tells you, this is TheBirthdayApp. As you might have guessed TheBirthdayApp reminds you of the birthdays of your friends and family days in advance (user programmable). It's a function missing from almost-perfect BlackBerry calendar application.

The simple user interface allows you to select how many days in advance and what time of the day you would like to get notified of the birthday of your contact. Like all our other applications, it does NOT run on background. It only turns itself on to inform you of the birthday. This means your battery is completely safe!Best of all, its free so why not try it!

TheBirthdayApp is supported on OS 4.5, 5.0, and 6 for ALL BlackBerry devices!

Free from the CrackBerry App Store

In Case You Missed It:


SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro - BBM from your Desktop! Yes, you now have desktop access to BBM and a whole lot more! Rev-Up Your Productivity with this tool for your BlackBerry smartphone!

View and control your BlackBerry smartphone using your desktop computer screen, keyboard and mouse with Pocket Controller-Pro for BlackBerry. Enjoy greater control than ever before to achieve a higher level of productivity, and deliver customized and professional presentations. Harness the power of your BlackBerry with Pocket Controller-Pro for BlackBerry! Download a full-featured trial today!

Now With 10 Products in 1:

  • Real-Time Remote Control (e.g. BBM from your Desktop)
  • Presentation Tools
  • Training Tools
  • File Synchronization
  • Service Book Support
  • Explore Tool
  • Task List
  • System Information
  • Screen/Video Capture
  • Printing

Need an Advanced Mobile Device Management Solution? Remotely Manage, Support and Secure your mobile field force over any network with SOTI MobiControl.

$35.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

BlackBerry News Feeds

BlackBerry News Feeds - With the BlackBerry News Feeds app, all the content you care about comes right to you, hot off the press, and in one convenient place. The BlackBerry News Feeds app also makes it really easy to discover great new content. The more you use it, the better it gets at suggesting the kinds of things you like to read, do and use. And when you find something you want to share, that’s a snap too, whether it’s by email, SMS or BBM. The BlackBerry News Feeds app: Let your news find you.

Free from BlackBerry App World

New This Week:


ControlExtra Ultimate Edition - The ControlExtra Ultimate Edition application gives you the ability to control various applications of your PC or Laptop via Blackberry, for example: Windows Media Player, Microsoft PowerPoint, VLC Player, KMP Player, SMP Player, JetAudio,...So, you can change the songs, the volume and the speed of songs remotely via BlackBerry and enjoy the music from your sofa. With Control PowerPoint SlideShow, it's very convenient for Students, Teachers, Business Professionals, Managers etc, to present their PowerPoint presentation.

You can also Browse and open your PC or Laptop's local file. You can view the list of existed files on your hard-drive and even you can open them. Further more, you can change the drive. ControlExtra -Ultimate Edition also gives you FULL-CONTROL of your Laptop or PC mouse with: Move up, move down, move right-left, Right-Left Click. You can also view your PC or laptop Screen through your BlackBerry remotely and then you can control your PC

$4.99 from the CrackBerry App Store


KeepMySms - Never loose your messages/SMS again. Your phone can get damaged and become unusable but your SMS data is of utmost important for you to archive it.


  • Tracks and Emails you all Incoming and Outgoing SMS messages of your BlackBerry
  • Autostart – KeepMySms starts on its own when the device is restarted
  • KeepMySms always runs in the background without interfering with any of your other activities
  • Easy Email Relay - Forward all SMSes (Incoming as well as Outgoing) to your email inbox
  • No Recurring monthly cost, just a one time fee
  • Absolutely safe - Your sms data is absolutely safe and is directly sent to you as soon as it is received. We do not maintain any copy of the data on our server
  • You can change your mail id for receiving SMSes as and when you want
  • Archive Forever - Your phone may be lost or stolen, but your SMS will be archived for you

Currently on sale for $4.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

An Office Fitness Yoga

An Office Fitness (Yoga) -Long work hours behind a desk, computer, or steering wheel makes muscles feel fatigued and tighten up. A few quick stretching exercises will help you stay loose, supple, and tension free. It will also help avoid pains of long work hours.

Office Workouts consists of traditional Yoga and modern Psychotherapy inputs. Posses are classified on various body parts and illustrated with picture, description and mediating music of your choice. View each stretch pose with its true name, description and physical benefits. Office Workouts is your own personal Yoga and stretches instructor.

Specific body part stretching exercises will help you relieve pain and tension from sitting for long periods of time. Focus on your neck, back, wrist/hands, hips, legs, feet, ankles, shoulders, face, arms and elbows.

Particular parts of the body get over stressed on extended work hours and a regular stretching program will help preventing health problems. Don't make the mistake of thinking that something as simple as stretching won't be effective. Application is recommended for everyone. Little conscious efforts will bring in good physical and mental health.

On sale for $3.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

Cool In BlackBerry App World:


urArtist - urArtist network. empowering artists. engaging fans. Get connected! We’re bringing you closer to our bands and artists by offering you this FREE Mobile app! We’re all about creating an engaged fan community, and connecting fans with the artists you love. Download the App today for access to:

  • Exclusive mobile content & offers, right in the palm of your hand
  • Stream a ton of songs and music videos right to your phone – we guarantee you’ll find something to suit all tastes
  • Get the latest news and concert listings - instant updates direct from the Bands and Artists
  • Browse Photos, Albums, Bios, Interviews and other multimedia
  • And of course, leave a comment on our Fan Wall! We love hearing from you

Some bands and artists that you’ll find in our Mobile App include; TRIUMPH, Maddy Rodriguez, The New Cities, Organ Thieves, Street Pharmacy, Threat Signal, No Warning, Treble Charger, A Friend In London, Colin White, Kari Kimmel, Amos The Transparent, Jay Sparrow, Robyn Dell’Unto, The Love Machine, Walter Mitty And The Realists, Crush Luther, Endast, Pyramid Theorem... and more!

Free from BlackBerry App World



Trillian - Trillian for BlackBerry helps you organize and stay in touch with your IM and social friends while on-the-go. Receive notifications, send pictures and messages, and optionally synchronize with Trillian for Mac, Windows, and Web. Trillian for BlackBerry has been designed to seamlessly integrate with your phone and boasts a clean and concise user interface for all of your chatting needs. You can even use Trillian to Trillian messaging to save on SMS costs!

Basic Features:

  • Astra, MSN, Facebook Chat, Yahoo, AIM/ICQ, Google , MySpaceIM, Jabber.
  • Clean BlackBerry design with black and white themes
  • Multiple account support and login screen
  • Email push notifications
  • All password transmissions encrypted
  • Reliable under low-bandwidth conditions
  • Strong emphasis on stability and bug fixes

Contact List:

  • Basic group management
  • Edit contact display names
  • Optional display of contact avatars
  • View contact information (e.g. AIM profiles)
  • View, group, or hide offline contacts
  • Sort contacts by status or name
  • Privacy options - block, invisible, etc


  • Send pictures, buzzes, and URLs
  • Typing notifications
  • Copy/paste support
  • Emoticons


  • Global status control with status messages
  • Control sounds, vibrations, and LED color
  • Avatar changing from camera or picture library
  • Local display name changing
  • Configurable sign off time (up to 7 days)
  • Set away when closing app

$4.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

We have 100 copies of Trillian to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Now, for the 10 winners of GPS Ski Maps.

Contest Winners:

mohawk rcer
BiG BaLLA 923

*Congrats to everyone! You should receive a message this week, so reply ASAP*

Until Next Week..

Well there you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed the apps we managed to corral this week. If you have any information on software (including news and tips), or if you are developer looking to be in the spotlight (or contest) let me know via email at or on Twitter at

Of course, we also have many more New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at Be sure to visit our software store for more great deals on BlackBerry Applications!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!