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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 24th, 2010! Win 1 of 100 copies of Trillian!

Roundup Dec 24
By Ryan Blundell on 24 Dec 2010 08:53 pm EST
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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

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.

Features:

  • 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

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

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

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

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.

Features:

  • 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 - 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

Contest:

Trillian

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

Chats:

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

Preferences:

  • 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:

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colman999
lanching123
amittiwari
mohawk rcer
BiG BaLLA 923
Polow
Kemotaha
saltydawg001
selvinsosa
SlcCorrado

*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 blundell@crackberry.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/ryanblundell.

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

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Reader comments

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 24th, 2010! Win 1 of 100 copies of Trillian!

279 Comments

I've been anticipating this for a while! I've been using Trillian forever now. To have it on my 9700 would be a huge plus.

I've actually been using Trillian on Linux LONG before it came to BlackBerry! Then when they released their beta version (when it was still free) I jumped on board and have been using it since off and on.

A few months back, when it came out of beta, I had to purchase it but it was DEFINITELY well worth it!

Good luck to all the contestants! The 100 winners will most definitely like Trillian :)

i really love trillian,i'm using trillian pc version now。
and after seeing the screenshot of blackberry version trillian,i love its black background。
of course its function description is also attractive。。
so let me try。。please。。
fiy:Merry X'mas

This would be good to have. Maybe it will replace a whole bunch of programs so I'm in.

SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro for $35.00?!?! WOW! I was keen but not that keen.

I switched from Trillian to Digsby a couple of years ago. If I can sync it to BB, I might have to give it a shot.

this would be great i was one of the first beta testers but couldn't afford to spend money on the release

I've used Trillian off and on for maybe seven years, enjoyed the Blackberry Version, but was too cheap to pay for it. Looking forward to winning a copy.

I tried trillian and it is a great app, it has some useful feature for people who likes to chat confortable. Let me have the chance to win one copy.

Please enter me! I would love to have trillian. Thank you for another great contest! Happy Holidays to all!

Swing a copy of Trillian my way, please & thanks. Season Greetings CB!<--has a nice ring to it..try & say it aloud

For a great year, a fantastic site, a generous block of prizes and most excellent forums for help (when iPugs and phandroids keep quiet!)...thank you!

If I win, fantastic, but had to get that off my todo list for 2010. And that counts even if I don't! :)

I would love to try Trillian, while I don't use IM a lot (except fro BBM) so the RIM apps are good enough for me, I would love to have a full perfectly working app instead of one per IM platform.

One of the best apps for blackberry! I tried Trillian when it was in the beta stage and it was simply awsome! They did a great app with best features and included everything in it! And it became way much faster to sign in!!

Would love to have a copy of Trillian for my bold 9700!

Thanks Alot CB & Trillian for making BB Rocks :)

Trillian! One of the applications for blackberry phones!
I have tried it before and its much faster than other apps!

i would love to have a copy of Trillian! (:

Thanks alot CB!

i've used trillian on my computer for a really long time. i'd love to use it on my trusty crackberry too :-)

I can't believe I'm entering a contest to win a copy of Trillian – just a day ago, I was *this* close to purchasing a license. Either someone's been watching me or it's my lucky day :) And as always, great work with the roundup, Ryan! Much appreciated!

Please, pick me!

Peace,
Yousif.

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