Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! We’ve corralled some apps we reckon you folks want to take a gander at. Yee-haw! So, we’re into December now, and it’s time to get a move on with your holiday shopping. I suggest you check out the CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guides for some great ideas. Today, we announce the winners of the ShortcutMe giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 50 copies of Blurts Pro! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!
Freebies of the Week: Taskee for Producteev, GEICO Insurance GloveBox, Password Manager Secret Saver
In Case You Missed It: My Books, Where’s my phone?
New This Week: Project Planner, Battery Icon, Redial Sentry
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Backstage
Contest: Enter to win one of 50 copies of Blurts 2.0 Pro
Taskee for Producteev -Taskee is a BlackBerry client for the task management application Producteev. In order to use the application, an account with Producteev is required. You can sign up for one through Taskee. The application synchronizes all dashboards and tasks and caches them for access when network connectivity is not available. Existing tasks can be edited and new tasks added. Any changes are synchronized with Producteev immediately, or when a connection is available next.
GEICO Insurance GloveBox -Talk about having it all at your fingertips! The GEICO GloveBox app makes being on the go a breeze. Trapped in a long line waiting for your morning latte? We've got you covered! Pay your bill, check out your insurance cards or watch a funny Gecko video.
Accidentally lock your keys in your car before that dinner date? With our Roadside Assistance tool, help is on the way. We've even got how-to features to help you become a road warrior superhero; without the cape, of course. With GEICO GloveBox, it's never been easier to stay current on your payments or get the help you need if you're ever in an accident.
Password Manager Secret Saver -Keep all your important passwords at your fingertips at all times! This great app features an intuitive user interface making it easy to store, access, and organize passwords, and other private data. Secure Password and Data Management App for Businesses and Home Users This password app combines enterprise-level security with home-user simplicity, making it a convenient choice for both IT professionals AND home users.
Count on Extreme Security:
What makes this password app different:
Safe Storage for:
My Books -This app is a perfect companion for any book readers. It has almost everything any book lover needs. Keep track of what books have you read, what books you have in your inventory, what books have you given to others and when they should be retrieved from contacts list
Where’s My Phone -Where's My Phone helps you find out where your BlackBerry is- whether it s lost at home, on the road, or anywhere else! You control Where’s My Phone by sending e-mail or SMS messages to it.
Free Edition Features:
Upgrade to the Pro Edition for these additional features:
Where's My Phone requires SMS and at least one email account using BES or BIS on your BlackBerry. If you use Gmail, you need to link it to your BlackBerry using the Email Settings program. If you use a password to lock your screen, someone who finds your BlackBerry with a locked screen will not be able to see the alert screen. The other remote functions will work. Note: If your device has "Content Protection" enabled, WMP will NOT work on your device while it is locked.
Project Planner -Track everything about your projects from this simple BlackBerry app! Keep track of all tasks so that you won’t miss one anytime! You can add tasks, milestones, summaries to each project. Gantt chart available for each project and also for all projects at one time. This is an extremely helpful application for maintaining and tracking projects.
BatteryIcon -Ever wonder what the actual battery percentage left without going to the Options to find out? Now you can, with BatteryIcon. BatteryIcon will display the actual battery percentage left as an icon and % on the Notification toolbar. The Notification toolbar is the icon bar on the top of the HomeScreen. With the new BatteryIcon you can easily see how much battery is left. BatteryIcon will automatically update the icon.
You can also set the static icon where the icon does not auto update but the percentage does. Please see the screen shots on the auto update and static icons.
Redial Sentry -Call dropped in the middle of your conversation due to signal loss or network issues? Trying to call someone, but keep getting a busy signal? Redial Sentry is designed to make your life a little easier by calling back the other party after the call drops or by making multiple redialing attempts if the other party's line is busy. What makes Redial Sentry different from other apps is its ability to wait until a signal is available before making any redialing attempts. It has a no redial list that you can manage and contains a dropped call log.
Note: Your cell provider must support network error codes so that the app can detect busy signals. You must also set all permissions to allow for the app to function properly.
Backstage -If you're into music then you're in luck. Imagine listening to all the music you want from an extensive catalogue, not to mention earning free tracks and following your favourite artists. Music to your ears? You bet! Backstage is the exclusive mobile and PC music subscription service that allows you to live it first and make the experience last. We've teamed up with Universal Music, Mazzika and Melody to bring you Backstage and with it exclusive music, concert tickets and loads of goodies. (Add 3 images here for the UM, M and M logos) All you have to do is download our free application, subscribe to the service and you'll become part of the most complete mobile and PC music service offering with:
But that's not all! You'll also be able to:
Once you subscribe you won't have to pay any further data charges, which means no extra charges for downloading, it's all included; so no need to worry, just go ahead and have fun! Backstage requires a 3G or WiFi connection and a subscription to the service.
Blurts -** Regional winner of the BlackBerry Super Apps Challenge! **
Notifications from your BlackBerry to your PC via Bluetooth. See who is calling or emailing without taking your BlackBerry out of your pocket, purse, or holster. No cables to tether your device! Upgrading to Blurts Pro allows you to read and send SMS from your desktop, plus many more features.
Visit our website www(dot)MLHSoftware(dot)com to download desktop software and see a complete list of features, including video demos.
Upgrade to Blurts Pro for even more features:
We have 50 copies of Blurts Pro to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Now, for the 25 winners of ShortcutMe.
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 email@example.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/ryanblundell.
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