BlackBerry App Roundup for June 24, 2011 - 30 copies of Fancy Widgets to give away!

BlackBerry App Roundup
By Michelle Haag on 24 Jun 2011 08:50 pm EDT
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Want to win a free copy of Fancy Widgets? We have 30 copies to give away! Details below.

Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 30 copies of Fancy Widgets to give away! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an app you want to see featured in the roundup be sure to check the end of the post for information on submitting it to us.

Sketch Effect by Twist Mobile
Sketch Effect by Twist Mobile
Take a photo with your BlackBerry or choose an existing one from your memory card, and instantly turn it into a sketch with Sketch Effect by Twist Mobile. This easy-to-use app will transform your picture and allow you to save it or upload to Facebook. Compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones, you can pick this one up for $1.99 in App World.
For more information and to purchase Sketch Effect
CustomIcons by Toysoft

CustomIcons by Toysoft
Are you bored of the native Media icons or you have just installed this awesome Theme for your BlackBerry® and wish you could change some of the Media icons like Camera, Music, Twitter, YouTube, Video and more. Now you can with Custom Media Icons.  The application includes 12 shortcuts and allow you to change the Normal and Rollover icons.  You can even give the shortcut a new name "Take a Picture" instead of Camera. Custom Media Icons automatically backups your icons to the SD Card so that you can Restore the icons when you upgrade the BlackBerry  OS. You can pick this app up for $.99 in App World.

Features:

  • Change Normal and Rollover icons
  • Change the Application name
  • Use any jpg, png or bmap file as your icon
  • Backup and Restore using SD Card if present
  • Supports BlackBerry OS5 and Higher
  • Automatically restore icons when you do a soft reset
For more information and to purchase CustomIcons
Finger Bowling
Finger Bowling by Jump Games
The evil aliens are using ingenious tricks to beat contenders on the bowling lane and want to conquer the solar system for a huge bowling arena. Play as Finger and put an end to this evil by taking out the aliens in a bowling face-off. Finger Bowling lets you use some cool tricks to outsmart the evil aliens. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to save the galaxy! Compatible with BlackBerry 82xx, 83xx, 88xx, 89xx, 9000, and 9500/30 only, you can pick this game up for $4.99 in App World.
For more information and to purchase Finger Bowling

Magic Pen
Magic Pen by Alejandro Gullen
This game allows you to draw shapes and watch them come to life, as they become objects with realistic physics. A pin and a hinge tool allows you to build more complex mechanisms such as catapults, hammers, and whatever you can draw. The gameplay gives the player a lot of freedom, every player can come up with different ways of completing each level. Draw shapes and watch them come to life, your goal being to get the small red ball to the red flag. Magic Pen 1 is free for your BlackBerry PlayBook.
For more information and to download Magic Pen 1

What You Might Have Missed

QuickView ProQuickView Pro

QuickView Pro by AHazDesigns

Now with QuickView Pro, by AHazDesigns, you can see who the incoming message just came from & if it's important enough to read right away. You even have the option of changing the color and size of the pop-up. QuickView Pro is available for pretty much every BlackBerry (OS 4.5 or higher) and is supported by all carriers & countries. Grab a copy today and quit wasting your precious time on spam messages! Pick this app up while it's on sale for just $.99 at either link below.

More information / download of QuickView Pro via BlackBerry App World
More information / download of QuickView Pro via CrackBerry App Store

Fixmo Web Messenger

Fixmo Web Messenger out of beta, now available in the CrackBerry App Store

The name Fixmo has been seen around CrackBerry.com quite a few times; whether it’s been the ever evolving Fixmo Tools application or the tethering Fixmo Extend. Last month, Kevin informed us that Fixmo had entered a BlackBerry Messenger desktop client into public beta – aptly named Fixmo Web Messenger. Once installed on your BlackBerry smartphone, you can access the Fixmo site to log in. Using any browser, you can use Fixmo Web Messenger to access BBM and OMG and LOL to your hearts content. Both Mac and PC are supported. Features include:

  • BlackBerry Messenger from any web browser on PC or Mac (flash support required)
  • Secured communications between the web browser and the BlackBerry device to ensure your communications remain safe
  • Access the Fixmo Web application through either: the Fixmo website, the Fixmo Web Messenger iGoogle gadget or the Fixmo Web Messenger Facebook application
  • Browser "Pop-out" option to always keep BBM visible on your PC
  • New incoming message alert - browser tab "flashes" when new BBM comes in, so you can keep your BlackBerry on silent.

Now it’s a little tricky when navigating the Messenger application in the browser – you have the menu and back button that work well, but I found the scrolling buttons to be unresponsive at times. It can handle both one on one or group messaging. There was a lag when it came to the display, as well. My BlackBerry would respond almost instantly to the commands executed from the browser, but the browser display would be roughly 2 to 3 seconds behind. The application is still a great way to be a little more discreet when using BlackBerry Messenger. Fixmo Web Messenger is currently on Sale for $2.99 (from $4.99) at the CrackBerry AppStore. A free trial is also available.

More information on Fixmo Inc
More information/download Fixmo Web Messenger

Fancy Widgets

Fancy Widgets by Sergey Demyanov

While not a native function of BlackBerry at this time, you can have widgets on your home screen with the help of applications such as Fancy Widgets, which we first showed you back in December. Packed with options, this application will replace your current wallpaper with the widgets you choose. Don't worry if you are a wallpaper fanatic though; one of the included options is a wallpaper changer. You can add widgets such as stocks, weather, quotes, countdown, Twitter, and RSS feeds, and place them wherever you want. If you switch themes often, this is a key feature as you can reposition, add, and remove widgets as needed. You can even save and load previous profiles to save time! BerryWeather is supported as well, which I know is huge for a lot of you out there.

The latest version of Fancy Widgets is v1.2.4. This version has brought some worthwhile updates, so if you haven't checked it out yet it's a good time to do so! You can download the free version which gives you access to just two widgets, or get the full version for $2.99.

Change log for v1.2.4:

  • Improved Clock Widget. It is now Digital Clock. Supports custom fonts.
  • Fixed some Wallpaper switcher bugs
  • Reworked all widget settings, added more visual customizations
  • Totally reworked Weather widget. Added location picker, 3 layout templates and icon packs support
  • Reworked Stocks widget. It has now 3 layout templates
  • Internal fixes to improve stability
For more information and to download Fancy Widgets

Contest

Contest: We have 30 copies of Fancy Widgets to pass on to you guys! To enter to win, leave a comment below. We'll choose winners this Sunday at midnight PST. Good luck!

Until Next Week..

Well there you have it folks! Be sure to check out New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. If you are a developer and want to have your app shown in the roundup or you're interested in having us host a contest for you, drop me an email at cbmichelle[@]crackberry.com. See you all next week!

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249 comments

Hershey1495#CB

Always ready to try something new with my blackberry the weather widget looks cool!!

deskrutt

Loves all things that keep my bb customised. Fancy widgets will make it even prettier.

Drasadex

I could use a widget app for my Torch. Pick me.

mzceetee

I sure could use this widget app with my busy schedule....

bzmomx4

Looks great. Would love to win it!!

technowiz95

Downloaded the demo, I WANT THE FULL VERSION!!!

zer0space

have my fingers crossed...

Amy wineBerry

This would be pretty sweet to win!

Crackberry_Canadian

Love the free version would love more widgets :)

rangus

Looks Splendid! Very clean looking layout. I 'd love to have a first hand look at it!

NU11xVOiD

Tried the trial version of this app, anbd I absolutely love it! I would love to be able to win this competition.
THANK YOU CRACKBERRY for hosting these competitions! Cheers!

ashlee.g

Cool app I'd love to win

iSin

Hey! This app is amazing I tried it on the beta and it was very good too bad I could only add 2 widgets.. I would love to win the full version of it. Thank you CrackBerry for this chance.

cgz

I had this app on my old android phone and i would really love to have it on my new blackberry bold 9780! I miss it.

Crude Berry

All of these look like really great apps. Would love a new program to toy around on my phone with.

AnneO

I would love to win a copy of fancy Widgets

wetfoot

I love this app - give me a copy

Thanks

perfecthybrid

I'm in for a good new 'theme'

alanlupatini

OH GOD let me win this one pleeeeeeeeease

frabas1

Fancy Widgets for real?

ajwalker

I saw.
I like.
I hope I win.

owoseni1

i would to win this one for real

newbenin

i like widgets for bb alot

elle-ade

Looks like a fantastic app, love to win it!

jonckr

Really would love a copy :)

Dent4DA08

Widgets widgets widgets!

Iyera

Would be very helpful indeed :)

ordigas

I would like some Fancy Widgets please!

thbassman

awesome app-I hope i win!

dsmith747

I would be very grateful for a copy!

fu53d

excellent app. would love to win a copy!

hakeem23

Nice! Thanks CrackBerry :-)

curlefry

Another great App Roundup! I love the Fancy app! I love Utility apps for my BB. Fancy would go great with my QuickLaunch and Menux apps. :)

ba_hamilton

I'm all in for Fancy Widgets.

mzcks

I can't wait to see how its rocks on my Torch ! Crackberry flame on!

olikoli

Wow, I never knew something like this existed for BlackBerry. I hope I win!

MrsD.

Since I am off for a couple of weeks, this would give me something EXCITING to do.

Another_Chris

The chance to get the weather, twitter AND the Crackberry RSS feed as a widget!? Sign me up! I'd live to get Fancy Widgets to show off to my friends.

Toypetas

that's nice

i want one of those please

yemmyopera

Thıs tıckles my fantacy

howboutdat

Hope I win, pick me Crackberry!! Thank you!!

thetnaung

great. i have tested lite and cool. now need full version.

jpassarella

Like the icons in the screen shot above; did not like the icons in the free/trial version. So, hoping the full version looks like the above image, for my BB Bold 9700. Thanks!

EMF

I would love a copy:)

AeroFly

What? BB has widget apps? Coooool! I tried its free version, and it is really fantastic!! It is an awesome app, and shocking everyone!

Dickowww

I have the trial version of Fancy Widgets .. would love the full version. Great program

ChillFactorz

Oh you Fancy huh! nails done, hair done, done thing did.
Oh you Fancy huh!

daintylady

I would like a copy of Fancy Widgets, please... .

8eleven

This looks great... would love to win a copy!

allanceki

Pick me please! Thanks CB!

jpicky86

I def. miss widgets from when I had a android, so give me one!

beebea

Would love to try Fancy Widgets on my Storm 2. Thanks!

Flip4Bytes

Oks cool, I'd like to try it out :)

Chrisd534

SWEEET! Would love this!

Manoman

Wow, this looks really cool.

cartersball

I am always on the hunt for new and improved apps. Fancy Widgets fits my mold. Would love a free copy of this app.

mikelanding

I hope I win a copy. Thank @crackberry

painfulleap1

I;m not even sure what a fancy widget is, but sign me up I do love to find new apps for my phone. (9780)

mike636

Wow-widgets that are theme friendly, first I've seen. For now gonna try the free app in hopes of being a lucky 1-30.

eng532

Can I fancy some widgets please?

dee.one

Count me in! Thanks!

JosephN

I hope I can win this one. I all but given up hope on these contests but I'm willing to try again for this app.

PiotrJot

Oh yeah- I feel like winning today:)

irnik

Yes, I do. I need it so badly! Let me win cb!

chachoi

here we go again!!! :)

NaulterEgo

Start light, Star bright. First star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might have the wish, I wish tonight! Widget me! Please & Thanks! CrackBerry Rules thge Web!

benko87

widgets would be awesome

angeltomato

It looks great! Hope to win this contest!

sephir00th

widgets looks like they would improve the functionality of a blackberry greatly!

Villordsutch

I would like Fancy Widgets to please.

CheerfulChe

This is the app we missed for so long!

balenax

time for me to win now ! thanks in advance :)

deejayburnout

Please let me get a widget.

Need something new

ruebyi

GReat Stuff! Count e in for fancy widgets!

tuffy100

I'd love to try out the Fancy Widgets!

info600

shame you can't test it before buying it...

Akainzo

The widget would look good on my 9800.Love to be a winner!

alantan

Is Fancy Widgets the only app of its kind? I would have thought someone could have thought of it's demand earlier. It looks great.

hgitay

Looks like a fantastic app, love to win it!

Serenity Dawn

I would like a copy of Fancy Widgets for my Berry!!

bajendemon

Pick me...would love to yet this out!

dasc

Fancy Widgets ftw!

Aleithil

Please one copy for meee :p

airfoil20

yey! fancy widgets!! :))

knicksfan

I would love to win this app

tda_tda

... may i? may i? may i?

cas118

Ah, I'll have a crack at this competition and see what happens.

Definitely going to give the free version a go though!

FRanatic

Count me in !
I'd like that free copy of Fancy Widgets. Look really cool !
Thanks CB for this contest.

raftcomm

Would love a crack at those widgets please.

cupcake

I would love the widgets on my home screen!

shampisang

I'd love apps for FREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

ckhow

I love this app. Gimme the full version please. thanks.

william.easterday

Please help my fancy up my blackberry with Fancy Widgets!!

tons-q

Nice! Bb homescreen seriously rocks with this app!

damaltor

I would like to win, please :)

pccuser

yeh!

i want this widgets!
pick me up!

Bill_Johnson

Would love a copy! Thanks

Skezza

Would love to win this please

kassdog

Leaving my comment to win the copy of fancy widgets

abUdi4

Count me in for Fancy Widgets, Please!

yanosh94

i love it , please pick me

JCangoku

hi ! choose me please !

mobh13

I would like some Fancy Widgets

mantiz

Fancy Widgets for me please!

Mike_Luchia

Fancy Widgets looks very cool.

matttehman

Demo is sweet, sign me up for a shot at the full version.

x_trosclair

I would love to try this out!

elmejor1009

Now this is an app that everyone should have or want. Sing me up please.

98hundred

I want a copy, I don't ever miss a chance to enter but haven't won, YET, soon I will and hope this

DanielLui1

I'd definitely want to win a copy of Fancy Widgets. I hope I win.

boldone

Always in the mood to win something Fancy.

tliolos

Widgets would be COOL!

coldfir3

Never heard oof this app b4 but it soounds cool.

Dinadivas

I wish I could have one
Going to Set it up On My bold 2 screen, and it must be really helpfull..

Please, Pick me up,
Thanks for chance

barilro

thanks for the great articles

debugy2k

appsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

campbellusa

Looks great I want to win it

alexislgz

i want fancy widgets!!!!!!!!!!!! please choose me!!!!!!!

datawrhsdoc

Didn't know about Fancy Widgets. Looks really nice!

virus786

In for the win thanks :)

jlrmb

Fancy Widgets looks good! Hook me up!

vecharo

this is a cool app. thanks for the chance to win

SamWilli

Been looking for something like this.

Lorenn_x

Fancy Widgets is so useful! I'm using the trial right now, but would love to win the full version!

tina8711

I would like one please

flopper

I'm in, would love to win.

ryaneagles

Would love a copy of Fancy Widgets! Thanks for the chance to win!!

bfalk

Cool, wouldn't mind trying.

Kerzhan

Time for some good luck... bring on the Fancy Widgets so I can have even more fun with my Bold!

henryg23

Looks sweet! I would like to give it a try!

ga.rhythm

Please, I need some new widgets because I don't like all the ones I have on some of my themes.

KRol

the trial is nice... would like to get more widjets

Rudeaz

This looks like a totally new experience... I'm intrigued.

wocampb

Fancy Widgets looks cool. Pick me please!

shawnrompolski

I am in there like swimwear...boom. I was actually just looking at this the other day but figured i'd wait until cb featured it in a contest, because we all know that CRACKBERRY ROCK...and i really mean that, im not just saying it for the contest. :)

aryan77

fancy widgets look nice... would love to win one.....

dakid72

I will take ones long as it's not the same widgets from the movie Back to School w/Rodney Dangerfield!
Thanks in advance Crackberry & Sergey Demyanov.

Steven Friedmann

Fancy Widgets looks so cool... Pick me - I'll be your best friend!

Kueball

Fancy Widgets would look great on my Torch!!!!

blindguy

Thanks for the contest.

ixecloud41

I would love to win a copy of Fancy Widgets! :)

saifgani

I'd like it on my phn ;)

arcoo

Tried the Trial, looks simply amazing!! getting the full one would make me happy for sure..

magick2401

Look Fancy, WIDGETS!! LOL! I would love this for my Torch!!

tyler_zyco

Widgets on a BB? Worth a try! :D

Carterism

Fancy widgets look so cool! I want pls!

garymait

Fancy Widgets looks like it would be a nice addition to my Blackberry.

BeccaLynn

Wow...I've wanted to try this but wasn't sure i would like it....i'd love to win it and try it now!!!

maskedmascot

A widget app 4 my BB how cute lol

alexfisher

Widgets? We don;t need no stinkin' Widgets! actually we might need those

shb66

i want a free copy too, awesome app.

mackie1214

Fancy Widget let you customize widgets. This is a great app to have. I would love a copy.

allen100673

Looks cool, would definitely like to win this one.

cryingdragon

Really fancy, I love it!

crazedblazed

i currently use the free version and I do like the weather widget.....hook me up with the paid version

drakesaliasonline

I really need a Weather Slot to go with my OS7 Theme :)

mesires

Fancy widgets app looks great, consider me.

rstevenw

I beta tested Fancy Widgets and would love to win a free copy.

dbroomex

Fancy Widgets, please.

sillybears

WOW! I've been a bb user for a few months and just now are learning about all the options. I would LOVE to have this widget thingy.

bilmaga

would love to win this!!