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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Reader comments

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

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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!

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.

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.

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. :)

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Definitely going to give the free version a go though!

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

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. :)

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.

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.