Happy June to all! Hard to believe that we're almost halfway through 2009, but here we are. Lots of good stuff to look forward to in the second half of 2009 for sure... For now, lets take a look at some new and exciting BlackBerry Apps. Covered this week in the BlackBerry App Roundup are:
New This Week: EasyCalc, The Insult Calendar, Daily Bible Verses, Dr. Tie, MindBerry for BlackBerry Storm, Aviation Theme
Apps on Sale: Robotika, Tip Calculator, FreeCell, BatteryBooster, PhoneFace Photo Speed Dial, Chess, PhoneLog, Flashlight! for BlackBerry, Adorno! MultiAlarm Pro
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Opera Mini 4.2
Freebies of the Week: Golf Distance, Nickel Buddy Coin Toss
Note: Don't forget, you can always search for titles featured in the App Roundup within App World... Some apps mentioned may be available there for your device.
New This Week
EasyCalc is a new app from InterTech Designs that was designed as an extendable financial calculator that provides easy to use worksheets. These worksheets can be used to calculate common financial problems. This first version includes a mortgage loan calculator with more worksheets to come in the near future. The mortgage calculator will let you calculate payments based on loan amount, term, interest rates and more. You can save your calculations to a text file or email results right from the app. At the moment this one is only compatible with the Storm (OS 4.7) but look for more device compatibility and worksheets in the near future.
EasyCalc is available for only $0.99 until June 30th.
Need a good comeback from time to time? You may want to load up The Insult Calendar and study up! This app gives you exactly what you'd expect... a daily insult. Topics include lots of things to weight, smarts, intelligence and more. Some of the insults contained within are pretty darn nasty, so please do use your discretion. This one is certainly not suitable for all ages.
Pick up The Insult Calendar for $1.99.
I love that this one slides in right after 'The Insult Calendar'. Was meant to be I suppose :) Daily Bible Verses is based on the King James version of the Bible, and it provides a new bible verse each day in calendar format. Read a new verse each day, or browse through and read as many or as few as you'd like... it's up to you. Think of this app as the absolute opposite of The Insult Calendar :)
Daily Bible Verses is available for $2.99 until July 31st.
How cool is this... Need help doing up that necktie? I know I always do. Dr. Tie will guide you through the process of tying 8 different knots. Each one is described clearly in a step-by-step manner, which makes it easy for anyone to use. The app also provides information on how to choose a tie, match a tie to a shirt and jacket, plus much more. A very cool and different app indeed.
Dr. Tie is available now for $4.99.
MindBerry for the Storm is a powerful mindmapping and brainstorming app for the BlackBerry Storm. Use it to organize those creative thoughts, ideas, notes, to-do lists and a whole lot more. The interface is fast and intuitive... You can fold/unfold items with the spacebar, drag and drop new nodes, cut and paste, save, load and email mindmaps plus many more features. This one of course requires OS 4.7, and should work just dandy on the Storm.
You can pick up MindBerry for the Storm for $12.95.
I've been meaning to feature this one in the roundup for a week or so... I figure it's still somewhat new so I'm going to sneak it in at the end of the new apps here! The Aviation theme from MobiMadness puts you right in the cockpit. Custom app icons are designed to look like gauges, unique backgrounds are used throughout... it's just a cool theme for anyone that's into aircraft.The Aviation Theme is available for 71xx, 81xx, 83xx, 87xx and 88xx series devices right here. There's also a version for the BlackBerry Storm available here. Both versions are $6.00.
BlackBerry Apps on Sale
A clean, fast theme with the first completely customizable homescreen robot helper!
On sale for $2.95
until June 7th
This is the tip calculator that you have been waiting for. Easy to use, very powerful, and it looks great!
On sale for $2.99
until June 7th
PhoneFace Photo Speed Dial
Flick through photos of your friends to make quick calls and texts. Connects to Facebook and Twitter to get the latest photos of your friends!
On sale for $4.99
until June 8th
Play Chess against your phone or against other players all over the world.
On sale for $4.99
until July 29th
Logs completed and missed calls to your calendar for easy viewing.
On sale for $0.99
until June 30th
Flashlight! for BlackBerry
Flashlight - becomes very useful when you are in the dark! Capable of running for up to 30 minutes!!! Choose from FIVE VIVID colors! Also colors your BlackBerry's trackball!
On sale for $1.99
until June 10th
Adorno! MultiAlarm Pro
Adorno! MultiAlarm is Extremely Easy to Use! You can give youself reminders of important events that happen throughout the day.
On sale for $5.99
until June 30th
Cool at BlackBerry App World
Opera Mini 4.2
Need a new browser experience on your Berry? You might want to check out Opera Mini 4.2, available for free right now in BlackBerry App World. Opera Mini 4.2 provides an easy-to-use zoom box, RSS feed support, switchable mobile view, easy bookmark management plus much more... Better yet, you might just find your browsing experience a little bit faster and easier with this browser.
You can download Opera Mini 4.2 for free in BlackBerry App World, or head on over to mini.opera.com from your current mobile browser to install. Happy browsing!
Freebies of the Week
Yet another golf GPS/Distance app for all of the golfers has arrived in our store. This one is a little different. It's not built to show you the distance to the front/middle/back of a green or hazard... This one is built to help you chart how far you hit each club. How you use it? Hit a bunch of balls with one club. Then mark your location, and then walk out and mark the location of each ball. The app will tell you the average distance, plus the maximum and minimum distance. Golf Distance will also write data to your SD acrd in CSV format so that you can do more work in charting your clubs in Excel. Try this one out, chart out your club distances... and I guarantee you'll shave a shot or two of your game!
Of course, you'll need a GPS enabled Berry... running OS 4.3, 4.5, 4.6 or 4.7.
You can pick up Golf Distance for FREE right here.
Make those tough decisions a little easier with the Coin Toss app from Nickel Buddy! As you can see from the screenshot above, the app lets you flip a coin, and it will randomly land on heads or tails. To flip, simply tap a key or tap the screen (on the Storm). The app also displays the number of heads or tails results.
Nickel Buddy works on all Berry's with a trackball... and there's also a different version for the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm.
Until Next Week..
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