Howdy all, it's time once again for the weekly App Roundup. Now I spent my time wisely this week rustling up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
Food Diary by Bellotti Alessandro
This freemium application allows helps you to be more conscious of what you put on your plate. Not only does it track your calories but it shows you what and how much you ate. In addition to tracking your meals, it comes prefilled with caloric and nutritional information for certain foods in Italian and English and gives the option to enter in your data for those not present as well. Food Diary features a recipe section, water target section, and a tab to calculate your BMI. The only issue is that Americans will have to convert to the metric system in order to input data. Otherwise, this simple app is a good way to keep an eye on your eating habits.
Checked! Task - To-do - Note and Calendar Master by Hx-cellent Incorporated
Going through the forums, I discovered this multi-faceted project management application that incorporates note and memo taking and a to-do list all-in-one. I find it enhances the native BlackBerry PIN applications as it is fully integrated with the Calendar, Hub, and Remember. There are a plethora of features including smart add which lets you quickly insert tasks with shorthand (i.e. Dr. appointment on March 25 at 5pm), archiving, audio record mode, smartphoto, sub-tasks, dark and light theme, separate due dates/times and custom notification times, and the list goes on. While the price may be steep at $4.99 for some, the developer is responsive to issues and new features in the forums and again it combines three different apps together to keep you organized on BlackBerry 10.
Tappy Bird by Edgardo Arvelaez
For those going through Flappy Bird withdrawal or never had the chance to install the original before it was pulled there is this native BlackBerry game as an alternative. Boasting 8-bit graphics and pipe obstacles your object remains the same. Simply tap on the screen to make the little bird fly and navigate around the course. While it may be not be exactly the same, I must say the part that makes you love it and hate it yet still play for hours remains. If you are looking for a fun game to try be sure to grab it for $.99, however, it is only compatible with Z10, Z30 and Porsche P9982 devices.
StackOverflow Lite by TechNeko
If you are a developer, programmer or enthusiast searching for answers regarding programming then the website StackOverflow.com is the place to get practical, detailed answers to your questions. This week in the storefront, this native BlackBerry application popped up that allows users to search for solutions, save locally, share, or add to the Remember application. More features are on the way such as posting comments, questions, and answers as well as a premium version. You can grab this easy to use and clean app for free at the link for BlackBerry 10.
Digitally Imported Radio by AutoAddict, Inc.
There are quite a few music streaming applications available in BlackBerry World and for those who are fans of electronic music there is this option. Several of your favorite styles are here including Trance, House, Dance, Lounge, and Techno all thanks to the over 55 hand programmed channels. Users can save their favorite channels for access later, view current and upcoming radio shows, activate a sleep timer to fall asleep with your music, set streaming for your network or Wi-Fi, and share your tracks on your social networks. While there is an option to upgrade to a premium subscription for a fee, you can still stream for free though it will include ads. For BlackBerry 10 and the PlayBook it is a port however, it is also compatible with most legacy BBOS devices as well.
What You Might Have Missed
ClipMan Clipboard Manager by QtHelex
ClipMan is a versatile pasting application that for those of us who move text back and forth between different apps, is a useful and powerful tool. Not only can you store multiple lines of text in a easy to access database, modify existing entries, and import or export the text as XML, but you can use these to create your own templates as well. Available for $.99 it supports all BlackBerry 10 devices.
Until next week...
That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games be sure to head on over to the forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS or the BlackBerry PlayBook. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.