Welcome back to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! Wow what a week this has been! CTIA didn't bring us much on the BlackBerry front, but finally our questions are answered regarding Android apps running on the PlayBook and we have a release date! Who is excited?! We sure are, you can count on that. This week our contest is courtesy of Sferical. They have a new app called Tips & Tricks that they just released, and they sent us 50 licenses to bestow upon you lucky folks. Note: We are now including the App Roundup contest winners with our usual weekly contest winners post, so make sure you check there Monday to see if you won last week. 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, enter the contest, and see the winners from last week's contest!
ImageFX by meh.at IT
Still searching for an image editing app for your BlackBerry? Try out ImageFX! It creates effects with your images including Gaussian blur, edge filters, mirroring, emboss, water, swirl, lomo, time warp, solarize, thermal effect, night vision, and more. You can add frame effects, mirror the image in all sorts of fun ways and apply color effects too, right on your device. ImageFX is compatible with any BlackBerry running OS 4.2 and higher, and is available for $1.99 in BlackBerry App World. For more information/screenshots and to purchase ImageFX
CurrencyConverter by Sentinel Solutions
CurrencyConverter is a simple currency converter application for your BlackBerry smartphone. Most currencies of the world are included. CurrencyConverter uses the latest market rates from the internet to do conversion. CurrencyConverter is free and compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones.
About 150 currencies can be converted
Up to date rate of the world market
Multiple currency conversion, you can convert one currency to a selected set of currencies.
Remembers previous currency combinations.
Offline conversion support, so that you can use it without internet. Rates must be synchronized before using in offline mode.
Eat Cheese! Get to the Exit! Rodent Rush is an item collecting, trap avoiding, puzzle game that you will love! The reviews are good on this game. It's available for $4.99 and compatible with a wide range of devices, however the 89/96/97 and 9000 are oddly not included in that list. The same developer does have another game available that looks fun too, and it does cover those devices, which you can check out here.
30 levels ranging from easy to difficult
Cheesy music (pun intended)
Awe inspiring 4D graphics (ok 2D, it's a cell phone game ok?! )
The Days to Pay Calendar is a debt management tool to visualize the real world impact of a purchase. Accurately calculates the number of work days required to earn enough money to pay for a purchase. An advanced algorithm utilizes cost of living expenses and federal taxes into the calculation. How long to pay for your new TV? How many work days a month to pay for your gym membership? This tool will help you answer the ultimate question: Is my purchase worth X days of work?
The Days to Pay Calendar is available for all BlackBerry smartphones AND the BlackBerry PlayBook for just $.99.
When I'm blogging away during the day there have been numerous times where I've wanted to copy multiple items at once. Having a 3rd party app on my Mac for that definitely streamlines things for me. Having the same on my BlackBerry has always been something I've wanted but was never a reality. Enter MultiCopyPaste. Added is the ability to copy multiple items on your device and paste at will - the app even saves items after a reboot. Copy text as usual and when pasting just choose MultiCopyPaste from the menu and you'll be presented with a list of all your copied items - it's that simple. I can't count the times I've had something copied and then copied over it, thus having to search for what I needed. I can say I'll be putting this one to good use. MultiCopyPaste sells for $1.99 and is available in the CrackBerry App Store.
Tired of that same old annoying alarm clock? Do you use your BlackBerry to wake up in the morning but what something a bit better? Wakeful for BlackBerry is currently in beta and ready to start your day off right. This alarm clock app changes things up from the normal annoying tone and gives you what you need to get going. Simply set the alarm time, and Wakeful will sound with a voice (male or female) that greets you and gives you the time, weather, latest news headlines and stock updates. You'll be in the know as soon as you wake up in the morning and ready to start your day. I honestly feel kind of futuristic when it fires up for me, like I have a personal computer assistant greeting me in the morning (geeky I know). If you want to check out Wakeful, you can sign up from the link below or head to the forums for more info.
App stalker is an interesting application, just released by S4BB Limited. The app actively scans BlackBerry App World and will list any applications that have moved from the paid section to free, or any that have dramatically dropped in price. It will sort these applications accordingly and you can quickly switch between "Free Now" and "Price Drop" via the tabs at the bottom of the app screen.
Prices for apps drop all the time, and App Stalker is a very easy way to be notified of these special deals. No longer will you need to keep checking on that app you want that you just can't justify buying. Now you can sit back and let App Stalker tell you when it is the right time to go get it. It is compatible with most BlackBerry devices and free to download from the link below.
How many of you out there just got your first BlackBerry? Or maybe you've had your BlackBerry for awhile, but don't feel you're maximizing its potential? Do you wish there was an organized way to quickly find some new tricks for using your BlackBerry? Well stop looking, and check this app out!
Tips & Tricks from the Sferical Team is packed with keyboard shortcuts, timesaving tips, hidden screens and backdoor commands to help you do things on your BlackBerry quicker and smarter. Tips & Tricks is not just a web link. With this small application you can access over 150 Tips just where you need them; on your BlackBerry. With so many tips there really is something for the novice to seasoned BlackBerry user alike and checking for new updates is as easy as clicking a button. The app is organized nicely into logical categories so you can always find just what you're looking for.
You can download a free trial of Tips & Tricks for your BlackBerry. This version has some tips available, the majority are only viewable with the paid version, but I think it gives you a good idea of what the app contains. If you choose to purchase the full version, it costs just $1.99. This application is compatible with all BlackBerry smartphones.
Contest: Sferical has sent us 50 licenses for Tips & Tricks to pass on to you guys! If you'd like to enter to win one, leave your comment below. I'm curious how many new BlackBerry owners we have out there, so let us know if you're a first time owner or already a pro looking for some new tricks.
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