BlackBerry App Roundup for March 25, 2011 - 50 free copies of Tips & Tricks to give away!

BlackBerry App Roundup
By Michelle Haag on 25 Mar 2011 02:35 pm EDT
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 for BlackBerry

ImageFX by 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 for BlackBerry

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.
  • Synchronize latest rates
  • Email Rates

For more information/screenshots and to download CurrencyConverter

Rodent Rush for BlackBerry

Rodent Rush by SoapCow LLC

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.


  • A Rodent
  • Lotta Cheese
  • 30 levels ranging from easy to difficult
  • Hidden Extras
  • Cheesy music (pun intended)
  • Awe inspiring 4D graphics (ok 2D, it's a cell phone game ok?! )
  • and more level packs are coming!

For more information and to purchase Rodent Rush

Days to Pay Calendar for BlackBerry

The Days to Pay Calendar by Kyle Reiach

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.

To purchase The Days to Pay Calendar from BlackBerry App World

What You Might Have Missed

MultiCopyPaste BlackBerry

MultiCopyPaste by Sulata iSoft

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.

More information/download of MultiCopyPaste

Wakeful for BlackBerry

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.

Sign up for the Wakeful Beta
Discuss more in the forums

App Stalker

App Stalker by S4BB Limited

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.

Download App Stalker for free at App World


Tips & Tricks for BlackBerry by Sferical

Tips & Tricks by Sferical

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.

For more information/screenshots and to download the trial or to purchase Tips & Tricks

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.

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 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[@] See you all next week!

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 25, 2011 - 50 free copies of Tips & Tricks to give away!


The bold 9650 is my second BB first with OS6, my first was the 8350i and I learn something new about BB's almost everyday and if this will help me to learn more and make my BB life easier, I'm all for it.
Thanks in advance!

I would like this.,

Of course my winning is about as likely as seeing the PlayBook in the second quarter.....oh wait.......

VCount me in! That's multi copy/paste app looks like swweet! More like my mac now :)

I have been using BlackBerry's for a number of years and I am usually the one that my friends come to for assistance. Yet I will still find new tricks and shortcuts all the time. So this would be a nice app to have. (you never stop learning)

Greetings! I've had my device for about a year, but I seem to have those 'senior moments' when I just stare at the screen...trying to remember how to...This App would really be helpful...& well used! =) Thanks

Not a 1st timer but dont think im a pro either. The only shortcut i know is "mypin" :)
So looking forward to learn over a 100 tips & tricks through this!

Got my torch a bit more than a week ago. The learning curve is quite steep when moving from symbian. Would love a copy

oh this cold be useful! the only trick I know how to do is a battery pull without actually taking the battery out!

Sounds like a great app as I am always surprised by the things I don't know (or never knew!) about my BB :)

This Torch is my second Blackberry but I don't think I know all the tricks just yet. Been too busy trying to learn this now device.

Would love to have a copy of this one.


Don't think of myself as a pro, but I am always looking for useful tools that will help me maximize my Blackberry experience. Again the Crackberry team has struck gold and is giving us all a chance to benefit. Thanks for the great contests.

noob to bb entirely! to the point i tried to reg 4 this site on my bb, but after 2 (no joke!) hours on my bb, i resorted to twit my desktop, because i couldn;t figre why when i tried to enter a field i submitted the page ......

so i need tips n tricks and a bb educated brain transplant :P

I have had it for approx 9-10 months, i would consider myself a power user, but i would always like to know more.

I'm still toting around my ol' Curve 8310 since July of 2008. I use many shortcuts, but maybe there's a few I'm missing. Shoot...I wonder if this app can even run on my old OS4.5??? If I win, this will be my first ever prize won on since joining before I even owned my 8310 (which is still my first and only BlackBerry so far. ....How's that for a stat for ya.

Good luck everyone.

I've had a Blackberry for a little over a year now, but am still learning. I'd love to know more about shorcuts or tips that I could use.

If I win this in this contest, I promise major changes in the world. Japan's nuclear reactor leak will stop. Lybia will be peace with the dictator gone. Kids will not bring guns and drugs to school anymore. The price of gas will go down and so will the price of groceries. You will win the lottery of your choice. The housing market will make a come back and people will all be put back to work. If I do not win, then I fear things will get worse!

This is my first BlackBerry or even first smartphone (Torch) learning new stuff all the time.
I could really use a copy.

I like learning all sorts of tricks, and have found that following the guys ove at @BlackBerryHelp and @UK_BlackBerry helps feed a few in a bit at a time.

Maybe the app would be useful for my wife though :)

Bold 9780 user here! Been with Blackberry for 2 years - always keen to find new ways to get the most out of it! Would love a copy of Tips and Tricks! :)

ive been using blackberry for a year; need some tricks and tipss to really make the most of it?know hundreds of bb users ican recommend tricks to

Sounds interesting. I've been a Blackberry user for a few years now....but always wanting to learn more about the phone. Would love a copy. Thanks.

I know I'm not using my BB to it's full potential - I've had my first one for just over a year and would love to keep learning more! Sounds like a cool app!

Have been a BB carrier for years. Use as phone and web surfing only. Would love to live the COMPLETE BB experience.

I know loads of tips & tricks (thanks to CRACKBERRY!!!), but I'm sure there are many more that I haven't yet discovered! Thanks for the opportunity CrackBerry and Sferical!!!!

I've been a Blackberry addict going on three years now. While I feel comfortable with my phone, I know there are things that I am missing. I would love to have to have this little jewel.

I'm brand new to the BB world just got my first BB and even my first smartphone. I chose after careful consideration the blackberry bold 9780 still got lots to learn about it though.

I have first bough my 9700 3 months ago. From there, I been trying to find as many tricks and tips I can find both in the net and through forums to enhance my BB experience. This will definitely be a great 'addon' for me. 101% looking forward to learn new tricks!

So much to learn about Blackberries. I'm sure tip and trick will have me using my cellie in different ways. Thank you.

I've had a BB for over 3 years and I'm curious to see if there are stuff I've missed. I'm sure there are. One of the cool things of BB is that there are always new tricks.

Not a first timer. Owning my bb since past 1 n a half year but still not a pro at it :(
I guess this would be great to have to make full use of my bb :)

I have had a bb for a few months now and i seem to learn new tricks all the time. I call my coworker every time I figure something out that we did not know before.

If I win I'll give the copy to my wife who's a total newbie!
Heck even I might learn a few tricks from this cool app! :)

I guess after 8 months I would be deemed an old user by now but the Bold 9700 is my first Blackberry and I just don't see myself switching to another device (unless it's the bold touch). Would love to find out all the short cuts and tricks that I am missing.

I just recently (after toils and searches of Crackberry's Crackberry 101 search tag) how to do caps lock. A little sad sure but I never had a keyboard BB until now (started with the storm now have a Torch) I'd love to be able to save as much time as I can.

Its about time someone thought about us newbies who arent computer or cellphone genius's. Kudo's to you. Hopefully I win a copy, not only will recommend on website but will recommend to my friends with Blackberrys.