BlackBerry App Roundup for November 15, 2013

A weekly look at new, exciting, and cool apps to try

By Alicia Erlich on 15 Nov 2013 08:32 am EST
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Howdy CrackBerry Nation! Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday so far and getting ready for the weekend. 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.

Money Plus by Produktyf

One of my most used apps on BBOS was Mobile Checkbook. When searching for a replacement, I came across this transaction and financial management application. This native application originally made a name for itself on the BlackBerry PlayBook and we’ve discussed it before and how useful it is for tracking your transactions for all of your different accounts. Even though the BlackBerry 10 version has been around for a bit, the native experience is smooth, easy to use, and Built for BlackBerry approved. It's filled with an assortment of features including backup/restore, unlimited number of accounts, optional password, scheduled transactions, and reconciliation. For only $1.99 it does a great job at keeping track of your expenses for all BB 10 devices and the PlayBook. 

More information/Purchase Money Plus for the PlayBook and BlackBerry 10

Screen Recorder by Toysoft Development Inc

As someone who has spent years trying to train people on using their handset this simple utility tool would have saved me hours of time. Toysoft developed an application that records your homescreen as a video in real-time. What this means is that no matter what you are doing, whether you are opening an app, answering an email, or even giving a tutorial, all of those movements and images are recorded as an MP4 video including audio. This is a quick and easy to use application and perfect for recording demos or tutorials for devices running OS 10.2.

More information/Purchase Screen Recorder 

myDirections by Michael Knight

Another one from the suggestion box, this simple and free application is an easy to use transit directions application. Whether you remain in your local area or out for fun, it helps you to get to your final destination using local transportation including subways and buses. Directions are pulled from Bing and the suggestions aren’t too bad from what I saw in both NYC or in my hometown. It’s certainly not a bad alternative for Hop Stop or other similar apps for when you are traveling or when pulling up quick directions when you need it.​

More information/Download myDirections

Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game by Gameloft Inc.​

To commemorate the release of the latest Thor adventure in theaters, Gameloft has released the official game for legacy BBOS devices. In accordance with the film’s storyline the game has players assume the role of the god Thor in his battle with Malkith and the Dark Elf army. With plenty of missions and hammers to take with you, it is challenging and filled with action. You can grab this for $2.99 at the link for select devices running OS 5 and higher. 

More information/Purchase Thor: The Dark World

KalemSoft Media Player by KalemSoft

Previously available for the PlayBook, this full-featured media player plays a variety of media content including music, videos and pictures from your device, remote PC, or a UPnP/DLNA enabled device (and is compatible with an array of servers including Twonky and MediaTomb). I haven't been able to try all the features, however, if you have been searching for a decent network player to stream content anywhere you have Internet access. While the price may be a tad high for some it offers album art support, full-screen playback, audio visualizations, embedded subtitles, quick seek with swipe gesture, supports multiple formats and codecs, and the ability to record content streamed from KalemSoft Media Streamer. Currently, the PlayBook version is priced at $4.99 (sale) and the BlackBerry 10 version is $6.99 and only supports the Q5, Q10, and Z10. Please note if you already purchased the PlayBook version you’ll have to buy it again. 

More information/Purchase KalemSoft Media Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook
More information/Purchase KalemSoft Media Player for BlackBerry 10

 

What You Might Have Missed

Alien Hive for BlackBerry 10

Fans of slow-moving games that require extensive skill and patience are sure to enjoy this delightful gem. Your goal is to swipe and match your way to evolving an alien species to create the perfect hive. It’s fun, addicting and a sure-fire way to enjoy hours of fun. Did I also mention it’s absolutely free to download? While there are in-app purchases offered to assist with gameplay, those same coins/bonuses can be earned over time. The only downside is its only for the Z10 and Z30. 

More information/Download Alien Hive

 

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. 

15 comments

Meaty123

Alien hive is awesome.

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medacomix15

Interesting to see Thor for legacy devices but not for BB10 or PlayBook

Rolf Hed

I saw that too. I wonder if it will be released for BB10 soon?

medacomix15

I keep tweeting Gameloft and receive no response ...

Anthony_2u

I'm stating to love this game sweet and graphics is good

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Siya10

All very usable

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polytan02

Looking for CB10 update mostly !

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Couver81

Of course now that I've switched from BBOS to BB10 a game I really want comes out for BBOS lol. I hope they bring Thor over to BB10 soon.

Mathrin

Money Plus is primo. If you want a solid money app, this is one. Great feedback from developer and constant updates.

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Denny_Crane

Purchased the Screen Recorder app - thanks for the heads up!

afe603

BB10 BlackBerry position itself for business user so act like one!!!!! First of all I can guarantee as a user that BlackBerry Apps suck and just don't keep up with the market (IOS and Andriod).

My second advise to BlackBerry as a user is that if u going have less Apps and want to position yourself as a phone for Business user. Security are going to sell your Damm phone is the Apps that will add value to BlackBerry device (can't understand what is your head). Try to follow up with the market Apps that are for Business user such as:
LINE!!!
Streaming Pro (any apps for stock trading)
BlackBerry just don't have it

Still a die hard fan. Q10

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afe603

Game for Q10 I can care less!!! The device is not for games. Give me some real Apps such as Line and App for stock trading!!!!

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kingpin007

Kalemsoft has a great idea, but i've been burned too many times by buying apps that don't live up or have bugs. A media player app should give users a trial before buying.

Aditya More

Honestly alien hive is just a candry crush ripoff which just screams INAPP PURCHASES
Kind of surprised last week Pastry Push didnt get a slot on the 5 but alien hive gets one :|

Alicia Erlich

Aditya - Pastry Push was included in last week's roundup http://crackberry.com/blackberry-app-roundup-november-8-2013.  It wasn't in a slot because it had already been reviewed by James. ​http://crackberry.com/pastry-push-blackberry-10