Howdy CrackBerry Nation! Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday so far and getting ready for the weekend. It's been quite a week with the announcement of the Porsche P'9982 and a podcast about a Mugging, Meetup, and Monaco. I don't know about you but I would love to get a closer look at that device. For now, we return to our weekly App Roundup to check out all the new, cool, and helpful apps and games I rustled up for you. Remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
Rebate Tracker by Carterbits
As its almost Black Friday here in the States, the developer behind Noted released this simple application. The main function is to keep tabs on all of the rebates submitted for your purchases to make sure you don't lose track of your money. The application stores the details of each one in an easy to read list including the amount, description, company, and submitted/due date. With quick access to marking is paid or unpaid, it offers quick at-a-glance viewing of anything you have pending. Compatible with all devices running OS 10.2 and higher it is FREE to download.
Alert Me by SmartAps
I'm always searching for a useful utility application. Going through the forums, I couldn't help but notice this one. It is an alert tool for various functions on your device such as having a bad battery, temperature warning, low signal quality, or when you connect or disconnect a call. You can set each of the alarms to vibrate or play a sound when each of them are triggered. As of now it does need to run as an active frame in order to work properly but it is a Built for BlackBerry application. There is a free limited version available if you want to give it a spin before purchasing for $1.99 for all BlackBerry 10 handsets.
Bubble Birds 3 by XIMAD Inc.
Those precocious birds are back in an all new game for legacy BBOS owners. This time around there are two new modes of play to choose from: Adventure, which explores five new islands, and Blitz mode. Nothing beats the old classic bubble popping game and this third installment in the series offers new levels, improved graphics and hours of fun. XIMAD is known for their quality and you can check it out for FREE for all legacy devices running OS 4.5 and higher.
Easy Notes Free & Pro by bbDeveloper
My quest for finding an app for organizing my chaotic schedule continues with this offering. While I could use the calendar application, a little variety is good for keeping things on track. There are an array of features offered including adding images, text, and audio to notes, keyword search, save to Remember or the BlackBerry Calendar, and the ability to backup and restore to the SD Card. While the free version restricts the number of notes and functionality, the pro version is available for $0.99. I do happen to like the smooth pinboard style user interface and how easy it is to navigate the application.
qPDF Notes - PDF Reader Annotator Form Filler by Qoppa Software, LLC
Whether for work, school, or personal, qPDF is a wonderful full-featured PDF reader, annotator and markup tool. While some of these features are available in the Adobe app on BlackBerry 10, the pro version of qPDF is more robust in terms of functionality. Not only is it a form filler and viewer but it lets users digitally sign their documents, add shapes, sticky notes and text notes, offers DropBox and Box support for the PlayBook, and insert pages into a PDF or create a new one. While it is an Android port, it offers smooth performance for all your document needs for $4.99. My only gripe is the bug where it prompts you to upgrade to the pro version even though you already have it.
What You Might Have Missed
Ninja Hoodie by Ink Vial Ltd
If you're looking for some quick ninja action then this is the one to try. It offers 3D graphics, fast paced shooting action, epic battles, global leader board, and is one of those games you have to pay attention to every second of the way or you'll be hit by incoming fire. Available for all BlackBerry 10 devices, you can grab it at the link for $0.99.
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.