Howdy CrackBerry Nation! Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday so far and getting ready for the weekend. Now that the App Roundup is back in action it’s time to dive right in check out the latest assortment of applications that’s sure to keep you busy all weekend long. Whether it’s brand spanking new, something that caught my eye, or just an app you may have missed, I've searched high and low to find a few and pass them along to you to check out.
Image Resizer by Oleksii Kulagin
Sometimes there are moments where you might need to resize an image before uploading it or sending it off to family and friends. This free utility application reduces the file size of photos in your media library by allowing users to adjust the height and width. With a few taps, the resulting file is placed either on your device or SD card without losing quality. It may be a simple app but it helps to save some data charges uploading or when there are limits imposed by the mail server when sending. You can find this at the link for all BlackBerry 10 devices.
Photo Sketch by Oswald Designs
As amateur photographers, we all love snapping shots of our everyday lives and then making subtle changes and tweaks before sending it off to family, friends or followers. From the developer behind Stealth Book, it provides users with basic photo editing tools and effects and the ability to convert them into hand drawn pencil-like sketches. While this may be an Android port, it is simple, quick, and free to download for legacy BBOS smartphones running OS 5 and higher, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and all BlackBerry 10 handsets on 10.0 and up.
BookShelf by Granite Applications
As an avid book reader my room is stockpiled with more books than I care to admit. For those bibliophiles who want to keep track of what's read, what's not, or those for the future, you can organize them right on your handheld. Items may be added manually or by scanning the ISBN barcode. It will run you $1.99 for BlackBerry 10 devices.
e-Mobile NFC Launcher (Free & Pro)
If you love NFC and are looking to create an array of tags to simplify your daily life then this a cool application to try this week. Available as a free limited version and a full-featured pro version for $1.99, it creates NFC tags for a variety of actions and applications on your BlackBerry. These include email, calendar, and social networking applications. Tags may be sold separately, but you can find this for BlackBerry 10 devices at the link below.
Galaxy Bowling by Jason Allen (Free & Pro)
I spend an exorbitant amount of time commuting to work each and every day. As you can imagine, I use my BlackBerry to fill the void and am always willing to check a new game. This is perfect for passing the time and features 3D graphics, realistic sounds, and different bowling variations such as candlepin and duckpin. Players can either purchase the full version for $2.99 or use in-app purchases to switch lanes/backgrounds, select a different style bowling ball, or unlock additional content and achievements. Nothing like breaking up the monotony of a long train ride with a simple and fun exercise in physics. However, it's only available for the BlackBerry Z10 and Z30.
What you might have missed
PillBox by Sean Fitzgerald and Maribeth Rauh
This handy utility application is geared towards those who require a little help organizing their medication list. It records name, dosage, frequency, and gives the option to choose a recognizable pill icon for each one. Not only that but there is the choice of adding an entry to your calendar so as to ensure you'll always remember to take it when you're supposed to. PillBox is free to download for 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.