BlackBerry App Roundup for September 17th, 2010! Win 1 of 25 copies of Tether!

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By Ryan Blundell on 17 Sep 2010 03:58 pm EDT
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Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! At the end of last week, we saw Dave Peckens join the CrackBerry Posse; I know he’ll definitely keep his CrackBerry badge polished. On second thought, the whole Crack Team should keep them extra shiny, as we are currently in the countdown to Devcon 2010. Most of the Crack Team will be there to cover it with six shooters-a-firin’! Well maybe not, they might get kicked out. As far as contests go, we have the winners of last weeks Fixmo Tools giveaway. This week, we have 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry up for grabs! Have a terrific weekend! Giddy up!

Freebies of the Week: Fono FX, Caller ID Ringtones

In Case You Missed It: Mobile Recovery, Rubik’s Cube, MiniNotes

New This Week: eWatcher, Undelete, Blaq

Cool at BlackBerry App World: ArtGO! Coloring Lite

Contest: Enter to win 1 of 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry!

Freebies Of The Week:

Fono FX

Fono FX -Do you Deal or Transact in Foreign Currencies (Forex)? Does Fluctuations in rates Dent your Profits? Get Latest Forex Exchange Rate updates – Live and always on your Phone!

You need FxPro if you or your Business is any of these: Importers, Exporters, Traders, Forex, Banks, Tourists, Business. All Major World Currencies are covered and Forex Rates runs as a Ticker on your Phone Screen. Set High & Low Target Prices for Currencies and get Auto Alerts as soon as Target is Hit!

Features:

  • Set your Base and Counter Currencies
  • Check Rates as Cross Tables of your Currencies
  • Forward / Email Rates from Phone to others
  • Easy & Updated Currency Conversion Calculator
  • Convert any Amount from One currency to another
  • Data from World Banks, Forex Markets & Institutes
  • Get Tips, News & Forecasts on Currency Exchange Rates

Free from BlackBerry App World

Caller ID Ringtones

Caller ID Ringtones -Hear the name of the person calling you! Caller ID Ringtones delivers over one thousand high-quality ringtones directly to your BlackBerry. You can browse a large sample of these unique tones and quickly download your favorites with the touch of a button.

Thousands of names to choose from! If you enjoy our sample application, please consider purchasing our full version. It contains over 10x the number of ringtones and offers UNLIMITED downloads.

Features:

  • Three ringtone downloads for no charge
  • Multiple ringtone versions for each caller's name
  • Instantly install ringtones to your BlackBerry
  • High-quality ringtone mp3 files
  • Note: Data fees may apply to your calling plan/li>

There are separate applications for male and female names. The full versions of each are currently on sale for $2.99 at the CrackBerry App Store.

This version (males names and female names) is free from the CrackBerry App Store

In Case You Missed It:

Mobile Recovery

Mobile Recovery -Your phone found. Misplaced your phone? No problem. Use Mobile Recovery's Phone Alarm feature to sound a loud tone from your phone until you are able to locate it. If your phone is outside the audible range, Mobile Recovery can locate your phone on a map and give you turn-by-turn directions to its location.

Your privacy secure. If your phone is ever lost, use Mobile Recovery to remotely erase the contacts from your device and lock your phone from use to keep your private information from falling into the wrong hands.

Features:

  • Sound an alarm from a misplaced phone, even if it's set to silent
  • Locate a lost phone on a map, with turn-by-turn directions
  • Lock a lost or stolen phone to ensure your privacy
  • Remotely erase contacts from a lost or stolen phone

This is only available to Verizon customers with TEC (Total Equipment Coverage) on their plan.

Rubik Cube

Rubik’s Cube -Rubik's Cube: The #1 best selling toy of all time, now on your BlackBerry! Play the classic cube anywhere, anytime! Test your skills against the familiar 3x3x3 cube, or tackle other sizes, up to 5x5x5! Haven't figured out how to solve the cube yet? The included solution guide will help! Track your performance as you learn to solve the cube more quickly and in fewer moves! Go global and compare your times with the best in the world! It's all made possible in the only officially licensed Rubik's Cube game!

Features:

  • Classic 3x3x3 cube
  • Alternative cube sizes: 2x2x2, 4x4x4, and 5x5x5
  • Track your time and number of moves to solve the cube
  • Compare your stats on-line
  • Included solution guide to help you solve the cube

$6.99 from Bplay

MiniNotes

MiniNotes -MiniNotes is a fun and cool replacement for the native MemoPad application. With MiniNotes, you can easily categorize you notes, alter the font to include italics and bold and more. Universal search with OS 6.0 is also supported.

Features:

  • The Notes are stored in the SDCard.
  • The text in the Notes can be formated: Font, Color, Size, Bold & Italics.
  • Notes with a image background, we offer 10 different colors.
  • Notes filtered by categories.
  • Notes filtered by words in the titles.
  • Custom labels for the categories.
  • Export to a text file.
  • Import of existing memos in the MemoPad application.

$2.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

New This Week:

eWatcher

eWatcher -eWatcher provides two great sections for anyone on a diet.

1. The Diet Food Guide: A full list of foods with their associated points value. This list is always growing and updates are free.

2. Points Calculator: Use this tool to enter a food's calories, fat grams and fiber to get the total value.

The Food Guide is a database of hundreds of foods and popular restaurant and coffee houses. You can easily check for updates to this database at any time and quickly download them with one click! A great reference tool for anyone on a diet!

Features:

  • Easy to use
  • Powerful Calculator provides points and fractions of a point
  • Full Food Guide has hundreds of popular foods and even popular restaurant items.
  • Download free updates to the Diet Guide with one click!
  • Light application, optimized for fast performance

$4.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

Undelete

Undelete -UnDelete captures and enables the recovery of deleted items from all of the standard PIM apps (Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, MemoPad) plus Email* & PIN Messages on BlackBerry smartphones running 4.5 OS or above.

* Some limitations apply when recovering Emails - refer to help document for more details.

Features:

  • Supports all PIM apps - Contacts, Calendar, Tasks & MemoPad + Email* & PIN Messages
  • Direct access from the “UnDelete” menu option in each of the supported apps.
  • Quick and easy recovery with minimum keystrokes and automatic return to app.
  • Recover back to a different list if available (i.e. multiple Calendars).
  • Separate deleted item folders for each type (Contacts, Calendar, etc) listed by most recent.
  • Control the maximum number of deleted items held at any one time separately for each type.
  • Control the number of days to keep items for separately for each type.
  • Hourly background task maintains folders based on user criteria.
  • Manually delete (permanently) items or empty an entire type’s folder of deleted items.

$2.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

Blaq

Blaq -There has been quite a buzz surrounding this Twitter application. Many have been waiting for the day this app would be unleashed. Tired of keeping a handful of Twitter apps around on your BlackBerry smartphone just to obtain a faux sense of having it all? We are, too.

Never before has a BlackBerry Twitter client truly satisfied the user’s ideal picture of the perfect, well-rounded app — until now. Enter Blaq — a feature-rich Twitter client for BlackBerry that brings the best of all worlds with the functionality you need, but also the stunning visuals that you’ve always yearned for. Download Blaq now and start experiencing Twitter — the way you should be — on your BlackBerry smartphone today.

Some features include:

  • Quick Tweet - launch a Quick Tweet box over whatever you’re currently doing, and post tweets without ever opening the app.
  • BlaqOut – advanced filtering options to “blackout” specific Twitter users or phrases Multi-Account Support

For information on the full suite of features, head over to www.allblaqeverything.com. The full version of Blaq is $4.99. There is Blaqlite for free, but doesn’t include the following:

  • No Quick Tweet plug-in functionality -- Quick Tweet still available from the BlackBerry menu on all pages
  • No individual timeline refresh setting capability -- timelines will all update at one set interval
  • No simultaneous cross-account posting -- multiple account use still supported

Cool In BlackBerry App World:

ArtGO!

ArtGo! Coloring Lite -ArtGO! Coloring Lite turns your BlackBerry® smartphone into a coloring book. Pick up your crayon and go! ArtGO Coloring will make sure you stay inside the lines, so you can just have fun and let your imagination run wild. Or select a blank coloring page and draw whatever you'd like. Set your drawing as your wallpaper, or email it to a friend or relative. The lite version includes a few coloring pages, and a selection of colorful crayons. No full version of ArtGO! is available at this time. ArtGO!

Features:

  • automatically keeps your coloring inside the lines (this feature can be turned on or off)
  • save your art to work on later
  • send your drawings to a friend
  • set your drawings as your device wallpaper
  • Zeebu's locking mechanism can be enabled to keep little ones from getting out of the app

Free from BlackBerry App World

Contest:

Tether

Have you ever been stuck in an airport, hotel room, coffee shop, or on the road with no Internet? Frustrated paying $9.95 for 30 minutes of internet service? Resorting to your Blackberry, but wished you could use your laptop? Tether is here to provide a solution to all those worries!

Tether is an application that allows your PC to take advantage of your Blackberry's data plan, allowing you to access the Internet on your laptop, anywhere there is cellular coverage, from your BlackBerry.

Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is cost effective.

Features:

  • Internet Anywhere: You can use Tether anywhere you can make phone calls.
  • Easy Setup: Download our software to your BlackBerry and another for your laptop... Then surf the web and email just like you would with any Internet connection.
  • Fast Speeds: Download speeds that are impressive. Our users download at speeds up to 1,800 kbps.
  • No Tethering Fees: Tether uses your phone's data plan and we do not charge tethering fees. (refer to our Terms of Service) (Note that significant charges may apply for data usage if not on an unlimited data plan. Please check with your carrier.)
  • All BlackBerries: Tether is compatible with all BlackBerries.
  • All Carriers: Tether has been used by carriers all over the world. Some carriers do require APN settings, though. It appears our product does not work on the iDen Network.
  • PC & Mac: Tether works on both PCs and Macs.
$49.95 from the CrackBerry App Store

We have 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry up for grabs! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Speaking of announcements, here are the winners of the Fixmo Tools contest.

Contest Winners:

tigerlily1027
adambpsu
bradfordjohnson
reddet
Kirbentech
jojjohns
Raistlin1
cu19
Lincs1
DFSNapa
*Congrats to everyone! You should receive emails soon, so reply ASAP*

Until Next Week..

Well there you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed the apps we managed to corral this week. If you have any information on software (including news and tips), or if you are developer looking to be in the spotlight (or contest) let me know via email at blundell@crackberry.com or twitter.com/ryanblundell.

Of course, we also have many more New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to visit our software store for more great deals on BlackBerry Applications!

540 comments

jgfan1972

Tether would be cool. Tried the trial out a while back and it was easy to setup and use.

Yell0w

wow, tether for a contest, sign me up

miadonz

I'd like to win a copy of Tether!!!

atifajaz

its a wonderful app, i am lucky if i get it

Tsudeily

I won tether's daily contest for a tshirt. Winning this would blow me away!

Best of luck to everyone!

insaini

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

coolguy78240

I travel a lot for work so this would be completely awesome!!!!!

prophecyny7

Would love to have a copy of Tether.

Soullus794

Would be nice to win this app!

giancarlo93

i need it
good luck everyone

tigr5

I would loooove Tether. It would make using my laptop in college so much easier.

coldfir3

it'd be nice to have a copy

kfroese

Buddy of mine has this and loves it. Would love to match him so he can't lord it over me! Will be especially helpful when I get my Torch (stupid Bell delaying the launch).

redman8

tether would be sweet

mrunder

Would love to win a copy!

lpsavoie

WOuld love to win a copy of Tether !

dgburns

I need what this has got.

Shilohjerry

Wow, I'd really like to win a Tether! Count me in!

laollis

Pick me. I could really use this.

Mr_Sonic

I could really do with Tether

tanzim

Wish to get a copy tether n use my bb for tethering...:)

idunnowe

This app would be a nice addition and would help me out a lot.
Good luck everyone.

jefbel

I would LOVE a copy of Tether. I travel a lot but refuse to pay Verizon another cent.

alexc19#CB

This would come in handy would really like a free copy...good luck everyone

Bafil

I need a copy of this.

papped

Would love a copy of tether

jimpalmer3

My wife would be so happy if I won this so she could hook up her Mac when we travel!!

chingy

Tether would be sweet!

razor1973

I could that right about now!

matholamew

Please pick me to win a copy of Tether!

mnemonicj

i want to use tethering

SCrid2000

Another tether contest! I always enter these, and I always lose lol. Maybe this time I'll win :)

maara

i need the thether!!!!!!! :)

alupo790

Winning tether would make my week. Here's hoping I win

crzy4greys

My BB has a fever and the only cure is a free Tether application!

TFancher

Would love to get a copy of that!

joreilly

Count me in for this nice contest, good luck everyone....

DirtyAzn

I would love to use Tether on my unlimited data plan! Blackberry rules!

paso971

Begging for tether "here!!"

paso971

Begging for tether "here!!"

vincehny

I needs the tether!!!!

Crackberrier09

I need this Tether app. Please help me win 

webmastir

i'd love to win. thanks!

cinder0008

I have been trying to win this app forever! Maybe next time it is half off ill spring for it. That is of course if I don't win this!

cocatholicdad

Tether me! Tether me! Tether me! Thanks Guys!!!!

rockos

for sure would love to win tether.

hhenriquez

I'd love to win a copy of this, it's an awesome app!!

andrewvalenti

Pick me please I wanna win.

asloly

Looking to be a contest winner for tether

nicoburp

If I don't win I might buy it, but I'll prefer it for free!

oneshotjohn

I would love to win this app.

RyeBrayed

Tether! When at home, I could afford to visit crackberry.com on my laptop again!

joe18

I want this so bad please pick me to win.

Revlis

I could really use this awesome app..Thanks CB

ibcop

Unleash the Torch and allow me to Tether! Thanks Tether and CB!!!

montfordd

Interesting app, Imma see if my 5 month old finds it entertaining.

DrLouie

Would love to have a copy of tether, it would turn my crazy week around.

valorian

Tether would really be nice to have.

poste

Sign me up... would love a copy of tether.

rryoung

such a great app, but i cent justify spending 50 bucks on it, hope i win a copy!

uyiefuy

I like this app so much ~
pick me plz~

brentlacydotcom

I would love to win...it would be really useful to me when I travel ato visit family...

StormThurmond

Would be very very useful to me. Pick me!!!

jkeilholz

Gotta have more Tether!

jrd119

Im in, I keep trying to win a copy of tether, maybe this time is my time...who knows...gl everyone

Summett

Tether would be a nice addition to my BB.

paso971

Begging for tether "here!!"

Amnerox

But quite expensive. It would be nice to win.

AndresMor

I want one of those copies. Thank you!

uyiefuy

I like this app so much ~
pick me plz~

Garno

Would love to win Tether. Thanks!

sherryrn2001

Tether is exactly what I need!

r1moza

Tether is by far the best freebie iv seen ;]

praisemd

would be nice to haveone.

gatored73

Tether would be GREAT for me!

srfrazier07

Tether would be the "out" of that $100/mo. relationship that I have with AT&T wireless internet for the house...and ofcourse, I would love you guys forever!!

jvictor77

Awesome app - pick me!!

Nephiko

Tether would be nice, blaq link doesn't seem to work, doesn't seem to be in mobihand anymore

RaGe420#CB

I hear this works GGRREEEAAT

dased1

i would love a copy thank you

biloxiboi

I could definitely use the eWatcher app, but seriously, 12,343 calories?! Winning Tether would be sweet!

mikroos

It will be a dream come true,,couse I travel a lot..

Again crackbeRry proves that is the BEST!!!!!

hotgeekness

One cup of freshly brewed Tether, please.

superdeliman

omg lets do it in the airport.. haha sucker internet cafe.

garymait

I have always wondered what Tether does that I can do by connecting to Desktop Manager and using the Internet that way. This would be a good chance to find out.

jvdb

I so want to win a copy of this! Pick me, please! Pick me, please!

daexo

wooow this will be awesome to win !!! good luch to all...

umbrau44

Nice summary of the week.

And definitely count me in for the contest!

Pilot Prop

tether?! why yes please

GavinCampbell

these round ups. Enter me in the Tether draw.

kameleon

My wife thought I was insane for downloading ArtGo! but after I sent her the first picture I colored she KNEW I was crazy! Although it is a good time waster.

I would like to get a copy of tether. I certainly could put it to use on my netbook!

cslave

i would really really really really really really really really really really really really really really love tether! pleaseeee :) i'm a student and on my budget where i can barely afford lunch theres no way i can convince myself to splurge 50 bucks on an app :/ but it would sure come in handy every time im sitting outside on campus with my netbook trying to do work but out of range of the wifi :( research on a blackberry isnt all it should be lets just leave it at that..

i would really put this app to good use! let me win let me win :)

Chad0455

I can't pAy 50 buCks for this app I hope I win this app free

ubersurfer

Actually, many times have I entered "Win Tether" contests and few times (read "never") have I won.

Let's hope this time's a winner!

the_jon57

Dude I want a copy of tether!

iBerry Lifestyle

Count me in. I would like to win one copy :)

patorishia

sign me up for tether!!

sims2k

Wants one too... Thanks.

dcadena831#CB

Loved tether... Had it for the trial period and its awesome.

bookwibble

A copy of it would make my unemployed life.

SirJimboJangles

Tether is so useful! I've tried the demo and loved it...
I wanna win a copy!

Hockeypuck55

Would love me some tether.

synwars

Thanks for the chance!

Blitz_Empire

Tether is needed. For realzzz.

dannyb1301

Tethered to happy hour

fjerske

Maybe this time I,ll win

chuck.p

My torch needs it (would make up a little for the loss of bis issue)

diegonei

Wow, that is a great give away!

Xopher

I always wanted to try Tether.

xattica

Best app for blackberry!

Magicd75

Sign me up for the Tether contest!!

miguel.eduardo

Hey im from D.R. And i'd like to know if i can win in these contests...i've been participatin' in a few of them and they seem very interesting...so if i can win being in another country it would be extra awesome...so PUT ME IN :D

bigjman

can I win my 1st crackberry contest this year? hope so!

padsitter1

I lose power for hours at a time. South florida lightning. Teather would help.

padsitter1

I lose power for hours at a time. South florida lightning. Teather would help.

parman929

Please pick me for tether

Kensack

I've tried tether, but not (yet) popped the $$ for it.

jo710

i want this pleaseeeee

Cpt.GargameL

It would be awesome to win a free copy of Tether! :)

BBshark

Please Crackberry, please, please, please!!!!

Altarocks

Throwin' my hat in the ring

chrisoc723

I need this for college

skiwolfcreek

After paying outragous fee to tether my blackberry for a week to Verizon, I definitely need this program. This would be great for me when I am out of town.

shen

I would like to tether so much ;-)

Thanks for giving us a chance ...
... Stefan

swishhh

I'm on for tether :)

jay_man33

I'm writing this from my bb in a hotel right now. The wifi is horrible & I need to get online. Tether will help me out for the rest of the baseball season as I travel across Ontario.

bosscib

I've wanted this app for a while, just haven't had the spare cash to buy it. Hope I win...

bluegreen1965

That would be an spectacular prize. Woohoo!

Camoberry

This would be my first contest win. AT&T will not let me add tethering without losing my unlimited data plan. Please give me the best of both worlds.

mattpowell19

i would love a copy of tether!!
Thanks crackberry

skeets#CB

I've heard tether works really well and it would be great to use on the train.

adam5150

Man I would love to have this one

JackatMac

would be great to win :-)

yehrulz

Pick me for this please :)

tyler.hopkins

Need tether for my new laptop I'm about to buy. Hook me up crackberry!

n.bolante

would love to have this on my phone.. thanks : )

sam16

I could really use tether.

dee.one

tether will be useful, count me in! :D

dochill4u

I really need tether for work. Please pick me!!!

lithiumnightmares

I could really use the tether app. I had 2 stop gettin the net on my comp

Chas71

This would be very useful for me.... Thanks!

buford07

Of all the apps this is the one I would love most.

mjth61

I would like to win a copy of tether, I could really use it.

lazgarcia9

Tether sounds sweet, and very useful

FearRoo55

Tether is the best BB program out there!!!!!

kershon

Oh yes! I would really, really, really love to win this! One copy of Tether for me please!

BBGirl88

I really would love tether!! Since my BlackBerry is my only working internet right now.

itsdollar

Tether is great. I'll take a copy please.

neoflasher

Would like to try this out. Sign me up for tether.

AFriske

is great, i'd love to win a copy of my wife

Deathcommand

Needs Another Copy of Tether please. :(

timothy918

I could really use tether

RaspBerry9100

Would love to win this one!

omuzikworld

I want to tether. Thanks!

Salman91

Awesome I hope I can win it

Wyvers

I copy of tether would be awesome!

JustBeMe

I really really want this!

aniko

great app... sounds very useful for tutoring appointments.

sjkimberly

and congrats to the other winners too

albee 1

Just couldn't resist. And I hate to miss out on a chance no matter how slim. Please drop my name in the bottomless hat! Better yet pull my name "out" of the bottomless hat please! Thank You.

Kelly12

I'd love tether. Pick me, pick me!!

Captivate me

This would be a Godsend for me. Please please please pick me. This would be a totally awesome win!

Gdlistns30

Very excited to see Tether being offered in a contest! I hope I'm lucky enough to get this one. I just finished a trial for this app and was so dissapointed when it ended.

arob814

I would love to have this app for free!!!

musicequalsme

tether is a great app . i had the free-trial of it and it was so nice and easy . i recently moved and i didn't have any access to the internet so it was a convenient app . i can't afford it and it would be great to win it , so please crackberry if you could pick me to win one of the copies it would be appropriated ! love this blog !

doolaik

this would be a sweet app for me

cstibbe

my bold 9700 is dying to get the tether!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tk0596

I could use a free copy as my new place doesn't have dsl

LayoJr

Here I am...trying again because I would love to have this app / software.

beri

Wonderful week here on Crackberry, Thanks for the heads up on all the new apps out there.

Looking forward to see if im one of the lucky tether winners! =)

trivera

Hopefully I can't win æ tether, I've been looking for æ service like this

euro2low

I need a good reason to get rid of my iPad 3G :( I can't afford to pay the extra monthly fee on it and NEED laptop / ipad to do my work. This would help so much!

jmerhi

I want this for my torch.

drzmvpx809

i used the tether trial when i would take my laptop on the road. I love it

matusita

I'd like to use tether, but it's expensive... here's my chance to have a copy.

sam81

Those days when theres no wi-fi around. How cool! Sign me up please

Dank06

I've really been thinking about getting tether. I live in a rural area and my other options are dial up and Satellite internet. I have a Verizon data card but could probably dump it n use this product instead

k1ward

Last weekend I was in a hotel that did not have a wire connection available and their wireless went down. This left me with no way to connect my netbook to the internet.

omeletduefromage

wow a free copy of tether would be awesome. that would help with me getting on facebook during my lectures lol

mafia16#IM

Terther will give me more change to use internet and bb with laptop one copy please

dfuk

just what i need to go with my new torch

ileanao2

Can I be the Lucky number 235 winner?

petworks97

Would love to take this with me. I can't afford $50 right now. Please pick me.

danial.aw

put me in for tether... :D

DustBow

sweet. tether contest

dem0707

My new Torch would love a copy of this...

hkwon

Count me in for the tether! I need it!

Astyanax

Just got a new laptop and I SOOOO need tether!

rcab

I would love a copy of tethering especially since AT&T will not unlock my phone so I can use it overseas.

usafstein

This would make my life so much easer to communicate with my family while I travel! I would be stoked to get a free copy!

SConnick

Two hundred forty something-ith!

Tether me, baby!

bad_boy321

THis is a great app. Love to have it or my 9700

chrislimon

I LOVE TETHER! Please let me be the one to win! I can't afford the $50 right now and it rocks!

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