Hey folks, guess who has the reins on the roundup? Yee-haw! It’s been a pretty exciting week so far. We’ve seen multiple Canadian carriers finally announce when customers can pick up their Torch 9800. We’ve also seen the final reviews from our CrackBerry Idol hopefuls. Can it get any more exciting? But of course it can! This week we have 10 -one year subscriptions to Nobex Radio Companion up for grabs as well. Make sure you leave a comment to be entered into the draw. Have a great weekend buckaroos!
Freebies of the Week: NY Times, Senomix timesheets, My-Mobile
In Case You Missed It: PingChat! 2 , StopMail Pro, Home to Phone
New This Week: Ringtone Maker Studio, QuickInfo
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Find My Phone
Contest: Enter to win 1 of 10 one year subscriptions to Nobex Radio Companion!
Freebies Of The Week:
NY Times - Read The New York Times on-the-go, online or offline. The New York Times application allows you to enjoy news and information on your BlackBerry, wherever you are. Specifically designed to utilize the features and navigation of the BlackBerry Curve, Bold, Storm and Tour.
The application downloads and syncs the latest news directly to your device and allows offline reading capabilities, sync options and font size adjustments. Save articles on your device or send them to a friend. Customize your reading experience and download the application today.
Senomix Timesheets - Senomix Timesheets for BlackBerry provides a handheld connection to your office's Senomix Timesheets system.
As time tracking information is saved on your BlackBerry, it is automatically transmitted over the internet and stored on your office's server computer without any synchronization cables, e-mail data exchanges or BlackBerry Server hardware required. Once saved from your BlackBerry, time tracking information is immediately available for reporting from your Windows or Mac OS X desktop computers.
Linking you and your staff to your own office server, Senomix Timesheets allows you to enter time both with an automatic stopwatch and in a full weekly timesheet grid, with a full 5,000 characters of descriptive comment text available for each and every timesheet entry you save.
Ready to use with QuickBooks, Peachtree and MYOB Accounting, Senomix Timesheets integrates your desktop and BlackBerry computers to provide a simple solution to your office time tracking needs. FREE in BlackBerry AppWorld!
My-Mobile - Having difficulties sending or reading SMS? Do you have a small display or inconvenient keypad? No I know, your hands a cramped and aren’t able to hold your BlackBerry any longer. Use the free My-Mobile service. Send and receive SMS messages from your phone through the Internet browser of a personal computer. Supported browsers include:IE 6 or higher, Safari, Opera, Firefox and Chrome.
In Case You Missed It:
StopMail Pro - Allows you to disable an email account without having to actually remove the account from the device (Helpful for work accounts).
- Keeps emails from playing catch-up when the account is re-enabled.
- Allows you to schedule a different blocking period for each day of the week, or by groups (weekdays, weekends, or everyday) for each account.
- Keeps the block settings across device reboots as long as it is enabled.
- Also stores the last 20 emails deleted for each account, since the last reboot, so they can be restored if needed.
- In app help menu.
- Stops email from being received.
- Prevents email catch-up.
- Keeps block settings across reboots as long as they are enabled.
- Allows you to schedule the block period per day per email account.
- Allows you to restore last 20 emails deleted per account since last reboot.
- Notifies you on reboot if any accounts are set to be disabled on that day.
- Help menu.
PingChat! 2 - This application promises to unite BlackBerry, iPhone and Android users in Chit Chat harmony. You can check out my review of PingChat 2 here. Now featuring group chat, message confirmation, and multimedia support for photos, videos, voice notes, contacts, and maps, all in a beautiful new UI. Want to message your friends for FREE? This is not another IM or SMS app. It's straight forward messaging with push notifications.
Home to Phone - Home to Phone is the fastest and easiest way to share links between your browser and your BlackBerry. Using BlackBerry Push technology, links are instantly pushed to your device. Home to Phone also intelligently handles sending phone numbers from your desktop to your phone, making it the quickest way to make calls. In some cases, Home to Phone will automatically convert your links to mobile versions to make them even faster and easier to load on your device (such as App World and Google search links). Try Home to Phone now and see why sending yourself links in email is yesterdays solution!
Download desktop versions and get support at HomeToPhone.com. Features:
- Send links instantly using BlackBerry Push messaging from your browser (Firefox currently supported, and Chrome coming soon!), or using our Windows application (Mac version coming soon!)
- Send links from your phone to your desktop for later reading
- Send phone numbers from your desktop for quick dialing
- Automatically convert some links to mobile versions
- Extremely fast and efficient with minimal battery and memory usage
New This Week:
Ringtone Maker Studio - Ringtone Maker Studio is the '#1 ringtone maker' that lets you create your own custom Ringtones for any of your Mobile Phones: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Palm, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Acer, HTC, etc...
But of course you’ll be using it with your BlackBerry right? Ringtone Maker Studio is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7
QuickInfo - QuickInfo provides you quick access to system information and helps your BlackBerry to run smoothly, as well as with greater speed.
- This product gives you the fastest way to access your system information with one click.
- Every time you want to view your system current status, just click I button on the home screen of your BlackBerry, then you can view Ram status, Flash Status, Signal strength....
- Specially, the program gives you the ability to view your system status in Pie Chart. It's so convenient to see the percent of free ram, free flash and battery status.
- You can even boost your memory (your Ram) manual or automatically using the Settings.
- You can Quickly boost your memory with pressing the Space button To view Statistics, click on button Statistic or Press the S button
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
Find My Phone - Can't find your phone? We’ll help you out with this useful application (incl. game feature). Left your phone somewhere? - Quickly find out it's GPS position.
1. Email your prior defined GPS-keyword to your phone.
2. You’ll immediately get a Google Maps link showing your phone’s current location in return.
Your phone is nearby, but still you can’t find it?
1. Email your prior defined Alert-keyword to your phone.
2. Your phone will respond by ringing (even when turned silent), vibrating and flashing, hence you can easily locate it.
With “Find my Phone” you don't need somebody else to call you anymore in case you lose your phone. Find it on your own, simply use E-mail to not only hear but also feel and see your phone! You can even locate your phone in silent mode, “Find my Phone” will let it ring, vibrate and flash anyway.
I’m pretty excited about this one. I’m a big fan of Nobel Radio Companion, ever since I reviewed it a couple of years ago. With Nobex, you have access to over 6000 stations in the US, Canada, UK and around the world. You can even see playlists for over 2700 of those radio stations as well. Additional features include:
- Get Songs with a single click, right from your mobile device. Or, receive an email with links to buy the song on your PC, so you can always keep your music collection fresh!
- See Lyrics of any song. Ever heard a song on the radio and wished you knew what the words were? Now you can see the lyrics of the song that is playing or was recently played. The lyrics can even scroll in sync with the song!
- Read Song and Artist Info about the artist who sings your favourite song. Using the “Lyrics and More” screen, you can now see Artist and Song info too.
- Hear Song Snippets if you're not sure if the song you just missed is the one you have wanted to download.
The folks at Nobex have provided 10 – 1 year subscriptions to Nobex Radio Companion. That’s saving you $3.99 a month! All you have to do, lil doggies, is a leave a comment to be entered.
Last week, we had 100 winners for the free unlock code contest. Rather then listing you all here, we'll have emails sent out to you all on Monday - Tuesday. Listing the winners here would just get messy. Keep an eye on your inbox folks.
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, or if you are developer looking to be in the spotlight (or contest) let me know via email at [email protected] 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!