Cortado Flight Mode allows users to download emails prior to turning off data connections

By Jared DiPane on 1 Jul 2011 06:42 pm EDT
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Cortado Flight Mode

Ever been sitting on the plane mid-flight when you decided to pull out your BlackBerry and catch up on reading some emails, only to realize that half of them have not fully downloaded, and with no data connection you can't fetch the rest? Don't worry, you aren't alone. It happens to a lot of people, as we never really think about it because generally we have a data connection and we can download the extra. Luckily the folks at Cortado have created a simple way to solve this issue.

Cortado Flight Mode is a great application that allows users to switch their device to Flight Mode by turning off all wireless connections, but it is delayed by a user defined interval (set standard to 60 seconds) allowing recent mail to continue to pull from the server and store on your device. By pulling the mail from the server, users will no longer be stuck with only part of the email on their device wishing they could read the rest, instead they will have the contents of the email, but attachments will not automatically be downloaded. Fear not, if you are a heavy email user, you can set it to only pull contents of emails from the last 24 hours, or light users can remove that cap and have it set to pull all of them. Upon landing, simply launch the application again and it will re-establish your connections for you and you are good to go. For only $1.99 this is a great application for those e-mail hungry, travel happy individuals.

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Cortado Flight Mode allows users to download emails prior to turning off data connections

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Basically it does "More All" on your e-mails and triggers attachment downloads.

By default, you get on a plane, set the BB to flight mode and leave it at that. Problem is if you end up wanting to read some new e-mails that are in your BB inbox from before take-off, you will only see the first few lines.

Normally when you are online the BB only downloads the rest of a message when you are actually trying to open it. In flight mode you cannot do that. So this app let's you proactively grab all of today's message contents for offline reading in flight.

A BB uses less data than other smartphones because of concepts like this.

Maybe a nice app.

But why do I ever have the feeling that all BB apps were made in a 5 line-code from some nerds in the middle of the night at home?