Countdown those important dates and events with Twinkle on your BlackBerry

Twinkle
By Kerri Neill on 29 Mar 2012 03:30 pm
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"I love this app! It's so handy and helpful! The large bold font is very user friendly. The colors are lovely and it’s easy to use. Simple, quick and wow it's free! Download now!” - Louise-02123, BlackBerry App World User

Curious how many days till the NFL draft or maybe counting the days till your family vacation? Then Twinkle by Ebscer is the app for you! See exactly how many days till that special event with one glance. Twinkle allows you to set and keep track of any upcoming (and past) events.

Twinkle shows you how far away an event is and lets you share it with friends through BBM, Facebook and Twitter. Twinkle offers you full integration with the native BlackBerry calendar and gives you the option to synchronize events and import/export them from one calendar to another. You can also sync with Facebook events and import birthdays/anniversaries from the native contacts app.

The Review

Twinkle New Event

Developer: Ebscer Version (at time of review):4.0
File Size: 102 KB
OS Requirements: Smartphone: 5.0 +
Cost: FREE Website: http://www.news.ebscer.com

The latest update brings Twinkle to version 4.0 and with it a couple of new features listed below.

Calendar Sync

Twinkle Calendar Sync

Twinkle now offers a new page that allows you to synchronize an existing calendar with Twinkle. You choose which calendars to sync and whether to exclude past events. Changes are synced across the calendar applications. If you disable sync that calendar’s events will be automatically deleted from Twinkle.

Improved BBM Sharing

Share option

Version 3.0 first introduced events being shared over BBM but only if both users have Twinkle installed. With the newest version of the application, you can now share events with your BBM friends even if they don’t yet have Twinkle installed on their device. OS 7 device users can post events to Facebook and Twitter.

Sorting

Main Screen

The default setting of Twinkle places events in chronological order. This means that if you don’t delete past events (or set them to automatically expire) the top events would all have taken place in the past. Version 4.0 gives a “Closest First” option. This option sorts events based on their proximity to the current date.


Twinkle
by Ebscer

The Good

Quick, simple and easy to use. There is really no guess work here. You choose the settings and then you’re done. Twinkle will count down the days and hours until your event. Top it all off with a FREE price tag and it’s a winner!

 

The Bad

I noticed that if you have a birthday for a contact it will duplicate it with a Facebook entry as well. If I deleted one of them, it would reappear the next time I opened the app. I’d also like to pick which events to import. I don’t necessarily need a countdown to my daily workouts.

Conclusion

I’ve tried similar apps and this one is just as good as the paid ones. Aside from duplicate entries, the app really doesn’t have a flaw and won’t take up much space on your device. Really can’t hurt to download and give it a try.

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8 comments

Peritaxis

I've used this app for a while, it's really handy. Simple and minimalistic UI makes it a breeze to use. I don't add the event to my calendar, so I don't have that duplicate problem. It gives you an option to.sync, but I choose not to. I open the app whenever I want to see how many days left to an event.

gnirkatto

sync doesn't work properly.
Can create an event in Twinkle which syncs to my BB and gmail calendar. When deleted in BB or gmail, it stays in Twinkle. Would be a nice little app, but not useable with this flaw.

Halifax Guy

It's basically a waste of space and time in my opinion. We already have a calendar that functions very well in allowing us to set reminders.

lotuslanderz

Happy Birthday, Michelle :)

ommoran

Seriously? Thisvapp gets an in depth review on the CB blog the same day as the year end financial call? There is clearly nothing really decent being developed for our platform if this is the case.....

klc11vb

Doesnt work on my 9650 much like everything else