Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10 gets updated once again with more features

Gadget Box
By James Richardson on 13 Sep 2013 07:08 am EDT

My favorite BlackBerry 10 utility application, Gadget Box, has been updated once again to version bringing some more great features. It only seems like five minutes since the last update, but when developers are so proactive I'm certainly not complaining. 

If you haven't yet checked out Gadget Box it's well worth having a look at our hands on video here. The app is kind of like having a Swiss Army Knife within your BlackBerry. While some features won't be used very often I use a couple on a regular basis. The full list of tools include a Flashlight (with super strobe powers!), Speedometer, Protractor, Spirit Level, Compass, Ruler, Morse Code, Height magical machine (I made the magical part up but it is very clever), Units, Lux Meter and Magnifier. 

New features in the update include:

  • New! Camera Compass. Get visual readings and take bearings!
  • Import/Export GPX format
  • Share GPX files over email
  • Share raw GPS coordinates in plain text 
  • Setting to use GPS coordinates in degrees/mins/secs format
  • Multi-selection of GPS Markers for importing/exporting and deleting
  • Unit Converter - delete bookmarks from list and some UI refinements
  • Bug fixes

More information/Download Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10 gets updated once again with more features


I've been rockin' the Gadget Box since day one and I've got to hand it to the dev because it has only gotten better... and better... and better still!

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This was my first BB10 App purchase. It was love at first sight. And it keeps getting better with each update.

My only complaint is that it doesn't show directions map in landscape mode. (Neither does the BlackBerry maps app. Maybe it is a compass or gps hardware restriction? )

My ZeeTen strikes again! (Z10STL100-3/

The one and only gadget box that's really worth to pay for...
I'm happy to have it bought :-)

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Wow really great app and developer! He did what i asked him about the coordinates "Setting to use GPS coordinates in degrees/mins/secs format"

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Great app. I use it regularly. The only question I have, what's with the morse code? Who uses it these days?
Just wondering

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My son learned it a couple of years ago for a Boy Scout merit badge and he got semi proficient. There is still a small ham radio community that uses it.

But you're right, it's kind of a curiosity nowadays.

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If you ever get kidnapped and put on video, you can blink your eyes in Morse Code to send a secret message to the authorities. They do it in the movies all the time! ;)

Great app. The units converter module is better than all of the others I've tried. It's worth the purchase for it alone. And the developer is very responsive and helpful.

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Just bought this app, like it so far I'm sure it'll come very handy.

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Love to support devs that are on the ball! Thanks for the regular updates and enhancements.

Please add audio decibel meter :)

My 1st app that I bought to my Z10

Great App,find it very helpful

Cheers | Z10STL100-1/

Posted via CB10

I've read so many good things about this app on BB and CB that I broke down and bought it today. I'll break it in tonight

Posted via CB10 from my Z10 or PlayBook!

Sweet, didn't check my notifications, love using the speedometer with had mode on, people are like "wow that's cool, what kind of phone is that?" and it's just sweet seeing how fast I'm going without having to look at my dash. Downloading update now...

Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Z10 running

I wish all devs were this enthusiastic about their apps. I've had Gadget Box since its release and it just gets better and better. Thank you for the awesome job and continuous updates.

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