New App Fancy Characters Adds Custom Characters to Your Messages - 200 Copies to Give Away!

By Adam Zeis on 31 Aug 2009 11:04 am EDT

Fancy Characters

*Update* - We now have 300 free copies to give away!

If you remember way back (almost a year ago) we first heard about how to get cool custom text characters into BBM, emails and SMS. There we endless threads about "character swapping" and everyone was getting in on the action. Sergey just let me know about an app that makes all of this much easier. Fancy Characters allows you to put any of these custom characters in your emails, SMS, BBM and more with just a few clicks.The app adds in a menu item so you can drop a cool character into almost any text field on your device. Fancy Characters is available in the CrackBerry App Store for only $0.99

Contest: We have 200 300 free copies of Fancy Characters to give away. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. Please only leave one comment - mulitple entries won't count.

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New App Fancy Characters Adds Custom Characters to Your Messages - 200 Copies to Give Away!



This would be an awesome gift for my daughter, shes a text QUEEN! She uses less than 30 of her 400 minutes per month she texts so much LOL

I'd love to have this. I'm always using different characters in my font for my bbm name or message. Coolio!!

This looks like a neat app. And I don't even have a Tour yet. But I like it and would love to win one. :)

Im going to dance! <('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')><('.'<)(>'.')>

I think I'd make some of my friends and family wish I had never won this when I make messages completely out of symbols...

dude this is an awesome app

i didnt know you could do this in BBM and SMS

me want this app


I visit crackberry at least twice per day (even though I rarely login).......I would really love to win a copy of this app........

This would be cool! I'm tired of adding all those special characters to AutoText and having to try to remember what to type to put them in!


I have the blackberry tour 9630 tour and previously not a blackberry user well OMG blackberry where have you been all my life. I search for good sites to use and everyone suggested CRACKBERRY !!! KUDOS!! This app would be a perfect one to add to my ever growing selection. Thanks Nailah

we use many of those symbols for work paper review... i don't know if i want staff to find out i can now review their work on my BB!

that being said i would definitely be much cooler with crazy symbols in my messages!

Having new characters would be awesome! Would let me stand out from my friends and be more unique with my SMS's and BBM's

please hook it up :)

Awesome app I would love something like it. Much better than what I do now which is copy and paste symbols from somewhere when I want to use one

first I have heard of this and I am excited - If I don't win a free copy I will be buying. Thanks for the chance.

This app sounds so sick! My freinds will be like WTF how did you do that. Even if I don't get a free one I'll buy it

Fancy characters... sweet as... are there some math symbols? I am itchin to send integrals and derivatives to my friends...