Contest: PC-Keypad by Afandi Apps - 50 free copies available!

PC-Keypad
By Michelle Haag on 6 Oct 2010 09:27 am EDT
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PC-Keypad is a new application from Afandi Apps that is designed to be used in combination with your computer. Using a USB connection, you can use your computer keyboard to control your BlackBerry and navigate through menus, or to type messages and e-mails. PC-Keypad differs from similar apps in that your BlackBerry screen is not projected onto your computer screen, so you do need to be able to see your device screen to know what you're doing. Installation of the app is easy. There are two parts, the BlackBerry app and a PC app. Once installed, make sure you set all permissions to "allow" on your BlackBerry or PC-Keypad will not connect properly. The developer recommends using your PC keyboard like your BlackBerry keypad, for example using Alt + W for the number 1. However I find that you can use your PC keyboard normally, and it functions just as well.

PC-Keypad worked pretty well for me; it installed easily and did what it is supposed to do. I did experience a bit of lag at times and letters would trail to preceding words, so either I type too fast or it is a bug that needs worked out. PC-Keypad has a trial available so if you are unsure about purchasing you can try it out first. The trial is good for 10 uses, so that is ample time to get a good feel for how it works. Be warned though, the trial has a pop-up reminder that shows up frequently when the app is running. Of course, this doesn't happen with the purchased version of the app. Through October 18th, PC-Keypad is on sale for $4.99 (regularly $6.99) in the CrackBerry store.

Contest: Afendi Apps was also kind enough to give us 50 copies of PC-Keypad to give away to our readers! To enter, simply leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random. Deadline to enter is midnight PST this Sunday!

Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1189 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)
285 comments

InnMoraL

i want, please... saludos from mexico

Unskrypted

This app looks awesome. I'd love to give it a shot to see how it works... Winning it would be awesome.

coutojr

As always... Cheers!

djs3322

I hope I win!! Thanks CB!!

cwinebrenner

sounds like a great app!

applemac

Could you enter me in the contest for this awesome looking product.

jdaniel001

I would love to have a copy of this.

jdaniel001

I would love to have a copy of this.

sameer_majithia

wow for me this is something new, can i have it pls ?

lewoody

This is an awesome piece of kit

stevejb

I'd like a copy of this.

Thanks

cmcichon

Can I have a copy, please?

lacandela

Would love to c how that works. Is it new. Well keep me in mind

fu53d

Would have to give it a go!

rontaylor

Looks to be very useful. Hope I win a copy!

Tsudeily

Sounds neat :P Count me in.

Good luck everyone

acwyau

This looks like it's worth a try...would love a free copy.

zaakay

Hope I can get a free copy of this great appliacation!

danni27

Would luv to have :o )

msgdawkins

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme my copy of your cool app PC-Keypad. If you don't, I'll force you to watch a 7-day marathon of the Flava Fave show on VH1 - LOL

TFancher

How developers keep coming up with the coolest apps for the BB. I can surely use this to update my password database.

ygthb

not that the torch keyboard is bad, full sized is always better.

Hdesign3

cool! i can use one of those!!!

BLACKBERRY619

I want it. Make me a winner please

tons-q

I could type blazingly fast with this app! :D
No more thumb stomping when I have my laptop or desktop around! :D

JAKrzysztow

I wonder if we can get the author to use WiFi instead of USB (or Bluetooth)

falcobramblewood

been awhile since I won something, and this sounds cool, so I'm in!!

jwsnj3rd

Sounds Interesting love to win and try it out :)

The_Adventist

I haven't won anything for a while. Still down about not getting that apple theme (jk).

Here's hoping.

fayek

i would love to win this!

elrobbo

Now THAT would be good news to my BB thumbs!

HavPlenty

Put me down...I need this!!

t_d_harvey31

I would like want of these please :)

jonty12

Also, what app projects the blackberry screen onto your monitor? I'd love an app that let's me USB or bluetooth my BB to my kayboard/monitor.

oldrich.mladek

It goes vice versa? I want to write on the BlackBerry keyboard in Apple iPad.

seannachie

As an older BB user with some hand problems I do have quite a time typing messages, etc. This app sounds like it would really help me out with using the BB.

nls

Wonderfull, thanks!

Reetesh

This App can be useful at times , would like to have it.

missmawarlina

Make life easier and this is a must app..

frabas1

pc keypad,this is going to be an awe app.

yanosh94

Interesting apps when you are a lot of time on your computer

annabanana333

Please enter me to win a copy!

thoford75

Been looking for something like this for a while!

jasonawagner

This would be a useful tool to have for both work and personal.

chaz0717

I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the contest CB!

the gup

I would love to win this cause I do so much typing on my BB it would save me some time........

Xan

This application is a must! Thanks!

osutuba

I'd love to get my hands on this app! Free would be even better!

deflep

I would like this app as I am on my Berry (Torch!!!) while at work a lot.

Thanks.

Dorm11

Looks awesome, count me in. Thanks CB.

nfldberryuser

Fingers crossed. Thanks to Afendi Apps & team crackberry!

a.rogers1

I would like a copy of this app. It would be great. :)

volar.01

I could use an app like this, save some wear n' tear on my Curve.

itsdollar

I would love to win a copy.

firehawk_1989

This could come in very handy sometimes!

bubi73#CB

I would like a copy please!

SniperFery

Would really like to won the 2nd times since I'm joining the CB's forum!! Thx :D

Vicious_Cid

Plz let me win this one!

Dash

This would be great for running bbm from a desktop

Inspector_Gadget

Sounds cool. I'd love a copy! Thanks!

tfrankson

come in handy. Neat app.

wadman

I would love a copy of this!!!

mrztune

I'm at my desk quite a bit during the days with my bb a lot, so this is a useful app for me.

dfanella

...looks very useful.

drumkidz

very interesting, hope it works well

xinutel

This is brilliant!

I hope I win a copy.

Eric

pccuser

this is a excellent app,i hope to win

dee.one

Another contest, another comment! count me in! :D

cinder0008

I'll take it and find a way to use it!

jaBBu

this would be nice...

thetnaung

Is it also work to see my bb screen on pc?

ElChe1988

I will love to have that on my 9800!!! So I can finally stop using airmouse on my iPhone 3Gs =P

I hope I win one copy =P

infinus

Me too,
I want to win.

ehartwell.berry

... how easy it is to type with the phone balanced on the edge of my keyboard ;)

Asteroid86

pppllllllsssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rodric

I used to have an app like that in my palm treo, I definitely love to have one for my BB.

ThaboGlad

I really need a copy please. Have been looking for this.

Asteroid86

ppplllssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill_Johnson

... for the chance to win a copy of PC-Keypad! Looks like a cool little app my fat fingers would appreciate!

remmo

Oh, yeah..!!! I want my copy

:)

dmann96

Would love this app to help fix the disaster that Google Sync left behind in my calendar and contacts. Thanks!

Icarus3000

Looks cool, would love a copy!

junelzkee

cool app would love to try this!

randyb19

this keyboard can be too small at times.. i need this!!!

cu19

another great contest!!!!

r1moza

Truly a must have app
Lets see how much luck I have

pdl2mtl90

Would love to win a copy of this.

Rapid Dr3am

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

RGwhittenbu

I would love to win it.

davidwipf

I would give it a wheerl

JiggaBones

I've been waiting SOOO long for an app like this. I didn't think that it could actually be done.
I was thinking of doing this, but I have NOO idea how to write an app.
PLEASE let me win!!

buyer6

OO OO pick me, pick me.

Boldacious

This a a great app... Thanks for the shot to win!

kameleon

Would love to be able to type on my BB via my pc.

R0Bzombie

Count me in for the contest

allatoms

This app is a great idea. I would love a copy to try.

jabbs1

I'll give this a go.

Marc_Paradise

Wait, there are similar apps that render the BB screen on my desktop? If so, where are they?

(Also, pick me! :P )

cannon83

I would love to try this out!!!

mansonhouse

interested about this app

ComanchePride

I would love to have a go at this one for sure! Good luck all!!!!!!!

Sashko

This sounds like quite the app worth checkin' out :-)

allergy

I always use my blackberry when I'm at the computer and being able to plug it in and is a pc keyboard? Brilliant! I would more than use the heck out of this app!

dweldom

This would assist me in writing my reports on my keyboard on my PC before sending them to my BES server.

mark_nigguh

hopefully they fix the bugs. i could definitely see myself buying this app, or even receiving one of the free copies :D

tasmitty

Never would have thought of this, but now I want it.

jforce

Very cool app! Would make for a very Happy Thanksgiving up here in Canada eh

crashdavis

Sounds good, I would like to try it out.

Kerzhan

Looks to be a very cool and useful app... I definitely need it to my BB bag of tricks!

syazdan

I could see some good uses coming out of this app.

nzero

awesome app, would be interested to see how well it performs! thanks for the contest oppertunity!

javdvd

This is just awesome!! I have been loking for something like this!!! :-)

doctabomb

I think this app would be really neat to try, however I would have to see how well it works with the screen now being shown on my desktop. Ill take a free copy to figure it out tho!

sps_2002

Looks pretty cool, sign me up!

gderegibus

Why would've I miss it?

mtikubwa

Pick meeeeeeeeeeee plllleeeeeeeeaaaseeeeeeeee

badmaash

I would love to use this..very productive app..

pb730c3

I need this so i can surf Crackberry.com From my crackberry

lssguru

Having a PC-Keypad is a great idea! I can easily update things on my BB. Afandi thanks for the new app :)

RemixedFantasy

I would love to win a copy

dablessing

This would save me at work from the boredom that I must endure!

BrianZ3

I want to try this !!

Ducaticorse

This looks like a super handy app for banging out long replies on my @vzw.blackberry.net email. Love to give it a try, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

beamolite

Would love to win a copy.

Chad0455

I hope I win this app

T.D.K

This is fantastic, would make BS'n on my blackberry while at work soooo much easier :)

jbag1489

sounds awesome, i'd like to try it!

abUdi4

I would like to win one cuz i think it is a awesome app :d

ka3yan#CB

Seems cool. I'd like to try it out.

glennjersey

This app looks awesome

Berry Babe

Please choose me.

Thanks,
Nikki

Tommy32

Sounds interesting. Add me to the list.

JimA

Please! I've wanted something like this for a long time....

hadelgadillo

Oh wow would definately love to have!

dnrperez#CB

This would be sooo COOL!!!

AnneO

plz let me win....

SCrid2000

This is sweet looking, I'd love to win a copy! I've always been surprised with the lack of PC integration on BB, especially since it is so stronglt aimed at corporate users.

armandorugama

This will be very helpfull when tethering.... I want it!!

wcihlu

This is seriously a coool app!

steenrock01

Can I have one copy please ?

oldcodgeman

Please - looks like a cool app to me :)

lilhvn4me

Now THIS app would REALLY come in handy!!!!! Thanks for the contest, CrackBerry!!!!!! Great contest AGAIN!!!!! <3

Five50What

...no keyboards...just wait for the PlayBook!

y0us3f

Wow , great app !

I was waiting for an app like this long time ago ! :)

maybe next app will support live Blackberry screen Stream

Bafil

This looks promising. I'd like a copy.

mister--hicham

I want this App, love it

valavank

Send a copy over my way

johnm93359

PC-Keypad will unlock new dimensions for me. My fingers do poorly on my storm. (They dont do much better on my full keyboard). This definitely will help me out.

rushmoore

Sounds neat :P Count me in.

Pezzonovante

Greetings from Amsterdam

brodcaster

Right here! I'm right here! :)

DrumBoy

Perfect tool for bad tYpiSts like me! LOL!

wilc120

pc keyboard me I need 1 now thanks!

hkwon

This app is useful! I want to have a copy! Count me in pleasse!

dindinudin

i am waiting for this application for long time

ldelat

This is awesome!!! I would love to pair this with my Sexy Torch : )

emtfick

I so wanna try this app.

wagreer

I'm not sure how useful this will be but I'd love a chance to find out.

matusita

to type messages more faster.

nthui

i would like to get a free copy.... pick me... thanks :)

wcrenshaw3

This and a charging pod seem like a match made in heaven

cscott44

This sounds great. I would like a copy

JesseJamesMTL

Would definitely love to run this app :-)

chris538

Seems like a great app that I would love to have...

aubinhick990

Been looking for something like this for a while, I'd love to win :P

russ.mtc

I'd love having this app; I'd use it daily. Thanks!

KPower667

I was looking for something like this but to no avail. Thanks CB for bringing this to my attention! I love to get a free copy to save me a couple dollars too :D thanks CB and afandi apps!!

def_Skilz

This is pretty awesome. Can I get one?

rcdorrius

Just perfect, this is what I'm looking for.
Making it easier to respond on your blackberry while working on the pc.

Cpt.GargameL

I would like to win a free copy of this! :) awesome!

debitsohn

looks pretty cool! id like to give it a go!

folding

Sounds interesting, but if the screen isn't projected onto your screen wouldn't that mean that you have to see your BlackBerry to use it properly?

parked

This app looks potentially awesome.

david_q

I was looking for such feature since a long time, sounds perfect for me.

iLamaar

wouldn't mind getting my hands on a copy

poorsha

I would like to win PC-Keypad

wwwdotanthony

This sounds like an app that would make typing on my storm a breeze. Would love to win a copy of this.

Xopher

This looks like it could be a very nice addition!

I already have problem expecting AutoText while typing on my computer keyboard... This will just make it that much easier to forget... Do they make AutoText for PCs??? :)

eboneeprincs

I would love to try this app out. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

brezzy1

Yeah so I really hope I win :).

Nubsis

Nice Intresting App!! ty for sharing!

teddyp6

I heard some good things about this act so i would love to give it a go. Thanks CB

linkkoriri

I'll give it a try. ^_^

tina8711

i would love to have this to use at work

Meldiane

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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