Sideload This: PaperKarma

Our Sideload This series features a variety of Android apps that we think are worth loading up on your BlackBerry 

By Adam Zeis on 14 Mar 2013 04:03 pm EDT

With the new BlackBerry Z10, one of the awesome features (if you want to call it that) is that you can not only download apps from BlackBerry World, but also sideload Android applications. We first saw this on the BlackBerry PlayBook and it helps broaden the app spectrum to give us more apps to choose from to fill the "app gap".

Now I know not everyone is up for sideloading and of course we don't condone loading up any paid apps, but if you are one of the many that doesn't mind a good Android app or two, we've come up with this series titled Sideload This to give you a quick look at the best Android apps to load up on your BlackBerry 10 device. We'll stick to the ones that actually work well and weed out the ones that aren't the greatest.

Our first stop is one of my favorites - PaperKarma.

If you're like most people, you still get snail mail. Letters, coupons, ads, magazines -- you name it. Some you want, some you don't. With PaperKarma you can start weeding out the unwanted junk mail with just a few extra minutes a day. PaperKarma lets you snap a photo of the offending mail and PaperKarma does the rest. They will submit a request to stop on your behalf and in cases where they can't sort that out, will give you the info to do the job yourself (which doesn't happen too often).

It's super simple to use once you set it up, and you can snap anything from catalogs to fliers to credit card mailers. If you are overloaded with junk mail it's definitely worth a look. Sadly it's currently for the US only.

If you have any great free Android apps you'd like to see featured, let us know in the comments!

Where to Download

Download the PaperKarma BAR file here

More Help

For help on sideloading to your BlackBerry 10 phone or BlackBerry PlayBook check out these tutorials:

How to sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry from Windows
How to sideload Android apps to your BlackBerry from a Mac
Sideloading using the PlayBook App Manager Chrome Extension

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Reader comments

Sideload This: PaperKarma


I have a torrent app that works pretty well on the z10. aTorrent for Android seems to work pretty well. Don't remember where I got the bar file from.

Posted via CB10

Why not just filter mail out in Hotmail, outlook or Gmail which ever you have that's all I do and no junk here on my z10

Posted via CB10

FYI...I finally got around to trying to sideload this onto the PlayBook and it was a least for me. I was sideloading via the Chrome Extension and all I got was an error message that read "Installation seems to be incomplete"

Maybe I'll try to sideload it the other way...we'll see how I feel. Just thought I'd let you know ;)

I like the fact that you give us a link to download the files, but is there a way to download them directly from the site instead of a third party upload/download site? It would be great to have a central location for sideloads directly on

Anybody from Canada successfully sign up for this? The app doesn't have provinces or countries - just states.