Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an app you want to see featured in the roundup be sure to check the end of the post for information on submitting it to us. We have several app contests going on this week, so be to check them out and enter to win some cool stuff here.
WorkSmart by Magnicode, Inc
WorkSmart is a must have app for anyone who is planning a successful career or seeking a promotion at work. This app helps you keep track of all your work accomplishments, and have a status report ready to be emailed at any time. It is an innovative and easy way to be organized and stay goal-oriented throughout your busy work day. Simply enter your accomplishments into WorkSmart at the end of your day. You may assign these accomplishments to different business goals for the week, month, quarter or even the year, and you can track your accomplishments on daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. The accomplishment list that you create using WorkSmart makes it easy for you to communicate your progress and productivity to your manager. WorkSmart is available for $2.99 in BlackBerry App World and is compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones.
- Keep track of work accomplishments
- View accomplishments by date (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly)
- Enter and view goals by priorities (high, medium, low) and by due dates
- Enter sub-goals
- Create status report of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals and accomplishments
- Email status reports, accomplishments, and goals
Townsmen 6 by Handy GamesPlay your part in the French Revolution! Mobilize the population and march towards Paris to overturn the king. Conquer France's Départments by creating villages and complete the tasks set to you. Construct buildings, like fisher huts, farms, forges or bakeries to sustain a solid economic cycle. Catch fish, harvest fields, get water and use various natural resources that are needed to expand your influence. Upgrade your buildings, learn new ways to improve the productivity and spread out on the French territory. Control your Townies and assign them to different tasks to manage your settlement in the most efficient way, but respect their needs to keep them and their wives happy. Prepare the population by training soldiers and propagandists to fight the royal troops. But beware the king's wrath! He will send soldiers to attack you and to conquer your villages. Arm yourself or spread your word by propaganda, it's your choice! Show the Townettes that you are a real Townsman! Townsmen 6 is Free in BlackBerry App World and compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones on OS 4.2 and up!
Road Stress Reliever from 76 GasolineRubberneckers, Tailgaters, Left Lane Slowpokes - they’re out there, ready to make your blood boil. Instead of getting even, get some therapy. Download the Road Stress Reliever™ app. This soothing app will put you at peace, helping you forget about all the bumps in the road. Give it a try right now. Just please pull over first before entering road bliss. (No word on if it helps relieve the stress the cost of gas is causing these days.) Road Stress Reliever is free in BlackBerry App World and compatible with BlackBerry Storm and Torch.
Handy Piano by iMobLifeHandy Piano is a virtual piano application specially designed for the BlackBerry keyboard devices. With it, you can turn your BlackBerry into a functional piano and create melodies; meanwhile, you can also learn to play the piano with the guidance and record your play. Handy Piano is available for $1.99 in the CrackBerry store and is compatible with BlackBerry 89xx, 9630/50, and 97xx.
- Watch piano auto-play by selecting different music from the list;
- Learn to play the piano with the guidance and create some good melody sounds yourself;
- Record your play and save it for playback later;
- Turn On/Off the LED light when tapping the keys at your own will by clicking on the menu key;
- Volume control is in your hands by tapping the volume button;
- Reset/Delete/Rename the records through the App's Main Menu;
- Relax and have some FUN!
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Handy Piano
Acupressure: Treat Yourself by AM MobileAcupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force to aid healing. Foremost among the advantages of acupressure's healing touch is that it is safe to do on yourself and others - even if you've never done it before. You can also use self-acupressure to relieve anxiety and to help you get to sleep at night. This app contains over 90 points combinations to be used in different situations e.g. to relief the headache, to give up smoking, to reduce high blood pressure etc. You can purchase Acupressure: Treat Yourself for just $.99 in the CrackBerry store for your BlackBerry 89xx, 9000, 91xx, 95xx, 96xx, 97xx, and 9800.
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Acupressure: Treat Yourself
What You Might Have Missed
BreakingNews for BlackBerry now available
A few weeks back we checked out the beta for BreakingNews and were totally impressed. This cool little app tosses up a scrolling news ticker on your homescreen, allowing you to get breaking news without ever jumping into an app. You can set up your own RSS feeds (up to 5) and display up to 20 headlines from each. Set the refresh rate anywhere down to 5 minutes and quickly check out the articles in your BlackBerry Browser with a few key taps. All in all a great app if you want to keep up with news on the go. You can grab it on sale for $2.99 in the CrackBerry App Store.
Spending too much time sorting through your call log? Try PhoneCallNotes
Oh the mighty call log- keeper of call history and call times. You have been there time and again when I needed access to numbers, but didn’t want to dial or access my address book. You help house any notes I may need to make on each call. As much as I love you, I do have a couple of bones to pick with you; you take up memory on my BlackBerry and you are a pain with regards to coming up with a report on my calls. Oh how can I stay mad at you?
Luckily, there’s an application by the name of PhoneCallNotes available to answer the call…so to speak. As it runs in the background, the application maintains a record of all calls (missed or otherwise) and keeps them on your memory card. Everything that your call log can handle, PhoneCallNotes can handle as well – this includes call duration, phone number and even notes. This record is in CSV file format, which can be easily sent via email to billing and reporting. You can decide which types of calls are logged and whether or not you want to record notes or not.
- You can view first 128 calls in PhoneCallNotes or email the entire csv file.
- PhoneCallNotes works silently in the background and is only visible when you ask to enter a callnote after each call.
- PhoneCallNotes requires a SD card. Even when you do an OS upgrade your call log will always be available on the SD card.
- Use PhoneCallNotes to manage your client billing, projects, monthly minute tracking and more.
Isn’t that much easier than having to sort through your call log and manually capture the information. It also beats having to wait for your wireless bill to report your calls. PhoneCallNotes is available from the CrackBerry Store – it’s currently on sale for $1.99 (from $2.99).
More information/download PhoneCallNotes
Until Next Week..
Well there you have it folks! Be sure to check out New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. If you are a developer and want to have your app shown in the roundup or you're interested in having us host a contest for you, drop me an email at cbmichelle[@]crackberry.com. See you all next week!
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