Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. This week has just flown by and I just do not know where to begin. First and foremost, there is the thorough and comprehensive review of the BlackBerry Leap by none other than our EiC himself, Bla1ze. I highly recommend you take a moment to read through the entire piece. Also this week we saw an update to BBM beta which finally gave users the ability to hide sticker packs (though not delete them) and a brand new Twitter for BlackBerry 10 update. All in all a very good week if I say so myself.
Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
Text Clock by Ordinary Spoon
Going through the storefront this week I came across Text Clock which is exactly what it says it is. It is a text-based clock application for your BlackBerry device and spells out each word to tell you the time. Depending on how you wish to view the time there are two options. The first shows the time by lighting up certain characters while others stay greyed out in the background while the other only displays the text related to the time. Users have several options at their fingertips, including the ability to change the font color of the lit text and customize three alarms each with their own sound. The clock updates in five-minute intervals and is a different way to quickly get the time on your display. Text Clock is $0.99 for BlackBerry 10.
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Moon+ Reader Pro by Moon+ Reader
If there is one activity I enjoy, especially when traveling or commuting, it is reading. My latest just happens to be A Dance with Dragons. What better way to plow through the 1,000+ page opus than reading electronically on my BlackBerry. Moon+ Reader Pro supports txt, html, epub, pdf, mobi, umd, fb2, chm, zip, and OPDS files. The free version offers full visual options, 10+ themes (i.e. Day and Night mode switcher), 24 customized options (including swipe gesture), 15 customized events, 5 auto-scroll modes, intelligent paragraph options, and a keep your eyes health option for long-time reading. The pro version offers all that and more to ensure all the bibliophiles out there get the best possible experience. Moon+ Reader Pro is $4.90 to download from the Amazon Appstore but you can try the limited feature free version. However it lacks PDF support and has an older interface.
South Park Pinball by Zen Studios
Those foul-mouthed elementary school boys are back in this pinball adventure based on the popular TV show. With every reference, sound, and character imaginable this two-table pinball game delivers an entertaining experience. One table is based on the town of South Park, and mimics the paper cutout style, while the other is devoted to Butters and his very own pinball game. As someone who has been a fan since the very beginning, you will love all of the references and sound clips taken from their vast media library. South Park Pinball is $3.99 in the Amazon Appstore.
scroBBle by sirius_27
Looking for a native last.fm scroBBler for BlackBerry? This past week saw the release of scroBBLe which offers a nice interface, native player support and offline mode for tracking your music. scroBBle allows you to browse the mainstream and personal charts, get recommendations and events, love / unlock tracks, use multiople accounts, and supports a bright or a dark theme. Available to download for free, it supports all BlackBerry 10 handsets.
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Flowpaper by Diatom Studio Ltd
I may not be an artist but I have to say even a few strokes creates beautiful designs that can be saved, shared, and even set as your wallpaper. If you are fond of doodling or of abstract designs then this application gives you endless possibilities. There are several color palettes and brushes to choose from, the ability to change the brushes length, flow or opacity, and the option to choose between touch mode or continuous draw mode. Flowpaper is priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore and is quite relaxing.
What You Might Have Missed
Troubles Land by ENKSoft
Looking for a cool and unique platformer to play on your BlackBerry 10 device? This week Bla1ze showed us Troubles Land, a fun and simple game with over 30 levels to keep you occupied for hours. There are seven different characters, or heroes, for you to choose from, gorgeous hand-drawn graphics and music, and epic boss battles. Originally this game was only available for the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Z3, BlackBerry Z30 as well as the Porsche Design P'9982 and Porsche Design P'9983, but they have since added support for the Q10 and the Passport. You can grab it from BlackBerry World for $0.99.
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Until next week...
That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games, be sure to head on over to the CrackBerry Forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS or the BlackBerry PlayBook. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.
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