Howdy CrackBerry nation! This weekend is a holiday here in the states so for everyone out there celebrating I bid you safe travels and to have a wonderful time. One interesting thing that happened this week is we got a look at the BlackBerry 2014 device roadmap. As a lifelong fan of Star Trek I guess you could say I find the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 (Khan) quite intriguing. So many choices I still cannot decide which one I want.
Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game 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.
Max Password Manager by Max Password Manager
Going through the storefront I came across this password application. While I firmly believe in Password Keeper to organize the passwords for all of my accounts, I decided to try this application. For me, it is always good to have options and this one offers functionality beyond that of the BlackBerry 10 one. As with the native version, your passwords are password protected and encrypted. However, with this version you are able to insert your own customized fields and categorize your records. For instance, it offers templates tailored specifically for your information including bank accounts, credit cards, and car information and allows you to mark certain accounts as favorites for quick access. Additional features include auto lock interval, clear clipboard, erase data, and field password lock. Max Password Manager is available for $2.99.
PDF Creator by Ajani InfoTech Private Limited
This application allows you to take pictures with your camera, or pull existing images from your library, and convert them into Adobe PDF files. By using your camera you can scan and digitize various documents in your possession such as receipts (for business expense purposes), invoices, notes, business cards, or any other document you wish to scan. Using the application you can reorder the images, create multiple pages, and save to your SD card or device to share. PDF Creator is $0.99 to purchase for all BlackBerry 10 devices.
Caustic 3 by Single Cell Software
This next application was suggested by one of our readers. It is a music creation application (synth and music app) that is available on iOS and Android but the developer worked hard to bring the updated version to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Users can create their own rack by adding up to 14 machines from your choice of subsynth, beatbox, padsynth, 8bitsynth, modular, organ, vocoder, FMSynth, and Dx-style-3-operator fm synthesizer. Whether you are a beginner or advanced this production application is perfect for musicians of all levels. You can put your ideas down on the go with your device even if you do not have access to an instrument. Caustic supports all uncompressed WAV files (8-16-24-32bit, any sampling rate) and songs can be expoerted to WAV, Ogg or MIDI. You can purchase this for BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry PlayBook for $9.99.
Bamboo Paper by Wacom
Bamboo Paper turns your device into a notebook to help you capture and save your thoughts, ideas, or whatever else you might wish to write down and save. As part of its feature set, users may change the cover color, paper type, insert pages, adjust the type of pen and ink color, insert an image, or become your own personal sketchbook when the occasion serves. The interface is easy to use and simple in that there are complicated menus to go through. All of the tools you need are right there in front of you as the main screen is straightforward. The application is free to download from the Amazon Appstore and works best on all touch devices.
Ancient Continent by YuchGame
Our final selection this week is one piqued my interest because of the quality of the gaming experience for an adventure game. The goal is to resolve the crisis in the kingdom of the Ancient Continent using strategy and role-playing. There are 27 levels with three varying difficulty modes, over 12 different guard heroes with different skills for you to choose from, hundreds of different items and gems to use, and different modes with which you can compete. Whether you are on a keyboard device or all-touch this is an exciting game to play. It offers smooth and intricately designed 3D graphics that are quite impressive even on the smaller screen of my Q10. While it will take some time to master the game, it is enjoyable and challenging. You can download this game for free for BlackBerry 10.
What You Might Have Missed
Fish Out Of Water! by Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd
As always, our own James Richardson never fails to bring us some fantastic games for our BlackBerry devices. This past week was no different with Fish Out of Water. No matter which device you own, Fish Out of Water works flawlessly when downloaded from the Amazon Appstore. This action packed game from the developers behind Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride certainly is a great choice. The purpose of the game is that you are given three rounds with which to propel different fish. You are judged by how far they travel and how many skips you've totaled. It is not a difficult game yet it all depends on the angle at which you throw the fish. Each of the fish behaves differently and has their own specific characteristics that either improves your score or not so you should learn how to throw them properly. It's fun, free, and addicting so you should try it today.
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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