App Roundup 5/22/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! This weekend is a long one due to Memorial day in the United States, so we decided to post this up a little bit later than normal. Whether you are sitting back and relaxing or traveling for the weekend, be sure to have a safe and happy holiday. 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.

Monster Busters: Hexa Blast by PurpleKiwii

Monster Busters: Hexa Blast

While I probably already spend too much of my free time playing and testing games, there is always room for another match-3 puzzle one. Not to be confused with the original Monster Busters this is an addictive variant. The goal is to match three or more of the same colored monsters on the hexagon shaped board in order to defeat them and rescue your gingerbread friends. The different hexagon shapes do make for interesting gameplay in how it limits your moves. There are over 400 stages to play that include different types of missions (i.e. focusing on one color), various enemies, and difficult boss fights. Did I mention that you only have a certain number of moves with which to make all the matches? It offers pleasing graphics and is a great twist on the classic match-3 games. You can find it for free in the Amazon Appstore.

How to install Monster Busters: Hexa from the Amazon Appstore

Word Pyramid – Word Puzzles by XLabz Technologies Pvt Ltd

Word Pyramid

As I spend most of my time going through BlackBerry World, I happened to come across this word game. I admit I'm rather addicted to them so, of course, I had to take the plunge. The appeal of this game is the concept. The jumbled letters are presented in a pyramid and your objective is to rearrange them to form meaningful words that fit the within each row (i.e. Smaller words on top, larger words near the bottom) which is not an easy task. The levels vary in difficulty depending on which size pyramid is selected. There is also a timer counting down as you play so you better think quickly. Word Pyramid is free to download and is compatible with the BlackBerry Leap, Passport, Z10, Z3, and Z30.

Learn More / Download Word Pyramid

Screen&Audio Recorder to mp4 by manysmallapps.com.

Screen&Audio Recorder to mp4

The ability to record the activity on one's screen, whether for business or personal reasons, is an important tool for creating tutorials, demonstrating a device's capabilities, or even showing step-by-step instructions on how to play a game. Screen & Audio Recorder to MP4 is a convenient and easy to use application so that users can capture everything that happens on their screen. It offers a simple interface and shows a few options on the main screen to manage recordings. Users have the ability to adjust the frame rate and resolutions, enable/disable audio, and even turn the recording on or off by flipping your device facedown. By swiping down and going into settings, there is also the option to choose the location for the file (local storage or SD card), set a time delay and recording limit, and control the shutter sound. You can purchase this for $0.99 for BlackBerry 10.

Learn More / Purchase Screen&Audio Recorder to mp4

News Feeder by Martin Vastbinder

News Feeder

There are quite a few RSS readers available for BlackBerry readers, but as I'm always curious about new offerings, I had to check out this native and free application. It offers a headless refresh, option to refresh feed on WiFI, choice between light and dark theme, and the ability to adjust the refresh intervals. The application may be simple but when it comes to reading the news or adding and removing your feeds, it gets the job done. Feeds load quickly and you can choose to open within the application or share the link. News Feeder is free to download from BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10.

Learn More / Download News Reader

Flashcards Master by Oleg Obitov

Flashcards Master

When I am not scouting out apps and games in both storefronts, I tend to stop by the forums. This time I found Flashcards Master and the only thing that came to mind was how I could have used this last month when studying for my brokers exam. That being said, this application helps users create, manage, and review flashcards to help with memorizing your desired content. There are all sorts of useful features to make sure you are prepared for whatever you need to focus on. It is colorful, customizable, and developed using Cascades. Users can create, edit, and delete a deck and flashcard, add and remove images, review flashcards with customizable animations, select from six different backgrounds, review both sides, enable reverse mode, and even create cards from a text file. Whatever you may be currently studying, you can pick this up for $1.99 in BlackBerry World. It is compatible with all BlackBerry 10 handsets.

Learn More / Purchase Flashcards Master

What You Might Have Missed

SpaceBeard by Noxus Limited

This week we brought you SpaceBeard, an arcade shooter that is not only enjoyable to play but attractive as well. With excellent graphics and gameplay the goal is to kill the monsters, aliens and zombies that are attacking your spaceship. Available for most BlackBerry 10 devices for $1.99 you won't be able to put it down.

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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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