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Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! So what do you think of the CrackBerry redesign? Pretty fancy lookin,’ don’t ya think? It’s definitely more that a fresh coat of paint and you know that there’s even more in store. Today, we announce the winners of the CogniCard giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of ShortcutMe! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!
Freebies of the Week: AdvanceSMS, Canadian Tire, Word Search Free
In Case You Missed It: Christmas Budget, Dex Mobile
New This Week: Photo Editor Paint, Color LED Priority Buzz, Weight Loss Booster
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Pocket Reports
Contest: Enter to win one of 25 copies of ShortcutMe!
Freebies Of The Week:
AdvanceSMS -AdvanceSMS is an SMS & Email Management App designed for BlackBerry Smartphones that combines various powerful messaging features into one user friendly Killer Mobile App! AdvanceSMS allows you to Schedule, AutoReply & Forward your SMS's with ease, plus see the full text of an incoming SMS as soon as it arrives!
- Easily Schedule SMS's (as well as Emails!) either once or at a preset interval. Highly configureable with the ability to Clone or Repeat!
- Auto-respond to some or all incoming SMS's with a preset SMS message of your own. Extremely Flexible allowing you to setup a single auto reply for all Callers/Senders or individually for only specific contacts, as well as auto reply based on a preset Keyword and even set a timed delay before sending.
- Forward received SMS's to another mobile or to your Email account
- Set an auto SMS Signature for your SMS's (sent within AdvanceSMS)
- Logs of Each Scheduled, Forwarded & Auto Reply SMS are kept in the application logs
- TxT Tones feature allowing you to set personalized SMS tones for each contact!
- SMS Preview feature for viewing the entire incoming SMS text as it arrives with zero key presses
AdvanceSMS for BlackBerry is currently in Beta and is a 14 Day Demo from BlackBerry App World. The official release is coming soon.
Canadian Tire -Get the free Canadian Tire App for your smartphone and you'll be able to start your shopping experience - right at your fingertips!
- Use your device to scan barcodes for product information, reviews and pricing
- Find store locations and details, and launch directions from your current location
- View Canadian Tire flyers to find great savings
- Browse all products on canadiantire.ca
- Check product availability by store
- Blackberry 9000 does not support barcode scanning
- Only available in Canada
Free from BlackBerry App World
Word Search Free -Enjoy endless fun with this classic word game that never gets boring! WordSearch generates new puzzles on the fly meaning that every game will always be a new one. It has a library of 2700 words split up into 15 different categories ranging from adjectives to nature to computers. The game offers four different board sizes to appeal to all difficulty levels.
The graphical interface is fun to look at and play with. Finding a word is as easy as selecting the start and end points of a word (or tracing your finger if you are on a Storm). If the word is correct, the drawn path will remain, and the word will get grayed out of the word list. Are you ready to start searching?
- Infinite number of puzzles
- Library of over 2700 words split into 15 different categories
- 4 different puzzle sizes (8x6, 10x7, 12x9, 15x12)
- Easy to use graphical interface
- Tons of fun!
In Case You Missed It:
Christmas Budget - Christmas Budget keeps your holiday shopping for family and friends on budget, on time and on target. No more excess budgets, missed relatives, or forgotten gifts! Organize the festive season using this application. Create separate groups for family, friends, colleagues etc. You even have a countdown to the Christmas as well as a password feature to help you avoid prying eyes. Home screen gives a complete overview of your planning.
- Countdown feature
- Create custom groups
- Set n track budgets for individual groups
- Will keep on updating it & all updates are free
$2.99 from the CrackBerry App Store
Dex Mobile -Dex Mobile brings fully searchable business and community information to the BlackBerry. Dex identifies your current location using a community-based approach to present enhanced information on an easy-to-use dashboard. Blackberry users can search Dex Mobile’s enhanced local business and community listings directly from their phones—making it easy to find information 24/7. Focus your search more quickly using one of Dex Mobile’s categories: Events, Gas Prices, Taxis, Movies, and Recent Searches.
Full search capabilities enable you to quickly find local businesses, phone numbers, and people; access maps and driving directions; and share the information with others.
New This Week:
Photo Editor Paint - ***Now for a limited time only we are offering you this amazing photo app for only $0.99! Make sure you get it before the holiday season so that your pictures reflect the spirit of the holidays! Be sure to leave a five star review for free future updates. Merry Christmas to you and yours from the team at Pepper! ***
Ever wanted to add some artistic finishing touches of your own to a picture on your BlackBerry? Or maybe you wanted to take a picture and add some notes for future reference? Now you can do all that and more! – We are proud to introduce the latest member of the photo apps family – Photo Paint! Photo Paint is an amazing application that allows you to modify and change any images on your BlackBerry. You can:
- Draw in different colors
- Create shapes and lines
- Fill the shapes with colors from an extensive palette
- Add text
Photo Paint is both a fun and useful app. You can doodle on pictures and send them to friends or you can take pictures of notes and slides (or pull up images sent in emails) and add your own text or diagrams before sharing them with colleagues.
$0.99 from BlackBerry App World
Color LED Priority Buzz -Wouldn't it be cool if the LED on your phone starts flashing whenever you get an important call or a message even when your phone is on silent mode? With Priority Buzz you can set different LED colors (along with an option of vibrate) to those important calls which otherwise you'd have missed if your phone was on silent. You can set different LED lights to incoming messages too. Manage your contacts into different groups and assign different LED colors to each! Users have a choice of LED colors ranging from Yellow, Red, Green, White & Blue!
Usually, when you switch the phone to silent it mutes everything. But with Priority Buzz app you'll never have to miss another appointment or an important call!
- Different LED color for different contact levels.
- Easy user interface.
- Customize & manage contacts/groups.
- Option for vibrate also.
- Compatible with OS 4.3 & above.
On sale for $1.99 from the CrackBerry App Store
Weight Loss Booster -Have you ever wondered about the true secret to losing large amounts of weight? Not a quick fix diet, but the core of how people have actually lost weight successfully throughout history?
It seems like after thousands of years of written history, the process of losing weight would have been understood by now. Well the truth is, it is understood and has been for some time now...
There are three sides to losing weight and keeping weight lost. Those aspects are: Mental Motivation, Physical Understanding, and Staying Power. All three are equally important to the process and nothing can be accomplished without moving through these three steps in one form or another. Weight Loss Booster was designed with this idea in the forefront.
In Mentally Fit, we will focus on increasing your ability to control and motivate yourself effectively using the mind-altering techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
In Physically Fit, we will discuss the most important concepts you need to understand about eating and exercising to increase your health and make the most of your time in the gym.
And finally in Emotionally Fit, we will concentrate on increasing your ability to react positively to your emotional responses so that your results remain true in your life and emotional eating becomes a thing of the past.
$0.99 from the CrackBerry App Store
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
Pocket Reports -Get the Pocket Reports application to easily view reports from Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services on your BlackBerry device. The solution only consists of Pocket Reports application running on the BlackBerry device and connecting directly to any online report on your company server. There is no need to install any additional supporting server software. The current reports also do not need any adjustment - the same reports you are using at PC will be now available on your BlackBerry.
The application fully supports report parameters. For each report there is a dynamically created form to quickly enter the parameters of which the report is generated. With Pocket Reports managers, sales representatives or any field employees can display the necessary customer sales reports, orders or stock levels. Management can additionally monitor statistical reports, company turnover, etc.
The great advantage of application is a full immediate accessibility to existing reports so far used only on your PC. Application is available in a demo version for 14 days. In settings, you can either choose SYSTEM4U test Report Server or Conner directly to your enterprise MS SQL Server Reporting Services.
If you have your BlackBerry device connected to the corporate BES server, there is no need to publish Report Server to the Internet. You can access the data directly from your BlackBerry device using internal LAN with the encrypted channel MDS Connection Service. In this case it is necessary to have BlackBerry Browser as the default browser on your BlackBerry device.
$79.99 from BlackBerry App World
ShortcutMe -ShortcutMe is a must have application for your BlackBerry. ShortcutMe is a response to what you always felt was missing with your BlackBerry:
- Ability to assign 6 applications to side keys (i.e. double click to lock your device, triple click to clean memory, double click to turn your blackberry into a flash light),
- Create your own shortcuts to quickly launch your favorite app form anywhere, or shortcuts for calling, emailing or SMS a friend.
- Create shortcuts for a new Memo/Task, toggle the Wifi/Radio/Bluetooth/GPS, open a favorite website.
- Create shortcuts to easily launch (most of) BlackBerry and 3rd party applications.
New features in 5.0 series:
- Macro feature added: Create a shortcut to launch an app/task and then automatically simulate macros to do what you want. (i.e. A shortcut to launch an app, open menu, select and open an item on the menu, enter a text and then push Enter key. This macro shortcut can be launched by hitting a key or multiple clicking Space or Convenience key and it can be added to a cascaded shortcut!)
- Improved 5 days weather forecast feature that also shows wind speed, direction, humidity, etc.
- No need anymore to find Location ID for a city before you can see the weather forecast for that city. You can now just enter the city name and country as parameter.
We have 25 copies to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Now, for the 25 winners of CogniCard.
Until Next Week..
Well there you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed the apps we managed to corral this week. If you have any information on software (including news and tips), or if you are developer looking to be in the spotlight (or contest) let me know via email at [email protected] or on Twitter at twitter.com/ryanblundell.
Of course, we also have many more New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to visit our software store for more great deals on BlackBerry Applications!