Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! At the end of last week, we saw Dave Peckens join the CrackBerry Posse; I know he’ll definitely keep his CrackBerry badge polished. On second thought, the whole Crack Team should keep them extra shiny, as we are currently in the countdown to Devcon 2010. Most of the Crack Team will be there to cover it with six shooters-a-firin’! Well maybe not, they might get kicked out. As far as contests go, we have the winners of last weeks Fixmo Tools giveaway. This week, we have 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry up for grabs! Have a terrific weekend! Giddy up!
Freebies of the Week: Fono FX, Caller ID Ringtones
In Case You Missed It: Mobile Recovery, Rubik’s Cube, MiniNotes
New This Week: eWatcher, Undelete, Blaq
Cool at BlackBerry App World: ArtGO! Coloring Lite
Contest: Enter to win 1 of 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry!
Freebies Of The Week:
Fono FX -Do you Deal or Transact in Foreign Currencies (Forex)? Does Fluctuations in rates Dent your Profits? Get Latest Forex Exchange Rate updates – Live and always on your Phone!
You need FxPro if you or your Business is any of these: Importers, Exporters, Traders, Forex, Banks, Tourists, Business. All Major World Currencies are covered and Forex Rates runs as a Ticker on your Phone Screen. Set High & Low Target Prices for Currencies and get Auto Alerts as soon as Target is Hit!
- Set your Base and Counter Currencies
- Check Rates as Cross Tables of your Currencies
- Forward / Email Rates from Phone to others
- Easy & Updated Currency Conversion Calculator
- Convert any Amount from One currency to another
- Data from World Banks, Forex Markets & Institutes
- Get Tips, News & Forecasts on Currency Exchange Rates
Free from BlackBerry App World
Caller ID Ringtones -Hear the name of the person calling you! Caller ID Ringtones delivers over one thousand high-quality ringtones directly to your BlackBerry. You can browse a large sample of these unique tones and quickly download your favorites with the touch of a button.
Thousands of names to choose from! If you enjoy our sample application, please consider purchasing our full version. It contains over 10x the number of ringtones and offers UNLIMITED downloads.
- Three ringtone downloads for no charge
- Multiple ringtone versions for each caller's name
- Instantly install ringtones to your BlackBerry
- High-quality ringtone mp3 files
- Note: Data fees may apply to your calling plan/li>
There are separate applications for male and female names. The full versions of each are currently on sale for $2.99 at the CrackBerry App Store.
This version (males names and female names) is free from the CrackBerry App Store
In Case You Missed It:
Mobile Recovery -Your phone found. Misplaced your phone? No problem. Use Mobile Recovery's Phone Alarm feature to sound a loud tone from your phone until you are able to locate it. If your phone is outside the audible range, Mobile Recovery can locate your phone on a map and give you turn-by-turn directions to its location.
Your privacy secure. If your phone is ever lost, use Mobile Recovery to remotely erase the contacts from your device and lock your phone from use to keep your private information from falling into the wrong hands.
- Sound an alarm from a misplaced phone, even if it's set to silent
- Locate a lost phone on a map, with turn-by-turn directions
- Lock a lost or stolen phone to ensure your privacy
- Remotely erase contacts from a lost or stolen phone
This is only available to Verizon customers with TEC (Total Equipment Coverage) on their plan.
Rubik’s Cube -Rubik's Cube: The #1 best selling toy of all time, now on your BlackBerry! Play the classic cube anywhere, anytime! Test your skills against the familiar 3x3x3 cube, or tackle other sizes, up to 5x5x5! Haven't figured out how to solve the cube yet? The included solution guide will help! Track your performance as you learn to solve the cube more quickly and in fewer moves! Go global and compare your times with the best in the world! It's all made possible in the only officially licensed Rubik's Cube game!
- Classic 3x3x3 cube
- Alternative cube sizes: 2x2x2, 4x4x4, and 5x5x5
- Track your time and number of moves to solve the cube
- Compare your stats on-line
- Included solution guide to help you solve the cube
$6.99 from Bplay
MiniNotes -MiniNotes is a fun and cool replacement for the native MemoPad application. With MiniNotes, you can easily categorize you notes, alter the font to include italics and bold and more. Universal search with OS 6.0 is also supported.
- The Notes are stored in the SDCard.
- The text in the Notes can be formated: Font, Color, Size, Bold & Italics.
- Notes with a image background, we offer 10 different colors.
- Notes filtered by categories.
- Notes filtered by words in the titles.
- Custom labels for the categories.
- Export to a text file.
- Import of existing memos in the MemoPad application.
New This Week:
eWatcher -eWatcher provides two great sections for anyone on a diet.
1. The Diet Food Guide: A full list of foods with their associated points value. This list is always growing and updates are free.
2. Points Calculator: Use this tool to enter a food's calories, fat grams and fiber to get the total value.
The Food Guide is a database of hundreds of foods and popular restaurant and coffee houses. You can easily check for updates to this database at any time and quickly download them with one click! A great reference tool for anyone on a diet!
- Easy to use
- Powerful Calculator provides points and fractions of a point
- Full Food Guide has hundreds of popular foods and even popular restaurant items.
- Download free updates to the Diet Guide with one click!
- Light application, optimized for fast performance
Undelete -UnDelete captures and enables the recovery of deleted items from all of the standard PIM apps (Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, MemoPad) plus Email* & PIN Messages on BlackBerry smartphones running 4.5 OS or above.
* Some limitations apply when recovering Emails - refer to help document for more details.
- Supports all PIM apps - Contacts, Calendar, Tasks & MemoPad + Email* & PIN Messages
- Direct access from the “UnDelete” menu option in each of the supported apps.
- Quick and easy recovery with minimum keystrokes and automatic return to app.
- Recover back to a different list if available (i.e. multiple Calendars).
- Separate deleted item folders for each type (Contacts, Calendar, etc) listed by most recent.
- Control the maximum number of deleted items held at any one time separately for each type.
- Control the number of days to keep items for separately for each type.
- Hourly background task maintains folders based on user criteria.
- Manually delete (permanently) items or empty an entire type’s folder of deleted items.
$2.99 from the CrackBerry App Store
Blaq -There has been quite a buzz surrounding this Twitter application. Many have been waiting for the day this app would be unleashed. Tired of keeping a handful of Twitter apps around on your BlackBerry smartphone just to obtain a faux sense of having it all? We are, too.
Never before has a BlackBerry Twitter client truly satisfied the user’s ideal picture of the perfect, well-rounded app — until now. Enter Blaq — a feature-rich Twitter client for BlackBerry that brings the best of all worlds with the functionality you need, but also the stunning visuals that you’ve always yearned for. Download Blaq now and start experiencing Twitter — the way you should be — on your BlackBerry smartphone today.
Some features include:
- Quick Tweet - launch a Quick Tweet box over whatever you’re currently doing, and post tweets without ever opening the app.
- BlaqOut – advanced filtering options to “blackout” specific Twitter users or phrases Multi-Account Support
For information on the full suite of features, head over to www.allblaqeverything.com. The full version of Blaq is $4.99. There is Blaqlite for free, but doesn’t include the following:
- No Quick Tweet plug-in functionality -- Quick Tweet still available from the BlackBerry menu on all pages
- No individual timeline refresh setting capability -- timelines will all update at one set interval
- No simultaneous cross-account posting -- multiple account use still supported
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
ArtGo! Coloring Lite -ArtGO! Coloring Lite turns your BlackBerry® smartphone into a coloring book. Pick up your crayon and go! ArtGO Coloring will make sure you stay inside the lines, so you can just have fun and let your imagination run wild. Or select a blank coloring page and draw whatever you'd like. Set your drawing as your wallpaper, or email it to a friend or relative. The lite version includes a few coloring pages, and a selection of colorful crayons. No full version of ArtGO! is available at this time. ArtGO!
- automatically keeps your coloring inside the lines (this feature can be turned on or off)
- save your art to work on later
- send your drawings to a friend
- set your drawings as your device wallpaper
- Zeebu's locking mechanism can be enabled to keep little ones from getting out of the app
Free from BlackBerry App World
Have you ever been stuck in an airport, hotel room, coffee shop, or on the road with no Internet? Frustrated paying $9.95 for 30 minutes of internet service? Resorting to your Blackberry, but wished you could use your laptop? Tether is here to provide a solution to all those worries!
Tether is an application that allows your PC to take advantage of your Blackberry's data plan, allowing you to access the Internet on your laptop, anywhere there is cellular coverage, from your BlackBerry.
Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is cost effective.
- Internet Anywhere: You can use Tether anywhere you can make phone calls.
- Easy Setup: Download our software to your BlackBerry and another for your laptop... Then surf the web and email just like you would with any Internet connection.
- Fast Speeds: Download speeds that are impressive. Our users download at speeds up to 1,800 kbps.
- No Tethering Fees: Tether uses your phone's data plan and we do not charge tethering fees. (refer to our Terms of Service) (Note that significant charges may apply for data usage if not on an unlimited data plan. Please check with your carrier.)
- All BlackBerries: Tether is compatible with all BlackBerries.
- All Carriers: Tether has been used by carriers all over the world. Some carriers do require APN settings, though. It appears our product does not work on the iDen Network.
- PC & Mac: Tether works on both PCs and Macs.
We have 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry up for grabs! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Speaking of announcements, here are the winners of the Fixmo Tools contest.
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 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!