Each and every day our BlackBerry devices keep us organized and productive. However, I am always on the lookout for third-party applications that provide even more functionality. A former employer once said he preferred apps and programs that saved as many "clicks" as they could in order to get things done. Custom Shortcuts, from the developer that brought us Nightly Clock, aims to do just that.

While there are quite a few shortcut applications available in BlackBerry World, it is always good to have options. From your personal files and web pages to limited settings and content on BlackBerry World, users can create home screen shortcuts to these items in just a few steps. All you have to do is type in a name for the shortcut, select the file, OS shortcut, or input a URL, and choose an icon from the drop-down list or use a custom one from your library. Once complete just tap on the Add Shortcut button at the bottom. Fast and simple it gets the job done and helps save a few clicks in the process.

As you can tell from the title, the developer is also giving away 1,000 copies for free. All you have to do is follow the directions laid out below to redeem the promotion code. Be sure to act fast, we all know how quickly these codes vanish.

  • Launch BlackBerry World
  • Swipe down from the top and tap on Redeem
  • Enter this promo code CUSTOMCRACKBERRY1
  • Tap on the green FREE button to download

Custom Shortcuts supports all BlackBerry 10 devices running 10.2 or higher. If you weren't able to snag your free copy, Custom Shortcuts is $0.99 in BlackBerry World. There is also a limited free version available for those who wish to try first. Also, the developer has stated in the forums that all suggestions are welcome.

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