My Favourite Blackberry Apps
Any blackberry aficionado will tell you that in order to really get the true value of a blackberry you have to load applications. It’s simply a must! The blackberry app portal is growing daily with lots of cool apps from free to paid applications that would enhance your cell phone or smartphone experience. This list represents my favourite applications and includes some must haves.
Before I begin, in order to benefit from blackberry apps you should have blackberry app world installed on your phone. This is the easiest way to get find, download and use these applications.
One other point to note is that these applications leverage your data service on your device so it’s important to understand how much data your need so you don’t end up paying too much in the process.
Ok, so let’s get started, here are my top 10 blackberry applications:
- Blackberry Messenger – this comes preloaded (most of the time) with your blackberry phone and allows you to connect and send messages to any other blackberry user on the planet – free of charge. This is a must have and a must use app. Try Google talk for non blackberry users.
- Scoremobile for the blackberry – I’m a big sports fan. And when I miss games because I’m stuck on a train, or in a long meeting, this app is nicely designed and provides up to the minute stats, all the major sport scores, fantasy player stats, game previews etc.
- Viigo – This is premier RSS feeder and a gem when I found it. You can grab financial news, sports updates, flight information, as well as news and blog updates.
- Gmail client – while I prefer to receive my email via the blackberry interface, this is a neat application for checking my gmail account.
- Facebook app – oh for the facebook lovers out there, this app is a must – connect, comment, view and type updates, “poke friends” – this app is your gateway to the social networking world.
- Ubertwitter – Well for those tweeters out there, this is a great tool for staying on top of twitter. This however is a full featured application and supports the basic and advance capabilities like photo integration, URL shortening (a must), and even embedded videos.
- WeatherEye – well if you live in Toronto like I do, knowing what’s happening with the weather comes with the territory. While there are many other ways of getting weather information (Viigo for example) I’m partial to the weather network’s application – quick, up to date and it lives right there on your blackberry
- BBNotepad – The default blackberry notepad just doesn’t cut it. This one is a notepad in hyper-drive – well almost – its a good text editor and allows you to save a .txt file which you can open on your computer. Neat app.
- Google Sync – I’m a big user of Google docs and calendar. But I had a big problem and that was how to sync my blackberry cell phone with my Google calendar. Thankfully, Google has a nice updating system to keep your blackberry calendar up to date.
- Yahoo Go – This is an all in one application for the Yahoo experience. Of particular interest is to me is access to Flickr and finance related information but that’s not all – it has a cool interface and you can check out news, sports, weather, entertainment and a whole host of Yahoo applications.
Another application that is worthy of mention is Voice on the Go it provides an almost complete hands free experience, particularly great when driving. You can email – both listening and sending, send SMS, search contacts and do a host of other features. I’m just not a fan of driving and using my phone handsfree or not.
It goes without saying that in order to really experience these apps you need to get yourself a great blackberry device. If you are looking for one of these new smartphones get it on your terms.