Blackberry is not just a mobile phone. It’s a Smartphone and by that it means a Blackberry has the functions of a cellular phone and a PDA all rolled into one and much more! A Blackberry has become a regular “portable” PC with internet connection and mobile phone. While there’s no single definition of a Smartphone, a Blackberry has an OS, QWERTY touch pad, downloadable Applications, Web Access and Messaging capability.
A Blackberry is a gadget used for creating, processing and storing important documents, business or otherwise. Increasingly, people of various ages, nation, profession and income see the Blackberry as an important gadget to facilitate easy and quick written, verbal or video communication and transaction. Sure, a laptop does exactly the same thing but, surely you can’t fit even the smallest laptop in your pocket or purse.
To make matters more convenient and “fun” for Blackberry owners, there are numerous apps that are relevant to almost anything. There are BlackBerry business apps, entertainment apps, games apps, educational apps and more available online. Some are free and some are not. Now, what could be the best 30 apps for a Blackberry?
Here is a random list of 30 apps for Blackberry
You can chat, share files such as videos, pictures, songs, locations and more through this app. Most other applications have BBM built into them to facilitate communication while using that particular app. You can only use this application with others who also use BBM.
Documents to Go, Premium Edition
Though a Blackberry has a standard “Documents to Go” version for viewing and editing MS Office files, the premium edition will allow you to create new document files.
Facebook for Blackberry allows you to “FB” while on the go. A businessman must find the means to advertise his company every which way he can. An FB page is one of the easiest ways for his company or business to get viral advertising. You can post status, chat, view pictures, accept friends request and connect with friends instantly wherever you are.
Blackberry’s email client is easy enough to open every time you have an email but it would be better if you have the apps to alert you of an incoming email showing you the sender, the subject of the email and snippet of the content. This way you know if the email calls for your immediate attention.
This application allows you to receive, share and send tweets, anytime and anywhere. Choose to show the Tweet box at all times from your timeline for ease in tweeting. With the Trending Topics icon, it is possible to find the latest newsworthy topics, locally and internationally.
UnitConverter will make it easy for you to convert various units of measurements in a breeze. It would be easy for you to convert mass, distance, temperature, volume, time and more. Also included in this application is conversion for computer storage, torque, electrical current and charge, radioactivity, illumination and viscosity.
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger for Blackberry affords you to chat with you IM contacts in real time, wherever and whenever.
Yahoo Messenger for Blackberry will allow you to chat in real time with your Instant Messaging contacts anytime, anywhere.
WhatApp is another instant messaging app which is really a cross-platform smartphone messaging apps for Blackberry, iPhone, Nokia and Windows Phone. The app will use your current internet data to facilitate connection/communication with your contacts.
Drive Safely is an app that will automatically read out loud incoming emails and text messages. There’ll be no need for you to actually read your messages while you drive. You can turn on and off the application as you wish.
Nimbuzz is another instant messaging app with your Nimbuzz contacts. You can also use this app for other social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Hyves, ICQ, AIM, Google, MSN and Yahoo.
Call Notes is an application to easily remember to write down record of phone calls received or sent. After a call, the application will pop up a screen with the options for you to label the call as Note, Follow Up or Task. Selecting Note will allow you to write down memo to yourself. Choosing Follow Up will automatically add the task in the Blackberry calendar app as another appointment for you to follow up. Choosing Task prioritizes the particular phone calls complete with reminders.
Google Talk will allow you to chat with your instant messaging IM contacts whenever and wherever without using computer. It has the same feature as your desktop Google Talk. This is very convenient to establish communication with your business contacts without the use of computers.
WordPress app allow you to write posts, manage comments, edit pages, upload videos, photos and basically do regular blogging through this application.
LifeinPocket is a voice navigation apps that will help you get where you want to go using Google and Bing maps. Information is instant on your Blackberry. This is a very useful Blackberry apps for businessmen on the go.
LinkedIn apps for Blackberry allows you to stay connected with your professional network. You can readily access LinkedIn through your Smartphone. Updates and messages from your network are available in real-time.
Dragon for Email app
This allows you to access, read and compose emails through dictation within Blackberry’s email client. Just open your email and find contacts and subject lines to browse. You can then compose and send short or long emails through voice command.
Dictionary and Thesaurus
Dictionary and Thesaurus is a free Blackberry apps from Dictionary.com. This application includes more than 50,000 words with their definitions and appropriate synonyms. Included in the apps are the correct pronunciations, phonics and spellings. This application is very helpful when composing emails and writing documents.
PhotoStudio app for Blackberry is great for on-the-go photo editing. This application is highly appreciated by photographers, both amateurs and professionals, as they can easily edit their photos anytime, anywhere. They can mix operations, effects and clips instantly and then send the edited photos to business associates or clients. The editing is not necessarily final but sort of a preview only as you can finalize the editing on your computer.
Photo Editor Ultimate
Photo Editor Ultimate for Blackberry allows you to edit photos and images and send them to your contacts instantly. Open the file explorer and select the image that you want to edit. You can resize, edit the color and add effects on the images easily. This is very practical when a client or business associate wants to have a preview of a particular photo or image.
Evernote will help you keep organized across all your gadgets and devices. You can rightly save bright ideas as you write them down, anywhere, anytime. This Android apps will let you write down notes, capture images, record voice reminders, create a schedule, and practically manage and sync your schedule and work flow for more productivity and order.
Skype affords free and quick video and voice calls including but not limited to instant messages and file sharing. If a client needs to quickly see designs, video calling is the way to go. It is also a great way to see real-time reactions of the one you’re talking to i.e. clients or customers and colleagues. Skype makes calls more personalized.
Tungle Me is one way to fix your schedule without much fuzz and glitch. When Tungle syncs with your current Blackberry calendar, the application will automatically update your availability and schedule found in your profile page. The app will update new events, meetings, invitations and other scheduled appointments then add them to your calendar.
Google Sync works like Tungle as it synchronizes all your contacts and Google calendar between your Blackberry and your computer. Usage of this app increases usage of your phone’s battery. You might have to recharge every so often especially if you have other downloaded applications in your Blackberry. However, this application will make it easy for you to note and follow your schedule.
Qype is a very useful app for businessmen using Blackberry. We all know that businessmen are always on the go and are in constant look-out for hotels, bars, shops, services, restaurants, entertainment areas and more for their use or for them to meet with clients. Qype has recommendations and reviews of such establishments for you to browse and read. This will make it easy for you to find out more about a particular establishment before you schedule a meeting or event there.
Poynt is a handy app for finding people, retailers, businesses, movies, events, restaurants, weather information and even gas prices in theUS. This application uses cell site location or GPS, as the case may be, to quickly bring the needed information, anytime and anywhere. This application is handy for traveling business. The user can easily take in the local scene to familiarize himself.
eBay App will allow you to keep connected and be continuously informed with everyone and anything pertaining to eBay. You can search, bid, watch and buy in real time. You don’t have to be logged-in using your computer to keep track of your eBay bids. This application also makes it easy and quick for you to follow and close a sale.
AP Mobile actually won an award for the best Blackberry App pertaining to the News category. It’s an easy and hassle-free news solution that is comprehensive as it has the capability to publish international and local news. You also have access to more than 1,000 local broadcasts and newspaper. There’s no need to buy newspaper or log into your computer to read news.
Bible Reader affords you an easy and convenient way to access the Bible anywhere and anytime. As a businessman, your time is probably hectic and your schedule, full. You can find the time for quiet devotion while in transport. There’s no need to bring an actual Bible as the Bible Reader contains the Old and New Testaments. With the Bible Reader, you not only have access to the whole Bible but you also gain access to study and reading guides. The Bible Reader is available in 21 different languages.
Insta Mapper is a GPS tracking machine which is practical to use to keep track of your phone online, by way of real time. It is also possible to share your current location with family and friends. GPS navigation is also available for traffic reports, car finder, local search, gas station finder and more. Too bad that this app is only available in theUnited States.
There are more than 2,000 Blackberry applications available today. Some are free and others are available for minimal fee. Most of these applications are so integrated with the Blackberry that they seem to work flawlessly. In the fast-paced global commercial environment, businessmen and professionals are likely to make quick decisions whether at their home office or on location. The convenience of being able to access information while in the field is practical and helpful.
Downloading pertinent applications will equip you better. These BlackBerry applications are not for killing time or entertainment but for getting things done quickly, easily, efficiently anytime, anywhere.
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