30 Useful Applications for Your BlackBerry Phones

March 1, 2011 · 11 comments

by Dustin Betonio

30 Useful Applications for Your BlackBerry Phones

BlackBerry is a line of mobile e-mail and smartphone devices developed and designed by Canadian company Research In Motion (RIM) since 1999. BlackBerry functions as a personal digital assistant with address book, calendar, memo pad and task list capabilities. It also functions as a portable media player with support for music and video playback and camera and video capabilities. BlackBerry is primarily known for its ability to send and receive Internet e-mail wherever mobile network service coverage is present, or through Wi-Fi connectivity.

The operating system used by BlackBerry devices is a proprietary multitasking environment developed by RIM. The operating system is designed for use of input devices such as the track wheel, track ball, and track pad. The OS provides support for Java MIDP 1.0 and WAP 1.2. Previous versions allowed wireless synchronization with Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail and calendar, as well as with Lotus Domino e-mail. The current OS 5.0 provides a subset of MIDP 2.0, and allows complete wireless activation and synchronization with Exchange e-mail, calendar, tasks, notes and contacts, and adds support for Novell GroupWise and Lotus Notes.

Of course, BlackBerry smartphones also features a wide range of applications available for BlackBerry users. With hundreds of blackberry mobile apps available it could be daunting for users to conclude on few best apps. So, I did a search for the best blackberry mobile applications and the list is as follows! Enjoy!


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1. Capture It

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TheTechMogul Capture It allows you to take a screen shot, and save a jpeg to your device. If your device has a memory card inserted, the capture will be saved there. If no memory card is available it will be saved to the device memory. You can download our application OTA or load it via Desktop Manager.

2. BBNotePad

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BBNotepad is a freeware Blackberry text editor which has 3 interesting functions:

1 Open and save text files in BB memory and BB SD card(Max 64,000 bytes)
2 Open ANSI, UNICODE, UNICODE-BE and UTF-8 text file formats.(Windows formats with BOM)
3 Save files in UTF-8 format.

3. BeeTag

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You can use 2-D barcode scanner to scan barcodes on ads or product brands. After scanning, this application will give you product information, text and URL information for the particular products.

4. Poynt

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You can use this search application to find out businesses, movie listings and theater screenings.  This can prove as a best application for a professional and entertainment use. This is one of the amazing applications of blackberry smart phone.

5. Amazon Application

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The application allows you to shop day to day needs from Amazon. As soon as you place your order on Amazon app, your application is processed from Amazon’s secure server.

6. BlackBerry Messenger

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The apps use BlackBerry OS’s PIN to send messages to your friends and relatives. You are not even charged by your cell phone provider for sending text messaging.

7. Facebook

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Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones makes it easy to connect with your friends while on the go. Share your updates, get messages as soon as they arrive and view friends’ statuses and photos. You can even use Facebook Places to see where your friends have checked in, or display your own location.

8. Boopsie

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This mobile application searches your data in seconds.  You can use this application to search data or articles from various websites like IMDB, Wikipedia and Amazon.

9. Mobipocket Reader

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You can read eBook titles and as well as download books on your mobile phone. Mobipocket Reader supports .Mobi format. This application can help while researching on some depth of any topic.

10. ISkoot

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You can use this application to send and receive voice calls to and from Skype users. The application offers instant messaging function to its users.

11. Berry Snooper

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BerrySnooper is a fast and easy insurance policy for your device! Track your lost or stolen ‘berry by sending it an SMS or an email, and it will immediately respond with a map clearly showing you its location. The BerrySnooper website makes tracking and locating your device a snap!

12. Snap Back

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Once downloaded and activated, SnapBack will run automatically in the background of your Blackberry whenever your phone is turned on. So there’s no need to remember to activate this every time you turn your phone on. Snapback notifies you when a steady signal is available again. You will hear a tone. A pop-up window will appear letting you know your call is being reconnected and gives you the option to cancel the call.

13. Viigo

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The application allows the user to view news, audio clips, stocks & money data, weather and more.  Using this application you can also know about sports scores. You can easily download this application from your Blackberry browser.

14. Google Maps

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Use this application to know the right direction, see your location and watch traffic. You can also use this app to get maps in satellite view.

15. Fast Food Finder

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Fast Food Finder Freeware provides maps and gives the address and directions of the fast joint.

16. Caffeine Finder

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If you want to drink coffee, then you can use the application and find out the nearest coffee shops or cafes. Coffee lovers can get benefit of using this application, for sure!

17. Neosistec CarFinder

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If you forget the exact location where you park your car, then you can use the CarFinder’s simple menu and mark your car location through your Blackberry’s GPS. If you want to find out your car, then open the app and it will guide you through a compass.

18. Pandora Mobile

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You can use the application to rate songs or create new stations. You can easily listen to your fav songs and get tuned with it while working or travelling. It is one of the entertaining applications.

19. Qik Mobile

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You can use the application to stream video online from your blackberry device. While you are idle or travelling you can just go through the different videos using this application.

20. Palringo

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The application supports AIM, ICQ, MSN and yahoo. Use the application to chat with other Palringo users. It is a fun time application for getting in touch with friends and online mates.

21. Blackberry Appworld

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You can browse many other Blackberry apps through this application. It is all about different applications of blackberry smart phones.

22. Talklock

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You can block or unblock as per your wish. This handy mobile is an added advantage for youngsters.

23. Tiny Twitter

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The application keeps you updated about your tweets. Are you signed up in tweeter? If you are, then this application is definitely your cup of tea. Twitter users can stay in touch with their online mates.

24. Gmail Client

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The application enables you to sent and archived mail. Using Gmail is common but using Gmail from phone can be easy and common after using Gmail client application. Your easy and smart way to access mail!

25. Where for BlackBerry

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You may use this application to connect with businesses like checking gas prices and many more. This is one of the corporate applications for knowing the current prices around the world.

26. Jaikuberry

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Use this application to share blog posts with your friends. Well, SEO employees love this application and you can too get in touch with this by buying a smart blackberry phone.

27. Google Latitude

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The application shares your current location

28. PocketMac for BlackBerry

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The application coordinates your address book, calendar and notes between your BlackBerry and Mac. You can easily remember your closed one and friends birthday using this application.

29. Bolt Browser

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Incase your BlackBerry Web browser is slow; you can use this app to make it faster. Internet speed is must for using the browser or checking mails, well its your result date or something else- you can quickly check it using Bolt

30. Beyond 411

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Beyond 411 gives right direction about various locations. It is a mere traffic or route helper application.

Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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barcode December 24, 2012 at 3:58 am

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The Treehouse July 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Using most of those. Any recommendations for apps that monitor any background apps that are running and saving app memory?

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asif June 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm

can anyone help me to tell about black berry . 1. how to use as torch for lighting in darkness
2, can it be used to measure distance by beam light? or laserlight etc?

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Udegbunam Chukwudi | BlackBerry Tips April 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Nice list of apps. Unfortunately most of them aren’t available any more as I just checked via my BlackBerry Appworld.

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Yogesh March 9, 2011 at 6:55 am

this is good site,

provides help,

Great list!! Thanks for putting this together!

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Ashley Forrester March 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

I’m so happy I came across this blog post. I’m purchasing a Blackberry phone and these are great applications to begin with. Well written. Thanks for this share.

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Michelle March 2, 2011 at 2:41 am

Great list!! Thanks for putting this together!

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Joe March 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Love the apps, and thanks for the track back with captureit.

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Jessie James Marcellones March 1, 2011 at 7:20 am

Finally! apps for my blackberry torch…tnx for featuring this ive been looking all along for some useful apps. Good Job!

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Lars March 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

Ohh great that you could use this Jessie!

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