If you’re tired of hunting around through various folders and menus to get to your most used apps and settings, then QuickLaunch is the answer. You simply configure a convenience key to activate QuickLaunch which then pops up with a list of shortcuts for e-mail, SMS, radio, Bluetooth settings and the like. Setting up your shortcuts is simply a matter of adding the app or function to the QuickLaunch list. You can even assign a letter to each shortcut to speed things up still further. Unlike some apps, QuickLaunch doesn’t linger in the background. Once you’ve selected your choice from the list, QuickLaunch quits and the shortcut item launches. The sheer convenience, along with minimum overhead, makes this an invaluable app to have to speed up navigation on the BlackBerry.
Pageonce Personal Assistant Premium
This application is a great personal assistant that besides taking care of your itineraries, also offer bills integration and access to your various bank accounts, credit cards and investments. It's also a travel planner and keeps track of frequent flyer miles by linking all the airlines you’ve travelled with. When setting up, the chances are you’ll find your bank even if its international one. Testing out a credit card, the usual on-line security details were entered. After a few moments of on-line account interrogation, details of transactions appeared on the screen. All upcoming bills can be integrated into the calendar and it will even send an e-mail if transactions look fishy or if you’ve exceeded your credit limit. Naturally, the question of security comes to mind, so if you do happen to lose your BlackBerry, just go to your pageonce.com profile page and block access. If you need to keep on top of your personal finances, this app is simply a must.
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I think IM+ is £30 to buy for my Blackberry, but only £3.50 on my friends iPhone.
Luckily I just downloaded Nimbuzz instead, but £30 for an IM application (Skype, Win Live, Google talk etc) is madness.
Had the same thought
Then realised that most apps would probably get expensed - hence pricing.
High Cost of Blackberry Apps
Has anyone else noticed the exorbitant prices of apps on the blackberry compared to the iPhone? I appreciate that costs of development are higher on the Blackberry, but seriously some of the crappy apps that would be free on an iPhone are being charged nearly a tenner (and above!) on a blackberry.
Poynt -search near your location
Dilbert - Its free on Blackberry, £2.39 on iphone!
Forward Reply and Edit - Yes it should have been part of the OS, but its free!
Tube Buddy - Tube Map is great, but can never get the live departure info to work with that and BES. Tube Buddy works great.
Google Maps - Works much better than the inbuilt maps application
RSA SecurID - No more carrying around a jailers keyring full of hardware tokens.
Kayak - Nice app for searching for travel
Mailminder - Rules based processing of email (just like your Outlook/Notes rules)
BeamExplorer - good little file manager
GPSLogger - Create .kml and upload to Google Maps. Track runs, hikes, etc. Or just find your car in the carpark!
Opera Mini - About a million times better than the inbuilt browser
MidpSSH - Handy for SSH'ing into the servers late at night. Works through BES proxy.
QuickPull - Because having to pull the battery out to reset is just plain crazy.
Role Call Tasks Lite - A great little task manager
Role Call Reminders Lite - Turn emails into ToDo's just like you do in Outlook/Notes.
Now I need to go test some of the ones I don't have in the other posts. :)