05-19-17 07:28 PM
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  1. Shuswap's Avatar
    The idea of this thread is to maintain a list of significant apps that work, apps that work for some people, and apps that are completely dead.

    I got this idea from Lefty724 -- and from Preemptive who maintains "The Zombie and Dead app list" over at webOS Nation. I'm not stealing the idea from Lefty724. We've talked about it in PM.

    The list depends on reports from the community. You report on an app's status, and I will add it to the appropriate list.

    Updates to the lists will depend on my work schedule. You can always search the thread if I'm slow.

    Posting Guidelines
    • If the app is in BlackBerry World, only the name is required.
    • If the app is from an OTA (Over-the-Air) source, provide the name, version number, and a link to the site where you found it.
    • Provide any special instructions required to get an app to work.
    • If it's not obvious what the app does, it would help to explain its purpose (thanks for this idea, Michniks).
    Last edited by Shuswap; 06-06-16 at 08:45 AM.
    06-05-16 02:48 PM
  2. Shuswap's Avatar
    Working Apps

    Email

    • BlackBerry Email*
    • Email++ - make your inbox more and more functional (BBW)*
    • AstraSync ActiveSync Client ($) (OTA) (Info) Discount Code: CB2017
    • NotifySync ActiveSync Client ($) (OTA)
    • PicoMail (OTA) (Tip)

    Messengers / Communication
    • BBM*
    • Whatsapp (BBW, OTA)
    • Facebook Messenger 1.1.294 (BBW)
    • IM+ 10.5.10 / IM+ Pro 10.5.2 (Services known to work: Jabber, ICQ, and Google Talk) (BBW, OTA)
    • Trillian (BBW). Google Talk, AIM, and ICQ are reported to work.
    • Dell Voice 1.0.1 for Fongo VOIP (BBW, through hidden link)
    • Join (SIP Client)

    Browsers
    • BlackBerry Browser†
    • Opera Mini 8.0.35659 (BBW, OTA)
    • UCBrowser (BBW)
    • Xmarks for Premium Customers - browser bookmark sync (BBW)

    RSS Readers
    • XPRSS - RSS reader (BBW)
    • Social Feeds - Twitter and RSS* (OTA)

    News and Search Apps
    • AP Mobile Associated Press News (BBW)
    • Globe News - Globe and Mail newspaper (BBW)
    • Popup for IMDb - search IMDb from anywhere on your phone (BBW)
    • Cineplex (BBW)
    • Flixster - movie reviews, trailers, showtimes (use this link to find the app at BBW)
    • YP.ca Yellow Pages Canada (BBW)

    Social Media
    • UberSocial - Twitter Client (BBW)
    • Twitter†(BBW)
    • Facebook (Browser App, BBW; Full App†, ver. 4.0.0.13 OTA)
    • Client for Instagram (BBW) If anyone has an OTA file, share it!
    • LinkedIn (BBW)

    Forum Readers

    eBooks

    Audio Books
    • TOMPlayer - Playlist MediaPlayer (OTA)

    Music / Radio
    • TuneIn Radio (BBW)
    • Deezer - streaming music (BBW)
    • Spotify - streaming music (BBW)
    • Nobex Radio (BBW)
    • DI Radio (use this link to find the app at BBW)
    • Slacker Radio - paid subscription only (BBW)
    • Pandora (BBW)
    • Scanner Radio - listen to police, fire, and industrial radio (BBW)
    • Police Scanner Radio - listen to Police scanners in your area (BBW)
    • Shazam - to discover the music, title, artist (BBW)
    • High Bitrate Internet Radio Streams (via Browser) (Link)
    • Baamboo Player Premium (BBW)
    • MMG Player (BBW)
    • Mobiola xPlayer Lite (BBW)

    Podcasts
    • BlackBerry Podcasts*
    • Podtrapper 2.6.7 (BBW) (OTA) Key: 1943BFF87134

    Photo Editing
    • Photo Studio (BBW)
    • Ultimate Photo Splasher (BBW)

    Maps and Travel
    • Google Maps (4.5.3, OTA) (3.0, OTA) (Instructions)
    • Wisepilot - maps and turn by turn navigation 3D (BBW)
    • BlackBerry Navigator - turn by turn navigation - works in UK (BBW)
    • Fancy Tran - translator (BBW)
    • Gas Buddy (BBW)
    • TrainTimes - UK Train Times (BBW) (UK)
    • Chiltern Railways (BBW) (UK)
    • AT&T Navigator (Pre-Installed) (Geo-Restricted)

    Weather

    Utilities
    • WiFi Manager - automated WiFi control (BBW) (Instructions)
    • WiFi Monitor by S4BB - displays connection details (BBW)
    • Traffic Monitor by RadioOpt - monitors wifi and cellular data usage (BBW)
    • 3G toggle - adds a 2G/3G toggle to the BB menu (BBW)
    • File Scout - File, Text, Zip, and Image Manager (BBW) (more features)
    • Short Cut Me - creating shortcuts to every part of your BB (BBW)
    • deKlikken - assigns multiple press shortcuts (BBW)
    • Advanced OS and LED - (BBW)
    • Dim Screen Professional (BBW)
    • Screen Muncher - screenshots (BBW)
    • Call Control Blacklist Lite (BBW)
    • VNC - Open Source VNC Client (BBW)
    • RDP Terminal Service Gateway Client - Remote Desktop Protocol Windows Client (BBW)
    • BBSSH - Telnet and SSH Client (OTA)
    • Aerize WiFiX (BBW) (OTA)

    Account Management
    • Rogers My Account (BBW)
    • Google Authenticator (OTA) (Info)
    • eWallet - Secure Information Storage for Password, Credit Card Numbers, etc. (BBW)
    • KeePassBB2 - Open Source Password Manager (OTA) (Tip)

    Productivity
    • Documents To Go - view and edit MS Office documents; view PDFs (OTA)
    • CSV table pro - spreadsheet viewer (BBW)
    • Checklists - manage your task and todo lists - by Bulbera (BBW)
    • Unit Converter Pro - used to be paid, now free (BBW)
    • Multi Alarm Clock - multiple alarms and reminders - by Bulbera (BBW)
    • Calc4M - scientific calculator with bin/hex/oct and other conversions(OTA)

    Cloud Storage
    • Cloud explorer for One Drive (BBW)
    • Cloud explorer for Google Drive (BBW)

    Cloud Synchronization (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Memos)

    Shopping
    • Ocado – online supermarket (BBW) (UK)
    • eBay* (BBW) (may be geo-restricted)


    *requires an active BIS subscription. †may require an active BIS subscription to use over cellular data, but in some cases, there are workarounds. If you can't get BIS, see http://forums.crackberry.com/tips-ho...ut-bis-996682/.

    BBW = Available from BlackBerry World

    OTA = Available from a third-party website. All the regular cautions about downloading apps from unknown sources apply. If you make use of OTA apps, remember that you are choosing to take the risk.

    Remember that some apps, like streaming music services, will only be available in certain regions.
    Last edited by Shuswap; 05-18-17 at 05:35 PM.
    06-05-16 02:48 PM
  3. Shuswap's Avatar
    Apps that may work (Report on your experience!)
    Last edited by Shuswap; 04-23-17 at 11:59 PM.
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    06-05-16 02:49 PM
  4. Shuswap's Avatar
    Dead apps
    • Call Blocker by Oswald Designs (No payment option when trial period expires) (BBW)
    • Detoday
    • Evernote
    • FastTube
    • Kik Messenger 5.2.3
    • Lygea Pocket 10C SE - RPN Scientific Calculator (BBW). Trial version works. There is a report that no code is received after paying for the app.
    • Viber - Messaging and VOIP (BBW) (Works if already installed)
    • mujMail (OTA)



    Apps that may no longer be secure:


    SSL does not appear to work with these apps any longer. If you have a different experience, please report and explain how you made a secure connection.
    Last edited by Shuswap; 04-24-17 at 12:13 AM.
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    06-05-16 02:49 PM
  5. Lefty724's Avatar
    Great idea man!

    i think this will be an awesome resource for people coming back to the 9900!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
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    06-05-16 03:47 PM
  6. Michniks's Avatar
    Add to working apps:

    Shazam - to discover the music, title, artist
    Deezer - streaming music
    Spotify - streaming music
    Wisepilot - maps and turn by turn navigation 3D
    Fancy Tran - transator
    XPRSS - RSS reader
    Short Cut Me - creating shortcuts to every part of your BB
    Email++ - make your inbox more and more functional
    Cloud explorer for One Drive -
    Advanced OS and LED -

    All this apps are still available via BlackBerry World.

    PS. Also, last days I discoverd that in Google Maps there is Street View option!
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    06-05-16 04:03 PM
  7. Shuswap's Avatar
    Add to working apps


    Thank you!
    06-05-16 04:53 PM
  8. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    I'll make my list later and get on this!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    06-05-16 06:26 PM
  9. Shuswap's Avatar
    I'll make my list later and get on this!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    Make sure to let me know whether Facebook Messenger works. I set up a test account to make sure the Facebook app works, but I have no friends hahaha.
    06-05-16 06:28 PM
  10. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    Make sure to let me know whether Facebook Messenger works. I set up a test account to make sure the Facebook app works, but I have no friends hahaha.
    I did try the FB Messenger app about 5 months ago and it worked for 1 minute then kept crashing/jamming, I cannot recall which. But I had major issues even figuring out HOW to send a message and then later realized it was some simple thing, but it is far from obvious at first.

    I just use the FB inbox from the FB app. (notif's don't always work for this also, unless you are "online")

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    06-05-16 06:32 PM
  11. Shuswap's Avatar
    I did try the FB Messenger app about 5 months ago and it worked for 1 minute then kept crashing/jamming, I cannot recall which. But I had major issues even figuring out HOW to send a message and then later realized it was some simple thing, but it is far from obvious at first.

    I just use the FB inbox from the FB app. (notif's don't always work for this also, unless you are "online")

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    Thanks. I'll leave it unreported for now. If someone knows how to get it working without crashing, they can submit the instructions. If anyone else has had trouble with it, let me know. If I get a couple of death reports, I'll put it in the RIP file with poor Kik.
    06-05-16 06:39 PM
  12. lenze's Avatar
    UC Browser (BBW) works fine for me, not for images, but v smooth and fast for text. I use it when the native browser is too slow or doesn't load, which depends on the web page (I don't like Opera much).
    The native Social Feeds works well for RSS. I once deleted it and couldn't find it back in BBW. Reinstalled it through the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
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    06-05-16 07:02 PM
  13. Shuswap's Avatar
    The native Social Feeds works well for RSS. I once deleted it and couldn't find it back in BBW. Reinstalled it through the BlackBerry Desktop Software.

    Found it at theiexplorers.
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    06-05-16 07:08 PM
  14. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    All on the Working List and off BBW unless specified:



    AP Mobile Associated Press News

    Call Blocker by Oswald Designs (paid app)

    Client for Instagram

    Dim Screen Professional

    Photo Studio

    POPUP For IMDB (Internatonal Movie Data Base)

    Rogers My Account

    Screen Muncher

    The Weather Channel

    Tunein Radio

    Ultimate Photo Splash

    Whatsapp Messenger

    and of course Twitter and Facebook but Facebook is re-downloaded from the ieExplorers version 40013
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    06-05-16 07:36 PM
  15. lenze's Avatar
    Found it at theiexplorers.
    I must admit I'm not familiar with installing OTA. I may try it one day, though Thanks for the link!
    06-05-16 07:55 PM
  16. idssteve's Avatar
    From BBW: (additional to above)

    eBay
    BeWeather
    FileScout
    deKlikken (assigns multiple press shortcuts)
    Lygea Pocket 10C (RPN HP emulator)
    Unit Converter Pro
    CSV table pro (spreadsheet viewer)
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    06-06-16 12:01 AM
  17. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    I must admit I'm not familiar with installing OTA. I may try it one day, though Thanks for the link!
    it's pretty painless, basically your wifi does it all after you click the link, Bam thats it

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    06-06-16 02:10 AM
  18. dondav's Avatar
    Does the Bold 9900 really need an antivirus?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    06-06-16 05:25 AM
  19. Shuswap's Avatar
    Does the Bold 9900 really need an antivirus?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    I really don't know. It might not hurt, if it was scan on demand (to be light on resources) and someone maintained the definitions. I've never looked into it. I have installed a LOT of OTA software over the years, and have never noticed any operational problems.
    06-06-16 07:08 AM
  20. idssteve's Avatar
    Does the Bold 9900 really need an antivirus?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    "Permissions" are your friend. Otherwise, there have been some apps calling themselves "anti-virus" but I'm not aware of any third party, or BB, validation of efficacy. Fwiw, I, myself, have never heard of an authoritatively verified virus on BB. Not that I necessarily would hear about it tho. Unless we're talking about ANYthing Google... Lol.
    06-06-16 08:02 AM
  21. mushroom_daddy's Avatar
    BlackBerry Navigator https://appworld.blackberry.com/webs...countrycode=GB
    for those in the UK*, looking for voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, this uses TomTom road maps and in my experience works very well - indeed I much prefer it for navigation over the BB Maps app on my Q10

    *I'm not sure whether it works elsewhere in the world
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    06-06-16 08:19 AM
  22. mushroom_daddy's Avatar
    Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO v8.6.4
    I purchased this app a while back and it's my favoured sports tracker on the 9900, which I regularly use to map my cycle rides (and long dog walks). The paid for PRO app had improved battery management (very low power consumption) and unlike newer versions of Endomondo apps (e.g. Android) doesn't require a subscription.
    Unfortunately, it looks as though it has recently been removed from BB World and Endomondo are phasing out support for the BlackBerry OS app

    There is a version avialble at BlackBerryRC.com, and perhaps on other BB app repositories, which may work but I don't know whether it will be possible to activate and link it with an Endomondo account
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    06-06-16 08:33 AM
  23. Shuswap's Avatar
    Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO v8.6.4
    I purchased this app a while back and it's my favoured sports tracker on the 9900, which I regularly use to map my cycle rides (and long dog walks). The paid for PRO app had improved battery management (very low power consumption) and unlike newer versions of Endomondo apps (e.g. Android) doesn't require a subscription.
    Unfortunately, it looks as though it has recently been removed from BB World and Endomondo are phasing out support for the BlackBerry OS app

    There is a version avialble at BlackBerryRC.com, and perhaps on other BB app repositories, which may work but I don't know whether it will be possible to activate and link it with an Endomondo account
    The comments on the Endomondo site show that there are more than a few legacy users out there!

    Given the status, I'll put it in the "might work" category. Then, if anyone reports that they can still create an account, I'll move it. Likewise, if it dies, let me know...
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    06-06-16 08:37 AM
  24. EFats's Avatar
    AccuWeather (BBW)
    Units (BBW) : unit converter, used to be paid, now free
    Globe News (BBW) : Globe and Mail newspaper
    LinkedIn (BBW)

    funny, I tried really hard to find apps on my 9900 and this was pretty much all I got? (Not including the "built-in" BB ones)...

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
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    06-06-16 10:06 AM
  25. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    Does the Bold 9900 really need an antivirus?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    I never bothered, but I did turn on Encryption for the password protection not too long ago.

    I have a feeling all those anti-virus apps in App World probably weren't updated in 3 years anyway....

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    06-06-16 10:51 AM
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