2012 Must Haves for Playbook?
Hey guys, i goy my playbook some days ago and i really really love it, but i really havent had the time to go deeper into what apps, games or accesories are some serious must haves, so i would really appreciate if you all could help me out building a list.
Just mention any native apps, sideloads, games, accesories or anything you might think about that no one should be missing.
I wasnt able to find a similar thread so i hope this isnt repetaed.
- 05-04-12, 06:27 PM #2
Besides the marquee (skype, netflix, temple run, draw something), they should focus on making their native experience better. How about a native note pad app, zoom in capabilities with the video camera, organize bookmarks, folder within a folder, etc. Also the error messages on the appworld make no sense (ie. Error 0002, wtf does that mean :S) They should work on fixing all these little things before going more into apps and games imo.
- 05-04-12, 07:48 PM #4
I'm looking forward to the dev beta of 2.1 later this month.
a good bit of issues should be fixed along new goodness to make my table that much better. It's gonna fun watching my playbook slowly morph into BlackBerry 10.
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05-04-12, 08:33 PM #5
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Here's a condensed list of the apps I use the most.
Angry Birds (pick one), Battery Guru, Blackberry Bridge, Canadas Got Talent, Crackberry, Facebook, File Manager, Kobo Books, Nobex Radio, Slacker Radio, Blackberry News App, Print To Go, Poynt, Today's Alarm Clock, Zinio. There are many more that I use but those get the most usage lately. I've had mine for 11 months. It did what I wanted it for when I bought it last June and it did it very well. It does them even better now. And will only get better. Abso frigging lutely love this thing with no complaints!
- 05-04-12, 10:52 PM #7
Groovy Notes, rapidly being replaced with
DiaryPro. DiaryPro is amazing I just started using it this week.
Idea Organizer - great for notes and by the same peeps who made DiaryPro
Browser - from which I access Facebook
Video - use every day
Weather Eye (awesome app)
Angry Birds - all of them
Files and Folders (best)
My File Manager
Today's alarm clock
Calendar and Messages App (don't really count those as they are there anyway)
Majhong for Playbook
Gee Reader Pro - although I can't share articles as easily as I'd hoped
Docs to Go
Cut the Rope
Adobe Reader (native but limited)
App World - I visit it every day (almost).
I have a few other games I play from time to time (like Dead Space) and word games. I am deleting the useless Evernote as it does not work with OS2 - still.
I also have Conqu, but somehow don't really use it much any more. Most of my tasks are on my BB and I use RexWireless ToDo Matrix which synchs to my calendar. I don't miss tasks or memo on the playbook at all and I turned of the email. And I live my live by my tasks.
Wow, that's a long list...and i am sure there are other things that could be on it.
Hope it helps you.
- 05-04-12, 10:52 PM #8
1. BlackBerry Smartphone- HANDS DOWN the best accessory for the PlayBook
2. Some sort of OEM case, I know some people like other brands like Targus, which by the way is really nice too, but I think RIMs OEM collection of cases is quite nice
3. Asphalt 6
4. Modern Combat 2
5. Dead Space (You NEED to see the graphics on this thing, it's worth the price just to LOOK at, this is definitely the best looking game on the PlayBook)
6. QFolio- Easily one of the best stocks apps out there, it displays information in real time
7. Medscape- Sideloaded app and if you're into medicine, health care information, drug information, check for interactions between medications, etc, this is the ultimate app for that.
8. GeeReader Pro/NewsPile- Both of these are excellent RSS readers that can sync with Google Reader. I personally use GeeReader Pro but I have tested NewsPile and it definitely has a pretty nice user interface.
9. Kindle- Sideloaded, great if you want to read books, although I personally use Kobo, that is also an excellent choice.
10. Micro HDMI Cable
11. Zinio- Digital Magazine app for the PlayBook, works pretty well some nice features are included.
12. SRT Player, great application if you have videos/movies that have subtitles with the SRT file. I watched a video with the .MKV container and it worked beautifully with the subtitles, no lag or delay.
13. Battery Guru, of course for us battery obsessive folk this is a great app.
Of course there are many great apps out there, especially some pretty nifty games like cut the rope, Angry Birds Space is actually quite a lot more fun than the last three previous titles. Overall there are quite a good amount of good applications that can appeal to a wide range of users in App World, I just listed the basic ones which I think a lot of users might find helpful. Of course App World has some nice apps tailored specifically for one niche, such as Wordpress, it's great to know that App World is consistently receiving more apps, dare I say the "Top Paid" apps section is starting to look like a mirror of the iOS and Android versions I've seen great apps, and I've seen really bad apps (Thankfully not too many of those). Hopefully RIM will maintain a high standard of quality within App World, instead of not deciding which app to use based on the amount that are available, I'd like to see people not be able to make a decision on one app because of the many other high quality alternatives out there, to me that is what would make BlackBerry App World stand out.
- 05-05-12, 06:49 AM #10
How do people get such long lists of applications that are "most used" on their devices? The supposed "most used" lists of applications I see are longer than the list off all of the applications I have downloaded.
Anyway, if I buy a Playbook when the 4G version becomes available, I will have a dock, a very minimalist case, and maybe a battery charger in the event of a longer weekend away. If I need any more than that I am buying another laptop instead.
Already using some of the apps or accesories you have mentioned guys, and have to say purchased Dead Space the first day just to see if it looked as good as people said, and damn it does.
Any more suggestions??!!
- 05-07-12, 02:26 PM #14
All of the Sideloadable Classic console Emulators. Gameboy Advanced, Gambeboy Color, Megadrive/Genesis SNES, NES, and now even Playstation 1.
Nobody has failed to be fascinated by me having Mario All Stars, all the classic Sonics, Streets of Rage, Pokemon Yellow, Pokemon Leaf Green, Mario Kart... a couple of iPad users even sulked that they couldnt do that on their iPads.
For Apps that people may overlook
As a Physics Student ive also found use for
and of course Games... I'll ignore the obvious ones everyone should have by now such as Modern Combat
Starfront - Collision
Great Little War Game
Run In Crowd
Burn The City
And as a side note. there are a series of FREE interactive puzzle comics out, the Many Adventures or Reemus. i highly recommend these, fun, not overly difficult but can be a little taxing. and good for killing a bit of time.