1. st0p.'s Avatar
    I've been away from blackberry for a while (had the original pearl), and now that the technology has progressed I feel that I need some help in optimizing my berry (the 9700, when I can finally get my greedy hands on it).

    What apps do you consider most important, and could you provide a brief description of both what they do and how you use them? Also, I've been unable to find any decent reviews of Google's mobile services and how they function on Blackberrys. As a student, I am especially interested in Google Calendar and Google Tasks functionality on my berry: can anyone speak to the quality of these?

    Thanks guys
    10-27-09 12:56 PM
  2. st0p.'s Avatar
    bump anyone?
    10-27-09 08:15 PM
  3. JoeMD's Avatar
    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

    It doesn't cost anything other than time to download and give them a try.

    10-27-09 08:30 PM
  4. st0p.'s Avatar
    Except that I don't yet have the phone
    10-27-09 08:41 PM
  5. uflraptor's Avatar
    I use Google calendar so Google Sync is great for me so I have the information on my Tour and also MS Outlook.

    I also like the Google mobile app. Love the way it works with my GPS to give local search results first.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-27-09 08:49 PM
  6. Floont's Avatar
    Drivesafe.ly reads my texts and emails aloud while I am driving so I am not tempted to take my eyes off the road.

    10-27-09 09:11 PM
  7. st0p.'s Avatar
    does anyone use Tasks? I'm not even sure it has mobile sync
    10-27-09 09:51 PM
  8. Chrisy's Avatar
    Check out CrackBerry's list of free OTA apps

    i use Poynt a lot!

    Google Sync

    VZ Navigator

    BerryBuzz is useful!

    BerryBuzz extends your default Blackberry alert system. BerryBuzz allows you to customize the LED color and create repeating audible reminders for many alert types.

    It will repeat alerts until acknowledged so you will never miss an alert again.

    Forward, Edit and Reply

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-27-09 09:55 PM
  9. Coruptyed's Avatar
    probably go with weathereye, drive safe.ly and vlingo are pretty good ones
    10-27-09 10:35 PM
  10. Special_Opps's Avatar
    In addition to what has been mentioned Quicklaunch & Slacker

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by Special_Opps; 10-27-09 at 10:42 PM.
    10-27-09 10:38 PM
  11. papped's Avatar
    List is on my website. BerryBuzz is one of the few apps I would buy easily.
    10-27-09 10:53 PM
  12. bmjones17's Avatar
    I use Vlingo, ScoreMobile, and Accuweathers weather app. Accuweathers is leaps and bounds above berry weather and every other weather app I've used. 2 clicks to live radar. icon changes for your location for current conditions.
    10-27-09 11:48 PM
  13. st0p.'s Avatar
    Thanks a lot guys! Papped, your website is incredibly helpful bookmarked
    10-28-09 12:50 AM
  14. ridesno159's Avatar
    10-28-09 12:58 AM
  15. Tws49's Avatar
    I agree with Chrisy520 , Poynt I use very often and I cant be with out my BerryWeather it has to be the best weather app out there and I think it might be on sale at the Crackberry app store
    10-28-09 01:03 AM
  16. motekmobile's Avatar
    Color ID is our best selling application. It's a great little program that allows you to customize your LED colors depending on who is trying to contact you. You can download a free version here:

    Color ID FREE - LED Status Light Customizer for Email, Incoming Calls and SMS - Personal Productivity BlackBerry Apps - Crackberry BlackBerry Software Store

    10-28-09 10:08 AM
  17. st0p.'s Avatar
    Thanks a lot guys - definitely looking into Viigo, Berryweather, Poynt and BerryBuzz. I hope Google sync works with my Tasks list, as that would solve a lot of problems for me.
    10-28-09 11:38 AM