1. blackcrazy's Avatar
    Well I think Blackberry holds some excellent Apps for Tablets although low compare to Android/iOS but still offer some excellent apps for us, some are native apps and some 3rd party, I used many apps in recent few days and found following apps which I reviewed on Gizmo Digit:

    Top 7 Blackberry Playbook Apps

    Do you agree with my choice?
    07-18-11 11:28 AM
  2. san4berry's Avatar
    doodle blast is the best app thus far! i hope they release a version 2 with more levels. better than angry birds
    07-18-11 11:33 AM
  3. blackcrazy's Avatar
    Honestly Angry Birds is overrated for me!
    07-18-11 11:33 AM
  4. rsxsniper's Avatar
    i think blaq deserve a place there.
    07-18-11 11:48 AM
  5. ericlc2's Avatar
    Nice list, here's mine:

    My top apps:

    1. EPUB Reader (e-reading at its best)
    2. Blaq (Best twitter app)
    3. Score Mobile (Best sports app)
    4. Conqu (To do list app)
    5. NavitaTranslater (language translater)
    6. EasyCrop (crop images (free)
    7. MyBestShot (Takes multiple pictures within seconds)

    Top games:

    1. Berzerk Ball
    2. Bix
    3. DoodleBlast
    4. NFS Undercover
    5. CelestialSlingshot
    6. Lexitron
    7. Brain Cube HD
    8. PaperPlane

    Home screen shortcuts:
    1. Crackberry
    2. GetGlue
    3. Google+
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    07-18-11 11:56 AM
  6. blackcrazy's Avatar
    Some new apps suggestion, I will try EPUB Reader as I'm looking for something like this and looks good!
    07-18-11 12:29 PM
  7. ignites's Avatar
    if thats the top 7 - then thats pretty sad for playbook...

    i dont think i agree.. but then i spend most of my time in the browswer (i usually play games till i beat it then never touch it again)
    07-18-11 12:34 PM
  8. mmcpher's Avatar
    Top Apps (other than those pre-installed):

    1)GeeReader (newsreader with Google news support);
    2)MyFileManager (general file handling utility -- nice to have in the absence of native capability:
    3)BlueBox (with DropBox support);
    4)EasyFileRenamer;
    5)Piano (by Aberrant Software) (simple and fun);
    6)ScoreMobile Tablet (the sports and teams I want to keep track of); and
    7)MyBestShot (photo app that takes 4,8,16 0r 32 shots automatically, so you can pick which one captures the moment you're looking for).

    I didn't include Blackberry Bridge because that is essentially native app that was activated after the release.

    GeeReader is my favorite Playbook app, because it works and came out of the blue and was apparently designed with the Playbook in mind. The developer keeps working to make it better, which is good to see. It gets me my newsfeeds and in a way that in some respects is better than on Google Reader itself on a pc, and definately better than on my Blackberry handheld newsreader programs, which are great, but not in the GeeReader class.
    07-18-11 01:04 PM
  9. bbaddict1984's Avatar
    Aside from preinstalled:


    1) File Browser (must have)
    2) Blaq (must have)
    3) PaperPlane (addictive)
    4) aVNC (productivity)
    5) Copy to Clipboard (HUGE timesaver)
    6) MyBestShot (just incase)
    7) Backlight Override (for streaming stuff)


    I am hoping for an SSH client soon - any takers?
    07-18-11 07:05 PM
  10. gavinn's Avatar
    At the moment, Blaq is ahead of Blackbird (purely for the stream API). I tend to like Blackbird's interface a tad better (white background) though.
    07-19-11 05:41 PM
  11. dkingsf's Avatar
    Well I think Blackberry holds some excellent Apps for Tablets although low compare to Android/iOS but still offer some excellent apps for us, some are native apps and some 3rd party, I used many apps in recent few days and found following apps which I reviewed on Gizmo Digit:

    Top 7 Blackberry Playbook Apps

    Do you agree with my choice?
    Curious, your choices are 3 Games, 1 twitter client (already have it on BB, so it's a ...meh... on the playbook), a scrapbook app (OK whatever). The only one for an "enterprise ready" device is the Adobe connect.

    No email or messaging clients (for obvious reasons). No real business productivity apps (docs to go? lol, basic functionality, hardly productive)

    Yes there are some good apps. And some convenient ones, ala Crackberry.com "app". Nice I guess to be able to have a web url shortcut with icon on your desktop, but bookmarks still work, right?

    No RDP or unix or SQL or messaging or email or......other TRUE enterprise productivity apps.

    In the Enterprise, we will live without the games, twitter client or scrapbook. So of your choices of the best, only one, Adobe Connect, is an Enterprise application. So RIM has delivered little to it's target market so far.

    It seems to me the playbook is for game junkies and media (porn? lol) buffs.

    EDIT: Apple sold over 20 MILLION iPads this quarter. RIM sold (sold not shipped) how many playbooks since release? I don't own one, won't own one. Unfortunately I wasted my money on the Playbook. Saving now for a Windows tablet which will surpass Playbook in the "Enterprise".

    I work in IT for a Fortune 500 company, 50,000 employees. In the past Executive Team, Legal, Marketing and IT was exclusively Blackberry on BES, over 10K devices. Soon we will be under 1500. At that point, cost/benefit for BES license and support goes out the window. BES will be deprecated and then retired, giving the last few hangers on time to get a different smart phone.

    Our Enterprise finds that Playbook, currently does not fit into the company infrastructure.
    Last edited by dkingsf; 07-19-11 at 08:34 PM.
    07-19-11 07:25 PM
  12. rsxsniper's Avatar
    Curious, your choices are 3 Games, 1 twitter client (already have it on BB, so it's a ...meh... on the playbook), a scrapbook app (OK whatever). The only one for an "enterprise ready" device is the Adobe connect.

    No email or messaging clients (for obvious reasons). No real business productivity apps (docs to go? lol, basic functionality, hardly productive)

    Yes there are some good apps. And some convenient ones, ala Crackberry.com "app". Nice I guess to be able to have a web url shortcut with icon on your desktop, but bookmarks still work, right?

    No RDP or unix or SQL or messaging or email or......other TRUE enterprise productivity apps.

    In the Enterprise, we will live without the games, twitter client or scrapbook. So of your choices of the best, only one, Adobe Connect, is an Enterprise application. So RIM has delivered little to it's target market so far.

    It seems to me the playbook is for game junkies and media (porn? lol) buffs.

    EDIT: Apple sold over 20 MILLION iPads this quarter. RIM sold (sold not shipped) how many playbooks since release? I don't own one, won't own one. Unfortunately I wasted my money on the Playbook. Saving now for a Windows tablet which will surpass Playbook in the "Enterprise".

    I work in IT for a Fortune 500 company, 50,000 employees. In the past Executive Team, Legal, Marketing and IT was exclusively Blackberry on BES, over 10K devices. Soon we will be under 1500. At that point, cost/benefit for BES license and support goes out the window. BES will be deprecated and then retired, giving the last few hangers on time to get a different smart phone.

    Our Enterprise finds that Playbook, currently does not fit into the company infrastructure.
    ok. so whats your top 7 app? if u want to bring out an argument well atleast be on topic
    07-20-11 01:43 AM
  13. Mastiff-660's Avatar
    My top Apps ?

    I use my Playbook (for Business/Torch 9800) since a few days and I wonder !? Ok bridge mode is working well...

    no RDP ! no VPN !

    and its not a question like "you can use VNC" or something like that - I cant :-/

    I need this for sure, and if its not possible to get it in a few weeks its just an expensive "Playbook" for me....sorry

    no need for gaming, viewing, twitter or other rubish !

    any tips for me ?


    sorry about my Englisch, im from Germany ! But the forums over here are empty ...
    so i use the very good crackberry.com, and read ... and read ... and read :-)

    Patrick
    07-22-11 10:48 AM
  14. dkingsf's Avatar
    ok. so whats your top 7 app? if u want to bring out an argument well atleast be on topic
    My point was that for an Enterprise ready device, few apps are Enterprise apps and naming 7 top or a hundred top apps will show that.

    Imagine if you owned your own business, purchased this for use in your Enterprise, then discovered of the 100 most popular apps (free and paid), 80 are games, 15 are facebook/myspace/twitter clients and 3 are media players.

    I think you get the point.

    This thing is NOT "Enterprise Ready" except for hardware. Useless without enterprise ready applications.
    Last edited by dkingsf; 07-22-11 at 11:40 AM.
    07-22-11 11:22 AM
  15. Maestrodog's Avatar
    My point was that for an Enterprise ready device, few apps are Enterprise apps and naming 7 top or a hundred top apps will show that.

    Imagine if you owned your own business, purchased this for use in your Enterprise, then discovered of the 100 most popular apps (free and paid), 80 are games, 15 are facebook/myspace/twitter clients and 3 are media players.

    I think you get the point.

    This thing is NOT "Enterprise Ready" except for hardware. Useless without enterprise ready applications.
    EXACTLY.


    I'm astonished RIM didn't aim straight for the enterprise market with a decent set of enterprise applications. Even simply a fully functional presentation piece, just for example. --and spare me the mention of Slides To Go or whatever that piece of rank hackery is called.

    Someone should get fired for that.

    Games and Twitter. Dooshburgh, just like Snapple, but with one thousandth the selection--and no decent music or graphics composition solution either.

    There is no top.
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    07-22-11 01:32 PM
  16. sectionsix's Avatar
    My point was that for an Enterprise ready device, few apps are Enterprise apps and naming 7 top or a hundred top apps will show that.

    Imagine if you owned your own business, purchased this for use in your Enterprise, then discovered of the 100 most popular apps (free and paid), 80 are games, 15 are facebook/myspace/twitter clients and 3 are media players.

    I think you get the point.

    This thing is NOT "Enterprise Ready" except for hardware. Useless without enterprise ready applications.
    I imagine that RIM wanted to target the consumer first in order to catch up with Andorid and Ipad sales, then worry about the enterprise side later.
    07-22-11 04:32 PM
  17. dkingsf's Avatar
    I imagine that RIM wanted to target the consumer first in order to catch up with Andorid and Ipad sales, then worry about the enterprise side later.
    Then why from day one did they spout this thing as Enterprise Ready? No they just failed. They were caught up in how pretty it looks and great the OS is. They believed that would be enough.

    It wasn't and it isn't.
    07-22-11 06:42 PM
  18. sf49ers's Avatar
    did anyone tried this app? I am positive this will make it to everyone's top 7 list.

    Mielophone - an open source, music streaming app for your PlayBook | CrackBerry.com
    07-22-11 08:11 PM
  19. blackjack93117's Avatar
    doodle blast is the best app thus far! i hope they release a version 2 with more levels. better than angry birds
    For angry birds to be considered a "top App" would have just made me angry...
    .
    07-23-11 09:06 PM
  20. sectionsix's Avatar
    Then why from day one did they spout this thing as Enterprise Ready? No they just failed. They were caught up in how pretty it looks and great the OS is. They believed that would be enough.

    It wasn't and it isn't.
    In theory it is enterprise ready... It's ready and waiting for the enterprise apps. LOL
    07-24-11 02:17 PM
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