04-18-12 11:12 PM
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  1. sashlon's Avatar
    OK, let's help people find the best native apps for the Playbook. I want you to list you top 10, just native apps though, not Android ports.

    Here's mine in no particular order:

    Score Mobile (Sports scores/stats on the go)
    Splashtop (remote control your computer, even if you're not home)
    Solar Explorer (great educational tool about the solar system)
    Great Little War Game (fun war strategy game)
    Theme Hotel (fun game where you build and customize your own hotel)
    E-mmanuel+ (awesome bible app, multiple bible versions and works offline!)
    What's Up (cool astronomy tool, great educational app)
    Pixelated plus (super addictive puzzle/strategy game)
    Secure Browser (very secure, stable browser)
    Reelportal video chat (cross platform video chat)

    What are yours?

    UPDATE

    Here's a list of the most recommended apps/games

    14
    Files & Folders

    11
    Splashtop

    10
    What's Up

    6
    Score Mobile
    Poynt
    Sketch with Friends
    Plants Vs Zombies

    5
    Scrapbook
    Groovy Notes
    Blaq
    Asphalt 6 HD
    Angry Birds
    Modern Combat 2 HD

    4
    GeeReader
    Slacker Radio
    My File Manager
    nobex radio
    Run In Crowd
    Dead Space

    3
    Solar Explorer
    Air Attack
    Secure Browser
    BlueBox
    Cineplex
    Great Little War Game
    Crackberry
    Zinio
    Doodle Jump
    Box
    Q Folio
    Docs On The Go
    Comics
    Book Reader
    Battery Guru
    Cut The Rope
    MovieSrtPlayer
    Weather Network

    2
    Castle warriors
    Conqu
    Relax Book Nature
    Monopoly
    E-mmanuel+
    Exoplanet Explorer
    Simplebrowser+
    LAN File Explorer
    Print To Go
    Facebook
    Hockey News
    Vault
    Evernote
    Hockey Central
    Need For Speed HD
    Password Wallet Pro
    send to PC

    1
    Assembler mobile
    AIR Browser
    Bing Maps
    Backgammon Free
    BubbleBirds
    Car Jam
    Cartoon TV
    CBC News
    CFL Mobile
    Don't stop now
    DOSBox
    Do
    Dukto
    Fourplay
    File Shield
    Frisbee
    Frisbee Forever
    Flight AI-HI
    Globe News
    GPSinfo
    Glwg
    Globe news
    Gravitee wars
    Groovy Notes
    Hangman
    Hockey News
    InstaPhoto
    Idea Organizer
    IM+
    IMT VNC
    Jotsy
    Lonely turret
    Madden 12
    My Expense
    Movie Vault
    Nexus
    Nova2
    note smartly
    Ottawa Citizen
    OK Magazine
    Panoramic
    Pixelated plus
    photo note
    print 2
    Picshop
    Polar slide
    PicShop
    Podcasts
    Podcasts 2.0
    ProInsights
    Remote Desktop
    Reelportal video chat
    ReQognise
    Recipe box
    Samurai II
    Solitaire
    Spiderman
    Smart office 2
    Snowshoe Browser
    Stanley Cup Race
    Sim City
    Streaking
    Theme Hotel
    the converter
    tweetbook
    Tablet TV.
    touchup pro
    TreeHouse
    Twitter
    UNO
    Vancouver Sun
    Webreader
    workout timer
    Weathereye
    Last edited by sashlon; 04-17-12 at 04:46 AM.
    04-14-12 08:36 PM
  2. playbookster's Avatar
    Solar Explorer
    Exoplanet Explorer
    Whats Up
    Score Mobile
    The Hockey News
    Dead Space
    Plants vs Zombies
    Poynt
    Slacker Radio
    Air Attack
    BuzzStarField likes this.
    04-14-12 08:43 PM
  3. smartie88's Avatar
    I see,it is really difficult to find 10 impress apps on PB lol
    04-14-12 09:02 PM
  4. Chrisy's Avatar
    Slacker
    Solitaire
    Email
    Vault
    Browser
    Camera
    Video
    Calendar
    Fourplay
    Video Player
    04-14-12 09:14 PM
  5. app_Developer's Avatar
    Great thread. It's nice to see native apps specifically highlighted.
    04-14-12 09:14 PM
  6. BuzzStarField's Avatar
    Slacker
    Solitaire
    Email
    Vault
    Browser
    Camera
    Video
    Calendar
    Fourplay
    Video Player
    Which Solitaire? The one by SolverLabs?
    04-14-12 09:48 PM
  7. Chrisy's Avatar
    I don't remember the dev, sorry. No wifi to check App World but I bought the full version. It's a beautiful app.
    04-14-12 09:56 PM
  8. BuzzStarField's Avatar
    I don't remember the dev, sorry. No wifi to check App World but I bought the full version. It's a beautiful app.
    Thanks for the screenshot. I didn't buy this when it first came out because it kept scrambling the columns of cards. I remember that there was an update to the free version but the only change was a persistent, in-your-face nag screen - so I deleted it. I guess there's been an update. Good news because I liked the app (other than the marketing method).
    04-14-12 10:12 PM
  9. Chrisy's Avatar
    I haven't had a scrambling issue or any other with this app.

    The nag screen didn't annoy me. You could continue to play even while it counted down.

    I bought it to support the devs and because it's really well done.
    BuzzStarField likes this.
    04-14-12 10:26 PM
  10. VanCity778's Avatar
    Score Mobile
    nobex radio
    Panoramic
    Qfolio
    GPSinfo
    Vancouver Sun
    CFL Mobile
    Hockey Central
    Splashtop
    Files & Folders
    Innovatology likes this.
    04-14-12 10:43 PM
  11. kozmo68's Avatar
    My top 10 although I have a few more I use regularly..

    Slacker Radio
    BlackBerry Bridge (does this count?)
    My File Manager
    Files & Folder (what my file manager lacks, this makes up vice versus)
    CrackBerry
    My Expense
    Nexus (easy file sharing between PB's, just started using and really loving it, multiple PB's in our house)
    Cineplex
    Angry Birds
    Air Attack
    Innovatology likes this.
    04-14-12 10:46 PM
  12. xsacha's Avatar
    SimpleBrowser (Edit: Not native)
    Dukto
    Scrapbook
    Email
    Snowshoe Browser
    Splashtop
    Files & Folders (Edit: Not native)
    ReQognise :P
    Video Player (Edit: Not native)
    Android Player
    Last edited by xsacha; 04-17-12 at 04:46 AM.
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    04-14-12 10:51 PM
  13. OttawaGabe's Avatar
    What's Up
    Weather Network
    Ottawa Citizen
    GeeReader
    Files and Folders
    That's other than the built in ones like browser, mail, contacts, calculator etc

    I used to recommend Evernote, but it's busted right now.
    04-14-12 10:56 PM
  14. GreyGhostRos's Avatar
    Scrapbook
    Docs on the Go
    Doodle Blast
    Modern Combat 2
    Asphalt 6

    (I've used it only for a week now so only kinda a few apps in my list )
    04-14-12 11:24 PM
  15. tim_w_ak's Avatar
    send to PC (move files to PC)
    print (print from PB from PC)
    my file manager
    groovy notes (great memo pad)
    workout timer (Tabata, crossfit,etc)
    touchup pro (good photo edit)
    photo note ( make minor marks on photos)
    tweetbook (great twitter app)
    note smartly ( photos, and videos in your notes- needs better UI)
    the converter ( good converter)

    i use all of these regularly. the native calendar, email, bridge everything, and browser get the bulk of the use though.


    Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Tapatalk
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    04-15-12 01:13 AM
  16. omniusovermind's Avatar
    Conqu
    Box
    Print to go
    Files and folders
    LAN file explorer
    Splashtop
    MC 2
    Dead space
    Nova 2
    Glwg
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    04-15-12 01:55 AM
  17. Hobbes2099's Avatar
    GeeReader
    Files and Folders
    PvZ
    Podcast (stock)
    Native Mail (stock)
    Run in Crowd
    Comics
    Native Calendar (stock)

    I second the mention about Evernote, only in my case, I can't recommend the native app once I've tried the ported Android version. Hope they match versions soon.

    Not to derail the OP and if anyone can PM the answers, I would really appreciate it:
    1. Does TweetBook remember last position? This is the most important feature for me.

    2. How good is Groovy Notes? I've been on the fence about it for some time now.
    Innovatology likes this.
    04-15-12 02:28 AM
  18. DD1968's Avatar
    Files & Folders
    Comics
    Book Reader
    Great Little War Game
    Secure Browser
    Vault
    Groovy Notes
    Backgammon Free (a sadly neglected area of the games section, this is the best of a poor choice, plays ok but looks a bit basic)
    Solar/Exoplanet explorers (technically 2 apps)
    What's Up
    04-15-12 02:35 AM
  19. emtunc's Avatar
    Video chat (use to talk to my other half and some friends)
    Blaq (awesome twitter client... I love how it can bookmark the last tweet you read so you can just carry on reading from where you left off)
    Remote Desktop (native RDP client so can remote desktop in to any machine I have credentials for)
    Evernote (this was a good app until the point OS2 was released. Evernote don't actually care that their app has been broken for nearly two months... oh well)
    Battery Guru (good battery health monitoring application)
    Nobex Radio (good radio app, has some good UK stations)
    Files & Folders (file system browser)
    SketchWFriends (Play this with my other half online... I wish the developers actually fixed the more critical bugs though)
    BlueBox (access my Dropbox via this client... nice and easy to use)
    Run In Crowd (jumpy game - play with my other half online)
    Asphalt 6 (racing game - play with my other half online)
    Innovatology likes this.
    04-15-12 04:05 AM
  20. cdelcampo216's Avatar
    Blaq
    Whatsup
    Poynt
    Score Mobile
    Groovy Notes
    File Shield
    Relax Book Nature
    Conqu
    Scrapbook
    Doodle Blast
    BuzzStarField likes this.
    04-15-12 08:06 AM
  21. jefflabonte's Avatar
    Smart office 2
    Browser
    Q folio
    Dead space
    Print to go
    File & folders
    Weathereye
    Print
    Send to pc
    04-15-12 08:54 AM
  22. Vorkosigan's Avatar
    Groovy notes
    What's Up
    Weather Network
    Docs to Go
    Splashtop
    Scoremobile
    Crackberry
    Bluebox
    Box
    Jotsy
    NFS
    Frisbee
    Ummm - i'm losing count but there are lots more.
    BuzzStarField likes this.
    04-15-12 09:18 AM
  23. nazreil25's Avatar
    • SketchWFriends
    • Plants Vs Zombies
    • Splashtop
    • Frisbee Forever
    • Picshop
    • Files & Folders
    • Blaq
    • What's Up
    • Secure Browser
    • RelaxBook Nature


    Big thanks to all creative developers for their great support on PlayBook.
    04-15-12 09:20 AM
  24. tim_w_ak's Avatar
    GeeReader
    Files and Folders
    PvZ
    Podcast (stock)
    Native Mail (stock)
    Run in Crowd
    Comics
    Native Calendar (stock)

    I second the mention about Evernote, only in my case, I can't recommend the native app once I've tried the ported Android version. Hope they match versions soon.

    Not to derail the OP and if anyone can PM the answers, I would really appreciate it:
    1. Does TweetBook remember last position? This is the most important feature for me.

    2. How good is Groovy Notes? I've been on the fence about it for some time now.
    Tweetbook- not really a super tweeter, but i do do a good bit of scrolling while looking at tweets. The big sell is the browser view of url's in the app itself. Posting pictures is easy as well.

    Groovy notes- i still use the bridge memo pad, but i am slowly moving towards groovy more and more. The ability to search for notes by date, and the custom tab/catagorie set up makes organizing the different notes a breeze. I put it off as well, but now i wish i had got it sooner. I am in the process of tranfering all my memo's over to it by cut and paste.

    I use mProductive on my bb which keeps me organized, and groovy notes doest that well for my notes at least on my pb. If mProductive came to pb, i would immediatly buy it.
    04-15-12 10:17 AM
  25. Crash555's Avatar
    Apps
    Tablet TV. (Great for viewing tv on playbook)
    Cartoon TV (View classic cartoons Spiderman, Superman, Bugs Bunny, Avengers)
    TreeHouse (Kids App)
    Movie Vault (View classic movies)
    Globe News (Canadian Newspaper)
    CBC News (Canadian Newspaper)
    OK Magazine (Celebrity Gossip)
    Zinio (Buy yearly subscriptions for any magazine cheap)
    Hockey Central (NHL News)
    Hockey News
    Stanley Cup Race
    SplashTop (Run your desktop from your playbook)
    Poynt (Find Restaurants, Movies, Stores, etc)
    Cineplex (Movie showtime, trailers, etc )
    CrackBerry (Blackberry discussion forum)
    QFolio (Stock Market App)

    Games
    Cut The Rope
    Angry Birds
    Plants vs Zombies
    Sketch W Friends
    Monopoly
    Castle Warriors
    Air Attack
    Asphalt 6
    UNO
    Spiderman
    BubbleBirds
    Modern Combat
    Car Jam
    Madden 12
    Sim City

    Too many great Apps to limit myself to 10.
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    04-15-12 10:35 AM
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