The BlackBerry App World is puny compared to the Apple App Store and the Android Play Store. However, there are still very efficient apps that can make your smartphone smarter. Check out this article on top apps for your Blackberry phone! Unfortunately, we BlackBerry users have to deal with the lack of apps available in the App World. Compared to the hundred thousand apps both the Apple App Store and the Android Play Store have, the BlackBerry App World has a paltry 15,000 apps, some of which are plain boring or useless. But still, there are great apps to turn your BB phone into a gadget to make Android and Apple phones run away. Here is a list of apps that can make your BB smartphone fun and efficient. I divided them according to function.
Apps for your Blackberry Phone
Connect With Your Friends
UberSocial is a Twitter client that supports all Twitter’s functions as well as adding other features like embedding videos in tweets, integrating photos, shrinking tweets, shortening URL, listing your tweets, changing your avatar, saving searches, editing your profile, showing conversation threads, and viewing those who retweet you.
Facebook for BlackBerry
Almost everyone in the world is on Facebook. Who isn’t? Maybe one or two but it seems that only those who are not techie enough are the ones who do not have a Facebook account. There is, unsurprisingly, a free BlackBerry app, so you can post your status even when you’re on the road. You can also upload and share pictures using this free app.
WordPress for BlackBerry
One of the top blogging sites on the Web, WordPress is also available on your BlackBerry phone. A lot of famous bloggers use WordPress, so it is not really a surprise that many want to update posts on their phones. With this app, you can create new posts, edit them, and even manage comments. This app is a must-have for those who like blogging.
Although Facebook and Twitter are the most popular networking sites out there, Foursquare is still the most amazing. Connect with your friends. Take a trip around the city while you earn badges. What’s not to like? If Facebook and Twitter are reality-based, Foursquare is your one-way ticket to make your own virtual world while connecting with your real-life friends.
Help at Home and at Work
If you’re forgetful, then you need Wunderlist. This app makes a handy to-do list for everything you need to accomplish for the day. You can edit those tasks on your computer and even access the list on any iOS, Android, BB, or even Windows gadget through cloud-based syncing. Not only will you be able to check off all your chores, you’ll also save on paper.
We all know that the BlackBerry browser is incompetent compared to Chrome, Safari, and any other kind of browser. If you browse graphics heavy pages, your BB phone will crash. So, Opera Mini is a good alternative. Besides, Opera is one of the most trusted brands of browsers out there.
BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing
This app is designed to work with the built-in conferencing system. It allows scheduling, joining and rejoining conference calls on your BB smartphone. It makes conferencing quick and easy, anytime, anywhere!
Dragon for E-Mail
This is an e-mail dictation app developed by Dragon NaturallySpeaking and it is very easy to use. It turns everything you say into an e-mail message; just dictate using the BB e-mail client.
Read Your Favorite Books
Barnes & Noble eReader
Thanks to ever-developing technology, eBooks became popular for the reading masses.eBooks created an easy access to literature, both classic and new. One of the most famous eReaders out there is the Nook from Barnes & Noble. However, if you have a BB phone, why bother buying it? A BB app version of the eReader lets you read eBooks without a Nook. It even gives you free eBooks when you sign up.
Kindle for BlackBerry
The most popular eReader today is the Kindle. This Amazon device uses e-ink technology to deliver a more readable version of any digital book. Luckily, for BB users there is a BB Kindle app that they can use as a reader, just like the Barnes & Noble Reader.
Find Your Lost BB Phone
Any phone is personal. It is very valuable, so it is worth protecting. BlackBerry Protect is a useful app if you lose your phone. You can use this app to locate it or even wipe any personal information. It keeps track of your phone as it runs in the background, so it does not disturb you. You can access it by logging into the web portal to track or lock your BB phone if it is stolen or lost.
So who says that BlackBerry smartphones are not smart? Yes, they have access to the smallest app library in the market, but they are not inefficient. Try these apps for your Blackberry and you’ll change your mind about BlackBerry apps.
About the Author: Mashii Hajim is a writer/blogger from Sparks, Nevada who loves to write articles about technology and the Internet. She is a contributor for CashForBerrys.com and CashForSmartphones.com;, a site where you can sell your old smartphones and Blackberry phones for great cash. You can follow her on Facebook or Twitter.