Check out the latest and greatest in apps for your BlackBerry with our monthly app roundup.
Fixmo Tools v2.0A comprehensive suite of tools to make your life easier.
Fixmo recently overhauled its Fixmo Tools suite, bumping it up to v2.0, and adding in a heap of new features.
The new suite includes a comprehensive list of tools, including: Undelete, Mail Compliance Manager, MeetMe, Speedtest, SMS Recovery, Wifi Media Backup, WiFi File Transfer, Remote Print, Screenshot, Memo, Silencer, Forward/Reply with Edit, Battery Watch, Memory Monitor, Call Indicator, OneLastCall, Multi Clipboard, and Remind Me Later.
My favourite apps in the suite were: WiFi Media Backup, which wirelessly backs up your photos, videos and voice-notes to your Windows PC; WiFi File Transfer, which allows you to transfer files to and from a PC or Mac using a web browser; Silencer, which automatically silences your phone when you’re in a meeting, among other things; Memo, which places To-Do lists on your background; and Multi-clipboard, which allows you to copy/paste several items at once.
It’s available for a limited time for US$10, after which it will go up to US$15.99. Even at that price, it’s amazing how much this little (actually, at 3569KB, it’s quite large) suite can do. For information on what the other apps in the suite do, check out Fixmo’s web site at the URL below.US$9.99 > Fixmo > bit.ly/f67mMb
Dropbox plugin for FileScout
Dropbox is a free online file storage service with apps available for every platform, including a stand-alone app for BlackBerry. This is not that app, however.
I recently found out that there is a Dropbox plugin available for the über-powerful file-management app, FileScout. The plugin gives you full read and write access to your Dropbox files and folders from within FileScout.
To install the plugin, simply open Filescout and select “Dropbox options” and it will download the plugin for you.Free > emacberry > bit.ly/fLFIph
Not only does SearchIt provide you with the ability to search a plethora of web sites – including Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, eBay, Google, Bing, and many others – by simply pressing an assigned Convenience Key, but it also adds the ability to highlight and search text from any app.
Customisation is great, with the ability to add the search to your system menu, add your own sites to search, hide any you don’t want, as well as over 200 unique skin combinations.US$2.99 > ShaoSoft > bit.ly/eONRwL
Using BerryBuzz, you can change the LED colour for any alert you want, giving you at-a-glance information on what you just received.
For instance, you could have mustard for emails but fuchsia for texts, or maroon for Gmail but lilac for Yahoo! emails, or, say, emerald when Willie Nelson calls, but scarlet for Ms Johansson.
You can also combine LED colours together to create different patterns, or have it repeat audible alerts at regular intervals. It’s all up to you.US$5.99 > BellShare > bellshare.com/berrybuzz