Check out the latest and greatest in apps for your BlackBerry with our monthly app roundup.
Photo Editor UltimateUltimate photo editing in photo editor ultimate.
Photo Editor Ultimate may very well live up to its name. The list of features alone sets it apart from most, and will offer you pretty much any tool you could hope for.
Beyond the usual clip, rotate, resize etc, you also have over 20 filters and 35 effects that can be applied to the whole image, or just a selection.
You can draw directly on the image itself, add text (using fonts from their online font database) or another image. You can combine two images horizontally, vertically, diagonally, intertwine them, or even create a photo booth effect.
Integration with the BlackBerry file viewer makes opening images easy. When done with your masterpiece, you can save a copy, set it as your wallpaper, email it, or upload it to your choice of TwitPic, Imgur, Tumblr, Glowfoto, ImageShack, or even your own server with POST (the app will copy the url to the clipboard).
If you can’t create a beautiful image suitable to share to your FBBFFs with this app, I think it’s time to give up the camera phone.
The free version omits most of the features, so you’re probably best off just forking out the $2 for the full version.US$1.99 > Ice Cold Apps > Link
Remember boxes? That game you played in maths class (ah, grid paper, so many uses) where you each took turns connecting dots to make boxes? I loved that game. I was never the box-master, but maybe – had I owned this app – I could have had enough practice to take down Terence Muldoon in some synthesiser-enhanced boxes-training montage. I would have won the heart of Doris Costanza, too.
Oh, how much better my life may have been, had I only had Neon Dots.US$0.99 > TechSoft Venture > Link
I dig pinball. While the tactile experience of standing in front of the blinking, buzzing, beeping box of banging balls could never be fully replicated on a smartphone, Pinball Deluxe does a fine job of trying.
With realistic physics, plungers, flippers, bumpers, targets, roll-over, slingshots, ramps, mini-games, captures, and even nudge/tilt, it’s the next best thing.
The gameplay is super smooth at 25fps, even when you’re in the dual-ball Haunted Mansion mode, and at only $5, it’s about the cost of two rounds down at the arcade.US$4.99 > Mobigloo LLC > Link
Blaq for Playbook
Blaq is my favourite Twitter client on the Playbook. Your timeline, mentions and DMs sit on the left side of the screen, with your text entry, avatar, last tweet, and ‘add photo’ button sitting on the right panel. On the very right side of the screen are buttons to change your view to @mentions, DMs, lists, and search (including trends).
The interface is beautiful, with a black, green and blue palate. Tweets are fluid to scroll through, and update in real time. US$1.99 > Kisai Labs > Link