Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another busy week has passed us by and, of course, only so much space to fit it all in. We not only saw a BBM update for BlackBerry 10 and BBM for Android but the Priv's first software update for Canadian carriers as well. BlackBerry hit another milestone this week by once again being named a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management by Forrester Research.
Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all you passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
Sudoku Puzzle World by Critical Hit Software
When it comes to playing games on my BlackBerry, I do tend to gravitate towards puzzle and word games. That being said, I cannot resist a good Sudoku game. It's more of an obsession really. Over the years, I've come across quite a few, whether it be an application or the old fashioned paper kind. So when I spied this version in the Amazon Appstore, I had no choice but to try it. Not only does it offer beautiful backgrounds and simple gameplay but there are four levels of difficulty as well (Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert). Players can enjoy endless, free Sudoku puzzles, earn achievements, and cycle the backgrounds or every puzzle if they wish. You can download Sudoku Puzzle World for free in the Amazon Underground (US, UK, Germany, and France only)
Learn how to install Sudoku Puzzle World from the Amazon Appstore
Print2PDF by ANSD Studios
Each and every day we use our devices to browse the internet. Whether you would like to read a page at a later time (without an internet connection) or save a page for another reason, there is Print2PDF. It effortlessly converts a web page into a PDF document to save on via internal or external memory. All you have to do is copy and paste the URL into the application and choose a location to save the file to. It's as simple as that. Please note, an internet connection is required to save the page. Print2PDF is available to download from BlackBerry World for $0.99 and is compatible with all BlackBerry 10 handsets.
Learn more / Purchase Print2PDF
Stocard – Rewards Card by Stocard GmbH
My keyring is always weighted down by loyalty cards, regardless of whether or not I use an application. Seriously, sometimes it is difficult to remove them from the ring! Before I digress any further, I turned to Google Play to find a decent loyalty card application for my Priv. As we all know, there are no shortage of apps to be found that serve this purpose. I happened to land upon Stocard. This simple and easy to use application offers a clean and elegant interface with which to store your rewards cards to use in stores.
There are over 1800 preset discount cards already in the database and it supports all major loyally cards ranging from drug stores, airlines, hotels, and auto clubs. If yours is not shown simply create a new one. In addition to storing your cards, it also provides coupons, discounts, and even the circulars or flyers from the stores you enter. Additional features include a location based-widget, Android Wear support, and ability to use Stocard for gift cards. Cards can be entered manually or by using your camera as a scanner.
Stocard is optimized for the US and Canada and is free to download in Google Play. Registration is required if you wish to utilize their cloud backup feature or you can backup with Google or Facebook.
Learn more / Download Stocard from Google Play
Backgrounds HD (Wallpapers) by OGQ
Personalization for me is a given. Whether it's BBOS, BlackBerry 10 or my BlackBerry Priv, I have to find a way to make my display shine. So off I went, browsing through the Google Play store to find an application to give my Priv a boost. Backgrounds is a lovely application with a beautiful collection of HD wallpapers for your device. It comes with an immense and eclectic range of wallpapers to satisfy those looking for something to match their personality and their obsessions with changing backgrounds on a daily basis. The team behind this application gather wallpapers from a variety of sources, including user submitted ones on Flikr, and upload on a regular basis.
There are over 30 categories for users to choose from and users can download and share their favorites. All of the images include the artist's information, license details, and URL. You can find this for free in the Google Play store. The application does run ads at the bottom of the screen.
Learn more / Download Backgrounds HD (Wallpapers) from Google Play
Business Time by bytebau
Our next application comes to us by way of a recommendation. I am always one to take user suggestions especially when it pertains to productivity and business. This is a small, simple tool which displays various timezones so you can plan meetings accordingly. You can assign locations to the world clock or meeting planner. It offers a plethora of features including theme support, over 22,000 worldwide locations, color coded locations/times, useful city and country information including weather, and an easy to use interface. This native application is free to try before you buy or you can purchase the full version for $1.99. It is optimized for all BlackBerry 10 devices.
Learn more / Purchase Business Time from BlackBerry World
Learn more / Download Business Time DEMO from BlackBerry World
What You Might Have Missed
LaunchMe by Toysoft Development Inc.
This headless application is a simple yet effective way of launching applications when you need them. All you have to do is open the application, select the applications you want to start automatically when your device wakes or turns on, and set the scheduled start and end time. Once set, all you have to do is sit back and let LaunchMe run in the background. The applications you enabled in settings will pop up instantly when you turn on your device but only during the scheduled times each and every day. You can purchase this native application from BlackBerry World for $0.99.
Learn more / Purchase LaunchMe from BlackBerry World
Until next week...
That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games, be sure to head on over to the CrackBerry Forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS, the BlackBerry PlayBook, or even Android Apps in the Google Play store for the BlackBerry Priv. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.