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BlackBerry World Wednesday—Popular and Productive Apps for BlackBerry Newbies

09.04.13 / Donny Halliwell



The BlackBerry World storefront is full of apps, so if you’ve just made the switch to BlackBerry or just haven’t explored the world of mobile apps, it can be difficult to know which ones to try first. For this week’s BlackBerry World Wednesday, we’re making things easy for you and highlighting a few of the most popular apps that will also keep you productive and using your new BlackBerry smartphone like a champ. Let’s get down to business:


Battery Lover

It’s hard to be productive if your phone’s just run out of juice. And between email, web browsing, BBMing, and viral videos, there have never been more ways to drain your smartphone’s battery. Battery Lover helps you nip this problem in the bud by detecting your battery’s level, status, health, and even temperature–as well as and processes that may be draining your battery–so you can optimize its performance and make sure you never hit 0%.


Screenshot App

Sometimes the fastest and easiest way to capture a piece of information on your smartphone is to take a quick screen shot. It could be a client’s phone number, directions, or just a crazy cat video, but sooner or later you’ll find a use for this handy app. The Screenshot App makes the process incredibly simple and saves all your screenshots in your photos folder, so you’ll be all set to new screenshot with anyone, anywhere.



This one sounds silly, but it’s honestly one of the apps I use most often on my BlackBerry 10 smartphone. With one touch you can turn your device into a powerful, bright flashlight–incredibly handy whether you’ve just dropped your keys on the street, are searching for something in the back of your closet, or if the power’s gone out in your house. This app also includes a magnifier and a level, so get ready to become the resident handyman (or woman) amongst your friends.


Adobe Reader

PDF files are ubiquitous these days, so you might as well prepare yourself and download the latest version of the Adobe Reader app now. This app takes PDFs to the next level with support for password-protected files, easy sharing through a variety of options, copy/paste, commenting, and more. You’ll be a PDF pro in no time.


What apps do you think are most important for new BlackBerry users? Leave your best suggestions in the comments or tweet your ideas to @BlackBerry.

Donny Halliwell

About Donny Halliwell

Donny is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry and Former Editor-in-Chief for the Inside BlackBerry blogs. There's no disputing, #TeamBlackBerry is awesome. I'm pumped to have the opportunity to talk with you and bring you the latest and greatest from Inside BlackBerry every day. In my spare time, I can be found helping entrepreneurs and startup companies grow their business. I spend the rest, obsessing over the auto industry, or enjoying music. Follow me on Twitter or Google+