Since the BlackBerry World app store is not exactly known for being ultra user-friendly, finding the right apps for your smart phone can be quite a hassle. But don’t worry. We have searched the entire app store and found the best apps for you. Here is a quick overview of some must-have BB10 apps for your shiny new Z10.
You have probably heard of the Popcornflix service used for streaming movies. It is now available on BlackBerry. The Popcornflix BlackBerry app allows you to directly stream free full-length films on your BlackBerry smart phone. You can choose from over 700 movies. Since the service is ad-supported, you can install it without spending a dime. Of course, you won’t find the latest super hits in this chart, but finding movies is easy as they are neatly classified into various genres. What’s more, new titles are added on a regular basis.
This is a financial app that you can use for tracking your expenses. Of course, it is not as efficient as a personal accountant, but if you are a compulsive spender, you will probably need something like this to be in control of your finances. This application also allows you to export reports and data.
Paper Camera ($2)
The Paper Camera app is already popular with users of iOS and Android operating systems and now it is also available in the BlackBerry app store. The Paper Camera allows you to change photos into neat sketches. You can also apply a cartoon look if that is what you want. Various editing filters are available for users who want to experiment further.
Gadget Box ($2)
The Gadget Box is essentially a set of handy tools that you can install on your BlackBerry for $2. It comes with a speedometer, compass, flashlight, Morse code generator, protractor, infinite rules, unit converter and a tool for estimating distance and height. Of course, you wouldn’t use all of these apps on a regular basis, but just knowing that they are there on your phone should make you feel good.
Navita Translator (Free)
This is a free translation app that comes with a neat, user-friendly interface. Currently, it supports 60 languages. You just need to enter the text you want to translate and hit the Translate button and the app will instantly translate the text for you. Now if you want the translation to be read aloud, tap the loudspeaker icon. This tool can be helpful when you don’t know how to pronounce a particular word.
This is a free navigation app that is constantly updated by over 40 million active users. Use it to find the most recent traffic information. While it is a nice alternative to conventional navigation tools, its usability depends upon the number of active users in your area. If there are few users, you are unlikely to get the latest information.
This is the BlackBerry equivalent for iPhone’s Siri and Android’s Google Now. SayIt is a voice powered application that can answer questions on nearly all topics. Using this app, you can also search the web, access weather information or find hotels. It also comes with a language translation tool.
This is a free app for steaming music. It provides playlists that suit your different moods. You can also share your favorite playlists over social media sites. Use it with WiFi to make sure that it doesn’t consume too much bandwidth.