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Old 06-19-2007, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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help me out and list your top 5 BB software programs to have and what you use them for, thanks.
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you do a basic search, you'll find a ton of information on software. But, before a mod closes down the topic, I'll add a couple:

1. PocketDay (absolutely essential)
2. BB Light
3. Aces Texas Hold 'Em
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great thread, but can we include a bit of info of what it does, not just the name?

i.e.:
IjmIrc: an IRC program. If you use IRC and love IRC, this is a great program to have.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd actually want to see this thread survive. It's always nice to see what other people think are "must have" programs to broaden the horizon!

1. Gmail. My e-mail is through Google, and setting up the BB to 'natively' handle my e-mail there actually removes functionality (archiving, labels). If you have a Gmail account, this is the ONLY way to handle your e-mail.
2. Viigo. Formerly NewsClip, free RSS/Atom reader. Great for news on-the-go.
3. Berry411. It can be hit or miss with some searches, but is great for finding local business phone numbers or addresses. Will show you a map (Yahoo, I believe) of the business if it can as well as driving directions.
4. IM client. Well, I'm in limbo right now. Ramble IM is free but isn't that great functionality wise -- I'm constantly getting disconnected. Sprint just launched AIM from RIM but I'm having quite a bit of trouble getting it running.

That's actually it as far as programs I use on the BB.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Opera Mini browser: You gotta upgrade your browser for, at the very least, a cache.

Google Maps: Satellite views, directions, traffic overlays
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I tried Opera Mini a couple months back. Couldn't get used to the clunky controls. Have they released a new version? I'm having trouble finding version history.
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Most have been listed already, but here's my must have list:

Empowered: reads and renders your HTML emails
VIIGO: Awesome RSS (and more) reader - almost my sole source for news
Weather Network Weather
BB Maps & Google Maps (although I use mostly Google now that they have added GPS support and it's mostly working nowadays)
Opera Mini
Berry411
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Most have been listed already, but here's my must have list:

Empowered: reads and renders your HTML emails
VIIGO: Awesome RSS (and more) reader - almost my sole source for news
Weather Network Weather
BB Maps & Google Maps (although I use mostly Google now that they have added GPS support and it's mostly working nowadays)
Opera Mini
Berry411
is there anyway to adjust preferences in Empowered? I liked it, but the font was bold and the background was pink?
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is there anyway to adjust preferences in Empowered? I liked it, but the font was bold and the background was pink?
Wondering the same thing. I like it but I was wondering if there was a way to change the way it looks.
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I am a BES admin so here are my top 5...little different than others.

1) Idokorro Mobile Admin - This is a superstar admin product! You can do Windows Administration from this tool on your BB. Life saver. More info go to Idokorro Mobile Admin

2) Viigo - I know others have stated this one but for someone on the go that likes to stay on top of the latest news for anything this is essential.

3) Google Maps - TeleNav - If you don't mind paying for a turn-by-turn GPS solution go with the TeleNav product...if your cheap and just want directions go with Google Maps.

4) Idokorro Mobile Desktop - This is a Remote Desktop session tool. I use this for connecting to my PC's in my environment to troubleshoot or doing functions on servers that I can't do with Mobile Admin (few and far between). Idokorro Mobile Desktop

5) Idokorro Citrix Client - This may be #1 on some of our Citrix people in our environment but we just started using this product. I saw it at WES this year and have a close relationship with Idokorro due to the other products (as if you couldn't tell!) so we were able to get a few licenses. This may change the world of users on a BB in the business world. Idokorro Mobile Citrix Client

Others that just missed the cut: Texas Holdem, Enterprise Messenger (Sametime IM client for a BB), Yahoo GO, Yahoo Msgr
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1. Click on Messages
2. Push in click wheel
3. select Empower Options


you can change font, font size, background color and a few more options

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Old 06-28-2007, 08:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For what it's worth:

1. Telenav
2. Google Maps
3. Accuweather push (not really an app)
4. Ka-Glom!
5. Infospace Find It!

Surely people can Google the apps to see what they do...
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Ok, just found this one:
BlackBerry Web Shortcuts (see the BB Review forum).
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1. BlackBerry SmartView
2. TeleNav
3. Yahoo Go!
4. Google Mobile App Package (search, maps, and news)
5. Berry 411
6. InfoSpace FindIt
7. Repligo
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Beyond411 has to be my number 1 application.
Yahoo Go! is something I'm still trying but find works well.
Viigo is a nice rss reader.
BBweather
Mobipocket reader works great for my medical books.
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I just installed and paid for a years worth of web messenger. It is a great platform for allowing you to instant message.
It really seems to work well.
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JiveTalk - Multi Client Instant Messenger Program
BeamBerry - Great Doc viewer esp. PDF's
Beyond411 - 411 program
Google Maps
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BB messenger
Jivetalk (worth every penny)
Smartview email veiwer
Kaglom
viigo
google maps
BBlight
Beyond 411
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Hi guys I would love some of these programmes but my BES admin seem not to be allowing over the air downloads can I install any of these programmes via my desktop????
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Hi guys I would love some of these programmes but my BES admin seem not to be allowing over the air downloads can I install any of these programmes via my desktop????
BB messenger
Jivetalk (worth every penny) yes
Smartview email veiwer Yes
Kaglom
viigo yes
google maps
BBlight yes
Beyond 411
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