5 BlackBerry Apps Worth Looking At

BlackBerry Apps
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As the world of mobile apps gets bigger and bigger, the chances of finding the absolute best ones gets smaller. With an oversaturated mobile app market comes an infinite number of options to cater to your tastes, preferences, and needs.  Whether for professional or personal use, there’s apps to do almost anything imaginable with just a few touches of your fingertips. There’s really no telling what the limits for what apps will be able to do in the future, but for now, it’s best to enjoy the ones that are available until that happens.

With that being said, here’s five apps worthy of taking up space on your BlackBerry device. Some are simple and some are not, but all are useful and handy enough to make your life just a bit a more fun or easier.


The free Songza music app supports bb10 OS users and doesn’t have a limit on the amount of music you listen to. And just because it’s free without limits doesn’t mean audio advertisements and pop-up windows interrupt your listening and on-screen experience, either.

Songza’s “Music Concierge” finds the right music for the right moment, whether you’re working out at the gym, cooking dinner for the family, or hosting a party at your home. This service allows you to browse a curated playlist library according to activity, genre, decade, and even mood.

With the ability to browse through and stream thousands of original playlists handmade by music experts, you’ll not only be jamming out but will also save time doing so. This is the perfect app for any music lover.

Angry Birds Star Wars

If you aren’t aware of the infamous Angry Birds, you’ve probably been locked in a tomb without technology for the past four years. Seriously, this game has taken the mobile gaming industry by storm since its original release in December 2009, and has grown in popularity ever since.

When you merge the most popular game on the mobile market with one of the biggest box office hits of all time, you get Angry Birds Star Wars. Complete with more than 100 levels in iconic locations like Tatooine and the Pig Star, gamers dodge imperial pigs, laser turrets, Tusken Raider Pigs, and the dark side of the Force.

With secret levels to unlock, hidden goodies, and continuous updates, there isn’t time to play any other game available on the market. Just remember that using your light sabers, blasters, and Jedi powers are key to getting through this game successfully. With that said, may the force be with you.

BlackBerry Maps

There’s literally an endless amount of mapping apps available in BlackBerry World, so why not save yourself some time by narrowing it down and sticking to the one associated with the device you’re carrying. Average GPS navigation systems will run you anywhere from $100 to $1000, but this app does the same (and ever better) for free.

This app will keep you moving (in the right direction), providing local search, 2D maps, and powerful 3D voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. Like other GPS navigators, you can save your favorite places, accessing and sharing them from other apps like BBM and SMS.

Additional features include “Geolinks,” which allows instant navigation to any text address in any app, and “My Places,” which allows personalized location and navigation experience from anywhere on the platform. No matter where you travel or how far you go, download this app to avoid getting lost and wasting time trying to find your way.

The Guardian

If being informed of the latest news, sports, and entertainment is a priority, then look no further than The Guardian app for BlackBerry. Whether it’s reading the newspaper, watching videos, or listening to podcasts, this app allows users to easily navigate by section, topic, and contributor.

Just like the online edition of one of the world’s most trustworthy newspapers, this app is free. A cool feature, if you happen to go offline, is that the app stores content in the cache so you’ll be able to read a certain amount of stories while offline. In the settings menu, you can choose whether to include images and galleries.

No matter where you’re at or going, a reliable news outlet will always be at your fingertips with this app, feeding you important information while broadcasting the world’s most recent events.


This app, which received an award for being the best business and productivity app, is an easy yet powerful task management tool designed to help you organise your inbox and increase productivity. Perfect for business professionals, this app features a multitude of helpful functions including organising tasks by criteria, delegating tasks, and syncing capabilities between desktop computers and all of your mobile devices.

Want to work offline? No problem. You don’t have to stay connected to the Internet to get access to your tasks or what lies ahead in the next few days. If tasking is your thing and you do a lot of it, then this is no doubt the app for you.

Each of the above-mentioned apps has a purpose, whether it’s for entertainment, convenience, or business. When looking for and downloading apps to your mobile devices, keep their function and use in mind. That way, not only are you saving time weeding out the unnecessary apps, but also saving space on your device. On that note, what are some other apps that you’ve downloaded that are worth checking out?

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