The Best Productivity Apps for BlackBerry

Posted: November 13, 2012 in Growing your Business
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BlackBerry mobiles have earned a well-deserved reputation for being some of the most complete, versatile, and efficient productivity tools available on the market today. And this is the reason why they continue to be favorites of mobile professionals and business executives around the world. BlackBerry mobile phones essentially serve as the Swiss Army Knives of the modern workforce, offering users the ability to multitask from one device. As BlackBerry App World continues to grow, users enjoy easy access to thousands of applications that make their work easier and more efficient. Here are some top picks to increase business productivity on your smartphone.


Evernote is among the most used cross-platform note-taking apps and has already won a few accolades. Evernote lets you create a to-do list, save Twitter updates, take down virtual notes and upload files. The app can also be used for jotting down important details while in a meeting, automatically syncing them to other devices. You can also take photos of business cards and quickly save them to your account.

File Manager Pro

This app gives you the ability to send huge files through your mobile phone by zipping them first – you can also zip and unzip documents received via email.  File Manager Pro acts helps to organize your smartphone and includes a text editor that lets you view and edit text files. Developed by Terra Mobility, File Manager Pro boasts a straightforward navigation system that makes incredibly user-friendly.


For professionals who find themselves constantly besieged by unwanted text messages or phone calls, AlertMatrix is the answer. This app gives users the ability to prioritize certain senders based on their email addresses or phone numbers. You will only be alerted when you have important messages from a family member or client. The app also lets you assign different ringtones and alerts to different people, so that you know who exactly is calling. When used optimally, AlertMatrix can manage all you BlackBerry phone’s incoming calls and messages, filtering them out based on your criteria and creating a special priority inbox, free from time-wasters.

BigTinCan FaceCall

BigTinCan is a famous Australian ‘call back’ provider that allows you to make calls on their VoIP servers via your phone network. This makes for long distance calls at affordable prices. The BigTinCan FaceCall app lets you call or text users by simply clicking on their photos. The app also syncs with your Twitter account to provide your social network with real time information about the people you are messaging and calling.


Are you the type of person who is always on the go? Transform your BlackBerry smartphone into a full-fledged scanner by installing the ScanR app. This will let you convert books, notes, papers and business cards into PDF documents, faxes or text files. ScanR can also send scanned documents as faxes to colleagues, friends and co-workers.


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