Comparing a BlackBerry to an ordinary cell phone is like comparing a bicycle to a car, and after stepping up to this multifunctional technologically advanced tool, taking a step back would be nearly impossible. The capabilities are nothing short of amazing, and the number of free apps is mind boggling. However, not all complimentary applications are worth downloading. Try the following cool free apps, and turn your BlackBerry into a fun and useful resource for games, utilities, information and more.
Free Utility Apps for the BlackBerry- The Light
This BlackBerry application is a must-have for anyone that might need an ultra-bright flashlight at a moments notice. It makes use of the camera light, and surprisingly, it is far brighter than many handheld flashlights available in stores. It is actually blinding. I was seeing spots after just glancing at the backside of my BlackBerry. On the downside, it drains the battery rather quickly, but this cool app is still worth downloading. It is a fun, uber cool and very helpful tool. Consider attaching it to the convenience key on your BlackBerry. This way the light is very easy to locate within a split second when needed.
Free Cool Utility Apps – Color ID
The flashing red light that indicates calls, texts, emails and messages is boring. After all, it is just a notification light. Add a little color and techno bling with Color ID. This is a very cool free BlackBerry app that changes the ordinary red light to a number of flashing colors and/or color combinations as calls come in. It can be customized to flash more than one pre-selected color, or color name combinations can be chosen. On the downside, only two contacts can be colorized for free. A BlackBerry user must upgrade for a fee to use it for more than two contacts. Although this is one of the free apps with limitations, it is still useful, fun and very, very cool.
Free Game Apps for the BlackBerry – Snakes and Solitaire
When looking for free game apps for a BlackBerry, you will soon discover that truly high-quality games are not easy to find. These two free apps are entertaining and worthwhile, especially when considering the price.
The free version of Snakes for the BlackBerry is a little different from the most popular version found online. When played online, the snake uses a ball to wind and avoid curling up on itself as it consumes mice, but in the BlackBerry app, the snake consumes the ball. Each time its head comes in contact with the target, it grows one link. This free game app is addicting, and although the graphics are not all that impressive, it is fun once you get the hang of the trackball and the turns the snake must make to avoid hitting the walls of the enclosure.
Solitaire is a classic favorite, and when looking for cool free game apps for a BlackBerry, the Odesys version is a great choice. The card graphics cannot be changed like many free online versions, but it works exceptionally well considering the small size of the cards. The game automatically places cards on the top row as they are revealed, and this makes it easier, especially since they are just large enough to read. I won the very first game of Solitaire I played, and unlike many free game apps I did not like, I decided to keep this one.
Free Cool Utility Apps – BeBuzz
If the two contacts allowed for free with Color ID are not enough, download one of the other really cool phone call indicator apps for the BlackBerry. BeBuzz offers more colors, more combinations and more overall options. You can add three instead of just two contacts. When used with Color ID, five contacts can be colorized for free on a BlackBerry. Better still, BeBuzz enables BlackBerry users to set a colored call indicator light for missed calls and incoming calls as well.
Do you know of any other cool free BlackBerry apps? Leave a message below, and share your favorite apps with the world. Some things in life really are free!