In our country Nigeria, I believe a lot of peeps are still sticking and holding on to their legacy blackberries (by legacy, I mean blackberries running from OS 5 to 7.1). The reasons for this are not far fetched. Networks down here offer very cheap data plans for blackberry users compared to their Android counterparts, so if you must stay connected at the lowest budget, then owning a legacy BlackBerry will ideal for you.
In public forums, Android trolls have begged networks to introduce cheaper data plans they can use. They even went ahead to make an online petition, hoping the networks will hear their cries and reduce data rates. Airtel responded, and came up recently, with a fairly cheap plan for android users but we still want something similar or close to what the Blackberry folks are enjoying.
Back to my story, BlackBerry OS as it is, has been perceived to be marred by a lack of apps. But then among the few available, there are still some very cool apps you can try. I’ve compiled a few of them with their OTA(Over-the-Air) download links:
Capture Nux: This is a cool app for taking screenshots. The remarkable feature of this app is that you can also edit your screenshots immediately after grabbing. It has neither watermarkings nor ads. Click here to grab it.
Super Memo: This app adds steroids to your default Blackberry Memopad app, and makes it possible to backup/restore your notes as a text file on your SD card. Grab Super Memo here
Instagram fix: This is a web service that replicates Instagram for Blackberry users. Get it here
Memboo: This app helps you clear up your phone’s RAM. Whenever your phone freezes up too much or you get the rolling clock too frequently, open it up and free some memory space. You can also use it to clear event logs. download Memboo here.
Force close: With this app you can force close (totally shut down) apps like BBM. This app hides all notifications till whenever you open the app. Click here to get it.
Menu plus: With this, you can add options like Torch, Battery status, Screen capture etc. to your menu options. The app is lightweight and does more than its size. You’ll have Check for Menu Plus on Blackberry World from your phone.
Multi clipboard: This is a simple efficient clipboard app that stores whatever you copy. And you still have access to them whenever you want. Download it here
Nux torrent: Who says blackberry can’t handle torrents? 🙂 I tried this app on a Curve 9320 running OS7.1, I was able to download a torrent file just once. Subsequent trials returned errors. You can still check it out and share your experience with it. Click here
YReader: This is by far the best epub reader out there for Blackberry and its totally free, Search for, and download it from Blackberry world on your phone.
Gmail app: This app helps you acess multiple Gmail accounts. The app has been discontinued, but there’s an available link to grab it. Click here
Logic Mail: This is another cool email app for adding extra email accounts though it doesn’t work with BIS . Check out their official site. Sadly this app isn’t available for OS 7 and 7.1
If you have another nice share, do let us know.