10 Really Cool Free Blackberry Applications

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Blackberry smartphones have a wealth of free applications available for them which can let you get more out of your device. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best free Blackberry applications you can download to your device to have more fun with it, and be more productive at the same time!

Without wasting any time, let’s start it off! Here are 10 really cool free Blackberry applications.

1. Pandora Mobile

Pandora, reviewed in the past by MakeUseOf, has a great free Blackberry application which allows you to do almost everything you can do on the desktop version except right on your phone. You can create new stations, listen to already created ones, rate songs and more. Download it from your Blackberry’s browser here: http://www.pandora.com.

2. Neosistec CarFinder

Can’t remember where you parked your car in that large parking lot? When you leave your car, open CarFinder’s simple menu and mark your location through your Blackberry’s GPS. When you need to find your car (or another specific point) again, pull up CarFinder and it will guide you back via a compass or the Blackberry Maps application. You can also send your marked location to a friend. Download it from your Blackberry’s browser here: http://www.neosistec.com/carfinder.

3. Qik Mobile

As I’ve reviewed before on MakeUseOf, Qik, which allows you to stream live video from your phone to the internet for free, has a great mobile application for Blackberry. With it, you can stream video online from your device for anyone to see, or limit access with a password. But as the service implies, your Blackberry must be a model with a camera for Qik to work. You can download Qik by going to their website on your Blackberry’s browser here: http://qik.com/m/dl/brands.

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4. Google Maps

Just like the popular online maps site, Google Maps offers a great Blackberry application which allows for most of the same features on their site, except again, its running on your phone. You can get directions, get maps in satellite view and watch traffic and see your location (which can work even if your Blackberry doesn’t have GPS, but works better if it does). View a real-time online demo of Google Maps Mobile here or download it from your Blackberry’s browser here: http://m.google.com/maps.

5. Palringo

If you like instant messaging, you’ll love Palringo. It is a mobile instant messaging client which supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk and more, all in one piece of software. You can also chat with other users of Palringo (on a desktop, Android, iPhone/iPod Touch, Windows Mobile or Symbian phone) via text chat, voice or pictures. Palringo’s voice capabilities make it a great almost push-to-talk (PTT) software and a great piece of software to talk to your friends online or on their mobile phones due to its wide compability. Download Palringo from your Blackberry’s browser here: http://www.palringo.mobi.

6. Boopsie

Through way of different “channels”, Boopsie lets you intelligently search for content or articles on sites like IMDB, Wikipedia, Amazon and more. When you use the application, you can pull up your favorite channel and then search for content on it and live results will appear on your screen for the content you selected. You can view an online demo at their website, or you can download Boopsie from your Blackberry’s browser by going here: http://www.boopsie.com.

7. Viigo

Viigo is a feature-rich application which lets you view news & RSS feeds, audio clips & podcasts, stocks & money data, weather and more. From the one application, you can do a lot of things and browse many blog RSS feeds, see sports scores, view local weather, and even read books. Viigo also bills their software as “the one app you’ll never want to be without” because of its wide range of features it makes available to you. You can download Viigo from your Blackberry browser here: http://www.getviigo.com.

8. Blackberry Appworld

Made directly by Blackberry, Appworld allows you to browse through a wide variety of many other Blackberry apps and download and install them on the spot from the application. Many different developers contribute their applications to the library that’s available for download. The limitation to this application is that you must have a free PayPal account in order to get through checkout of some apps. You can download Appworld from your Blackberry’s browser here: http://www.blackberry.com/appworld

9. Facebook For Blackberry

We all know what Facebook is- the online utility which lets you share pictures, messages and online applications with friends.  Well, now they have a handy Blackberry application which lets you do almost anything you can do on their desktop site, on your Blackberry. A really neat feature of this app is their recent update which allows you to automatically link Facebook profile pictures of your friends with their contact entry in your Blackberry’s address book. You can download Facebook for Blackberry on your Blackberry’s browser here: http://www.facebook.com/blackberry.

10. Twitterberry

If you use Twitter and have a Blackberry, then Twitterberry is for you. With it, you can send out Twitter updates quickly and easily as well as see your friends timeline, view replies to your Tweets and direct message your friends. Download Twitterberry here: http://orangatame.com/ota/twitterberry/.

Almost all of these applications require an unlimited data plan from your Blackberry data/phone provider due to the amount of bandwidth they consume while in use. You may also read other MakeUseOf posts on Blackberry here.

Do you have a favorite Blackberry App? Let us know in the comments, or share your experience with any of the ones posted here! MakeUseOf also has a mobile site where you can view this article and more at http://m.makeuseof.com.

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Lawk Salih

How about TinyTwitter? TwitterBerry 0.8 freezes on 8830 from Verizon.



Twitterberry has definitely came in handy. Thanks



I used to use TwitterBerry until I discovered UberTwitter.


I used to use TwitterBerry too, until discovered UberTwitter. It it’s kinda like TwitterBerry, only much better. And it works.


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My favourite app on my blackberry, at the moment, is Yahoo Go! It works great on the Perl and lets you add widgets to do even more


Jeremy Jacobs

The Qik video application does not work on the Blackberry storm. Only if you have OS .75 and not the latest update for the storm, so don’t waste your time trying to get it to work. It just makes the video blurry, but the sound is great.

Jeremy Jacobs

http://www.qik.com/dl/298 is now working for the blackberry storm latest beta release they have that works.


Jeremy Jacobs

The version that will work on the blackberry storm verizon unit is qik.com/dl/298 so check it out, my video is working again and I can once again use this app after my software upgrade for the phone.



Very interesting comments about those compatibility issues with Qik and Twitterberry on some BB OS’s. Thanks for making note of that and for all of the other feedback!



I use ping.fm to update twitter and about 20other social media sites. Works great on the pearl.


Victor Julian

OFF TOPIC: I’m already subscribed, but I wish there was an “Email to Friend” link on the articles so I could send them to my victims (ahem!) … I mean friends 8-)



feeedback taken!


Tandil Ajedrez

nice programs



Outstanding. Clear writing…strong delivery. Ive already downloaded three of the applications. Thanks!!!



I actually installed google map,boopsie, palringo. But it’s not opening, plz help.


Karl K

A great over-all article on apps for the Blackberry smart ‘phone, but when you check out the Neosistic “CarFinder” app, their web page clearly states: “CarFinder is not available for your Blackberry Smart Phone”.

Do you have, or can you find a similar but WORKING app?


Can I ask what kind of Blackberry you have? That’s a bit odd of their site!


Karl K

I don’t have a Blackberry at all (yet), and I wasn’t trying to download their program, Grant. When I clicked on the link given in the article, this is what I saw at the bottom of their page:
“Sorry, Carfinder is currently not available for your BlackBerry smartphone and OS.”

There were no options to download anything or even to specify which model of Blackberry I was using (or planned to use). Click on the link in the article from your home computer and see what YOU get…


That would be because, as I mentioned before the link, that is a mobile website and you should visit it from your Blackberry (because it uses automatic browser detection and won’t let you get it otherwise).

There is a direct download available (bb.neosistec.com/carfinder) here for the .JAD BB app file itself, but otherwise that is the only page that has a real feature list for the application that the company publishes.


I have a BlackBerry Curve 8330 and I got the same message when I went to the website from my phone.



I work for solarpathusa.com . Does anyone know an app that can track solar insolation?



When is qik going to have an app compatible with verizon’s blackberry tour?!



I like the POYNT app and use it very frequently… Looking for a business number or address POYNT will search for it and map it too, residential phone number or maybe a theater or move and what time does it show… POYNT will do it all and best of all its FREE!



ubertwitter is the best!!!



Nice list just that Twitterberry sucks! Ubertwitter is way betterr

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