As BlackBerry has launched a few new devices and a brand new operating system, the BlackBerry OS 10, many users have come to realize there are significantly fewer applications available in the BlackBerry World market than what are available for Apple iOS 6 and the various Android OS devices. Long known for its business-oriented devices, BlackBerry is at it again with the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and Q10 tablet. While there are just over 100,000 apps available for the OS 10, most of these are very well-designed, and are not applications that will freeze and give you difficulties. If you’re interested in the new Z10 smartphone or Q10 tablet, here are some of the best BlackBerry OS 10 business applications available.
Have you ever come back from a conference where you met some great contacts, but couldn’t remember why you were connecting with certain people at the event? The Business Cards app is a digital business card locker, allowing you to scan business cards onto your phone, and saves you from the panic that occurs when you realize you’ve lost or thrown away valuable contact information. Not only does Business Cards for BlackBerry 10 allow you to scan business cards into digital files, but it also allows you to take notes on each card, saving you from ever second-guessing who someone is and what your relationship can be.
Print My Files
This nifty application allows users to print any files directly from their BlackBerry 10 device, in the same manner you would do so from the office. With the ability to connect to your Wi-Fi, Print My Files allows users to select individual or multiple files to print. With the push of the “print” button, your files will soon be waiting for you on your printer. This is great for the business person who is constant on the go who needs to print from time to time. No longer will you need to use the hotel’s conference room to print your documents. Just acquire the internet passcode, and you’re in business.
One of my personal favorites, SayIt is what Apple can only hope Siri will eventually become. The SayIt application for the BlackBerry 10 OS is a dictionary, encyclopedia, organizer and executive assistant rolled into one very highly-functioning application. Providing users all of these tools in 25 different languages, SayIt is part of the Built for BlackBerry program, and trumps any other voice command application of its kind I have encountered to date.
Find Near Me
A must-have app for the frequent traveler or host, Find Near Me, created by XLabz Technologies, is an app that helps you locate almost anything you could think of. If you’re hosting clients and don’t know of the best spot for sushi nearby, just go to the Find Near Me application and enter your location and you’ll find all of the restaurants that meet your search criteria. But Find Near Me isn’t a spin-off of the popular UrbanSpoon app, as it goes above and beyond restaurant needs, and can even be used to locate Wi-Fi hotspots near your location.
Vault Password Manager
We all have passwords and codes for our numerous software and online applications, and nothing is more frustrating than when you’re trying to access a company document but cannot remember your password to save your life. Sure, we can jot them down on paper and keep them on hand, but you run the risk of the wrong person gaining access to your accounts. Vault Password Manager is an encrypted digital notepad where you can store your passwords until you need them. Better yet, this useful app requires a master pass lock pattern which you design, making it more difficult for someone to access your passwords, even if your device is lost or stolen.
Bradley Derringer is a blogger for TechBreach.