App attack! The best BlackBerry business apps
Everything you need from app-land to get the job done efficiently.
We asked Rory O'Neill, senior director of business
marketing at RIM, to give us his pick of the best business apps on
Salesforce Mobile Lite
Users of the Salesforce.com CRM database can now access key
information and features on their BlackBerry smartphone. The
easy-to-use application allows you to view leads, contacts,
accounts, opportunities, cases and solutions while being able to
edit tasks and events in Salesforce. It even allows you to
view and interact with pre-defined and customised Oracle financial,
HR, supply chain and CRM analytics and business intelligence
Salesforce Mobile Lite is available to download from your
BlackBerry smartphone for free if you are a salesforce.com customer
with Professional, Enterprise or an Unlimited Edition
BlackBerry Messenger provides you with the familiar
look-and-feel of desktop instant messaging programmes, right on
your BlackBerry smartphone. Use BlackBerry Messenger to chat with
other BlackBerry smartphone users in an easy-to-use instant
messaging format. It is designed to support group-chat and provide
you with the availability status of your colleagues, wherever they
are in the world.
BlackBerry Messenger is available as a built-in feature on
Java-based BlackBerry smartphones for free.
VNC+ allows you to easily access and control your desktop
computer remotely from your BlackBerry smartphone. It's
extremely useful for those occasions when you need to run or shut
down an application or check data stored on your PC when you're out
of the office.
VNC+ is available to download from your BlackBerry
smartphone for £14.15.
AlertMatrix is designed for workers who find themselves besieged
every day by unwanted phone calls or text messages. The AlertMatrix
gives you the ability to give priority to certain senders based on
their telephone numbers or e-mail addresses. This way, your device
will only alert you when you have an important message from a
client or a family member and will remain dormant for unknown or
unwanted messages. Additionally, the app lets you select different
noises and ringtones for different people to let you know exactly
who is calling.
AlertMatrix is available to download from your BlackBerry
smartphone for £21.19.
PocketDay Professional is a useful 'today screen'
for your BlackBerry smartphone. It integrates all your critical
functions into a single unified screen and adds other content such
as weather, stocks, news, google search, world clocks and more.
PocketDay also includes productivity enhancements such as speed
keys (such as one click email and text.), hotkeys to launch your
favourite applications, backlight on message receive, and so much
PocketDay Professional is available to download from your
BlackBerry smartphone for £21.19.
Gwabbit allows you to
easily capture contact details from emails by automatically
scanning incoming emails and instantly transforms contact details
into your address book. If contact information is found in an
email signature, the application asks if you want to save it. It
also searches your local address book to see if an address entry
exists for that sender, and if so, asks you whether you want the
information merged into the existing contact or a new contact be
Gwabbit is available to download from your BlackBerry
smartphone for £7.09.
Laterdude allows you to remind yourself to call
someone based on your call log or messages. The application
enables you to select an entry and then ask to 'Remind me later'
which brings up a selection for you to choose when you want to be
notified again about calling that person back.
Laterdude is available to download from your BlackBerry
smartphone for free.
All apps in this article can be downloaded from BlackBerry App
World. To download BlackBerry App World direct from your BlackBerry
smartphone visit www.blackberry.com/appworld.
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