BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week

Welcome to BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week!

Each week, we'll let you know all about our top 5 favourite BlackBerry 10 & Android apps, plus how to get them.

Have an app you'd like to suggest? Are you an app developer and would like to see your app here? Drop us a comment below and let us know what apps we should check out next!

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • Swift Key
  • Evil Apples
  • Kiosk Pro
  • FastTube
  • Id3iot

App Picks for Android:

1) Swift Key

Upgrade your phone’s keyboard to SwiftKey Keyboard for free - and get more done without fussing over typos. 

By: SwiftKey

Price: FREE  

In-App Purchases: Yes

Compatible with Android L: Yes

Current Rating: 4.5 Stars

BlackBerryCentral Rating: 4 Stars

Review: 

Yes I know, a third party keyboard app for a Blackberry device? Believe it or not alot of people do not like the Priv virtual keyboard as much as the Blackberry 10 virtual keyboard. For those people there is SwiftKey. You can link up your google account to the keyboard that way if you switch to another phone, all the words in your personal dictionary go with you. This way the phone does not have to start from scratch trying to learn the way you type all over again. Trust me though, I still love the Priv keyboard!

Features:

  • Kills your typos 
  • Type faster with A.I.-powered predictions
  • Simply swipe-to-type with SwiftKey Flow
  • Autocorrect that actually works
  • Always learning your slang, nicknames and phrases
  • 80+ colors, designs and themes
  • Emoji keyboard - learns and predicts your favorite emoticons
  • Bilingual autocorrect across 100+ languages
  • Teach the autocorrect your quirks from your online accounts

Download SwiftKey from Google Play Store

 

2) Evil Apples

Evil Apples is a filthy & hilarious card & party game for adults looking for dirty humor and fun times!

By: Evil Studios Limited

Price: FREE  

In-App Purchases: Yes

Compatible with Android L: Yes

Current Rating: 4.2 Stars

BlackBerryCentral Rating: 4.5 Stars

Review: 

If you like the game Card Against Humanity, then this is the game for you. I play it with friends and family (NOT PARENTS). It is a really inappropriate game but so much fun. It is compatible with other platforms so Android users can play with IOS users.

Warning: This game is 18+!!!

Features:

  • 2,300+ White Cards and 500+ Red Cards! Never gets boring!
  • Play with folks nearby using GPS.
  • Join Friends ANYWHERE using SMS, Twitter, or Facebook.
  • Join Random Blitz Mode games to go fast with strangers.
  • Stay cool with in-game chat to blow your mind!
  • Discard cards you don't like.
  • Write Wildcards with fully-custom text.

Download Evil Apples from Google Play Store

 

3) Kiosk Pro

Kiosk Pro is a customized application launcher that will enable you or your organization to exhibit applications to the end user without compromising device security.

By: Toysoft Inc

Price: FREE  

In-App Purchases: Yes

Compatible with Android L: Yes

Current Rating: 5.0 Stars

BlackBerryCentral Rating: 5 Stars

Review: 

This app is new and was only released a couple of days ago but a very useful one! Ever give your phone to your kids and only want them to be able to open a certain few applications? This app helps with that. It stops users from accessing the phones content without the owners consent. I can think of a few situations where this can come handy...

Features:

  • Complete secured Kiosk 
  • Limit the applications the user can run on the device
  • Up to three HomeScreens for you to add applications
  • Configurable icon size, text size and color on the HomeScreen
  • Set wallpaper for the HomeScreen
  • Passcode protected. Only you can change the settings in the application
  • User can not access the Notification Toolbar
  • User can not access the Recent launched application list
  • User can not access the Google search toolbar
  • User can not share data with other applications. Can only share if the user have access to the application
  • Disable Wifi and Bluetooth
  • Start and Stop Kiosk

Download Kiosk Pro from Google Play Store

App Picks for BB10:

4) FastTube

YouTube lovers! The greatest YouTube experience on BlackBerry 10 has gone better with added feature of caching videos!

By: Sinew Software Systems

Price: Free

In-App Purchases: No

Compatible with Android L: No

Current Rating: 4 Stars

BlackBerryCentral Rating: 4 Stars

Review:
Yes I know, you are annoyed with how BlackBerry 10 does not have a YouTube app. So is 95% of other users. But there are alternatives and this is one of them. It is my go to app for watching YouTube on my Passport. It is nicely integrated for BlackBerry 10 and allows you to download videos too!
 
Features:
  • No more buffering, just preload your videos and enjoy later.
  • Most handy playlist, when you are traveling.
  • Play videos in HD and High Quality.
  • Plays VEVO music videos.
  • Continuous playback of playlist in Background.
  • Option to play in low resolution for slow internet connection.
  • Option for Country-wise browsing.
  • Full Account support.
  • Manage your playlist, subscriptions, favorites and uploaded videos.
  • Shows comments, description and related videos.

Download FastTube from BlackBerry World

 

5) Id3iot

ID3IOT helps you clean up your broken audio tags, making your music library less of a mess

By: Scott B. Birksted

Price: Free

In-App Purchases: Yes

Compatible with Android L: No

Current Rating: 3.5 Stars

BlackberryCentral Rating: 5 Stars

Review:

The most annoying thing with adding music to my BlackBerry 10 device using the stock Music Player is the way the songs are organized. MY files could be named a million different ways and so ill have 7 of the same artists, some songs don't have artists, some don't even have song titles! I use different sources to download my music and alot of them have been put on my SD card for my phone. This is the app to organize all songs. I give it a 5 star because of how excited I was when I found out about the app! Now my playists are organized and it is so easy to find songs. 

Features: 

  • You can use the main application view to find tags with missing Artist and Album info, get to the root of the problem.
  • You can also search your entire music library for specific songs you know are a problem.
  • For now the Cover Art feature let's you select an image you have saved on your BlackBerry OR opens the browser so you can go about the process of finding and saving an image yourself. Implementing an integrated Cover Art matching feature going forward, but it's a significant amount of work

Download Id3iot from BlackBerry World

 

Have an app you'd like to suggest? Are you an app developer and would like to see your app here? Drop us a comment below and let us know what apps we should check out next!