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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 4. Managing Time and Resources

In This Chapter

  • Finding apps for managing files and e-mail

  • Using the BlackBerry to keep your finances in order

The BlackBerry smartphone traditionally has been a tool that increases productivity by allowing quick access to all the items you need to organize your life— and we're talking about more than your address book and calendar. Time to put the games down, turn off the music, and get back to business.

Tip

Some productivity apps are fully integrated with native BlackBerry apps, seamlessly improving performance and increasing options. Others are apps that you select an icon to use.

If you need to do something, believe us, there is an app to help you do it. In this chapter, we tell you about a few of our favorite time-saving productivity apps.

Finding the Apps

You have two main options for getting productivity apps on your BlackBerry smartphone. One way is to use BlackBerry Browser and surf the Web like you would visit any other Web site. The second is to download the app to your BlackBerry smartphone. If you want to download apps, you have these two choices:

  • Use BlackBerry App World, an application that helps you find, acquire, and manage other applications for your BlackBerry smartphone. (Book VI, Chapter 1 tells you how to get and use BlackBerry App World.)

  • Use BlackBerry Browser to download directly from a link on a Web site.

Tip

We recommend that you use BlackBerry App World for downloading apps whenever possible. BlackBerry App World decides whether ...

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