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Best Applications for the BB Bold

written by: Kristina Dems•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 7/31/2010

BlackBerry Bold apps make the device even more fun to use. Here are some of the must-have options for your phone.

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    The BlackBerry Bold is one of the most complete and powerful BlackBerry models to come out in recent years. The availability of BlackBerry Bold apps allows you to get even more from this stylish and functional handset. Here are the five best BlackBerry Bold apps that can be downloaded from the Internet.

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    Google Maps

    Google Maps Mobile This free application is a great help for those who are not exactly the best at remembering directions. With this application, it is now easier to get to business locations, remember coffee shops and stores, and determine where the traffic is. The Google Maps app features real-time traffic updates that help motorists plan their route during rush hour. It also gives detailed directions by displaying the route towards a particular place on the map, along with step-by-step directions. The app also comes with movable maps that let users zoom in or out, and move in different directions so they can better orient themselves visually.

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    To-Do Matrix

    ToDoMatrix To-Do Matrix Professional comes in a free trial version that lasts for 14 days. With this application, users can easily manage projects and people wherever they are. It can track email and tasks delegated to various individuals. It also allows users to make new tasks without having to type by injecting inputs from e-mails, calendar, browser, and phone calls. The app likewise allows users to find tasks, or edit their database using a browser.

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    Ascendo Data Vault

    Ascendo Data Vault Ascendo Data Vault stores various bits of confidential information including credit card numbers, passwords, usernames, and ATM pins on the BlackBerry Bold using the powerful encryption program AES. It features the most advanced security options and numerous customization settings. Users can display items in a Tree view organized by type and category, define categories like business, personal, and define the number of types like bank accounts, vehicle information, credit cards, and log-in passwords, etc. This free application can also generate secure and strong passwords with options for uppercase, lowercase, spaces, length and punctuation marks.

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    Blackberry Alerts

    Blackberry Alerts For those who need to be reminded of missed calls and text messages that need to be replied to, BlackBerry Alerts is the most appropriate application. This free application informs users of any missed calls and text messages that have yet to be replied to. Users can set either an LED or sound repeater to remind themselves of a missed message. It has different features like schedule that can be adjusted according to weekdays or weekends, and a silent mode option for color LED notification. Likewise there are alert priorities that can be defined by the users like SMS, call, voicemail, email, or pin. Users can also create different ringtones for every alert.

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    WeatherEye The WeatherEye application for the BlackBerry Bold gives users information on the weather. The powerful app allows users to select from any city. The app can give hourly forecasts as well as long-term forecasts. It can also provide warning updates and display radar maps. Users also can search cities via the GPS.

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