Most of my Tuesday column, Get App-y, deals with apps that I can find on my iPod Touch. Although I talk and text on my Blackberry Pearl Flip phone that I get through U.S. Cellular, I have found that Blackberry’s App World is slow and confusing, and apps run slow on the phone once I get them.
Today, thanks to a roundup in PC Magazine of its 100 top free apps for various devices, I found a list of handy Blackberry apps here – http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366227,00.asp.
One of them, a browser called Bolt 2.1 looks particularly promising. And fast. And more like a real Web page than what I’ve been seeing previously. Bolt the Browser (and not the horse in the movie by that name) even loaded the graphic- and photo-heavy website operated by Ree Drummond — thepioneerwoman.com — quickly onto my phone. To see the huge photos, I had to scroll around on the tiny screen, so they’re not as beautiful as they are on her site, nor is her site set up to view on a mobile device, but loading thepioneerwoman.com worked faster and better than the regular Blackberry browser.
I’ll eventually take a look at several of the others recommended by PC Magazine for the Blackberry but if you want to see the list of its pick of the top 100 free apps 2010, no matter what your mobile device you’re using — iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc., here’s the link: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366292,00.asp.
~ Lillie-Beth (firstname.lastname@example.org)