News Republic (Free)
News Republic is a news aggregator app similar to the popular Pulse app for iOS and Android. Users create a custom home screen complete with news feeds they want to follow ranging from World news to Sports to specific news items.
The app also lets you share stories via Facebook, Twitter, text message or email. If a particular story knocks your socks off, you can write about how it affected your mood and share it via Facebook.
Convert your BlackBerry into a pocket accountant with this detailed financial tracker that will help you manage your budget (and avoid destitution). It’s not wildly exciting, but MyAccountant is very useful for expense tracking. It’s nicely laid out with a gentle learning curve, and the ability to export reports and data is very handy. Staying on top of your money is vital and this is the app to do it with on BB10.
N.O.V.A. 3 ($6.99)
Navita Translator (Free)
With support for 60 languages and counting, Navita Translator is a very handy app. You type in the text you want to translate, or you can grab it from an email, a website, or a text message. Select your language and tap the Translate button to get a text translation. You can also tap the loudspeaker icon to have your translation read aloud, which is especially handy when you’re not confident about the pronunciation. The interface is really basic, but it’s easy to use and it’s fairly accurate.
ESPN ScoreCenter (Free)
Community spirit is at the heart of this navigation app. There are more than 40 million users updating it with the latest traffic information and the location of the best prices for gas. It also has voice-guided navigation and automatic re-routing based on real-time road conditions. It’s a good alternative to traditional navigation and map solutions, but if there’s a lack of users in your area then its usefulness is definitely diminished.
Angry Birds Star Wars (Free)
WhatsApp (Free for First Year)
With an 8-megapixel camera in the Z10 and Q10, you’ll be snapping some great shots. PicShop is a photo editing app that gives you a wealth of tools and post-processing effects to apply to your photos. Beyond standard options like red-eye removal and contrast controls, you’ll also find an easy way to remove blemishes and mess around with depth of field. On the fun side, there are also speech bubbles and other stickers that let you add text and joke moustaches to your pictures. The built in social sharing for Facebook and Twitter rounds off a solid photo editing app for BB10.