In keeping up with remembering that many of the best things in life are free, especially with today’s economy, here’s the latest free software from the BlackBerry Sync Store that is FREE.
I know that the Docs To Go that are loaded on the BlackBerry 4.5 OS and above do have Word and PowerPoint compatible office apps, it does have a free upgrade available for Spreadsheet To Go, and a purchase version too with PDF to Go (I’d advise the free upgrade first should you upgrade and if picture texting stop working, delete the program before calling tech support and see if it resolves the issue. If no problems arise, you’re free to do the paid version). Well there is a program that is free, in fact the only free, spreadsheet app. The app is GridMagic CE v188.8.131.52 by Simprit Pte Ltd. I know it’s a constant question by professionals about the Excel programs, well look no further than GridMagic. There is a family of GridMagic and this version CE, stands for Community Edition. It has basic features free for personal and educational use.
I downloaded the app, and while I don’t keep any Excel documents on my BlackBerry, it does have sample Excel sample files of a loan calculator and one for contacts, and there are instructions for use of the app. You have a fifteen day period to register and purchase the GridMagic Standard or Professional, but for basic use the Community Edition works fine. But you do have the full Standard version for fifteen days. The CE version has basic viewing features and BlackBerry integration, the Standard version ($19.95) has basic viewing, basic editing, limited advanced features, downloadable workbook apps and templates, and up to 100Kb attachments, the Professional version ($49.95) has everything the Standard does but with any size attachment and fully advanced features.
Compatible BlackBerry handsets: 71xx series, 72xx series, 75xx series,, 75xx series, 81xx Pearl Series, 83xx Curve series, , 87xx series, 88xx Series
Compatible OS: 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6