When I saw the ColorID in the store, I knew it looked very interesting. The app allows you the ability to customize your contacts by giving colors to the calls, emails, and texts of your chosen contacts. You choose the colors and the contacts. So even if the phone is on silent, you can tell if you’re being called, txted, or emailed by your most important contacts.
- Assign LED colors for SMS messages, Email and Incoming Calls
- Assign any one or two colors to the BlackBerry LED indicator
- Select from 9 colors and combinations of them: Orange, Pink, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, Red, White or none
- Multiple phone numbers and email address ability for one color combination
- Syncs with BlackBerry address book for easy additions!
- Easy-to-use interface with preview functionality
- Share with a friend feature
- Setup wizard for first-time users
I downloaded and installed the app to my BlackBerry Tour 9630. It installed quickly, and after installation I did the battery pull. After installing, I looked for the icon which turned into a blue symbol which is made of a CID. The Banner comes out with Color ID See Who’s Contacting You. You use the option button and you get Send to a friend, Send us feedback, Edit, Add New, Delete, Disable, Enable All, Disable All, and Exit.
Choosing Add New gives you a black screen that progresses to grey at the bottom. You’re give a blank spot for the Name of your contact, Email (Add for more than one email), Phone numbers (Add for more in case you have mobile, lan, work, etc), Color 1 and Color 2. Then you get Preview, Save, and Cancel. After you do that the contacts are displayed as the name and the little bar that alternates the color of the ID’s chosen.
Some of us work in careers where we either need the phone on silent, or we dwell on not using vibrate a lot since we treasure our battery life. So for the color id of the contacts, it’s nifty. Great when you’re in a movie, meeting, etc. It’s very easy to use, colorful, and foolproof. There is no help part, possibly because it’s so easy. But there is a link for feedback and to send to your friends. I don’t see this as a business application unless you use it for your family and close friends. I see this more as a fun way to be notified of messages and calls, but it would be really great if messenger were supported too, that would be a nice addition. There is a free trial available and I recommend you try it. I had fun with it, found it very helpful as there are times I need to silence my phone. Customer service is quite responsive in a timely manner as well, so that’s a nice bonus. As far as the app goes, it does do exactly what is stated: it’s color ID for calls, txts, and emails by your contacts as you decide.
Compatible with OS: 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
Compatible with BlackBerry handsets: 81xx Pearl Series, 8220 (Pearl Flip), 83xx Curve series, 85xx Curve series, 88xx World series, 8900 (Curve), 9000 (Bold), 9020 (Onyx), 9630 (Tour), and the Storm