The last time I reviewed Color ID, it was a few updates behind. And so much has happened since. I really like the Color ID, and it has become an integrated app of my BlackBerry. Not only has it updated, but there’s also a free version available as well, and we have a surprise.
Color ID is a fave app of mine, it’s a very important and integrated app on my BlackBerry. I use it for family, important friends and coworkers. Ever since the first day I tried it, I found it so useful in knowing who’s contacting me, being able to “triage” my emails, texts, and calls. Color ID is available in the BlackBerry Sync App Store for $5.99. This is a one time download price.
The description of the Color ID is as follows:
Know instantly who or where an email, sms or incoming call is from just from the colors of the flashing light on your Berry! Note: Your BlackBerry may require a battery pull after download.
Version 1.1.3 prevents the interruption of voice calls by disabling Color ID during a call. Upgrades from previous versions are free and encouraged.
Assign custom LED colors to specific contacts for incoming text messages, email and phone calls!
Assign any one or two colors to the BlackBerry LED indicator
Select from 9 colors and combination 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 installed the Color ID on my BlackBerry Tour 9630, and it installed effortlessly. I did the battery pull after installing and when it rebooted, I found the icon as the CID. Clicking on it brings up a very colorful introductory screen. After that it prompts you to add a contact. But here’s the even better and easier part of it. If you install Color ID, you can go to your contacts, choose one, click the options button, and you have a choice of: “Add to Color ID”. This makes it so much easier if you have email and phone numbers already in the contact info.
If the information is not in the contacts, then you can add manually through the app. Go to the Color ID icon, click the options button and choose “Add New”. You have the following options: Name; Email; Phone Numbers; Color 1; and Color 2. It’s so easy to choose your colors, you can add more than one email and phone number as well. Each color has an assortment to choose from: red; pink; orange; yellow; green; cyan; blue; purple; white; and off. The blinking colors can be of any combination you’d like.
You can add all your important contacts in here, and also those you’d like to avoid as well. So over all, the app is really an essential add to your contacts since you can change the ringtone, but not the led light for each one. This gives you not one, but two to add. I would like to see support with the messenger as well, or BlackBerry pins. That would really be a great addition to it, but as it stands, it’s very useful.
Customer service is great too, any issues are promptly answered and addressed. Over all, there’s nothing to find wrong or any fault. Now for the news about the free version. You can find the free version of the app on BlackBerry AppWorld. The free version of Color ID only allows customization of two contacts. This is a great way to decide what you think of the app, or if you only have a few important contacts you want to be alerted of. To add more contacts you must choose upgrade. You can read more about the free version of Color ID by Motek Americas, Inc here.
If you’re interested in the full version of Color ID, then look no further.
Now here’s the surprise. We were granted a special code for those who are lucky enough to download fast enough. The first thirty downloads will be free! Â Here’s the directions, click here and use the coupon code BBSYNC. The first 30 are free. Don’t forget to comment and leave a thank you to Motek Mobile.
If you don’t make it to the first thirty, you can always download a free version from the BlackBerry App World, or purchase the full version from the BlackBerry Sync Store.
Compatible with OS:Â 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 Non-Touch, 4.7 Touch Screen
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