There’s a few apps out there that seem to compliment the BlackBerry OS, as though they are the missing piece of the puzzle, the “mini Me” that complete the OS making it as close to perfect as it can be. This is one of those apps.
With The Mobile Heist today, I thought this would be a great time to review AddOnIs by Twinkler Software and let you know what I think of it. This app is really interesting. It normally sells for $9.95 in the BlackBerry Sync Store, but for one day only you can grab it for $4.97.
The description is as follows: AddOnis extends system functionality, enabling features missing from the system that make your device easier and more efficient to use by adding all of the choices you always wanted to your menu selections.
AddOnis also adds features to the device, letting you selectively block or permit calls from certain numbers, adding options to various alerts, adding a configurable missed call indicator, providing In-Call notifications and so much more. Review the full feature list below for a complete listing of what AddOnis can do for you!
The features are really neat too, there’s a whole list of them. here are the features:
I really was curious about this app, so I downloaded and installed it to my Tour 9630. It took a few but it installed easily. I went to look for the app, but instead this app installs directly to the options as where BerryBuzz sits. When you find it in Options and click on it, the main menu comes up.
The menu is comprised of the following: Phone Call; Call Firewall; Autolock; SMS Signature; Emoticon; “Send to…” Options; Number Lookup; WiFi Option; and About. About shows the Twinkler Software, LLC. brand and followed below by AddOnIs 1.3.0 Registerd and a button for Give Feedback.
There’s a WiFi option to disconnect WiFi. My Tour doesn’t have WiFi, so this option I overlooked. Then there’s Number lookup. This lets you choose between Google, Yahoo, AnyWho, or Engine 1,2, or 3. You can also optimize the results for Mobile Phone. This is great for when you’re called by a number you don’t recognize. You can look that number right up.
“Send to…” Options you have the following available. Set Default Categories to Send to Addressbook/Calendar/Tasks/Memopad with a button to Edit. You can also uncheck when Sending Items to Addressbook/Calendar/Tasks/Memopad, Preview First.
Emoticon has several emoticons available to you. SMS Signature allows you to enable the SMS Signature. Yes, this is something BlackBerry devices lack, the ability to have a signature for sms text. So this app gives you the opportunity to have that. There’s also the Autolock option, allowing you to enable Autolock.
Call Firewall is really neat. You can check Enable Firewall, and there’s the Firewall Rule with the Block Blacklist, Permit Whitelist, or Permit Addressbook Only. You can set the Firewall Default Action which is Hangup or Pickup and hangup. You can also Prevent the Dialing of Numbers in Blacklist. There’s Block Private Numbers and Block Unknown Numbers. You can view the Whitelist and Blacklist in here as well. And it has Advanced Options.
Phone Call is the one with the longest options. You have the following options: Vibrate on Call Connect; Vibrate on Call Disconnect; Enable LED Notification for missed calls; Vibrate when Ringing (for those of you who prefer to have ringing and vibrating at once); Prompt to Add Contact Number to Addressbook; If Prompt to Add Contact Number Dialog is Cancelled, Do Not Prompt for Same Number Again.; Log Received Calls to Calendar.
So I have to admit, this app is extremely useful. It’s like having a variety of apps, and the phone part is reminiscent of Gwabbit by the way if after you hang up it asks if you want to add to the contact book or update it. It does log calls to the Calendar. This this is very useful for when you need to remember who called when. The call vibrate was a little annoying for me when you call someone. But I did change it to vibrate when the call ends so if I lose a call, I’ll know. I did like the fact that when someone called with an unfamiliar number, it would ask to add, or to add to a list. That was really nice.
The blocked call is nice. I don’t use Autolock, for a few reasons. I have to use so many passwords at work, that I could easily forget the one for my phone. So I don’t use it. I love the number lookup, it works great. And the idea of having a white and black list for your calls? Excellent idea. Especially during voting season.
This application is like having several applications in one. I also like in the emails you have the ability to flag your emails. This is an option that is needed, and I’ll use for sure. I like that it integrates so much, but especially the SMS Signature. That’s a feature I have long wanted. I made due without but with this app since I’ve had my BlackBerry, but with the great sale at hand, you don’t have to do without any longer.
The Calendar works with it, and the ability to update your address book. All these features are great. It’s saving me space by doing what several apps can do in one. This is why I really like Gwabbit, because it gives you the ability to add to the Contact book a new contact or to update a contract entry.
Pros: it integrates fully with your BlackBerry onboard apps. You have the control of your calls, contact book, the calendar, all in the palm of your hand. Easy to customize and use.
Cons: The only con I could find was that I had to find it after installing. But it was so easy to use and customize that I can’t hold it against it.
Compatible with OS: 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 non-touch and touch, 5.0 non-touch, and 5.0 Touch
Compatible with BlackBerry Devices: 4.5 only-Â