I know that this application has been mentioned before, but I just got it yesterday and I had to talk about it in greater detail!
Anyone who uses their BlackBerry on an Enterprise Server, should seriously consider this application. Empower BES MailBox has been a career saver for me. Those of you on a BES know that your Desktop messages populate into the handy “Messages” folder… as do ALL of your other messages from your various associated email accounts you have set up through BIS. The work around for this is often setting up a custom search for Desktop messages, and saving the search to a shortcut key, but that only helps so much. You are still tied to remembering to execute the search.
Que BES MailBox- Basically what the program does, is it creates a saved search and ties it to an icon on your homescreen. The icon functions much in the same way as a typical mailbox icon, including a distinct notification icon when you have an unread message. The program also lets you create a separate notification alerts when setting up your profiles (the BIG winner in my book). Another feature which I haven’t had too much time to play with is the Folder Based Alerts, which lets you set the notification to alert you when messages arrive in certain folders of your BES account.
The only negative things that I can possibly think of, are that underneath it all, its still a search. If you clear messages from the “messages” folder, you will clear all your messages, including BES messages. Also, when you are in your BES folder, and hit the back button, it takes you to your “Messages” folder instead of the homescreen. Kind of a bummer, but no biggie.
So if you are having similar problems with your corporate email getting lost in a sea of email, head over to the BerryReview Store and pick up this program for a mere $19.99-practically nothing compared to a lost email from a boss who needs something done in 10 minutes. Or if you want to try it out first hit up this link for the OTA Trial Download. There is basically no set-up for this application, install it and it does the rest.
- No complicated setup
- Visual new message indicator
- Folder based alerts
- Back button does not take you to homescreen
- Bit pricy