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VersaTool is Truly an Innovative All-In-One BlackBerry Utility

versatool_small VersatileMonkey let us know about the release of VersaTool and I have to say the feature list has me excited. There are quite a few All In One utilities for BlackBerry but VersaTool throws in a few additions that I did not even know were possible. For example, making your BlackBerry go into standby mode every time the backlight turns off. Or even better it makes convenience keys that much more useful. You can set a convenience key to have a different function when you press and hold or double press it. You can also set functions for the mute and end key.

This is definitely one of those apps you are going to want to try to see if you like it. VersatileMonkey even made it easier by offering a 30 day free trial after which VersaTool sells for a very reasonable $4.99.

Check out the full feature set after the jump:

Official VersaTool features:

  • Alarms: Set as many nameable and snoozable alarms using whatever ring tones you like for any combination of days and times
  • Canned Responses: Save short or long email clippings and combine them to reply quickly to common emails
  • Auto Reply: Use email/PIN/SMS filters to automatically respond to incoming messages with a Canned Response
  • Home Screen Bookmarks: Bookmark URLs, popup menus, VersaTool applets and many other tasks to your BB home screen
  • Popup Menus: Create menus to common tasks like emailing, calling or searching the web and assign them to home screen bookmarks or convenience keys
  • Really Convenient Keys: The built in convenience keys limit you to one action: pressing a button. VersaTool allows you to assign actions to pressing, but also to pressing and holding and double pressing. You can also assign actions to the mute key and end key. Any action allowable by VersaTool is available as a target: Popping a menu, launching an app, launching a URL and more
  • Run on Start: Have a favorite app that you’re always running that doesn’t allow run on start? Run on Start allows you to run any app when your BlackBerry starts up
  • Run on Schedule: And why limit yourself to running things on startup? Run on Schedule allows you to schedule any action that VersaTool allows on any schedule you want
  • Just Take the Picture: 9 times out of 10 when you want to take a picture of something, by the time you’ve got my BB out and unlocked you’ve lost the opportunity. Just Take the Picture allows you to take pictures from anywhere quickly, even while the device is locked (OS 5.0+ only)
  • Tip Calculator: Are you deficient in basic arithmetic like I am? Tip Calculator will make sure your deficiencies don’t penalize your wait staff
  • Unit Conversion: Need to know how many angstroms are in a meter? Easy peasy with Unit Converter
  • Weather: Bookmark the weather for your city to your home screen and see the weather at a glance. The home screen icon always shows the current weather and highs and lows for the day
  • Device Actions: Use scheduling or menu items to perform device actions like enabling wifi, taking a screen shot or locking the device
  • More to come!

Unofficial features:

(These features use undocumented or hidden BlackBerry features that may not be available on all current or future devices and OS versions)

  • Flashlight: (OS 5+ only) Use the brightest light on your berry, the video camera light, to show your way in the dark
  • Standby: Set your berry to automatically standby when the backlight turns off
  • Reboot: Schedule your berry to reboot to refresh your free memory
3 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. The ability to automatically go into standby mode has been long available in AutoStandby by Steelthorn Software (http://www.steelthorn.com/products/autostandby). Unfortunately, I have read that AutoStandby no longer works with OS v5.0. :-(

  2. Run On Start is great paired with things like the TellMeTheTime app because apps like those have to be re-opened every time you re-start your berry (otherwise it won’t work).

  3. I have been using this awesome program on my bold 9000 since it was released a few weeks ago. It is truly awesome. The feature set has grown to include functions that alot of berry addicts would love, and in a small footprint! I use the auto start on boot feature to automatically start gmail, have schedules to reboot the phone, turn wifi on/off, etc. This is just plain awesome.

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