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Iconify Adds Custom Hotkey Support and More!


Wow it has been awhile since we last mentioned Iconify from EmacBerry. They let us know that the app just got some more love with a slew of new features to improve the custom homescreen shortcuts app. They have added the ability to add a homescreen shortcut for apps the be in multiple places along with adding apps to the global menu so they are always there.

My favorite new feature is the ability to set homescreen hotkey shortcuts up to the amount of available homescreen keys since some of them are already taken by the OS. It lets you create your own shortcuts to your hearts content. If you already own a copy of Iconify you can update OTA here. Otherwise you can pick up the 15 link ($0.99 on sale) version or 50 link ($1.99 on sale) version in the store.

Here is the change log of the rest of this new v1.6.1.4 update:

  • Create an Iconify ApplicationLink to any existing installed application on your BlackBerry® Device.
    • Specify a custom image for the Application or use the default Application Icon.

      Please note, that most of the Core BlackBerry Applications (like Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Clock, etc.) does not come with own Application Icons – most of these "Core"-Apps gets their Icon from the current active Theme. Unfortunately there is no access (for a 3’rd party application) to these Theme icons – so you need to specify a own image.

    • Specify an custom name or use the default generated (depending on your settings the default application name.

    Creating ApplicationLinks can be done via the Iconify-Options in the Edit IconifyLinks section. There you will find a Menu Item called ‘Add IconifyApplicationLink’ which will open a Application-Chooser. Please note that you can filter the list and hide the System (Core) Applications. This makes it much easier to find your individual installed 3’rd Party Applications.

    Please Note, that not all listed System Apps can be actual launched – some of them require additional parameters & configurations that are only known by RIM.

  • For all Iconify Links you have the option to include the link in the global BlackBerry Menu – this will make the Link available always (in any application) via the BlackBerry Menu.
  • Additionally to be able to include each Link in the Menu you have to option to specify a HomeScreen Hotkey for your link – so you can launch the link directly from the HomeScreen by a single click on your BlacBerry keyboard (not available for Storm & Strom2 – sorry).

    Please note that this functionality have some restrictions:

    • For OS6 you have to activate the ‘Application Shortcuts’ (this can be done in the Home Screen Preferences – Launch by Typing)
    • For other OS (except Storm/Storm2) you have to disable the the ‘Dial from Home Screen’ Option in the Phone Options
    • Some of the chars are already in use by the core BlackBerry applications (like ‘O’ (for Options) or ‘M’ (for Messages)) – so the number of available HomeScreen hotkeys is limited and you can’t assign a hotkey for all of your Iconify links’.
  • Support for new BlackBerry Devices 9900 & 9850
  • Contact Pager-Number can be used
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  1. Just as short Note – you can add any IconifyLink to the GlobalBlackBerry Menu (not only AppLinks) – so no matter if you like to call or mail somebody, open a Website or a file – everything can be instantly launched from the BlackBerry Menu.

  2. Nice…..

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