BlackBerry News: Toysoft’s Power Tools Available On Priv
If you switched to the BlackBerry Priv but have been missing your favourite BB10 apps, you’re in for a treat. BB10 developers Toysoft have released an Android version of their popular BB10 app Power Tools.
It looks like Android is very much in BlackBerry’s future, at least in 2016. However, not many BB10 developers have brought their popular apps to the Android platform. Toysoft has been one of the few to do so. It has also created new apps tailored to the BlackBerry Android market.
Power Tools for BlackBerry Priv
Toysoft’s Power Tools is a productivity tool aimed at making the most of your smartphone.
POWER TOOLS IS THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE. PACKED WITH ALL THE PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR EFFICIENCY BY FACILITATING YOUR DAILY TASKS. LET POWER TOOLS MANAGE YOUR DAILY ALARMS, SOUND NOTIFICATION, CALL BLOCKING, CALL RECORDING, CONTROL TEXT MESSAGE SPAMMING, PROTECT APPLICATION LAUNCH, TRIGGER EVENTS WITH GEOFENCING, WALLPAPER CHANGING AND MORE.
The Android version has features that are exclusive to tablets and features specific to smartphones. The features that are available on the BlackBerry Priv are the following:
► APPLOCK – PASSCODE LOCK ANY APPLICATION FROM LAUNCHING. WITHOUT THE CORRECT PASSCODE THE USER CAN NOT RUN THE APPLICATION. APPLOCK IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR OS 5.0 AND HIGHER
► BATTERY SAVING MODE – SET TO TURN OFF WIFI, BLUETOOTH AND DIM SCREEN BRIGHTNESS WHEN THE BATTERY LEVEL IS LOW
► GEOFENCING – CREATE TRIGGER EVENTS WHEN YOU ENTER AND EXIT A LOCATION. YOU CAN TURN OFF OR ON WIFI, BLUETOOTH, LAUNCH ANY APPLICATION, SET SOUND PROFILE, PLAY A RINGTONE, SHOW A NOTIFICATION AND VIBRATE. INTERACTIVELY SELECT A LOCATION FROM THE MAP AND SET THE RADIUS FOR THE TRIGGER EVENT
► SOUND PROFILE – SET A TIME DURING THE DAY TO SWITCH A SOUND PROFILE. EG: SET SOUND PROFILE TO VIBRATE EVERYDAY AT 9:00AM. BESIDES CHANGING SYSTEM SOUND PROFILE YOU CAN ALSO CHANGE THE MEDIA, ALARM, RINGTONE AND NOTIFICATION VOLUMES
► SCHEDULER – THE SCHEDULER ALLOWS YOU TO SET A TIMER EVENT THAT WILL GO OFF DURING THE DAY. YOU CAN SET THE FOLLOWING EVENT: ALARM, BLUETOOTH ON OR OFF, WIFI ON OR OFF, LAUNCH APPLICATION OR SET SCREEN BRIGHTNESS
► SYSTEM INFORMATION – DISPLAYS DEVICE INFORMATION SUCH AS MEMORY, HARDWARE, SCREEN AND BATTERY STATUSADVERTISEMENT
► WALLPAPER CHANGER – CHANGE HOMESCREEN WALLPAPER ON A TIME INTERVAL. YOU CAN SET TO RANDOMLY OR SEQUENTIALLY CHANGE THE WALLPAPER. OPTION TO SET THE WALLPAPER EFFECT LIKE NORMAL, BLACK & WHITE OR SEPIA. JUST SELECT A FOLDER AND ENJOY YOUR WALLPAPERS
► SHAKE – SHAKE YOUR DEVICE TO STOP THE ALARM RINGTONE OR TO HANGUP ON THE INCOMING CALL
► CALL BLOCKING – BLOCK ANY INCOMING PHONE NUMBER, UNKNOWN AND PRIVATE. USE PICKUP AND HANGUP TO PREVENT THE CALLER FROM LEAVING YOU A VOICE MAIL. USE * (STAR) FOR WILDCARD BLOCKING. EG: 1800* WILL BLOCK ALL CALLS COMING FROM 1800 NUMBER. MOST CASES YOU WILL NOT HEAR THE RINGTONE WHEN THE CALL IS BLOCKED
► CALL RECORDER – RECORD PHONE CALLS. YOU CAN SET TO AUTOMATICALLY RECORD OR PROMPT YOU TO RECORD PHONE CALLS
► TEXT MESSAGE – CONTROLS TEXT MESSAGE SPAMMING AND SET CUSTOM RINGTONE FOR TEXT MESSAGES. USE * (STAR) FOR WILDCARD BLOCKING. EG: 1800* WILL BLOCK ALL TEXT MESSAGES FROM 1800 NUMBER.
The app is priced at $1.99. You can download it from the Google Play Store here.