The best and worst of BlackBerry App World

We strolled through the virtual aisles of Research in Motion's fledging application marketplace and found five great titles -- and as many clunkers.

Best: Evernote



This is the BlackBerry version of a nifty free note-taking service that's available for most common desktop and mobile platforms. Evernote on the BlackBerry lets you create notes in text, voice recordings, images, and general file downloads, and then it synchronizes them to your Evernote desktop (and vice versa). While the desktop app allows you to save Web pages as notes (by clicking on a menu item that the Evernote software installs), the BlackBerry app doesn’t support that feature. You can, however, view pages you've saved with the desktop app, and find them using the BlackBerry app's search box. The app and the service are free, so long as you keep within a monthly upload allowance of 40MB.

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