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Hack #60. Display a BlackBerry Today View

Use this application to display your recent emails, upcoming appointments, and other pertinent information on a single screen.

Just as Microsoft Outlook can display an overview of current items such as unread messages, today's appointments, and tasks, you can use an add-on application to do the same on your BlackBerry. The software is called PocketDay and is made by a company called Cross River Systems. The product has continued to mature, and additional features have been added to make this an outstanding and very useful product well worth the modest price.

Install PocketDay

Like most applications lately, PocketDay offers convenient over-the-air install. PocketDay is available at http://www.crossriversystems.com/PocketDayBB.htm. Because PocketDay provides an intelligent set of default options, you'll be up and running in no time. Just execute the PocketDay application from your Home screen and enter your license to register the product. You will then be presented with a polished summary of your current items from the various applications on your BlackBerry, as shown in Figure 6-1.

The PocketDay screen

Figure 6-1. The PocketDay screen

PocketDay Features

PocketDay aims to be your main application on the BlackBerry, where you spend most of your time. Right away you'll notice that PocketDay gives the time and date, your battery status, and wireless coverage indicator—all ...

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