Cloud computing might just be the next big things. Consumers love it because they can access all their files, documents, or even music from any device, and saving those files in a single location frees up space on BlackBerry phones, tablets, and MP3 players. Mobile devices get a second life thanks to cloud computing, so it’s no surprise that there are a number of BlackBerry apps that make use of cloud computing. The following are the best cloud apps available on BlackBerry OS.
BlackBerry Business Cloud Services
The manufacturer’s own cloud services exist to connect business users with the Microsoft Exchange server. Current subscribers of Microsoft Office 365 can connect to their email, contacts, memos and other data on Microsoft’s Exchange Online for no additional charge. Administrators can also use this service to help users find lost phones, change passwords or wipe lost devices.
Cloud Player is available for free, with ad support. Users can upgrade this music player for just $1 for an ad-free experience, however. Cloud Player, as the name suggests, saves all of the user’s music to a central cloud service and allows the users to enjoy his music collection without uploading it all to his BlackBerry device. Users must register an account with the Cloud Player website for unlimited storage.
No cloud app list would be complete without Dropbox. This app for Windows, Android and BlackBerry allows the user to upload files to the Dropbox servers. He can then access any file from other devices that are connected to his Dropbox account. No longer does he have to deal with emailing multiple copies across his home and work computers.
Similar to Dropbox, Box.net is a service that allows users to sync files across multiple devices, including those from BlackBerry. Box.net became available prior to the release of popular cloud app Dropbox on BlackBerry OS and many fans still use it. Playbook users can upload 50-gigabytes of data and have access to features such as links for file sharing and saving files for offline access.
Kindle Cloud Reader
Although this app is intended for use in Safari or Chrome, it will also work in the browse on the BlackBerry playbook, turning the user’s tablet into an e-reader. This BlackBerry.com app syncs book purchases from the Amazon bookstore and even allows the user to download those books to his Playbook for offline reading.