May 9 2013
I have been using the BlackBerry Z10 for over two months now. My sentiments have been from returning it on day three to kind of starting to like it. My previous phone was a BB 9900 Bold Touch.
The BlackBerry Link software is useless. It does nothing to sync my contacts, calendars, notes etc. Its just used to sync documents, media et, something that I have little use for.
For syncing the essentials (Contacts, Calendars, Mail etc), I used the iCould BB Sync as detailed here.
(I personally moved my contacts vi BB Protect, Calendars via iCloud).
Once the basic essentials are in place, I looked for the next: Maps. Blackberry gives away the detailed, turn by turn voice guided, awesome MapMyIndia Maps for free. The BB Z10 already has a fantastic office documents suite for viewing and editing. For messaging there is BBM as well as WhatsApp.
One must also get the free BlackBerry Travel for World Clock, Currency, Flight Status, Weather etc.
The BB Z10 doesnt have a note taking software. So I got CherryNotes. Its not free, but its inexpensive and fabulous. It can save your notes on your BB or on DropBox.
For GPS tracking, I got OnTrail. Its something Ihave been missing ever since I moved from the 9900 (which had support for the eMacBerry GPS Logger II).
For international news, theres the fabulous New York Times app.
For task management, there is Remember The Milk.
These got me going!