Even as iPhone and Android come out with better devices and new features, the BlackBerry faithful continues to tout the core functions of the BlackBerry as superior to the competition. The messaging system in particular is excellent, with only a scant few features missing. For those features, Email++ can provide a solution. It has a number of functions that can enhance even the superb BlackBerry email system.
We’ve all hit send on an email prematurely, and we’ve all come to regret it. Once you hit that send button there really is no way to get it back. These aren’t the days of AOL, when you could unsend unread emails to other AOL users. Yet there is a little trick that Email++ employs that gives you a few seconds to undo what you just did.
The unsend feature puts your message into a queue for a set amount of time — by default 10 seconds, but you can edit it. During that window you can cancel the send and save some face. It’s one of the best features of Email++.
One thing RIM has never let you do is edit the earlier messages when forwarding and replying.
I suppose there’s good reason for this, but it’s still something people want to do. Plenty of people I know respond to emails by annotating the original. A few years ago we highlighted the app Forward, Reply and Edit, which does exactly that. Email++ contains the feature, too. It’s something that I know users want. The app contains plenty of other useful features, too. Y
ou can set up block lists so you won’t see emails from certain users. You can also convert emails into calendar appointments, memos, or tasks. The app will even check your availability on those days. This is something I use frequently, since most of my appointments are made via email. It’s so much easier to have a calendar entry, or even a task, created right from that screen.
If you want to add new features to your already awesome BlackBerry email, you can get Email++ from the BBGeeks Store for just $4.99. If you want to give it a try, you can download the trial, which gives you three days of full access.