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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Power Tools the Ultimate Headless Productivity Tool!!!

    Power Tools is the ultimate Active Frame and Headless productivity tool for BlackBerry® 10. Power Tools includes many small applications into one powerful productivity tool with unparalleled performance and usability.

    Power Tools is easy to use and powerful. It will replace most of your active frame applications that you ready have into one single, simple and functional productivity tool. No more crowded Active Frame screens on the HomeScreen.

    “This App has been specifically architected for a BlackBerry® 10 experience. The Built for BlackBerry designation is your assurance that this App meets RIM’s high standards for quality, performance and security.”

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    Version 2.0 Features

    Version 2.0 is Headless. It means the application do not have to be running in Active Frame. Version 2 includes all the features in version 1 except for Alarms. Alarms do not work in Headless because Headless applications cannot display User Interface.

    • Holster. Change system sound profile when holstered and unholster. The only application that works correctly with the sound profiles.

    • System Event Sounds. This is similar to Lock Screen sounds in version 1 but with more features. Play a sound for system events such as lock and unlock screen, battery charging, discharging and system reset. The only application that plays predefined or custom sound whenever you restart the BlackBerry. You can select your own sound and use it.

    • Block Email from Hub. Press and hold the email from the Hub and then select Share and select Power Tools. This will open the Message Filter screen and allow you to block this sender. Easy and simple.

    • System Card. Version 2 now integrated with the system card. When you Share or Open In Power Tools will act as system Card. You can still Resize and Shred the file. Making it easier.

    • Scheduler. The Scheduler allows you to schedule a time to turn on or off Bluetooth and Block incoming calls. Future version will include will schedulers. You add the same schedule many times.

    • Cell Signal Strength. Worry about losing cell signal? There is no need. Just select a Led color for Have signal and No Signal. The Led light will continue to blink to notify you with good or no signal.

    This is just the start of the Headless features. Future versions will include more features.

    Version 1.0 Features

    Version 1 is for BBO10.0 to OS10.2 and requires the application to run in Active Frame.

    • Encryption. Use BlackBerry's FIPS certified powerful AES encryption library to secure your files. The only application that offers this kind of security integrated with the BBOS.

    • Message Blocker - The best and complete message blocker for BB10. Block Text and Email. Detail log file to keep track of blocked messages. You can view and delete the log file. Even block email messages base on Language of the message. No need to purchase another SMS or Email blocker. It is included with Power Tools.

    • Active Frame - Display Battery and Memory info in Active Frame. Also shows Battery Charging information like time to fully charged

    • Alarm - Create custom Alarms for Daily, Weekdays and Weekly. Create multiple alarms. Snooze option. Option to select a random ringtone from your favorite sound folder as a ringtone

    • Bluetooth - Control when to turn on and off Bluetooth Daily, Weekdays and Weekly. Schedule multiple Bluetooth

    • LED Color - Add color LED to incoming Text, Email, Facebook LinkedIn, Twitter or Accounts. Customize LED for Contacts with Vibrate and Ringtone. Over 25 different color combinations to use. Set contact or Account to VIP status so that you will never miss their text or email. VIP will blink and play the ringtone regardless what the system Notification is set to. Sorry BBM and WhatsUp are not supported yet

    • Screen Lock - Add custom sounds when screen is locked, unlocked and password locked. Have a custom password lock wallpaper

    • Phone Call - Add custom LED color for all incoming calls, vibrate on call connect and disconnect

    • Sound Profile - Schedule and Manage system Sound Profiles. Turn system sound to Vibrate or Silent at nights, Normal in the morning, set Vibrate at the Office, Silent at Church on Sundays, Alert Offs for weekly Staff meeting etc... Sound Profile switching is automated. You just have to set the start and end times and leave it to Power Tools. Sound Profile is only available on OS10.2 and higher

    • Wallpaper - Set custom wallpaper on every minute, 5 minutes up to 8 hours, set time to change only Daily, Weekdays or Weekly. Chose a picture folder to randomly or sequentially change pictures. You can optionally add the Battery percentage and current date to the wallpaper. Note: Due to OS10.2 changes when changing wallpapers a Toast message is displayed.

    • Picture Resize - Resize a single picture from the Pictures, File Manager or any apps that has Share or Open In feature. When resizing you can select many different sizes to resize the picture like Screen Size, percentage and predefined sizes.

    • File Shredder - The ultimate personal security. When you delete a file from the Pictures or File Manager app the content is not erased therefore it is possible to recover the deleted file and view the content. By shredding the file it would make it impossible to recover the content. File Shredder will write to the physical location of the files with random data many files over so the content can not be recovered.

    • Battery Information - Gives you detail information on the current Battery status such as percentage, usage before empty, charging information such as time to fully charged and more.

    BlackBerry World: Power Tools - BlackBerry World

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    The best productivity tool for BlackBerry 10 just got a lot better.

    Version 2.1 Features Release date: Jan, 21/2014

    • Alarms. Custom multi-Alarms for Timer, Daily, Weekdays and Weekly. Custom ringtone and repeat sound. Integrated with Instant Preview

    • Geofencing. Switch Sound profile or turn on and off bluetooth when arriving or leaving a location

    • Schedule SMS and Email. You can schedule to send SMS and Email Daily, Weekdays, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly

    • Bedside support. Turn off all alert in Bedside

    • Low Battery Sound. Use built-in or custom sound when battery level falls below your selected percentage

    • Better Keywords spam filtering

    • When in or out of Holster you can turn on and off Bluetooth

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Version 4.2 is now available on BlackBerry World

    Change Log

    * Changed the main Grid layout to support up to 5 columns of icons per row. Just select the Grid icon on the Toolbar to change the icon size

    * Updated the grid icons.

    * Added Daily Device Usage tracking. This will track your usage daily. You need to enable this in the Application Settings screen in Power Tools in the General screen. Scroll to the bottom and check the Checkbox. Once enabled Power Tools will track your device usage. You can then view hourly, daily and summary reports and export to csv file. This feature will show you how much time you spend on using your device.

    * Added LED when a message is blocked. You can set the led by editing the message filter and then select the led color

    * Updated the message filter wildcard. You can not use multiple wildcards in the filter. For example if you have a filter like this:


    The above will filter all email address with free_ word in the address and any domain with in it. So any of the following will be blocked

    * Updated the French, Vietnamese and Chinese localizations

    * On Active Frame when charging the Average Current value is now displayed and is updated when the percentage changes

    Note: Too many users have left bad reviews about the Flip feature because they misunderstood how it works. The way it works is you have to set the Sound Profile in the Flip screen that you want to set when you flip the device. There is no setting to set the Sound Profile back when you flip the device back again to the upright position. Power Tools remembers the current Sound Profile before you flip. If the current Sound Profile is set to Silent and you set the Sound Profile to Silent in the flip screen and when you flip it back the sound profile will still be in Silent. What you need to do is set the system sound profile to Normal in the Settings app in the Notification screen. Now when you flip the device over Power Tools will save the current sound profile and then change it to Silent. When you flip it back it will change it to Normal.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Version 6 is a major release and now includes PowerBot application to monitor Power Tools Service to ensure it is always running.

    * New PowerBot application . The PowerBot app will monitor the Power Tools Service in the background and ensure it is running all the time. If Power Tools Service needs restarted you will get Hub message notification and PowerBot will automatically restart Power Tools Service. If PowerBot itself crashed then it can not communicate with Power Tools. If this happens you will have to manually restart PowerBot or reset your device.

    * New Popup Messages for BlackBerry OS10.3 and higher. Setup email accounts and text message to popup new messages as it arrives. The message popups on whatever screen you are on. You can set to popup immediately when the message arrives or only when unlock the screen. No more have to go through the Hub to read, mark read or delete the message. You can not reply with Popup Messages.

    * New HomeScreen Shortcuts. You can access the new Shortcuts in the Application Settings screen. You can create different HomeScreen shortcuts to control Power Tools and other functions.
    Possible shortcuts are: Turn on and off Speech, Send Delayed Messages, Create Blank icon, set Sound Profiles eg: set Vibrate, Silent from 15 minutes to 6 hours. The shortcut will automatically set the previous Sound Profile back.
    Power Tools UI app does not need to be running to run the shortcuts on the HomeScreen. Shortcuts give you quick way to access Power Tool features.

    * Sound Profile Shortcut. If you want to set the system Sound Profile mode to Silent or Vibrate for 1 hour. Then simply create the shortcut icon and then when you want to use it just run the shortcut on the HomeScreen. When the time expires Power Tools will set the Sound Profile back to the original Sound Profile. This is a very handy way to set the Sound Profile. An option to not allow other Power Tools tasks to change the Sound Profile until the shortcut profile is completed. Very cool!!

    * New Talk Time Limit. You can limit the talk time minutes on all calls, incoming only or outoging only for OS10.2. On OS10.3 you have the same features as OS10.2 plus you can add the caller's phone number to the contacts database and set the number of minutes to limit. You can set a reminder to vibrate 30 seconds before Power Tools will hangup the code.

    * New Cell Tower for Goefencing. If you find GPS is not good enough than you can use Cell Tower. The only negative side to cell tower is that there are many cell towers and sometimes not all towers are visible. This could cause problems when a new tower is introduced.

    * Added Day and Time Tab to Geofencing screen. This allows you to set a day and time to change when you enter or leave the location. Profile will only change if day and time are within the limits. If stay at a location and the time is past the profile time, Power Tools will not change the profile when you leave the location.

    * Added Filter search in the Message Blocker screen. Select from the menu. This allows you to search for a filter in the database.

    * Fixed the LED when you delete an unread text message. The LED now stops.

    * Fixed the Run Filters. Now includes text messages.

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