Okay, Gadget-Girl regulars, you already know I’m a BlackBerry addict. Now travel editor Larry Bleiberg has turned me on to yet another cool new add-on application that’s sure to keep me hooked! Better yet, it’s techy-cool and FREE.

Read on for details…

reQall for BlackBerry gives you a voice-to-text recorder, task/shopping list/idea manager, reminder service and memory aid all in one. Turn your BlackBerry smartphone into a powerful productivity center that helps you remember all the important things in your life. Beta version available now.

  • Use voice or text to tell reQall what you want to remember—then get a reminder via email or text message at just the right moment.
  • Intuitively organizes your reminders by when they have to be done, who has to do them and what kind of reminder they are (To-Dos, Notes or Shopping List items).
  • Integrates with the email, calendar, address book, memo pad and task list in your BlackBerry so you can automatically create To-Dos and Notes from these sources.
  • Elegant and simple interface works seamlessly with the BlackBerry trackball and keyboard, making it easy to stay organized.
  • Fast, accurate voice-to-text transcription.
  • Understands dates and times, as well as keywords like “buy,” “ask” and “note,” so it can automatically organize your items for you.
  • Allows you to share reminders with others so you can keep your family or work group on track.
  • Works anywhere your BlackBerry smartphone has a data connection—worldwide—and enables you to capture items by voice without incurring international phone charges.
  • Offline capability—capture ideas, add to To-Do lists and create shared reminders while offline. reQall syncs them the next time you connect online.

Go to http://www.reqall.com/blackberry on your BlackBerry to download the application. Note: reQall for BlackBerry requires OS version 4.2.0 or higher.

Just too cool!


Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".