Happy Friday! Today’s topic, five BlackBerry Hub tips that can help you be more productive!
Switch messages using a gesture
One my favorite BlackBerry Hub shortcuts is the ability to switch between my next, and previous messages using a gesture so I can quickly parse my messages using one hand.
To try this out on your device, open a message and make an inverted L gesture up, or down to go your next, or previous message.
If you’ve used a BlackBerry device in the past you most likely are familiar with some of these keyboard shortcuts but in case you need a refresher, here they are!
|In the list of messages|
|Compose a message||Press C|
|Search the BlackBerry Hub||Press S|
|Go to the next unread message||Press U|
|Move to the top of your message list||Press T|
|Move to the bottom of your message list||Press B|
|In a message|
|Reply to a message||Press R|
|Reply all to a message||Press L|
|Forward a message||Press F|
|Flag a message||Press W|
|File a message||Press I|
|Go to the next message||Press N|
|Go to the previous message||Press P|
Pinch to view unread messages
Introduced in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, Priority Hub is a great way to view messages from specific contacts, messages marked as high-priority, messages from conversations you started, or contacts with the same last name. To learn more about the Priority Hub and how you can customize open the Help app on your device, or review the user guide found at http://docs.blackbery.com.
If you don’t use this feature though you can turn it off which results in the ability to quick view your unread messages only using a pinch gesture.To try this out, complete the following steps.
- Switch to the BlackBerry Hub
- Tap the in the bottom right corner
- Tap Settings > Priority Hub
- Turn Priority Hub off
After completing these steps, go back to your message list and perform a pinch gesture to quickly view your unread messages only. To go back to your complete message list, slide your fingers apart like you are zooming out.
Single messages or conversations? You decide!
Every time I set up a new device or offer tips to a friend this item is one of the first I mention because I find it helps to see the entire conversation and avoid missing a response sent earlier.
- In the BlackBerry hub, tap
- Tap Settings > Display and Actions
- In the Display Style drop-down list, tap Conversation
Color code your accounts
If you haven’t already, color code your various accounts to get a quick and easy way to identify which service a message arrived on.
- Tap in the BlackBerry Hub, followed by Settings
- Select Hub Management, and then tap an account
- Tap a color in the Account Color drop-down list
- Tap Back to save your change
- Repeat as needed for your other accounts
Got a question? Leave a comment and let me know!