The BlackBerry Hub is a great productivity tool that allows users to efficiently manage notifications from multiple accounts in one convenient location. Whether composing an email, viewing a text or retweeting your favourite news outlet, the BlackBerry Hub is the app to get it done.
In this post, I will be going over the Hub+ suite at a very high level, and following it up in the next little bit with a more in-depth view of each individual application and how-to guides.
Tip: The DTEK50 and PRIV come stock with the entire Hub+ suite; the benefits of buying BlackBerry!
What Is Hub+?
Hub+ is a subscription based service for Android phones that gives users access to the BlackBerry Hub plus a load of other exclusive BlackBerry apps. These apps include:
The most productive calendar app out there, the BlackBerry Calendar allows users to sync work and personal accounts into one central location for an integrated user experience.
In my opinion, the coolest thing about this app is that it lets you remotely search your work directory from your device! That’s pretty neat, if you’re into that kind of thing.
BlackBerry Device Search
The easiest way to find anything on your smartphone, from a file, to a calendar invite, to that sweet new track. You can also talk to it to perform quick actions, like “Call John.”
BlackBerry Password Keeper
Have you ever forgotten your password(s)? I know I have. The BlackBerry Password Keeper allows you to securely store your login information for multiple accounts. The app also has a random password generation feature and it checks the strength of your passwords. All in the same place.
Allowing for a more personal experience, the BlackBerry launcher lets you take control of your Android smartphone. Its customizable icons make accessing information easy and quick, which is an asset to anyone looking to make their life a bit simpler. It’s also important to point out that the launcher has the ability to show new message notifications using the familiar red spark
Notes by BlackBerry
Not that I’m coming from a position of bias here, but Notes by BlackBerry is the best list-type application I’ve used. It’s easy to use, organized and efficient. Don’t believe me? Try out the 30-day trial and see for yourself.
Tasks by BlackBerry
As a student, juggling work and school while trying to have a social life can be challenging. Tasks provides a great way to stay organized and on task, with due date notifications and the ability to sync recurring tasks.
A great way to help familiarize yourself with the Hub+ suite can be found here on the BlackBerry Support site where you can take Nano Training courses, as well as review the various user guides.
How Do I Download Hub+?
This one is easy! If you are new to the Android platform, make sure to have set up your Google account to be able to access the Playstore . Once this has been done (or if you didn’t need to in the first place), open up the Playstore and search BlackBerry Hub+ Services.
Tap Install, and when finished, open the BlackBerry Hub+ Services icon that is shown in the All Apps view followed by installing the apps you would like to use!
Watch for a detailed installation guide coming next week!
If you still need help with anything after it has been installed, visit our support website or post a question in the Hub+ forum to get help and chat about Hub+ with other users.
To learn more about the BlackBerry powered by Android smartphone, or to troubleshoot an issue, there are several great options available. Visit the BlackBerry powered by Android support site for access to product documentation, how-to demos, tips and tricks, YouTube videos, support forums, knowledge base articles, Twitter support, and contact information for your region.