StudentBerry also lets you input information on your classes, including the days they’re held, professor’s contact information, classroom numbers, office hours, and custom notes. A nice little bonus was that the app remembers your profs, so if you have the same one for more than one class, you can simply select them from a drop-down list in later classes and their contact information will be already filled out. The one thing that feels missing is a fully-compiled weekly timetable, so students can clearly visualize their classload. Even if those class hours were reflected in the BlackBerry Calendar app, that would be enough. On that note, reminders are something that StudentBerry tasks have that classes could really use; missing classes out of sheer absentmindedness isn’t unheard of, so an alarm could be really helpful.
Like a lot of apps, StudentBerry builds on the basic functionality of the bundled BlackBerry programs, like the calendar, address book, and tasks. The trade-off in this particular case is a few reduced options, but better intermingling between all those different parts. Being tailored to a specific audience also makes for a nicely focussed little program. On the price front, a $19.95 pricetag won’t break the bank, even on a student budget. StudentBerry gets 4 Shiny Apples out of 5. It’s got a solid direction, and does something new while still fitting nicely into the BlackBerry’s default application lineup. If the profs are knocking at your dorm room door, you can grab StudentBerry over here.