I’ve always been in love with the thought of rebooting a device quickly and easily without having to go through either a battery pull or editing an applications permissions. It can be tedious to remove your case, remove your battery cover, remove the battery, wait 30 seconds to a minute, input battery, place cover back on, place case back on, wait for
reboot. In comes Steelthorn Software with their application accurately named QuickPull. QuickPull frees up memory quickly by simulating a soft reset. Basically, this means that it clears up your cache on your BlackBerry device.
Just this week, they released version 4.0 which is suppose to work better with 5.0 devices. There are two versions. QuickPull Free and QuickPull Pro. With the Free version you can schedule it to run daily, monitors memory and will even reset your device if your memory gets below a certain level. There are ads though. The Pro version includes:
- Easy to use application, with simple set-up.
- Simulates a “battery pull” to free memory and increase performance.
- Advanced scheduling, run a QuickPull daily or on certain days each week.
- Memory monitoring.
- Set your own memory threshold.
- Prompted automatic reboots if your memory is less than your set threshold, with the ability to cancel a reboot.
- Scheduled QuickPulls will wait until phone calls are complete.
- Receive automatic notifications on missed resets due to a locked or holstered device.
- 5 second warning notice can cancel pending QuickPull runs to keep from interfering with other tasks.
- New and enhanced, user-friendly interface.
- Toggle schedule on or off without losing any settings.
- Because we here at Steelthorn™ Software love our customers – Free technical support and upgrades!
I like QuickPull. I used the free version on my old Pearl 8130 (we all know how much memory those had!). My only complaint is that the latest release still doesn’t fix all issues with the interface between the application and OS 5.0. This morning, I clicked reset three different times over the course of 15 minutes on my Tour 9630. Nothing happened. This is a rarity within the application, but I’m good at running into odd errors. Hopefully, this is something that will be fixed in the future. I will say that the shut down and reboot process seems to be a bit longer than just doing a battery pull, but it’s all down to if you want to just hit a button, or take your device apart. It’s a great utility to use and have on any device and I would recommend to anyone who doesn’t want to continually perform battery pulls.