When downloaded, the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software offers the user several benefits, including the ability to sync their BlackBerry smartphone or tablet with their personal computer and the ease of importing data and settings to new devices. Once a user connects a BlackBerry device to a computer using the software, he can enjoy automatic updates for their device's software and sync media files with the built-in functionality. The BlackBerry Desktop Manager also allows the user to manage existing applications, allowing him to remove or add to them as desired.
The BlackBerry Desktop Manager makes it simple for a user to switch to a new BlackBerry device and import all his data and settings between them. The software is also compatible with various types of organizer applications, such as IBM Lotus Notes, Yahoo, Microsoft Outlook and Windows Calendar. This wide compatibility range makes it easy for BlackBerry users to maintain synchronization for all their organizer information.
In addition to personal computers, the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software is also available to be downloaded on Macs. This version of the software offers the same functions and benefits as its personal computer counterpart.
As of 2015, the BlackBerry Desktop Manager is no longer being updated by RIM. BlackBerry smartphones operating on the BlackBerry 10 OS can be connected to a personal computer using the BlackBerry Link software.