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Which apps do you use on your phone?

Let me make this clear beforehand, since this isn’t a technology blog, I’m not going into the zone of creating, using or suggesting any apps here. We are all users and have varied experiences.

My interest is merely out of curiosity. What are the most common apps that you use on your phone, apart from Whatsapp, Google, Facebook, Twitter or other social media apps?

How many have you installed and/or uninstalled because they didn’t match your preferences? How many do you swear by, can’t do without or would go as far as recommending to someone?

Are there any apps which are simply occupying your memory space but aren’t serving any purpose? Do you think they make promises they can’t keep? Do you review and overhaul your phone apps often? 

For me, Dictionary, WordPress, Instamag, etc. are my current favourites. For online shopping there are Amazon and Flipkart. I don’t use Skype, but sparingly use Imo and find it satisfactory.

I haven’t come across any impressive photo-editing apps yet, although I tried many. Also, I somehow don’t find myself using any news apps for some reason. I’m not into ‘trying’ anything for the sake of it either.

178 thoughts on “Which apps do you use on your phone?

  1. I have duolingo (awesome langauge learning app, i learned a bit of french here and the elssons were so easy and absolutely inteersting!) I use Merriam webster dictionary and thesaurus… (awesome for a writer) Google translator (This is fun because I love when I translate words like “let’s poop on bird” and the results are like “coope poop en birds” haahahah) postmaker and textgram are like vardaan for Instaquotes makers… see my instagram (my self made posts are made by these apps!)
    Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart are always there just to confirm that I am making the best deal or you can also use Buyhatke app fo rthis purpose but sometimes it doesn’t show proper results!
    there are so many other but I will control myself… haha 🙂

          1. I joined IIT coaching while in class 8. I really don’t know why. One day dad comes home from work and says, I have enrolled you for IIT coaching and I ask him what is IIT! I really don’t know. I quit after one year, thank God! One of my classmates from that coaching was my brother’s classmate and he actually remembered me when my brother asked him. ???????????? My marks were below average in science subjects and way above class average in mental ability (subject) ????????????

          2. Joining IIT coaching in 8 is way too early, maybe I’ll join Medical coaching in 11 th class… maybe…
            then you must have chosen psychology as your main subject… haha

          3. Mental ability is not about psychology kiddo ???? it’s about logical reasoning. Math Puzzles math and Einstein riddles types.
            Nah, here there are coaching classes by name BASE. They have IIT textbook guides too, if you want to check. Very famous coaching institute. But sometimes I feel I should have choosen psychology.. I read a lot about those topics.

          4. Like the question ;
            suppose if you arer a driver, and the driver of that truck went from delhi to haryana and covered the distance in just 3 hours. he started his journey from 3:00 pm and reached haruyana around 6:00 pm… the date when he started his journey was 8915. what is the birthdate of the driver…

          5. Ya…mental ability is something even the best acedemics aren’t good at sometimes. Psychology would have been a good choice.

          6. And now, I have thoughts of joining our for masters ???????????? this is why people say opportunity knocks the door once. When it did, I said wrong door. Now I am knocking and there is nobody on the other end to open the door for me ????????????

    1. Wow…those are some great recommendations! Are all kids so app-friendly nowadays? I seriously feel like a grandma…I haven’t even heard of these. ????????????

  2. I am the most boring person it seems.. I don’t use many apps..

    I have whataspp .. ebay and showbox installed..these are the ones that I use all the time.

    Don’t think I will be installing any new ones either. . Don’t have that much time to use everything. Moreover I beleive a phone is to communicate ????????

    All day I spend on a laptop so don’t need the phone that much..

    1. Phones are for communicating…internet mein bhi communicate hota hai na. ????????????????
      I don’t use apps much…but I’m curious about so many apps available.

  3. My phone apps – WordPress which is getting uninstalled after two weeks. WhatsApp, already uninstalled. Curiosity – will never uninstall ????
    Some stupid game for 1-2am playing, thanks to Insomnia. ???????? That is also getting uninstalled in few days. I think I should switch to Nokia 1100 ????????

          1. We both spoil our comment sections by something useless…you are a baccha…tumko officially allowed hai. ????????????
            Its fun Harsh….its ok…dil kholke bakwaas karo…blog apna…comment section apna…jisko prob ho wo na padhe…meri bala se ????????????????

  4. I am not much of a techno savy person. I have fb, WP, WA , dictionary and gaana. That’s it!
    I agree with R. We are becoming slaves of technology and it is eroding our brains. Now other than a couple of telephone numbers I don’t remember any of them.!!

        1. That’s completely true…
          we find ourselves always tangled in the web of internet but its not true for all.
          even though techonolgy have improved our lives, it have also made people restricted to themselves only without interacting with those who are near them…
          I think this all depends on:
          which hands are using this techonolgy (good or bad?)
          or for what purpose we are using this techonolgy!
          answers to them makes all the difference…

        1. That’s what matters…don’t you think? With great memory comes great responsibility ???? to use it. We download movies…music…apps…we don’t need.

          1. I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand since last one year and its working fine. Yet, I have people asking me in amazement…’You are still using it?’ ????????????????
            I got this one basically to be able to take my girl’s pics, and a camera is a liability sometimes. I use it for blogging a lot.

          2. Na…I’m not too much into photography to go for a DSLR. I have a Sony camera. Liability, because with 2 kids I already have a lot to pack and carry…so a delicate camera can get thrown away ( it actually did once ????).

          3. Exactly. I’m a hobby photographer…won’t even call myself amateur. My skills are more or less limited to scenes or locales I visit and want to remember later on. So, lighting or other effects go tangentially over my head. ????

          4. That’s perfectly okay! Each of us have our own skills and choices. I am not that good when it comes words! Therefore I stay away from writing prompts. 😉

  5. Nice to read. Initially i too had downloaded several apps but later found that they werent of much use really. presently the apps i use are wordpress, quora, gmail, wynk & gaana for music, m-indicator for info on mumbai locals…thats it.
    uninstalled FB few days back.
    There is another aspect to it as well. As i dont have PC at home and laptop is hardly used, mobile is mostly used for net, as these app open just by a single touch without need for typing any user id etc there is temptation to keep checking updates unless mobile is physically kept away ; just tryi ng to control that as even kids sometime say “aap toh mobile hi karte rahte ho esp whrn they want mobile to play games????

    1. Hahaha….I can understand. That is one reason my phone has no games. No one is interested in it. ????????
      My phone has Twitter and Whatsapp for social media. Had Saavn some time back but removed it since I didn’t use it much. There is something about being surprised with a song, I feel. When anything is at your fingertips it somehow loses its significance. Don’t you think?

      1. yes i agree..i enjoy fm channel more as element of unpredictability is always there…but then there are few songs i dont get tired listening n no. of times and these apps come handy then..some duet songs we like to sing together, i mean keeping volume low and superimposing our voice when singer sings and asking kids to rate us 🙂 🙂
        I elder one mostly gives negative marks !!!:)

        1. Wow…singing duets is so cute. ????
          A can’t sing to save his life. In fact if he even tries to sing, I dare him to continue in my presence lest I will throw any possible thing (and my unsparing criticism) at him with full force. ????????????

          1. i wont call myself a good singer but i can improve with practice…but i do put my heart and soul when i sing ????
            Let Mr A sing yaar and encourage and appreciate him when he does so…singing is always a positive emotion 🙂

          2. When I ask him to sing for me the first song he sings is Teri Meri Kahaani….from Gabbar…and says it is because it is baarishon ka paani and I’m Varsha. ????
            The worst part is when he confuses between singers. That is a crime! I can’t let that paas yaar. ????????

          3. Hahaha….pata hai. Mazak kar rahi thi. You are free to say what you want. I hardly have anyone supporting me anyway. Virtual world mein bhi A beats me at that. ????

          4. Oh yes. I love that movie. I became a fan of Ajay Devgan after seeing it…no actually it was after Zakhm…but he is just too good anyway.

          5. i saw it first ten years back and second time i saw it late night on tv…now i feel its become my most favt movie even beyond 3 idiots or hum dil de chuke or baahubali.
            this movie has a mine of learning to learn from…what a movie.

          6. He was gullible…he believed Saif and killed Kareena without even confronting her about it. He might be strong but he wasn’t foresighted.

          7. Again no…the sort of evidence saif created could create distrust in the most trusting and logical mind….only better communication could have provided solution…

        1. Yes. The best for the last. Nothing is the end of the world. You don’t die for losing anyone or anything. That’s true. ????????
          Ab nahi hoga dard. Happy digestion. ☺????

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