How many apps do you have installed, and how many of them do you use actively?


Have you ever wondered what is it that gives the ‘smart’ in smartphones? Is it their Internet connection capabilities and web browser, or the touch screen with all the functionality that comes with it? Or maybe it is the possibility to append the experience with countless new apps that could be downloaded for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone?

We’d bet on the latter, but it’s something worth checking. That’s why we turn to you, asking you how many apps do you have installed on your smartphone, and how many of them you are using actively on a regular basis?

Note that we’re talking about third-party apps that you have installed, not the pre-loaded first-party apps. Is it 5, 10, 20, or even more? And do you actually use all that you have downloaded, or are there apps out there that just collect dust on never-touched shelves of the app drawer?

We are looking forward to your answers, and to give you a measure that you can compare yourselves with, we should mention that recent studies have found that most people (65.5%) actually download… zero apps per month! Some of them, though (11%), download the lion’s share of apps. Which kind of user are you?

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50 Comments

49. chuongster

Posts: 33; Member since: May 13, 2012

10... and only used 5 of them

50. Blazers

Posts: 791; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You must not be rooted. My root apps/tweaks alone number 13

48. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

On my daily driver nokia 925, i have just over a 100 installed, use about 55 on a weekly basis. Daily basis use about 30

47. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I installed 10 apps both iPhone and my iPad Mini 1. Facebook 2. Twitter 3. Skype 4. Yahoo Messenger 5. Chikka (Philippines) 6. Calculator 7. Currency Converter 8. iBooks 9. Aviary (Photo Edit) 10. Photo Safe

44. Blazers

Posts: 791; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

My top daily used (non-google) apps are Viber, Facebook, GoComics (I love Monty lol), and ESPN SC.

43. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

ive downloaded 879 apps... currently have 78 installed, games included. i use about 20 on a daily basis which is why I constantly argue that the app count is useless because NOBODY will EVER use ALL of those apps.... NOT EVEN 1000 when you have functionality built in apps become unnecessary. that was the actual first reason for apps... remember the quote "there's an app for that" thats because the phone itself was basically useless compared

40. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Installed little over 90 apps and use some 30 on a daily basis including the Nova laucher and a couple of weather apps.

39. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Almost 200 apps installed and Downloaded. However I use approximately 15-20 daily.

38. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Around 160 apps, use about 20 very often, and about 40 are used regularly. But I occasionally use almost every app that I have downloaded

37. mamad791

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

I already have about 40 apps and games but actually I use 20 of them regularly a day

36. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

More than 100, but use only about 20% of them regularly, and others once in a while....... Have deleted lots of apps in past one month for clearing some space on my phone..........

35. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

270/40

34. Eclectech

Posts: 364; Member since: May 01, 2013

I've installed about 78 apps and I might use 10 on a regular basis.

33. greenmunky

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

146 apps listed under My Apps in the play store... I use about 30-40 of them on a regular basis.

32. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

93 Apps Installed (only counting the ones that appear under My Apps in Play Store) Constantly using around 15, but I have used every single one at least once, and like to keep them in case I need them later. And I have already done my filtering and cleanup, so I don't think I will uninstall them soon. I try not to have apps with double functionality and recently I deleted many IM services... I use Whatsapp, so I uninstalled BBM, Line, Viber. I use Hangouts, so I uninstalled Skype. I dont use Messenger much, but I kind of like chat heads on Android. My daily apps: Whatsapp - Hangouts - Chrome - Small Browser - 9gag - Llama (automatically) - SmartConnect (automatically) - Camera - Album - Facebook - Walkman - MX Player - Flashlight Small App - GAMES (favorite of the moment) - Phone.

31. Scorpion

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

Got 44 aps, use 10 or so actively. But also download and try new ones twice per mounth or so

30. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

10-15 downloaded apps (most of google stuff came pre-loaded) and actively using only two. Torrent client to download and MX Player to watch videos. For everything else my G2 already has me covered. Not counting stuff like phone, sms, calculator or calendar that comes pre-loaded.

27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I have about 97 apps and games included, I use about 60 on a daily basis but the rest are on ocations, most of the apps I use are add ons though

26. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Over 100 and actively use around 10.

25. domfonusr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I have installed 11 apps on my LG Viper, but I only use one of them (QPython) frequently.

23. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

About 15 without counting the stock and Google apps I use them almost everyday

22. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Hmm, let's see. I'd say I have around 60 apps on my phone. I actually use on regular basis only around 2-3 games, and around 5-8 other apps. But I have many apps, that are not needed, for everyday life, but are needed when, I'm on a trip or vacations. That includes around 3-5 map services. translator, sailing weather forecasts, offline wikipedia articles, etc. Others are not used frequently, but are useful from time to time: dlna players, timers, unit converters, bar scanner, ssh client services like: skype, evernote, dropbox etc. If I had looked closely, I'd probably found around 15-20 apps, that I actually never use, and another 15-20, that I hardly ever use. Since they don't take too much space, I don't care...

21. Rixarm

Posts: 12; Member since: May 20, 2013

About 120 apps, around 15 uses as regular basis.

19. mohammed2222

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

39 apps are used and 362 apps are downloades and my note 3 lags like crazy

20. mohammed2222

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Correction : downloaded. Eh, autocorrect

18. Awalker

Posts: 1987; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Around 100 and use about 10 daily.

17. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

77 apps for me and I use about 20-30 of them throughout the week. Most apps are there just in case.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

About 10 apps frequently use. Those I don't i uninstall or disable.

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Once I got my phone I barely downloaded any apps, currently I have about 15 and had so far deleted 10 in the past few days

12. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Around 100 without counting the ones that were already installed. I use around 20 in a regular basis.

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