How many apps do you have installed, and how many of them do you use actively?
posted by Victor H. / Aug 26, 2014, 7:18 AM
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?
Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013
Currently about 40? But I only use about 20 of them on a weekly basis I guess?
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 7:19 AM 0
Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013
On my android phone i got 25 and use 7 (all games) daily coz my android phone lags forever, im not sure if the apps makes my android slow. On my lumia as my secondary phone i got 15 apps and use 5 (email, sms, fb, twitter, health) every day.super smooth..
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 8:57 AM 1
Posts: 1120; Member since: Jan 22, 2014
Around 30. And using them when is necessary (travel and airplane when I do tourism, bank and carrier when need it, games when I'm bored, productivity and utility as necessary, messaging as requested). Surfing web daily.
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 7:25 AM 1
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On an unrelated note, PA when are we getting a PhoneArena app? Please develop one. The mobile site isn't that good
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 7:29 AM 7
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The mobile site is plain horrible. I use the full site on every device.
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 8:08 AM 0
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32 downloaded, 9 of which are always on (for example my lock screen replacement or swype keyboard), 14 of which i open manually on a regular basis (at least once a week). The rest are stuff i do use, just not very often or under specific circumstances (eg spotify: i don't have a spotify account, but i have it on there because the amount of times i've been at a party and someone's shouted "does anyone have spotify on their phone?").
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 7:30 AM 0
Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013
About 410 apps and barely use 100 of them
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 7:32 AM 1
Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 29, 2011
same here, appgratis to blame
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 9:15 AM 1
Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 07, 2013
39 apps are used and 362 apps are downloades and my note 3 lags like crazy
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 8:19 AM 0
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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...
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 8:29 AM 0
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