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?



1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Currently about 40? But I only use about 20 of them on a weekly basis I guess?

24. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Have many but frequently using less than 10.

28. shamashu9

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..

2. Cicero

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.

3. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

About 60 installed and constantly use like 20 out of them.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Same'ish, around 30-40, some are used constantly, others as needed when needed, Once i've got my stuff I use, I don't frequent the app store daily looking for more.

5. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

On an unrelated note, PA when are we getting a PhoneArena app? Please develop one. The mobile site isn't that good

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The mobile site is plain horrible. I use the full site on every device.

41. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

But you don't get to see reply button full site

46. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yes I do just tap the post.

6. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

around 40 but i use like 25 of them frequently only.

7. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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?").

8. Crossblade

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 21, 2005

I use less than 10

9. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

About 410 apps and barely use 100 of them

11. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

WTF? 410?!!!

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Idk, I think he meant 420.

29. avmitking

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

same here, appgratis to blame

42. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Hell yeah dude Appgratis and stelapps are most to blame about that !!!!!!!! LoooooooooooooooooooooL

45. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

What? D:

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I have 85 apps installed, 20 of them are the every day apps and i use the others for specific things..

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.

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

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

17. bucky

Posts: 3778; 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.

18. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Around 100 and use about 10 daily.

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

21. Rixarm

Posts: 12; Member since: May 20, 2013

About 120 apps, around 15 uses as regular basis.

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...

23. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

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

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