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I remember people talking about how many dozens of apps they would install on phones but it seems that fad of dl'ing anything that seemed to be of the slightest interest seems to have faded. Or is it just that people have stopped talking about it?

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Corrine

Until last fall, I was still using a Windows Phone but had to get a new phone when I could no longer get reception at my house.  I went with Android and it already had so much (what I consider garbage) on it that the only things I installed were the Microsoft Office programs I use regularly.  I'm not a gamer so haven't installed any games.

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goretsky

Hello,

I use relatively few apps on my smartphone except for the web browser and email.  Sometimes, the issue is more with getting rid of the unused or unwanted ones.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
 

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There are several must have apps I install: local tv station weather - for the radar map, VLC, WAZE, Zoom, Hoopla, Overdrive.

 

I get an android newsletter twice a week. Sometimes apps are mentioned. I "might" install one of the apps mentioned. If I like it, it stays; otherwise I remove it immediately. I can't see cluttering up any android device with something I would rarely use. I don't use a specialized launcher nor a special keyboard.

 

About the only customization I did was to replace the lock screen and the background screen with images I got through Wallpaper Wednesdays from androidauthority. (I'm currently using one of the James Webb telescope images as my background.)

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securitybreach

I still have a ton of android apps on every phone I switch to. Of course, I use it more like a mobile computer than the cell functions (calls and texts):


 

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AAWireless
AccuWeather
Amazon Shopping
AndFTP
AndFTP Pro
Authenticator
Authy
Bitwarden
BLE Scanner
Boost
Calls Blacklist PRO
Capital One
ColorNote
ConnectBot
Discord
Docs
DuckDuckGo
Duo
Earth
eBay
Entergy
File Manage              r
Find My Device
Fing
Firefox
Fuel Rewards
Gaia GPS
Gallery
GoMobile
Google News
Google One
Google Opinion Rewards
Google Play Books
Google Podcasts
Google Wallet
GPay
Hangouts
HeyMelody
Hinge
Home
Hot Wok - Metairie
Hub
IP Tools
IPC360
JuiceSSH
K-9 Mail
LA Wallet
LinkedIn
List My Apps
LiveUAMap
MeWe
Mr. Number
Mullvad VPN
myAT&T
Network Analyzer
NOLA.com
Notes
Nova Google Companion
Nova Launcher Prime
Nova7
OfficeSuite
OkCupid
OpenVPN for Android
Orbot
OrfoxRIP
Owly
PayPal
pCloud
Proton Mail
Reddit
Reminder Pro
Rumble
Scanner Radio Pro
Signal
SimpleSSHD
Smart AudioBook Player
Speedtest
Spotify
Street View
T-Mobile
Tasker
Telegram
Timesheet
Tinder
Tip Calculator
Tor Browser
Translate

T-Mobile Tuesdays
Tusky

Ux Apps
Visual Voicemail
Vivaldi Browser
Walmart
WiFiman
Xplore FCU

 

 

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On 8/1/2022 at 10:58 AM, zlim said:

There are several must have apps I install: local tv station weather - for the radar map, VLC, WAZE, Zoom, Hoopla, Overdrive.

 

I get an android newsletter twice a week. Sometimes apps are mentioned. I "might" install one of the apps mentioned. If I like it, it stays; otherwise I remove it immediately. I can't see cluttering up any android device with something I would rarely use. I don't use a specialized launcher nor a special keyboard.

 

About the only customization I did was to replace the lock screen and the background screen with images I got through Wallpaper Wednesdays from androidauthority. (I'm currently using one of the James Webb telescope images as my background.)

 

What is this 'Android newsletter' you speak of?

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I avoid apps as much as possible. My local bread shop wanted me to install an app for loyalty rewards! No thanks.

I admit to having 5 of those ones SB posted:

Discord

Firefox

Network Analyzer

Speedtest

Telegram

although Network Analyzer and Speedtest have found themselves in the secret cave of rarely used apps.

 

A pet hate is restaurants that only take orders by QR code. I've walked out of several upon hearing that requirement. 😬

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raymac46

I suppose I have my fair share of apps...Weather, Tom Tom navigation, Speedtest. Not many games. I need an app to control my camera and set up my Linksys mesh network. In general I find that a phone app is a bit better to read than trying it in a browser.

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