I have apps like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine of course but I also have other “more useful” apps. I have multiple sports information apps like ESPN Scorecenter and ESPN College Football. I also have news outlets like the Associated Press and CNN. I have the Google calendar app because it syncs the information I add to my Google calendars on the computer to my phone. I have the WeatherBug app because nine times out of 10 I don’t trust the weather app that came on the iPhone. I live and die by my Pandora app, especially on long road trips because I can plug my phone into my car and jam out. I have an app for my banking. I also have random apps like Pinterest, Couch to 5K, and a countdown app. I know it sounds like I have a lot of apps but I have considerably less than some. I definitely use the first five I mentioned regularly as well as the ESPN Scorecenter and news organization apps. I use the social media apps to keep up with what’s going on and to entertain me when I’m bored—especially Snapchat. But I use the ESPN and news organization apps to stay in the know with what’s going on outside of my bubble.
Paid apps? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Honestly, if I have to pay for it I don’t buy it. I struggle to pay 99 cents for one. I even struggle to cough up a little over a dollar for a song on iTunes. I’m only a cheap skate when it comes to something I don’t use regularly. Personally, I don’t think most of the apps that cost money are really worth it. I feel that way because I’ve yet to come across an app that costs money that I just am dying to have.
I do recommend apps to some friends. When Snapchat came on the scene, someone introduced me to it, then I recommended it to my friends that I talk to regularly—same situation with Vine. Honestly, most of the apps like Instagram and Snapchat are on my phone because it was recommended to me. Rarely do I ever download an app like that unless I was told to do so.
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