7 Apps You Should Delete From Your Phone Right Now
Most of us smartphone users have become addicts. There’s no telling how much time we’ve all spent at the dinner staring down at a screen, instead of enjoying that time with our family, or resisting the urge not to check it during a movie. There’s a reason why theaters constantly demand customers to turn their phones off—because it’s literally impossible for us to do otherwise.
The biggest reason for this dependency is apps. We scroll through the app store and see things that might be useful and fun to us, and before we realize it, we’ve got 400 of them and we don’t even know what half of them do.
But let’s be honest, there are several that you could delete right now. It’s time to take your life back. Don’t become a slave to your phone. We’ve compiled a list of commonly used smartphone applications that either don’t serve much of a purpose, or simply consume too much of our daily lives.
Why does this even exist? Foursquare is a social media platform that allows you to check in and let your followers know where you are. That’s it. Hey, guess what? You can do that on just about any other social media site. It’s time to let this one go.
This used to be the go-to place for extra storage. But now thanks to iCloud and Google Drive there’s no need for Dropbox anymore. Say goodbye to it.
It’s cool to have a couple on there for when you’re enduring a long flight, the DMV, a road trip, or something else like that. But you don’t need more than the bare minimum. They’re huge time wasters and they take up a lot of space. Take a look at the ones you rarely use and send them to the app store in the sky.
Sure, the idea of using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel from the palm of your hand sounds cool, but have you EVER really sat down and used any of them? Most of us would just rather use those things on our laptop, because no one is going to write a novel on a cell phone.
It’s fun, but this is one of the main apps that people can’t seem to quit. You don’t need to know what people are doing or what they’re thinking at all times. Take a break from it and see how you feel. You might like it.
At the start of 2013, the 6-second-video app held everyone’s attention and quickly gained over 50 million users in less than a year. And then, people stopped using it as much. Go up to anyone these days and ask them if they still use Vine, and they’ll probably admit that they haven’t been on it in months. If you’re one of those people and you’re still holding onto it, don’t do that. It’s only using precious memory for other things that deserve it.
It’s rarely used anymore, and there are so many better options out there for talking to people. If you’re still checking it, you’re most likely wasting your time.