The Best Apps to Have on Your Phone

As someone who spends too many (unnecessary) hours staring at my phone or laptop screen, I think about all the apps that take up too much storage on my cellphone, that I haven’t used in ages.

Since the start of 2019, I decided to start deleting all the apps I don’t use anymore. As part of the decluttering, I realized that I only use and need a handful of apps on my cellphone and laptop. Even though I had close to a hundred apps, I used less than half of them on a daily basis.

This is my list of all the apps that I actually use in my spare time. Take a look and then browse your own phone for forgotten apps collecting digital dust. 

Messages

Facetime

Instagram

Snapchat

Twitter

Facebook

Music (Spotify, Google Music, etc.)

Pinterest

VSCO

Tumblr

GIF Keyboard

Dating Apps (Tinder, Bumble, etc.)

Wordscapes

Word Stacks

Subway Surfers

Solitaire

Pulse (Blackboard, Brightspace)

Google Drive

Starbucks

Bank App (TD, Scotiabank, CIBC, etc.)

PC Optimum

Flipp

When I first started decluttering in January, I had a little over 80 apps downloaded on my cellphone. I now only have 40. 

After deleting the apps I no longer used, I realized that having too many apps on my phone acted distractions. My phone is now much more organized and I have more storage for all the photos I take.

As a student with limited amount of hours in the day as it is, having only a few apps on my phone has been so much less time consuming than having pages and pages of apps. Now I’m spending less time on my cellphone and more time getting ahead with my class work and hanging out with my friends.

It’s not easy to get rid of apps you have had on your phone forever, but that first step of deleting an app off your phone is like the first step up tidying up.