Pesky Apps That You Need To Delete ASAP
Not all Apps are Good Apps…
- Depressive Apps. With everyone curating an unrealistic, heavily manufactured, idealized version of their lives, we all start to believe other people’s lives are so much better than our own. It is time to get off Facebook, ditch Instagram and Snapchat, and delete TikTok to have a happier 2020.
- Snooping Apps. There are a few significant used by billions that don’t acceptably protect their users’ privacy. Facebook Messenger is one such app since it doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption (as Facebook’s other messaging app, WhatsApp, does). Another is Google’s Chrome browser, which harvests a ton of data about your online activity. Chrome collects so much of your data; it led the Washington Post to label the browser as “spy software.”
- Free — Oops Not Really Apps. When it comes to Apps — “Free” is a bit of a misnomer when talking about any no-cost app. Your informational data is so valuable to some app makers that there’s no way they would consider charging money for their app because your data is worth much more to them than any cold hard cash.
- Problematic “Free” Apps. Stay away from including any “free” VPN apps, menstruation apps, Bible apps, flashlight apps, and face-morphing apps like FaceApp and Ever.
- Coercive Apps. 2020 is your year to become fiscally responsible. That means it’s time to ditch Amazon and Walmart along with any app games like Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Fortnight, Candy Crush Jelly Saga, Pokémon Go, Marvel Contest of Champions, that entice you to spend your hard-earned cash.
- Employment Productivity Apps. These are powerful tool apps like Slack, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Google Sheets, AirTable, Trello, and Skype help us be more productive. However, they can also make it hard for us to shut off for the day when we leave the office. Unfortunately, that means we end up working, even when we should be spending our free time relaxing, recharging, and hanging out with our family and friends.