Addicted to Applications

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Meave, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Meave macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    Hi, I'm Meave and I'm addicted to downloading iPhone applications. Seriously, does anyone else have this problem, I'm always checking to see what's new, and especially with games, I can't stop downloading! I think I've become app store whore!:(

    Anyone else having this so called problem?
  2. Ant1-Hero macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    Nope, just you.

    How does it feel to /b/ alone?
  3. Aj2488 macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2007
    Chicago Suburbs
    Every now and again I'll go through and download 3 - 5 apps and spend a few days fooling around with them. It's not a constant thing though, maybe once every few weeks.
  4. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    Nope cant say I have that problem

    If I want an app for something specific I will look for it and install it, much the same as I do with my Mac
  5. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    I'm addicted.

    Also Vlingo has already replaced my google voice app. Everyone should try it out as it let's you call numbers in your contacts with voice.

    call bill on mobile.

    it works GREAT, i think the voice recog is better then google at least for me.
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    How long have you had your phone?

    I used to have this problem, but now I've got a nice, neat 2.5 pages of apps on my phone and I only check the app store once a week, at most.

    If you just got your phone, you're going through a normal phase. It will pass.

    But if you've had it since day may be in trouble!
  7. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    I don't know, how many Apps do you have?

    I have 273 on my computer, I check daily(at least 3-5 times a day) on to see if any that I might want have gone on sale. I have at least 8 pages of Apps on my Iphone, mostly games that I keep on for my kids when we are waiting for something. I wouldn't say I'm obsessed but I do like finding new apps that I like and that are cheap (or free)

  8. drakeshipway macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2008
    Oakville, Ontario
    I have a bit of a problem too.
    I had 9 page of apps, but i just deleted a few,
    I just love apps!! And yes, I've had my iPhone since July 11th.

    Haha :rolleyes:
  9. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    1 & 2.

    I'm pretty addicted to downloading apps too.
  10. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Lately I haven't seen any good new apps in the app store, maybe it's just me...
  11. notintheleast macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2008
    I've had my phone for about 4 months now and I still buy way too many apps.:eek:
  12. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    I used to be, but I realized it was more worth my while to download podcasts and learn. So I've basically stopped browsing for apps, and now I just browse interesting podcasts. It's a much more productive way to waste time, if that makes sense!
  13. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Your just not looking hard enough. I, too, am an app addict. I visit Appshopper about 4 times per day. Sometimes I will just go to the first page and hit refresh endlessly. As it minute passes, new apps may show up.

    Cool new apps: vLingo, Melodis Dialer, Birthminder (I can never remember birthdays), and am checking out SteadyCam (like that night photo app, but free!)

    Well, maybe that's a bit much. However, I do check a couple times daily, that is, when I'm not on here.

    In fact, I probably spend more time on here and on Appshopper than actually using my iPhone. I think this is why Apple held off on some features - just to give people the hope that it may one day show up in the App Store. I would just kill to see a list of the "forever pending" apps. I bet you some of the stuff on that list would blow us away.
  14. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Give us an example of some cool Podcasts. I have never downloaded a podcast before and frankly, don't exactly know what they are.
  15. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2007
    Vienna Austria Europe
    Yes I am addicted in some ways to the best hightech consumer gadget of the last thirty or forty years. Here I've posted my last iTunes bill...

    I am using less time on watching TV for it. Half of the time I am "really working" with it ( and beatmaker) and the other time I am downloading and testing applications. Most of the apps I just download to my iTunes Mediathek and don't install it on the iPhone (switched off automatic sync) because they are on sale or free for limited time. Sometimes I actually don't know what they are good for - but when there are frenetic reviews: Simply get it.

    I've never played computer or console games very much before. Now I do sometimes Aki Mahjong, Mines in Space and even Pinball Rollercoaster. At least it fills waiting times in the daily routines. Should I register at Adult Babies right now? :rolleyes:

    On the other side it motivates me to do little workouts on my bycicle. I love to see the geotagged route afterwards on a website and let calculate the used kalories. Lost even some weight and don't need to swallow the diabetes pills any more...
  16. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    Eh, kinda.
    I often download a bunch of apps then delete them later.
    Right now I have over four pages of apps.
  17. staccato83 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    I guess I don't download a lot of apps, but I definitely look for better versions of apps that I DO already have.

    For example, all of the Wikipedia, checkbook, movie, and TV guide apps have made me go crazy comparing all of them. :eek:
  18. IBradMac macrumors 68000


    Jun 27, 2008
    Okay, you need to consult a physician immediately!! :eek:
  19. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2008
    I have these uncontrollable finger twitches and they won't go away until I hit the AppStore and buy something. I play with whatever I buy for 5 minutes and the twitches return. ;)

    I recently cleaned up the iphone and I am now down to 8 pages
  20. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    I would have a lot more if I had more room on my iPod.
    How about this for you, on my computer I have 132 apps.
    Some were paid for, most were free.
    I would download all the free ones but that's pointless since my iPod can only hold something like 140 something apps.

    Ditto. Except for I mainly download free apps only.
    I often search through ALL the apps.
  21. pagansoul macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2006
    Podcast vs Apps

    I have stopped down-loading every free app I could find a long time ago. You learn that you don't need them taking up space and will use the same few over and over again. I do prefer a good podcast and look for them but I load from my computer and not from my iphone.

    Good Podcast: anything from NPR (Natl Public Radio), Discovery Channel, Onion News, Daily Show, Joe Cartoon, Dogblog to name a few. Last, but not least, National Geographic.
  22. jmage macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2013
    I just got the iPad a month ago and have downloaded 3 pages of apps. They are almost completely all music apps i.e Daws, Drum machines and all that stuff, but it is worrisome that I cannot seem to find the perfect app. Some of them are no more than novelties and some are great, but none are totally adequate. It naturally follows that we download all the in-app purchases in the hopes of turning a bad app into a good one. I am also attracted to apps that look good. I should know better.
    I get your distress over this. Someone said it is just a phase that comes with owning a new iPad/iPhone etc. I hope so. I don't want to end up in some 12 step prog for app addicts (AA?) "Hi my name is john and I am powerless over apps and my life has become unmanageable". I suppose it is possible. After all, aren't apps just like alcohol, drugs and gambling? Perhaps if someone invents the perfect app that isn't half-assed (like most of them) I will be cured.
    I don't want the world to know that I may be an appaholic...
  23. pagansoul macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2006
    This post started in 2008 :p I've been through 4 iphones starting with the first iphone, 3GS, 4 and now 5. Between my iphone and ipad I have over 800 apps on my computer but only allow up to 3 pages but several folders on my devices. I do not use my phone as much as my pad but I tend to use it when I'm shopping to check with a scanner for prices and Amazon prices. I use the police scanner and pandora. I use my phone as a camera and text things I find while shopping to those I think will be interested.

    The first phone went on sale June 27, 2007 and I was on that line.
  24. xvi macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2013
    i don't like apps with ads so i usually buy apps most of the time it bums me out if the app is crap, but those ads bother me.

    so I don't have a large collection of apps i stay away from free ones unless it's adfree.

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