How many apps do you KEEP installed?

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  1. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    I have downloaded countless apps (probably around 200, so not as countless as I thought) but I haven't found much use for most of them. Even the spendy ones like Jaadu, I'm never in a position where I can't either SSH to my computer or VNC to it from another computer. And I know that from the app store people download waaaay more than they keep.

    So I was wondering how many apps you guys keep on your phone. Right now I have only installed 14 different apps.
    • Twitterrific
    • Things
    • Remote (iTunes controller)
    • iTranslate
    • BejiveIM
    • Wikiamo
    • Shazam
    • Now Playing
    • Monkey Ball
    • Touchgrind
    • Flick Fishing
    • Pocket God
    • iDracula

    *And I'll add this to the question:

    How many apps do you think you've downloaded, and how many apps that cost money have you deleted?
     
  2. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    When I had my iPhone I kept 11 apps on it.
    AIM (free version)
    Air Sharing
    Facebook
    iEasyCamera
    Mocha VNC Lite
    NetNewsWire
    Now Playing
    Pandora Radio
    Remote
    Shazam
    Weatherbug
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    • Shazaam
    • Enigmo
    • Moron Test
    • AT&T myWireless
    • Skype
    • Air Sharing
    • Flixster
    • MonkeyBall
    • iShoot
    • Labyrinth
    • Light
    • Units
    • Lux Touch
    • Chase
    • Pac-Mac
     
  4. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    I tend to be a bit of a neat freak, so on my iPod touch I have a total of 32 apps, 1 full page of games and another full page of miscellaneous apps. A large majority of the apps I don't use but I keep them on there anyways just so that it is nice and neat looking.

    The apps that I use most frequently include:
    Blocks Classic
    Trism
    Monopoly Worldwide (kind of)
    BeejiveIM
    Facebook
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Answering the new question, I've probably downloaded around 60-75 apps and don't think I've deleted an app I've paid money for. I tend not to make sure I really will use the app before buying it if it costs money and even if I end up not liking it, I'll leave it in my iTunes library on the off chance I will end up wanting to use it again.
     
  7. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    I usually have my iPhone full of apps and have to delete ones I don't use anymore to make room for new ones. I hope Apple fixes this limitation in 3.0.
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Whoa! Do you find a use for all of them?
     
  9. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    Other than the games that I play once in a while, yes. I do use most of them. Some are just "show" apps for the iPhone but they get loaded from time to time.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Don't have an iPhone, but the touch is close enough right? :p

    • Remote (iTunes)
    • Remote (Keynote)
    • Kindle (Even though I carry my Kindle around)
    • Currency Pro (no ads~same great app)
    • Google Earth (love it)
    • iTrans NYC (I paid $15 for it and now it's like $4 :()
    • TwitterFon (never used it)
    • Bejeweled 2 (another one I paid $10 for and is now $3 :()
    • Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D (Paid $10, now $6 :()
    • Hero of Sparta (good game, but I still like God of War a lot more)
    • Monkey Ball (It's weird to play—bought it day one, played it only once)
    • MotoRacer (I need to stop buying games day 1 and never play them)
    • Save Benjis (Came in handy a few times)
    • SimCity (Lots of replay value)
    • TumiNeko (AKA MewMew Tower: Game rocks)
    • X-Plane (Got bored of it)
    • TapTap (never played it)
    • Copter (Still haven't played it)
    • Myst (Crazy good game~I'm getting nostalgic playing it)

    I have a lot of other apps on my computer, but that's mostly it.

    ----

    And to answer the question:
    1) I've downloaded 131 apps
    2) I don't delete apps off my computer, but off my device, maybe about $50 worth.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't even have 2 complete pages of apps on my iPhone.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I only have 2 complete pages; if I have more I will delete ones I don't use and if I have less, I will fill it capacity :D
     
  13. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Nor do I. After starting this thread, I deleted a little more. Now I have the default apps on the first page, followed by twelve 3rd party apps and the Contacts app (how I hate the contacts apps!) on the second page. That's five empty spaces, with only two pages.
     
  14. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really delete any apps that I've paid for...
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Gah I feel like an idiot you guys seem so much wiser with your cash. I've probably wasted $100 on apps I didn't keep.
     
  16. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I keep these installed:

    BeejiveIM
    Skype
    NYTimes
    TWC (The Weather Channel)
    Air Sharing
    Cube Runner
    Easy Wi-Fi (at&t)
    Google Mobile App
    IM+
    Koi Pond
    Last.fm
    Monkey Ball
    NetShare
    Oregon Trail
    Shazam
    GV Mobile
    Epicurious
    Stickwars
    Urbanspoon
    AP News Push Test App
    Remote
    Google Earth
     
  17. teaguecole macrumors member

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    The only app i always keep is facebook. I have bought a few games and I will put them on the phone if I know I will be bored. Usually the only games that are decent cost money. There has been a lot of new ones from EA and Gameloft that I want to try. They always have good titles. I always go through phases where I don't want any apps but the default and then I will go through a phase where I want ever app on my phone but then I realize how rarely I use them.

    AIM (Cool, but I don't ever use it because of facebook chat)
    Air Mouse Pro (Cool application, but I never really use it)
    Asphalt Elite Racing (Awesome game, I want to try NFS though)
    ATT myWireless (So helpful, should be built in to phone)
    Block Breaker Deluxe 2 (Fun, classic)
    Blocked (Best game ever, you will get addicted)
    Bubble Bash (Bought it thinking it was something else)
    Crash Bandicot Nitro Kart 3D (First game I bought and it is awesome)
    Dictionary.com (Never used, probably will help one day)
    Facebook (Good app, not much to say)
    Guitar Rock Tour (Fun, but gets old)
    i.TV (Nothing good is ever on TV so I dont check anymore)
    Pandora Radio (Good)
    Sim City (Wasn't as fun as I remembered when I was younger)
    Slacker Radio (I like this better than Pandora)
    Super Monkey Ball (I suck at this game and always give up)
    Tetris (Once a class always a classic)
    Urbanspoon (Use to never use, but now I use sometimes)
    USA Today (I use sometimes)
    The Weather Channel (Never used, weather app on phone is fine for me)
    Remote (Use to use it all the time when I had my airport exrpress by the stereo)
     
  18. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that's pretty dumb (no offense).

    I have probably spent a total of $25 dollars on apps, one of them was $20 - it's on the dock.
     
  19. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    I have the same issue. But right now I think I've struck a happy balance. We'll see how long it sticks. Right now I only have less than two pages of apps, but sometimes I like seven.
     
  20. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    I have exactly 3 pages of apps on my iPhone including the built-in apps. I've probably deleted about 5-10 off my iPhone. Even then, I rarely use most of the ones I have on it now. I just find myself only downloading apps I know I will need or enjoy.
     
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    I have 43 apps (including stock) installed on my iPhone. I have 80 apps in my Library.
     
  23. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    This is all I have. I used to have three pages, but page three was all games. I found that I was hardly playing games, so I took them off except for two. I hope you like it.
     

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  24. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You don't have to keep them, you just have to enjoy them for as long as you use them.
     
  25. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    That's true. And I did use the ones I paid for a while. I beat most of the games and I initially used omnifocus, but I didn't like the Desktop version as much as things so I switched, and I have used jaadu vnc a few times to adjust some torrents while I was in the kitchen away from my keyboard.
     

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