Trying an experiment... Anyone else wanna join?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I'm going to remove ALL of my third party apps from my iPhone and see how long I can go before I *need* any of them. Remember pre 2.0 when there were no third party apps? I was thinking the other day and I realized... a lot of apps just duplicate what you can do in Safari for free.

    Who else wants to go back to the simple life?

    This is just an experiment. I'm curious. How long will I last?

    Has anyone tried this before?
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Umm...So this is like Step 4 in the 12 Step Program?
  3. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    I tried it before with Palm Pilots.

    Hence I have already acclimated myself to minimal apps :D
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  5. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Haha lmao!!!:p

    sorry spaz but I never had the iPhone pre 3G so I'll pass lol. So it's not like I can say "hmmm I wonder how I went without them" because well...I hevent lol. Good luck though.
  6. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    You know what I was thinking just the other day? I'm serious. I was actually looking at my second page of apps and wondering why I still have some of them. Then I realized... most of them are only there so that the ones I go to frequently enough don't go out of order... I pretty much just have icons there to look at.

    - Sketches is fun for about 5 minutes... I never open it.
    - BeeJiveIM doesn't get much use anymore because all of my friends have unlimited text messages.
    - I like my music a lot more than internet radio so Tuner never gets used
    - Touch Grind used to be a lot more fun until I learned all the tricks... now that doesn't get opened
    - Pocket God got boring
    - Reader is pretty much useless for me because I read my RSS articles on my computer. For some reason I don't really care about the news that much where I can't wait until I get on a computer.
    - FML Pro... Cool app... funny, but FML has a website that is formatted for the iPhone. One less app on my springboard now.
    - Apple Remote (was cool for controlling my Apple TV, but I hardly use my Apple TV and the included remote that came with it works well)
    - Things... for some reason I use Notes more now. Go figure.
    - Twitterrific... I'll admit... this is probably my most used third party app, but Twitter has a website as well.

    For everything else... there's Google. If I wanna read jokes... I just look up a jokes site. If I need recipes, I use Google. It's weird how you get caught up in that "Gotta have that app!" mindset but once you step back, you kinda realize... am I really going to use that app? More often than not, I download apps that I think are great at first but, then they disappoint me, so I stop using them.

    Heck, I'd get rid of Voice Memos, Stocks, Weather and Contacts if I could... hehe.
  7. JennaLDS macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2009
    agreed. I have spent WAY too much on apps to delete them.. but good luck with everything.. You are braver than I.. ;)
  8. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    i havnt gone that far
    but now that im living the jailbroken life (again), and most of my apps are organized into folders (cant have those apps without a custom icon ruining the sleek look of that new theme now, can we?)

    its amazing how, even if the app is on your phone, if you cant SEE it, you rarely think to use it.

    I have a games folder thats worth at least $100 (and even more on the computer but not the phone...just writing this makes me upset about how much Ive spent), and I probably play $3 worth on a regular basis
  9. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I hear ya man, but it's just like anything else in the world. Buy a game for the Playstation and play it until you're bored... then it sits on the shelf... what's the difference?

    I've spent a lot trying to find the perfect apps for me but they always fall short for some reason. I'll like the functionality of one app but, the design of another app and sometimes I wish I could combine them, but I can't. You know what I mean? I've must have purchased 4 different twitter clients and Twitterrific is almost perfect but, I have some issues with it... like it's searching sucks.

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