What are some apps that you regret that you bought?

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  1. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

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  2. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    Budget. It's a good app, but I think I could have found a better financial app that is cheaper.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flipbook app!! Best app I bought
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Of the 30 or so Apps I have, I only spent money on one, "NetShare" and I will never regret it.

    TEG
     
  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    enigmo
    cro-mag rally
    cubicman
    sudoku

    i like:
    super monkey ball
    trism
    crash bandicoot
    netshare
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Tuner. I didn't know that as a Canadian I could still somehow get access to US app store to buy AOL radio...
     
  6. Heraklitus macrumors member

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    Vay was a bad idea--it sounded good, but the game play control is so horrible it's virtually unplayable.
     
  7. Pooshka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OMG, I've just read about FlipBook and boy am I impressed!

    Cheers for that!
     
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  9. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Crash Bandicoot - it's a good game, but it's not my cup of tea

    I'm on the fence about Enigmo still.


    I'm still trying to figure out which notes app I'm going to keep, and I'll regret spending money on whichever I don't. ;)
     
  10. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Of ones that I bought, the only one that I am truly regretting in a sort was Super Monkey Ball. But as to the others that I bought, I wish that I waited on purchasing Platinum Solitaire and Cro-Mag Rally, as those have both dropped their prices since I bought both of them.
     
  11. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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  12. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

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    Regret (used for a week then stopped):
    Enigmo

    Like (use every day):
    2 Across
    Ambiance

    Still on the fence (use once/twice a week):
    Band
     
  13. wok macrumors member

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    Bomberman: not that it's a broken game at all, I just haven't touched it since I bought it, maybe it's because it requires two hands and a bit more of a time commitment than other mobile apps. Perhaps on an upcoming travel day with two layovers it'll become quite useful, we'll see.


    However, one gem that I'm surprised I'm not regretting is Koi Pond. I know it's silly but for $0.99 it's been a great novelty, distraction, and showpiece.
     
  14. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    I regret purchasing SMB and to a lesser extent: Critter Crunch but I hot that at promo price.

    Jude
     
  15. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    I regret:
    LEXICON - For the reasons I stated here.
    VAY - As a poster says above, game play control is horrible!
    SUPER MONKEY BALL - Highly overrated game with controls that have their own mind and do the opposite of what you want them to do. Too expensive for what it is. Maybe if their was ever an update that made this game somewhat playable, but for now...it's been my least touched game.
    SKETCHES - As an early drawing app, I didn't mind it. But I've since gotten FLIPBOOK which blows it away completely. I won't ever touch SKETCHES again, making it a waste of $6.
    CRASH BANDICOOT - I hate racing games, so it was my own fault for buying this, thinking it would be any better on my phone.

    I am super happy with:
    DIZZY BEE - The BEST iPhone game at the best value.
    FLIPBOOK - Truly astonishing and powerful software for the phone.
    TRISM - A game that takes true advantage of the iPhone's strengths.
    PAPIJUMP - Highly addictive, simple game that's free.
    CHOPPER
     
  16. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    I regret purchasing Band. I played with it for about 2 minutes, and haven't touched it since :(

    Ed
     
  17. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Agreed that this was a sarcasm but in general...... Do you think that the 8 people who purchased the app will regret it? I for one dont! Why? Becuase Im sure they really dont bother about money!!!
     
  18. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Regret:
    Super Monkey Ball also...its just an uncontrollable, never updated, and now frustrating game. I played it 3 days and gave up.

    Acid Solitaire...Purchased from my Treo Days and it was just not the same thing. Any of the solitaire's that are over $5.00 should have a solitaire package of over 20 different games of solitaire...not just 3.

    G-Spot...Does not work with beans on the original iPhone...Compass and Speed never registers.

    Pedometer...the Purple one, cant pause or reset the steps. Everytime you move it, it registers a step. Replaced it with the new Pedometer.

    Just Don't Use and wasted my money:
    PayPal
    Picoli
    Recorder
    reQall

    NO Regrets:
    Teleport...I no longer take my Laptop with me on trips of 3 days or less. Just hope I can get sound some day. This is my most used Paid App.

    ICE...I have alot of medical conditions and this is the best one I found so far. I am so tired of remembering all my stuff and this one does it for me...I DON"T CARE if others cannot access it over a locked phone. They also respond quickly to emails and more stuff is coming.

    Paid or Free...Use Daily:
    Pandora
    Box Office
    eWallet
    Aurora Faint
    Galcon
    PicVault
     
  19. Lucca macrumors newbie

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    Have you played it since the patch update? They've improved on that by a lot, especially talking to NPCs and opening chests.

    Not that it's perfect, but it's way better than it was.


    I regret buying Koi Pond. It's pretty, but I was kinda dissapointed. Not that it really cost me a lot, but I thought I'd be able to do more than just touch the fish. If I can FEED the fish then it'd be worth it.
     
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Regrets (Paid)

    GTS World Racing - It's pretty repetitive and not very challenging. It feels more like a job than a game.

    Dizzy Bee - It's ok, but it doesn't feel any more fun than any of the free games I have. Basically, I play it, I wouldn't suggest anyone else pay for it.
     
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  22. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    Regrets:
    - Cro-Mag - should of bought Crash instead...
    - Putt Putt Golf - used to love the flash games they made, but the iPhone version is PANTS.. i emailed the developer and he has taken all feedback on board for future updates...
    - Super Monkey Ball - this should of been great, but the ability to not save and difficult control makes it unplayable.. although Sega do say they aim to fix these issues i the next release.. whenever that may be!!

    Happy with:
    - Facebook
    - eBay
    - Sketches
    - Picoli
    - Sudoku Unlimited
    - Pennies
    - The Converter
    - Shazam
    - Enigmo

    I have a bunch of other free apps/games too.. which are less frequent, like LastFM, Currency, IamHere
     
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  24. MacMuttonchops macrumors member

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    Only two regrets. Super Monkey Ball is entirely too difficult for me to figure out how to control. I can't get that ball to move anywhere I want. And I accidentally clicked on the buy button for the U.S. terror alert level app when I was browsing through the "Most Recent" list. Oops. Thankfully it was only a $1.99.
     

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