I remain a low volume mobile app user. I very selectively install apps on my device. Less is definitely more for me.
To see what I was using at the beginning of last year check out the article:
My daily driver when it comes to a phone is an iPhone 12 pro Max currently but I also have a Surface Duo 2 as a backup. The other device that I use apps on is my iPad mini.
My most used apps on mobile devices over the last year were:
Castro on iOS to listen to all my podcasts on iOS.
Lastpass password manager and authenticator for general password management. This may change after the recent security issues with Lastpass.
Microsoft Authenticator – I use this for a number of select web sites as well as Microsoft 365.
Car Play – Connects to my daily drive to provide the ability to listen to podcasts as well as use Waze for navigation.
OneNote – is a must on every device I own. Syncs all my notes to every device. Allows me to not only truly have my information everywhere I am but also capture information quickly and easily.
OneDrive – This mobile app now not only allows me to manage my Microsoft 365 files but it also incorporates the more advanced Office Lens technology that scans and uploads, documents, whiteboards, etc.
Tripview – One of the few apps that I have happily paid for. I use this to let me know the Sydney train schedule to help me get around when I need to negotiate the ‘real world’. Although not much travel is happening at the moment, this app is super handy for negotiating local public transport.
Audible – If I can’t read my Kindle then I can normally always listen. This app allows me to listen to my audio books where ever I am. This and Castro on iOS are probably the most used applications on my devices.
Amazon Kindle – If I don’t have access to my Kindle then I can still read my books. In my case that will most likely be on my iPad. I also use the Kindle app on the iPad when the ebook has a lot of images that sometime don’t display well or are too small for the Kindle device.
The following as currently only iOS:
Rode Reporter – which I use for recording many of my presentations when I am out on the road, which ain’t so much these days but still a handy app to have.
Of course I have all the social media apps, such as Twitter, and Linkedin on my devices.
I also have all the Microsoft/Office 365 apps. The ones I use the most are probably To-Do, Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer, although Word and Excel also get used regularly. Just about every Microsoft Office 365 service has an app that you should have on your mobile device. On my Duo 2 I am also using Edge as the primary browser along with the new Edge Insider. I also have the Brave browser on my devices as I no longer use Chrome at all.
I’ve also added the Intune app to all my devices so they can be better managed.
I use the Signal messaging app for private conversations and groups that I am part of.
Some occasional ones I use include:
– Amazon music
I use the normal personal apps for things like Internet banking and so on. I also use Coin Gecko for monitoring cryptocurrency.
One my iPad, which also serves as a personal entertainment device, I have the streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
The above are my used apps across my various mobile devices. My aim to try and keep the apps standard across all the devices and as few as possible. I try and standardise on the Microsoft apps on all platforms and use these as much as possible. I certainly use a wide variety of apps on my devices by prefer the desktop versions if available.