I sort through a lot of apps to find ones that I find useful and that I can recommend to others. I can’t possibly get to all of them, but there are ones I research, find interesting and still decide not to review. Here’s just a few of those and a little explanation on why I passed on them. Your favorite app could be on this list. All of these have good to great customer ratings. Let me know what I am missing.
Fitocracy – This is a good app that does what it promises. I even bonded with some nice people. But, having said that, it just wasn’t interesting to me, and in order to do a review I have to believe it would be useful in my life. If you are exercising and need encouragement, this could be a great app for you. Of this group, I probably gave this one the most time. It is nicely designed and I had no complaints.
Book Crawler – This one holds some promise. I devoted an hour or so to it and loaded in some of the books that I have read. You can scan the ISBN of the book to bring in the data quickly or enter the data manually. I’m a pretty busy person and have been a voracious reader, so I just haven’t taken the time to put everything in. If it was a nice rainy day with nothing to do, I might just come back to this one.
Four one-half stars.
Instead – I feel bad about this one. It’s an app that asks you to look at your life and instead of buying something frivolous, send a micro-donation to a charity. Great concept. The app instructions don’t mislead you, they tell you that you will be directed to a website for the actual donation. If they find a way to make this happen within the app I would probably be won over to this concept. Maybe I should give it another try.
Four and one-half stars
3initials – This looks appealing, but I decided to pass on it because of the cost. It just seems a little expensive for a wallpaper design. This is one I considered and then decided to pass on. It does appear to create attractive designs.
Viggle – This app is designed to reward you for reporting what you are watching on TV. You earn points that can be used to purchase gift cards sponsored by different brands. This one was a complete failure for me. I tried to sign on a couple of times and couldn’t get it to work. I don’t mind a little work, but this one gets a complete thumbs down from me.
Evi – This is a voice recognition app. It is similar to Siri. only it doesn’t quite do all the things that Siri did. It does, however, a lot. You can ask questions and get answers . I can’t say it doesn’t work. I’ll just say that I’ll wait for the positives from this type of app when I get my iPhone 5.
Three and one-half stars (This is the rating for the latest version. The overall rating was two and one-half stars.)
Time in words – According to the users, this one delivers what is promised and looks cool while it is doing it. I just didn’t think it was something that I would use so I didn’t download it. If it could be used as a wallpaper this would be a winner and I would be on the bandwagon.
There are other apps on my phone that are not in use, but that’s for another time. Which apps have disappointed you?