10 Tips On Finding The Best Apps For You

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Irrespective of the operating system one uses on their smartphones, users today have access to a tremendous amount of applications on their fingertips. It is often a cumbersome task to seek out the best applications, which are most aptly suited for a user’s likes and dislikes. This is a sure-shot way to gain valuable and time-saving access to applications which are tailor-made for individual users.

Recommendations

These recommendations are based on apps that are popular with people whose own app collection is similar to yours, as well as apps that your Google+ friends have liked. As such the more apps you download and the closer your friend’s tastes are to your own the better the recommendations will get. Thus, this section is based on the smart-phone usage of the user and his/her friends and acquaintances. It automatically provides viable options for the user, thus adding to the convenience factor.

Other Downloads

Another useful way is to keep a lookout for what others have downloaded. On Google Play you can do this by scrolling to the bottom of the app’s listing on the store, where you’ll find a ‘users also installed’ section.

Similar Applications

An easy way of finding suitable and likable applications is to locate apps which are similar to the ‘favourites’ that the user has, thus ensuring that the applications are similar in terms of performance and content.

Reviews

It is extremely important to pay attention to reviews and scores as they are available freely and normally contain reviews from the users of the smartphone itself.

Developer Apps

It is often advised to keep a lookout for other applications that the developer of your favourite application has made, as they are likely to be similar in terms of content, design and user interface.

Support

It is of paramount importance to ensure that applications which are released and used by different users be supported, as this adds a level of credibility to the application.

Highlighted Apps

Google and iOS both offer this section, with different applications being ‘Editor Choices’. These are generally apps which have been reviewed well and are favourable to use.

Filter and Browse

A good way to find suitable apps is to filter the searches and divide the searches into different subcategories, thus increasing the optimal usage of the search and ensuring that relevant results are shown to the user, making the choice easier.

Search Term Creativity

If one is finding it hard to find an appropriate app, it is advised to indulge in linguistic gymnastics, which ensures that the word a user enters into the search bar is creative and chances of a favourable result increase.

App Guides

Many tech and gadget based websites often provide useful and informative guides on their websites and platforms, which help users to make an informed choice about the applications they choose. These websites normally possess the accurate information which proves to be very useful.

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by techtalks @TechTalks June 24, 2016 5:11 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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