In his report published by the American magazine “Fast Company”, author Michael Grothaus said that apps will become a very important part of our lives as we enter the third decade of the 21st century. However, there are some apps that you should probably give up on to keep your money, your sanity and your privacy, and your time.
Apps that frustrate you
In this case, the author is making an exact reference to social media applications. Where, through these apps, people try to communicate a “perfect” picture of their lives to their followers by choosing the best pictures for themselves, bragging about their talents or good fortune, their ideal journeys and in their romantic relationships.
The author explained that the problem resulting from these actions is that we are starting to believe that the lives of others are much better than ours, even if everyone we follow on social networks has the same problems that we all encounter. , whether in terms of personal relationships, health problems or dissatisfaction their jobs and their concern for their future.
Research has shown that this can make us feel depressed and alone, by falling into the trap of thinking that our lives are worse than the ones we are chasing.
So if you want to end the depression in general, staying away from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and removing the Tik Tok app may be the only solution to feeling happy in 2020.
Applications that do not protect your privacy
Privacy has become the most important topic of technology in 2019, but there are a few major apps that billions of people use every day, but they don’t protect user privacy to an acceptable degree.
The author has revealed that Facebook Messenger is one of these dangerous applications because it does not provide encryption between the two parties to the conversation. In addition, Google Chrome obtains a lot of data on your Internet activity, which prompted the Washington Post to classify this browser as “spyware”.
“Free” applications but not in reality
The author has indicated that there is no real free application, we pay for it somehow. If we don’t pay the money for the app, we pay for it using our data, which is of great value to some app creators. This value stems from their ability to liquefy our data, whether it is to use it to target us directly via advertisements or to sell it to companies that exploit our personal information.
Other valuable applications derive from our data by using them to form their AI systems. Therefore, you should move away from apps like “free” VPN, “lamp” apps, or face conversion apps like “Face App” and “AVR”.
Apps that make you spend money
If you want to be more financially responsible in 2020, it’s time to cut the apps that make you spend money like Wal-Mart, Amazon, and eBay. But there are many more dangerous apps, which usually come in the form of “free” games, but which are loaded with expensive in-app purchases.
The gameplay of these applications is designed to motivate you to make several purchases in the application to progress quickly in the game to which you are addicted. These include Fort Knight, Candy Crush Jelly Saga, and Pokemon Go.
Applications that make you work 24h/24 and 7d/7
The author mentioned that apps like “Slack”, “Microsoft Office”, “Google Docs” and “Skype” are powerful tools that can help us be more productive. However, it can also delay the office stay. But removing these apps from phones can be an impractical step for some people because of their dependence on them for a living.