Feb, 11 2012

Over the week, I decided to do a little experiment. Just about every blog on the web has an X-of-the-week post, usually to highlight new apps, YouTube videos, or other similar topics. I’ve decided to start a series of “The apps I uninstalled this week, and why”.

Being present in the list does not necessarily mean I think the app is junk. It’s just a case in which I found I have no use for it. And with hundreds of options in my app drawer, I thought it’s time to do a bit of cleaning. Maybe even learn of some quality alternatives.


I’ve yet to find a quality sports news app that I can commit to. Beside OnSports, I’ve previously used ScoreMobile and Scoreboard. And the closest I came to an app that meets my needs was one I created in partnership with a sports blog. Sadly, that partnership didn’t last and I’m left in the wilderness.

The main problem I have with OnSports is that it feels too busy. I understand the desire to have a sense of community, but the quality of content took a big hit. I follow a wide range of sports, including Football (the real one, not the “Hand-egg” one Americans play), Cricket, Golf, Tennis and Formula One. Maybe that makes it more complicated to find “the one app”.

Asphalt 6 HD

Gameloft should take a note about this. After downloading well over 500MB on the first app launch, I played the game for quite a few weeks. Then I got a message saying an update is available. I was hoping it’s a delta update, with only a few MBs of download required. The data size 500 MBs, again. I chose download later (or whatever negative option comes), thinking the game is fine for me as it is.

For some reason, the game refused to run without downloading the update package. I had already completed all the levels, and was simply racking up more stars, so I decided I might as well uninstall it. For someone who still had gameplay left, that would have been a mega-bummer.

Digital Night Stand and Nightstand Bold

Got them to use my Galaxy Tab 10.1 as my bedside clock. Unfortunately, I don’t have a socket close enough to charge the Tab there. The battery would be dead by the time I wake up. Not the app’s fault.


I’ve got a bit of social network fatigue. Facebook and Google+ are more than enough for me, and I don’t want another app for sharing images.

Apps deleted because I can’t remember the reason I installed them in the first place:

Zinio, my6sense, Smarter Alarm, SkyGrid, Plume, Tiny Tower

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