It is said that the average person spends 8 hours and 41 minutes on electronic devices, even longer than the time spent on sleeping. Whether it’s for entertainment, news, shopping or connecting with friends and colleagues— everyone’s simply too glued on their phone screens to even notice.
Welcome to 2017, the day and age where a growing number of smartphone users continue to inhabit our land. At present, there are 2.53 billion people worldwide who spend most of their time using their phones, particularly in apps that speak to the users’ interest for more than just a utility.
Sure, you know all about the “staple apps” such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat which commands a big share in the pie. But there’s more to applications than these 3. If you haven’t noticed, here’s the top phone apps people rely on every day:
Yup, it’s not Facebook on top, but rather, another app they own. WhatsApp is a chat application that doesn’t require a mobile network – just a WiFi Connection. Some mainly use it for group chats and file sending especially for business contacts overseas.
Thirteen years after its launch, Facebook now has 2 billion monthly active users. That means more people doing their part to “build the world closer together.” Perhaps, maybe just enjoying lurking as they watch videos and share entertaining posts on their timeline. TechCrunch placed the spotlight on this app, which definitely has a colossal impact to the society.
3. Google Maps
Truly the go-to solution for lost and confused consumers. As Google described the app, this is the “quintessential online map” that can help you find any location in the world, obtain directions to go from one place to another and walk around places as if you were right there. Basically, people rely on Google Maps when they need to do business trips or just visit a friend for the first time.
While people are quite annoyed when Facebook forced everyone to download their Messenger app, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most used messaging apps today. It caters to chat, video call, conversations with GIF and so much more. The Guardian said messages in Messenger load about 20% faster and enables richer interactions. A chat head conveniently pops up when someone sends you a message.
5. Instagram and Snapchat
As if people aren’t tired of any more photo sharing and social media apps, these two come along. But the slight differences between the two— Instagram users are more focused on things aesthetic and picture perfect. In Snapchat, you get to be as candid, crazy and open as you are as you share your moment.
6. Google Chrome
Inarguably, it is the most popular way to browse the web using desktop or mobile. With Chrome extensions, you can also make your browsing experience even more efficient. Did you know that some add-ons include a discount hunter? Sweet!
The number one reimbursable expense among business travelers. But don’t be confused! It’s not just businessmen who get to use the Uber service. Most commuters also use this to get around town when they don’t feel like taking the public transport vehicles.
A Lenovo app that lets you share documents, files, quotes, proposals, spreadsheets and other information really quickly between devices. Lenovo Dev claimed that the app can send content 40 times faster than Bluetooth and safer than the cloud or USB.
Youtube lets you see the hottest music videos, vlogs, gaming videos, entertainment, news and more. This one has been around for a long time. It continues to attract more app users and audience, as more and more influencers create content that many would enjoy.
10. Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
Since cloud-based sharing software is at the top of the ladder right now as stated by Geektime, these apps are useful because you wouldn’t need to worry about carrying sticks, sending e-mails or storing files on other types of devices.