The App Purge
Every day, you're carrying around mobile apps that you never use.
Delete 10 apps. Right now. They're hiding in rarely visited folders or buried on your phone's fourth page. Get rid of them.
The average number of applications a person uses every day.1 Despite using only nine, the average person has nearly 100 apps on his or her phone.2
Getting Through the Day
You probably looked at each app on the chopping block and recalled fondly why you downloaded it. Whether you added it for one-time use, or in hopes that it would become part of your regular routine, now it's just hogging space from what you want to be doing. As you evaluate each, ask yourself: Have I opened this in the past 90 days? If you haven't, you know what to do.
What You'll Notice
Beyond the obvious storage space you just freed up, there's something more substantial: efficiency. Less mobile bloat means more mobile productivity. That could lead to a permanently streamlined device, or it could also just free up space for an app that fits your evolving interests.
Deleting 10 apps every day isn't sustainable, but being smart about what you add is. Two suggestions:
- Set a monthly calendar alert to remind you to go through your phone and delete unused apps.
- Get into the habit of deleting one app for every new app you download.