I’m not a big user of apps but the ones I do use I really appreciate. Call me whatever you like but I prefer the feel of paper and card. Short of fire and silverfish, they will always be around. What I do not like is when my devices update and suddenly my apps need updating by the developers who, for whatever reasons, do not update. I have lost quite a few apps this way. Or I’m faced with ever-increasing charges for the same service. Not happy. Somebody somewhere – who is neither creator nor purchaser, has decided that some apps are no longer current. I really don’t like someone else, aka the middle man, dictating the obsolescence of my purchases – apps or otherwise. There, dismounting from my high horse.
Another favourite little app I use is the Breathing App. It’s free to download. It’s what I use when I wake in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep. It’s a very simple app that helps me refocus on my breathing so I can go back to sleep peacefully and wake refreshed the following morning. There are other, fancier, multi-functional apps that incorporate this app’s function but I don’t want the extras.
Card Deck Apps
I went through a phase of loving card deck apps. Louise Hay, Sonia Choquette, The Abraham Hicks et al. They all had a little bit of fancy and a little bit of razzle-dazzle that made the decks fun. Because of planned obsolescence, as mentioned above, I’ve reverted to buying the real thing rather than losing money in cyber gossamer. Two or three updates and the apps are gone. Hmm, I wonder what will happen to the value of collectibles once more and more people purchase digital versions of said collectibles?