Six Apps I Don't Use That Everyone Else Does

Apps have become essential on any smartphone. Whether that be social media apps, simple apps like mobile banking or games like Candy Crush (is that even a thing now?). However, some of the most popular apps I don't even have downloaded on my phone...


The apps I'm going to mention now are just apps I either don't have time for or deem unnecessary for my personal life. I know that so many people do get a lot of enjoyment out of these apps in particular, so I have nothing against them in that perspective. 

A woman holding an Iphone.

When it comes to using my phone, I only want the apps that I enjoy using, that I use regularly and ones that are beneficial to me. That even includes the majority of social media apps!

So, which apps don't I use but everyone else does? Well, here they are:


1) TikTok

This is quite a biggy. When TikTok became a roaring success during the lockdowns, I never got into the hype of it. I never wanted to draw myself into watching videos endlessly on my phone and also with Instagram introducing Reels, I just didn't feel it was necessary for me to have a TikTok account. Plus most of the time I end up seeing TikTok videos filtering through to my Instagram feed at some point or another. Another reason I don't have TikTok is that I'm not creative enough to make videos, I barely create a Reel on Instagram so what's the point in me having a TikTok account? I know a lot of people love it so it doesn't really bother me.

2) Facetune

I'd like to think that most of us don't have this app downloaded on our phones. An app that can potentially airbrush you into a different person? No thanks. I'm all for embracing flaws, cellulite, belly chub and bingo wings. That's real life. 

A woman holding an Iphone.

3) Snapchat

I downloaded this app years ago - I lasted 30 minutes before deleting it. Couldn't get the hang of it, the filters are cute and I don't mind others taking selfies with me using the filters (especially the funny ones), but otherwise, it's not for me. Instagram is the only photo-related app I use. That's enough for me!


4) Any games

I've never been one to play games on my phone. As long as I do my daily Wordle and all the other Wordle-esque puzzles, I'm happy. I can't even remember the last game I downloaded on my phone. Honestly. If I'm bored, I either just scroll through social media or just do something like cleaning!


5) Spotify

One music app I have never wanted to keep permanently on my phone. I've tried the 3-month trial and I just never got along with it. I use Amazon Music or Apple Music for my music needs. There seem to be so many different song apps these days or is that just me?!

A woman holding an Iphone.

6) Tinder

I'd like to think that people in relationships don't have this app still downloaded on their phones (even if they didn't have it in the first place!) I'm single, I need to meet a man and I know that. But I just don't think I will find him on Tinder. I reckon it'll just happen one day and it'll be spontaneous and it'll be meant to be. I just think it would feel more forced to meet him through a dating app. But that's just my personal opinion! 


I'd love to know if you agree with me on any of these? Let me know!

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  1. I'd like to not keep those social apps I don't personally want, but then I think who knows a brand wants it? I just made my tiktok and did the first video. But maybe I wouldn't want to create videos that's too time consuming. Snapchat and tinder I don't have. I only had atleast one game in phoen but don't for the longest time. I agree with you on narrowing down on apps. We need to filter out more for our own wellbeing. Liked the post. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger
    https://www.lifestyleprism.com/

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    1. Brands do sometimes check what social media accounts you have for collabs. Creating videos is so time consuming, if I did all this full time, I probably would make more time for video content! xx

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  2. I'm definitely guilty of these, especially TikTok x

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    1. I know people do love TikTok and creating videos for it, but I think for me, I just haven't got the time to scroll and create content for it! x

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  3. Great post Lucy! There are so many apps to choose from these days and whether they’re popular or not, it’s always about finding what works for you. I especially love no facetune! Let’s embrace our humanness, it’s what makes us beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! It's always good to have apps on your phone which work best for you!
      Yes! We need to embrace our humanness and who we are!

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  4. I'm super guilty of scrolling through TikTok!

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  5. The only one that I couldn't be without is Spotify!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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    1. Spotify is so good for music and it's so popular!

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  6. I’m with you on ALL of these! I used to use Spotify but didn’t use it enough to warrant it taking up room on my phone. I don’t use TikTok or Snapchat - I feel too old for them haha!

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    1. I've heard Spotify takes up a lot of room on your phone!

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  7. I feel some what the same with TikTok I do have have it on my phone but have not opened it forever as I lost my earbuds and I only really bother with and IG when I am on the train commuting to work.

    Allie of
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  8. The only one I have on that list is Spotify - BUT I did meet my husband on Tinder so there is that haha!

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    1. Aww that's so nice you met your husband on Tinder!

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  9. I really dislike TikTok too! I downloaded it with the intention of uploading them to document my placement as they are on the app too. But honestly, Instagram is moving towards reels and that's where I would prefer to post them. I'm trying my best to post more reels but photos are still my favourite. Maybe I'll post them to both? But that seems a bit pointless to be honest. I'm glad to find someone who feels the same x

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    1. Instagram has definitely moved towards being more of a video-sharing platform these days, so if I create any videos/reels, I'll just share them on there! It seems pointless to share to both, but then again, it may be a good idea?! x

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  10. I have Tiktok but I'm a bit hit and miss with it. I generally post my reels to TikTok but I don't really use it much to watch videos. I feel like it's a bit 'young' for me. Same with Snapchat. I have an account but only use it when Whatsapp goes down as we have a group chat on there for emergencies. I also don't have Facetune. I use Apple Music and I used to have Tinder, I met my husband on it!

    Corinne x


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    1. I like that you use Snapchat as your backup when Whatsapp is down, that's such a good idea! That's lovely that you met your husband on Tinder! x

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  11. Like you I don’t use: Tik Tok, Facetune, Spotify or Tinder. I have Snapchat but that is for the filters when I take pictures. I only save them, I don’t share them on there and games I only have 2 ha ha! Thank you for sharing what you use. It definitely feels like everyone has tik tok.

    Lauren
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    1. I know a lot of people who use Snapchat just for the filters Lauren! I'm just glad to hear that there are some people like ourselves who don't use TikTok! x

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  12. Ooh. Love the concept of this post. Such an interesting one, plus I love being nosey. Haha. The majority of these I don't use... I have tiktok and Spotify although both I don't really use either. I uploaded to tiktok so sporadically and only listen to one podcast on Spotify. Totally not down with the kids. Haha.

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    1. Haha who doesn't love having a good ol' nose?! I'm not down with the kids either Claire, glad we aren't alone in that instance!

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  13. I have Spotify and I love it! I did finally download TikTok, but I barely use it, only to repost the odd reel I do on Instagram but I never sit and scroll through it, it just doesn't really interest me!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. I just don't think I can sit and scroll through TikTok all the time! x

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  14. There are a few apps that I have never used before and there are a few I can't live without. I have never used TikTok, just don't get it but I cant live without Spotify. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It's good that you have a good relationship with Spotify!

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  15. I've never really had TikTok. I think I understand the hype around it but I feel like having it would make one spend a lot of time watching a lot of videos, that's a lot of time. I watch videos on Instagram every now and then instead. I'm also not a fan of phone games, I'd rather play something physical like board games. Such an interesting post.

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    1. I can kind of see the hype surrounding it, but it's definitely not the app for me! I'm a board game lover too!

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  16. I am totally with you and your opinions for all those apps. The only one I am using from your list is Spotify and that is because I find its playlists really great for long hours drive. I think that when driving are the only times when I use this app.
    Eri | weirdlifestyle.com

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    1. It's always good to have a good playlist for long drives!

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  17. I'm surprised Snap Chat is still going? You don't need to find anyone, when you are ready you will do it. Tik Tok over Insta any day, Tik Tok is more real, real people from all walks of life and backgrounds, looks, just having a laugh and I'm laughing with them. I find Instagram too superficial now. It's literally like a fashion shopping catalogue with endless promo links and discount codes, and it's exhausting to watch or keep up. Which I no longer do. Forget the algorithm, I have unfollowed sooo many top influencers, they are the only ones that seem to really be growing and have far to many comments to be able to have a real connection with anyone from their community. Some of them, If you look closely, you'll see that some have moved on to create products to sell or spend a lot of less time on Insta. Insta over the years have just Alienated smaller creators with certain access to features and not pushing their content to be seen. I think Insta is trying to become a fun platform to be on, for me personally it's too late. The other apps mentioned in this post I don't use either.

    Sorry, I should have made this into a Blog post, lol.
    Have a great weekend ; )

    juanitalikes.com

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    1. I think a few people use Snapchat just for the filters these days!

      Instagram has become an app which only the biggest influencers/creators seem to do the best in terms of engagement, which is good in a way, but not so good in another way! The algorithm has ruined the app in a way. It's sad cause Instagram used to be a lot more fun back in the day! x

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  18. How much do I feel you on this! I never got the hang on Snapchat and downloaded TikTok only lately to create content for the blog. ANother one I would never manage would be Tinder and games, I am content with Wordle too!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only person who is content with Wordle too!

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  19. Tiktok's the only one I have, but I never use it. Like you I'm not a video person, making or watching. So I should really get rid.

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    1. If it's not serving you any purpose, it may be best to get rid of it Emma x

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  20. Great post! I love the Marie Kondo vibe! With the exception of Spotify, I don’t have any of these on my phone either! Having said that, there are some I do need to clear out! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! It's always good to have an app clear out every now and then!

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  21. I use Spotify all the time because it's the best music streaming app for now! I once downloaded TikTok to try it, but since I don't have the creative sense to make videos, I gave up on it and uninstalled it after a few days xD

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    1. I think that's why I won't download TikTok, I don't have the most creative mind in the world! x

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  22. I am guilty of having TikTok, but i do make mini toks of my crafrty stuff (that's my excuse anyway 😂). Like you, I don't have any of the other apps (apart from Spotify), as i don't feel i need or want them! Plus my phone is pretty much reaching the limit for storage so I don't have a choice of downloading more apps 😂
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. I love that you make TikTok's for your craft making lovely! It's annoying when the storage on your phone gets a little full! x

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  23. I'm the same as you with the majority of these - I used to use Apple Music but switched to Spotify purely out of preference of how the apps felt to me! All the rest I don't have and never had, I keep my phone fairly minimal and really enjoy it! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I like that you've kept your phone fairly minimal in terms of apps!

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  24. It's honestly very healthy that you don't use a lot of the popular social media apps! More power to you that you can avoid them because they can be quite draining.

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    1. I'm somebody who doesn't download apps unless they're necessary or can find joy out of them!

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  25. I try my upmost hardest to keep my apps minimal as it can become so easy to get draw into different apps. I’m very similar to you, I only have TikTok (which I very rarely go on) and Spotify! I find some apps can become very addictive too so I try to stay away. Thank you so much for sharing this with us lovely Xo

    Elle - ellegracedeveson.com

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    1. I agree Elle, it can be so easy to get drawn in to downloading and using these apps every day! x

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  26. I’ve never gotten the point of tinder as well! Much as I’ve tried, most men I’ve met on there are the sleazy types. I also don’t use Snapchat because I feel like tiktok serves my needs for video stories.

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    1. I agree, there's not too many good men on there! It's good that TikTok serves your needs in terms of videos etc x

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    2. Thanks for sharing, I use Spotify to listen to music :)
      Nic | Nic's Adventures

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