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What Are the Top Three Must-have Apps on Your Phone?

๐Ÿ“ฑ If your phone could only have three apps (excluding essentials like calls and messages), which apps would you keep, and how do they keep you entertained or organized?

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Jean-Michel (

There are only two categories of apps I really love

  • direct human 2 human communication like WhatsApp
  • tools I use for a very specific goal and close when that goal is reached like Google Maps or SimpleNote or Contacts
  • music(*)

What I avoid

  • social media / doom scrolling
  • being overwhelmed by automatic notificaitons, aka an external todo lsit

(*) 0-based indexing

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Ryan Brown

Not the most used, but very important:

  • KeePassDroid - I try hard to know as few passwords as possible.
  • AndFTP - Keeps the db for the above synced to my secure ftp.
  • Firefox - where I use the passwords I don't know.

Honourable mentions:

  • Glympse - for keeping the S.O. up to date on arrival times :D
  • A Mastodon Client * TOOTs! ๐Ÿ’จ
  • Destiny 2 - handy for the vice
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Prakhar Yadav

I've never tried mastodon. How is it?

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Ryan Brown

I'm getting more value out of it than I did twitter (though I never used the twitter app.) I find there is better community content for the things I'm interested in. I like how moderation works and the local (the instance you're on), and the wider inter-instance moderation.
I've seen pretty much no bad actors unlike on FB or Twitter. (I think they get filtered out very quickly)

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Vincent A. Cicirello

GitHub, LinkedIn, 2FA app (just not indicating which specific one I use)

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Abhinav Pandey

Google Maps, Spotify and X.

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Imam Ali Mustofa
  1. Discord
  2. Firefox + DuckDuckGo
  3. Termux
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Vladas Saulis
  1. Google
  2. Google
  3. Google
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Rachel Fazio


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By most frequently used, Discord, YouTube, and Spotify.

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Parimal • Edited

3 is very small number so only the basics excluding Google Apps like Chrome, YT and Maps,

  1. Whatsapp
  2. Cred / PhonePe (Credit Card bill payments and Online transaction app)
  3. Youtube Music
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Jon Randy ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ • Edited

Sorting my installed apps by most frequently used, the answer would appear to be:

  • Firefox Nightly
  • Twitter
  • Line
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Soumyadeep Dey โ˜‘๏ธ

The Difference between nightly and normal firefox?

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Soumyadeep Dey โ˜‘๏ธ

Facts We Cant Disagree

For Browsing & Downloading Chrome (i prefer brave)

For Sharing And Chatting Telegram

Twitter For Knowing Trends

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  1. Opera
  2. Duolingo
  3. Messages

But honestly, I use Spotify so much that it would probably show up in the top three if I had the app.

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Tasker - automate my android phone
X - get general info
360 Flow - new gimbel / software

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  1. Google
  2. Spotify
  3. Chrome (for


  1. Termux
  2. Acode
  3. Chrome