29 January 2018

Android Apps: What I've recently deleted from my phone

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Blogging and lifestyle android apps I've downloaded and deleted

In 2017 I bought I new phone, which I feel has been my most significant tech move of my mid-20s so obviously I will keep talking about it. It's only second to being given a company blackberry curve 8520 when I was 19 by my first boss. That blackberry changed my life, had me on the internet in ways I hadn't been before. It opened the world up to me and this new phone (albeit bought it on a contract) is doing the work of giving me more of the world. Being on a better android means being able to get better apps. These are a few android apps I've deleted recently because they were not working for me.

For the longest time, I had trouble with my card and couldn't make online purchases even though I'd gone to my branch (Capitec) to set up my card so it worked as a "credit card to allow online purchases. This was important to me while I was hosting my shop on a platform that I needed to pay regularly. By the time clothes caught my eye on SPREE, easy payments were not part of my life so I continuously put things in my cart and "almost paid" with Snapscan. Like, I never used it.

Mr delivery
That delivery fee tho! And they are not available in my neighbourhood which made the whole thing pointless.

I'd downloaded this because someone I follow who does podcasts said this would be the easiest way to listen to her podcast. It wasn't. I never really got the hang of it and have to this day never listened to her podcasts. 


I don't even know why I downloaded this one in the first place if I'm honest. I did one video with it tho before letting it languish for months on my phone.


I first got Snapchat sometime in 2016 because at my previous job, a "cool" agency, we were doing presentations and teaching our colleagues about things. One of my bosses did a newsletter presentation and one of my colleagues did a big Snapchat 101. After the presentation, I deleted the app but would sometimes redownload it when I was bored or wanted to take pictures of myself wearing a face mask and a filter! But Snapchat wasn't for me.

I'm barely good at Instagram stories but it's better to try there.

Apps that I've actually been using:

The Capitec Bank app has actually changed my banking life. I get so much done on there -- from my rent to transfers to saving (on the months I can) it's handled. I'm also able to see all the payments I make via the app. It has a budget tab, which I'm really hoping to get familiar with this year.

Apps I want to use more of:
These blogging apps I've recently downloaded with the intention of doing more to share my content and make my pictures better and they are Buffer, Pinterest and A Color Story. A Colour Story looks complicated AND it looks like I have to pay for too much.

Would you be interested in a review/overview of the Capitec Bank app?


  1. I kind of wish I could delete snapchat but I use it a lot for social things so I've resisted - it's just so invasive! Also Buffer is great for sharing content so I hope you like that app! (also Pinterest is great as well) x


    1. My blogging goals for the next three months include starting to use both Buffer and Pinterest and hopefully I'm going to see results for the blog.

      Thank you for stopping by!

  2. I have to admit that I am somewhat old-fashioned and still have a few trust issues with banking apps.

    1. I feel you. The only reason I use the Capitec Bank app is because it's directly from my bank. Otherwise, I'm also still very sceptical.


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