Do Utility Apps Really Make Our Lives Simpler?

March 21, 2013

I have been wondering about the app economy recently. In particular I've been wondering whether, in aggregate, apps really improve the quality of our lives. It is estimated there are currently more than 1.5 million apps available on just the iOS and Android platforms. Just searching under the term ‘to-do lists’ on iOS returns more than 1,000 choices.

When there are 10 apps for everything you might want to do—including keep track of everything you might want to do—how do you decide which app to choose?

(Posted also on my LinkedIn Thought Leader blog)