My name is Simon and I am an app addict. I can’t stop trying (and buying) new applications for my iPhone, iPad and Mac. I don’t know when this addiction started, but it’s been a thing, for many, many years.
I’m always seeking the ultimate app; something new in productivity, some new utility, some new game, indeed any new app! For example I own just about every task management (to do) app ever released; Tick Tick, 2Do, OmniFocus. Things 3, GoodTask, Sorted 3, Microsoft Tasks, and many others. The same with note taking applications; Evernote, Bear, Notes, OneNote, Google Keep, Drafts, Dynalist, Workflowy (okay last two are outliners, but I use them for notes), Agenda, NotePlan, and (again) many others.
As you can see, I have a problem! I rationalise it by telling myself that this is the one, the app that will be the perfect combination of features, with the perfect user interface, that will let me work the way I want to work, finally!
While I may think that my new app is indeed the one, at least for a while, truth be told it never is. That is not the fault of the software or the developer, it is my fault. Because, if I really was going to write the ultimate novel, or put together the best and most comprehensive set of notes, or plan my day with incredible efficiency, I could probably do that just as well using a pen and paper notebook. But, where would be the fun in that?
It’s probably cost me thousands over the years, but I get a real pleasure from seeing some new take on a genre, a fresh approach, that will revolutionise my use of my iPhone, iPad or Mac. I am writing this in Typora (which is new to me, and very good), even though I already own Bear, Ulysses, iA Writer and others.
Are there any other app addicts out there? Should we form a support group? First we will need to research and find the best apps for managing support groups, of course!