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Your 21st Century Life is Made Out of Apps

Say Hello to Man’s Best Friend, the Smartphone

Alexandru Teodorovici
4 min readJun 2, 2022
Photo by Julius Drost on Unsplash

Just a second, I need to check my phone and see what apps I have installed and I regularly use. To be honest, I sometimes forget what I regularly use or have installed. Smartphone usage and the much needed, empowering apps are already part of your second nature. Kind of like eating or sleeping, sometimes, or most of the times, in some cases, you don’t even realize that you’re using it. God forbid you forget your phone at home when you leave for work, as you will feel like you’ve ruined your entire day.

Hmmm, ok, I’ve just had a look. What I can say for sure is that I mostly have an application installed for everything. I do not use every single app every single day, but that doesn’t mean i should have it uninstalled. For example, I use the F1 TV app whenever I want to watch a race on the go, or Uber, whenever I need to get somewhere and I don’t have my car. Maybe Waze from time to time when I need to go to a new place. You get the idea.

I think the rest are pretty obvious and, to me, only emphasizes the use of a mobile device for communication purposes. WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Messenger are top contenders for me, and I use them daily to talk to people or send photos and documents.

Life’s been so much easier since more accessible data plans have been made available for all the users in the world. You can do so much more than with the classical SMS. You can really feel more connected, and it just makes life much easier and accessible.

Staying connected is important (TM).

Besides the usual Gmail and Outlook clients which are a must for me, I also use the Feedly app to monitor various blogging feeds and read news and topics that I am interested in.

Let’s see, what else? Google Calendar and Google Keep are a must if you want to keep yourself organized and like to plan ahead. It is so handy to write down notes and schedule events or reminders on your phone. You don’t have to carry an agenda with you, and, in essence, you are saving paper and trees. It is a bit of a nuanced view, I know, but it is what it is.



Alexandru Teodorovici