Name the Worst application you have ever downloaded/used over your device?

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Lalit
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Aug 11, 2014, 12:55:58 PM via Website

Howdy members,

I have seen a number of thread over here asking about Good applications,(yawn) Which keeps getting me bored, I would say that's just enough, it's time to unleash the bad of the baddest application (devil)

*Name the worst application you ever used or downloaded over your device? *

(nerd)PS: Please remember this is a good community (of-course we all know), so be devil (devil) but in a good way (smug).

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sinkster
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Aug 11, 2014, 3:22:25 PM via Website

Hard to say John. Most of the really bad apps have been long forgotten, or have been improved and became quite good. Other 'bad' apps may be a developers first attempt, so it would be unfair to name and shame them for that. Personally, the worst apps I've had tended to be carrier or manufacturer stuff, like the early Sony social suites or early HTC Sense and Samsung TouchWiz apps.

Sinkster

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Lalit
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Aug 15, 2014, 7:40:19 AM via App

@Sinkster I do agree that it would be like throwing a hammer on developers by mentioning their app names under the wrost. But I actually want to count number of users gone crazy with the apps... :D

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AppBatics
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Sep 6, 2014, 7:24:11 AM via Website

I try not to remember the worst apps :)

However I can name some chief offences:
1. apps that keeps on rotating even I have turn auto rotate OFF
2. apps with ad interruptions almost all the time, you end up watching ads more than using the app
3. apps that declare too many permissions it doesn't need
4. apps that eat battery life
5. apps that use foreground service to try to stay alive when they don't need to.

Nupur

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riksweeney
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Sep 11, 2014, 10:53:55 AM via Website

Apps that send notifications when you haven't used them in a while.

"Hey, you should try our game again"

Those get uninstalled very quickly.

Cr Mar

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herry prothyer
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Sep 11, 2014, 11:56:27 AM via Website

worst application i have ever downloaded is one car racing game i don't remember its name but it looks great in screenshots and great icon but when i run it. i seen the worst graphics that i have ever seen, so i really didn't like this and uninstall it.

Cr Mar

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Adam Marcinkiewicz
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Sep 13, 2014, 12:41:27 AM via Website

riksweeney

Apps that send notifications when you haven't used them in a while.

"Hey, you should try our game again"

Those get uninstalled very quickly.

The same!

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Lalit
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Sep 13, 2014, 5:49:14 AM via App

Well @Adam Marcinkiewicz and @riksweeney I guess you guys have installed the application because you want to use the app rather filling up the device storage (laughing) anyway I am also irritated by those applications especially when you don't have the priviledges to uninstall them, I do feels odd some times with the chaton app i never use it and sometimes it sends me notification that there's a new sticker store or .... (angry) I hate it a lot !

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ricky martin
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Nov 30, 2014, 11:23:51 AM via Website

I like to play games on my device and I have downloaded a lot of games. Some of them I have found worst. Like car racing, motor race 3d etc. I have also found some anti-virus useless.

TotalSystemCare - Software to Care for your PC

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Terence
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Mar 5, 2015, 6:39:25 PM via Website

I can't remember the name, but it was a game with aweful background. And the only thing you could do was tapping the screen to do jump in the air (whew)

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James Watson
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May 15, 2015, 5:18:45 AM via Website

Lalit

@Sinkster I do agree that it would be like throwing a hammer on developers by mentioning their app names under the wrost. But I actually want to count number of users gone crazy with the apps... :D

It would be like throwing a hammer on developers by mentioning their app names under the worst. ... --- Yes, I think so, too. If I think some app I downloaded is useful or good enough, I will just uninstall it. :)

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Five Z
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Jul 4, 2015, 12:10:37 PM via Website

Most kids' apps!
All thos coloring apps which are unresponsive.
I even had one app which displays animals pictures and names them. Sometimes, the name was wrong or impossible to understand!

Marshall

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Tu Do
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Sep 14, 2015, 10:52:38 AM via Website

Good app

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Marshall
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Oct 12, 2015, 6:24:09 PM via Website

Don't remember

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Marshall
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Oct 12, 2015, 6:24:56 PM via Website

Five Z

Most kids' apps!
All thos coloring apps which are unresponsive.
I even had one app which displays animals pictures and names them. Sometimes, the name was wrong or impossible to understand!

Kids apps really suck

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Surf Me Geek
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Dec 4, 2015, 6:31:04 AM via Website

All apps are good.

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Mike Kramer
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Jan 14, 2016, 5:49:56 PM via Website

The worst apps that I've downloaded till now are some apps that are very big in MB and difficult to play... and also bad explained... and I even don't remember the names now... (silly)

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SEVEN Networks
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Jan 22, 2016, 10:22:40 PM via Website

AroundMe. No one ever updated it, and there are so many issues. The scrolling can get clunky and even crash the app. To save a contact, you can't hold down on their phone number. Instead you have to go to the favorites menu. It's very counterintuitive.

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vijender thakur
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Feb 17, 2016, 11:15:58 AM via Website

wifi - cracker

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Nacho Jordi
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Feb 18, 2016, 11:53:52 PM via Website

Netvibes, because it simply doesn't work. Such a shame because it is such a great service in Internet, but the app seems to be made to accumulate hate, if you read the comments, because it is just a waste of time, maybe something they uploaded to the store just to say to some investor they have an app...

Dropbox was also a let down but at least you get a bit further before it freezes (maybe it's only my phone that is too underpowered?)

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Tony Zuko
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Mar 16, 2016, 7:55:05 AM via Website

Games that suddenly throws an Ad while in the middle of a game.

Cr Mar

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Alberta Careena
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Mar 19, 2016, 6:12:28 PM via Website

Hi!

If I think some app I downloaded is useful or good enough, I will just uninstall it. :)

So if you don't like my app : play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dinapp.puzzlegame.wordsearch
Just uninstall it :D

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Svet
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Jun 17, 2016, 8:50:39 PM via Website

The worst apps for me are the apps that you cannot enjoy due to ads.

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Hong Mun
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Sep 8, 2016, 8:26:07 AM via Website

  1. apps with wayyyyy to much ads
  2. apps with bad design and looks creepy
  3. apps that lag every single screen

cristoforos p.

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Wandle
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Oct 5, 2016, 8:04:29 PM via Website

I think that's all apps have some + and - . But the worst app is Boomerang. iit could be just a function in instagram

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Melissa White
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Oct 6, 2016, 9:16:30 AM via Website

Car racing(devil)

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cristoforos p.
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Dec 3, 2016, 3:32:14 PM via Website

Most useless apps are the antivirus and the cleaners. They rather drain the battery and spend phone resources than do they job.

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Cr Mar

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Cr Mar
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Dec 10, 2016, 4:57:32 PM via Website

Hate apps with permissions that not needed. I downloaded a tv remote control (not remember the name) and it was asking for EVERYTHING. Never installed it.

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Gabby Delamothe
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Jan 25, 2017, 11:32:16 AM via Website

Yea well, some apps are so crappy, i can't even recall their names. There were plenty of them actually. I've downloaded apps on guitaring, youtube video downoading, astrology, physics, and fitness. Very few actually offered more than a couple of images or slides. The ones that did, they were paid.

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Andrew Jones
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Jan 26, 2017, 11:51:59 AM via Website

I can't pin point a specific app but can only say that I hate advertisements. Specially when I am playing an android game and a disturbing pop-up or a banner appears. That's when the app has to face an uninstall :)

PS. I am not against ads, because I know developers are earning from them. But having a lot of disturbing ads is something a developer must figure out!

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NonostanteGames
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Aug 31, 2017, 4:43:57 PM via Website

The worst apps I used is with no hesitation the ones that start with an ad

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David Nguyen
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Oct 7, 2017, 6:46:42 AM via Website

cannot remember every apps. But i'm sure i'm not fancy at Timetable app, it keeps showing in a line of what I have to do everyday but I cannot find anyway to make it into "table". Worst app ever!

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Oct 8, 2017, 7:16:10 PM via Website

The worst app in my phone?
Well i didn't install it. I haven't used it!
But i would have to say it would be,
Google play services instant apps for androids.
Google entire description of this app is nothing more than a lie! It was designed to overload the storage of older model android phones just so you will have to buy a new one. If it has been installed in your device,
for gods sake
DON'T ACTIVATE IT!
It will keep updating your phone to the current version of software untill it overloads your storage and turn your device into a usless brick!

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Marc Bolh
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Oct 13, 2017, 11:04:14 AM via Website

There are a lot of posts complaining about ads. That's understandable, nobody likes ads but they provide revenue for developers when people are not willing to buy apps.

Can you think of an app that displays ads in a way that you find acceptable?

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Oct 13, 2017, 12:16:21 PM via Website

Marc b.
No adds are a annoyance where ever they show up! And the developer wouldn't need them if they would come out with apps that people really want ot need!
But your reply has drifted away form the subject of my reply?
Please try to stay on subject!

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martin smith
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Oct 18, 2017, 1:30:10 PM via Website

All apps are good except some kids apps..

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Oct 18, 2017, 10:59:11 PM via Website

Martin smith
What about that app that turns your phone into a remote control for your TV?
I'm sure it's a good app. But WHY?
I allready have a remote for my TV!
I put that app right up there with a screen door in a submarine!

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olivian
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Feb 24, 2018, 10:48:51 AM via Website

lot of wifi password apps
vidmate from playstore all are fake

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Mellissa Izoka
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May 17, 2018, 10:30:38 AM via Website

A game called Mafia Wars (laughing)

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Pavel Toyberman
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Oct 23, 2018, 11:06:52 PM via Website

My internet banking :D

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natachaling
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Jan 10, 2019, 1:01:46 PM via Website

Some game apps, there are a lot of ads when playing games, and it is difficult to close ads.

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King BiLy
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Feb 6, 2019, 11:26:16 PM via Website

Facebook and Messenger are just bloated. That's how it seems to me considering how much space they take up. And don't even get me started on their designs.9Apps Showbox Tutuapp I absolutely hate it. The Facebook app is slow at times (I'm on an S7 edge, why is this even a problem?) and it crashes. It definitely needs more material design but I doubt they'll do anything about it.

Messenger isn't as bad as Facebook but I think the recent redesign made it worse, in my opinion. They're really trying to be Snapchat, and they should stop. It's sort of like when an adult tries to be cool and starts being like the hip young teens.

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Nupur
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Mar 13, 2019, 10:31:10 AM via Website

This app named Dog whistle was the worst app I ever installed. I used it on my cousin's dog and he didn't even react to it. Also that app used to be filled with advertisements and that would make the experience even worse.

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Tít Tâm
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May 16, 2019, 5:34:56 AM via Website

It is also a way for them to increase profits. Or you can choose 'skip ads' more quickly

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kalantos
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May 23, 2019, 3:45:04 AM via Website

definitely is Facebook, drains battery and is full of bugs

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Shaikh740
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Jul 13, 2019, 7:17:11 AM via Website

All hacking apps.

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eSparkBiz
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Jul 13, 2019, 9:21:55 AM via Website

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marco sarli
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Aug 14, 2019, 4:33:38 AM via Website

Very hard to say but probably some cleaner.

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MikelyMaikup
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Aug 24, 2019, 5:44:07 PM via Website

Name the worst application you ever used or downloaded over your device?

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Sep 6, 2019, 9:54:05 AM via Website

I personally Download the VPN Lite App.

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