If you find yourself grabbing your phone multiple times a day to do things other than make phone calls, you may be appdicted – addicted to your apps. The good news is that you’re not alone, plenty of people share in your addiction.
Whether you check Facebook, play games, read emails or monitor your investment portfolio, you may feel compelled to open your apps repeatedly, both day and night. If you prefer apps to chocolate, coffee or water, well that’s a strong sign that you feel the need for apps.
Curious about which apps are the most addictive? This infographic from Topapps.net shows you not only which apps are the most addictive but also gives important information about the nature of app addiction:
In the article, Could You Live with Tech Like It’s 1986?, some readers commented that apps would be the most difficult tech to give up if they had to go back to living as if it were 1986. Many people have become extremely dependent upon apps in their daily lives.
But dependency is different from addiction. While we may depend on navigation, shopping, and informational apps, none of the apps in this infographic would be considered utility apps. The common thread of these apps is games and social networks. The most addictive app, Draw Something!, is one that combines the fun of a game with the allure of social interaction. If the study were conducted today, Candy Crush Saga would probably make the list, if the invitations from my friends are an indication of popularity.
If you enjoy a game and play it once a day, then you’ve discovered a fun distraction. But if you play it repeatedly throughout the day and night, well that’s not a good sign. Parents should also be aware of signs of their children becoming addicted to apps.
Were you surprised at any of the top apps? How many of the most addictive apps do you own? Which apps do you find the most addictive? Let us know in the Comments section below!