How many apps do you actually buy in a year?

vEEP pEEP

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Hello,

There are a lot of try before you buy - how many do you actually buy because you find them useful? Or have you?

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Mr. V
 

Laura Knotek

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I typically wait for apps to go on sale. Almost everything I've purchased has gone on sale at some point, and many paid apps were even free during special promotions.
 

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I don't count apps, but I'm trying to stay in budget of about 5?/month. It's amount that I don't mind spending. If I can, I wait for app to go on sale.
 

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Yup, I pay for that I like because I HATE ads and would rather pay to get rid of them (plus help the developer of course!)
 

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I also always buy the app to get rid of ads, sometimes I buy even though I'm not sure will I keep using it.

I have probably bought around 200 apps to date.
 

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How many apps do you actually buy in a year?

Great question for discussion!

I slowed to zero with buying after realizing I just don't use much more than the native apps.
This is just me and not any reflection on the hard working developers.

My main costs are add-on mobile media services like Rhapsody, NETFLIX, data etc.
"pocketbook ouch"
 

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The only app I bought since Lumia 710s age is Grapher Calculator. Helped me alot during Algebra (Pre/Calculus) classes in college. I have few others that became free for few days and just grabbed them, never used them though :)

Oh yeah and WhatsApp..paid twice $0.99 for it
 

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I'll buy an app if I have a need for it. I'm not an "app hound". Even when I used Android I didn't load up on apps. I go purely on a as needed basis. I like the "try before you buy" option and will use it if it's available. I probably have about five or six apps I purchased and used for awhile but have uninstalled. At $.99 (for the most part) per app, I'm not too worried about it. I don't mind paying for an app if it works well and I have a use for it.
 

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I've not bought one for myself, but I have bought for my son.

If I came across an app that changed my life in some meaningful way, I would buy it. But so far there has been no 'must have' app. Maybe 2015 will produce something.
 

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Can't really count the number of apps but if it is important for me and it'll be an app I'd be using daily, I'd buy it. Won't matter which platform since I have also a non wp unit. Definitely no pirated apps on my gadgets. A simple beer/ice cream to assist any developer is good
 

Laura Knotek

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The only app I bought since Lumia 710s age is Grapher Calculator. Helped me alot during Algebra (Pre/Calculus) classes in college. I have few others that became free for few days and just grabbed them, never used them though :)

Oh yeah and WhatsApp..paid twice $0.99 for it
That's a great app! I bought it too.
 

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Nothing seems so unworthy than buying an app... If you were patient enough to get your driving license and a good beer, I guess you can wait it to be 0$.
 

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Only apps that may help my self get more productive :) in my area of expertise. Like camera and editing apps. Maybe a game or two if it's good to kill boring times when needed. :)
 

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I bought dozens of apps on WP7/8 but I haven't bought any for the past year.
Why? I'm starting to lose faith in Windows Phone and taking a wait and see approach before investing more money into ecosystem.
I'm sure many are starting to feel the same way.
 

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I'm sure I've bought somewhere between 3 and 5 this year. Only as necessary, tweetium for instance, the pro version of AED a game or two that I really wanted. I'll never spend more than a fiver on an app though, that's my limit.
 

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