Apps Are Everywhere!
Apps are taking over my life!
Software is eating up the world. We’re all addicted to our phones.
When I go on the bus, I see people - young and old - head craned forward — staring in the digital abyss of Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, or Instagram.
When I’m at home and work —I use apps all day long.
At work — It’s a CRM. Or spreadsheets. Or email.
At home — it’s Netflix. Google Chrome. Spotify. And Evernote.
Apps. Apps. Apps.
They’re what makes using computing devices fun.
Ever wonder what is an app?
Here’s a good definition: an application enables you to do something with the computer. With the app, you can produce something of value, such as calculate a budget, touch up a photo, or play music. ITF Fundamental book, Chapter 6
Apps nowadays — have a front end and a back end (apparently there was only a frontend for a while).
They’re are many many types of apps. The first is something I always use — productivity apps. Productivity apps are my favorite cause you can create stuff like stories, programs, or spreadsheets on them. And with me being a writer — I’m always creating. Writing is one of my favorite hobbies. Apps like Word, Google Docs, or Notepad — help me create till the end of time.
Excel and Google Sheets are super famous for organizing numerical data. PowerPoint allows you to do cool presentations.
Remote desktop software allows you access the desktop of an another desktop — which is great for IT professionals.
Then Chrome, Edge, and Safari allows you to connect to web services. I have Chrome up ALL the time on my computer.
Software that I used a lot in school like Skype (Zoom is the hottest thing now), Google Drive to store documents, instant messaging.
And lastly, now that I’m in the business world — I’m learning about business software like Asana, various CRMs, financial software like QuickBooks and TurboTax. I’m learning about different software everyday — just the other day I learned about Airtable ( a database software).
The amount of apps in the world are outstanding, it could take a whole lifetime keep up with them all, however if you understand one type of one software, then you can figure out the other.
For example, Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel were made different companies, but are similar software types — so the learning curve is much, much shorter.
That’s what I noticed on my job interviews — companies can use similar software, but it’s achieves the same purpose.
While my purpose is to curb my Tik Tok addiction, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen anytime soon… Oh, well…