While flying back from SXSW I was drafting numerous blog posts to get my ideas down right away. I then drifted into seeing which applications needed to still have reviews written or performed and it took me down a dark road.
While at SXSW you are inundated with fancy QR codes, people handing out flyers and all say they are the hot new app. I am not one to not try each and every application at least once. I like to see what they do exactly the same, different and if they will have sticking power. I dedicate a page on Android and iOS, then a folder on BlackBerry. What I have is a crap load of applications.
So this year I want every to participate in the Great Uninstall, with a request. I want you to comment here all of the applications you refused to load from SXSW and what you have uninstalled.
We will make this an annual event. A very light pseudo survey of what apps make it out of the launch grind. I will start reviewing applications and why I kept or removed them. I write or screencam honestly each time. I find features I like, ones I am confused by and ones that just do not make sense. Place some of those comments as well.
If you decide to write your own posting, just make a comment with the link back, no issue. I am trying to find some logic into the sheer number of applications that people attempt to run and then watch as you settle back into just a few.
I am not slighting any one platform here. I am going across each and every one with removal in my eyes. I am weighing how useful they were onsite, here outside of SXSW and long term possibilities. If they make the round one cut, I will perform one more in a few weeks based on if I use it again or not (after this first run) and then make final selections.
In the end I hope to remove even some older ones I never use, add some new and streamline my productivity even more with the final set.