Weekly Poll: What Web Apps Have You Quit Using in 2012?

As all of us who love web apps know, it’s terribly easy to get started using new web apps. Rather than having to download and install an app, you’ll just have to quickly signup (or sometimes, just click a button to try the demo), and you’ll be using the app in seconds. That can be a problem too, though, since you’ll likely end up trying out far more web apps than you end up using over the long-haul.

I personally shift the web apps I use from time to time, and aside from the very most important (WordPress and related apps for AppStorm, Basecamp for collaboration, Gmail for email, contacts, and calendar, and Dropbox), odds are I’m using new web apps all the time. I’ve started using Pocket instead of Instapaper thanks to their new Mac app, and have switched my personal site from WordPress to Kirby CMS. I’ve got hundreds of web accounts in 1Password, but most of them I haven’t used in ages.

That’s why we’re curious what web apps you’ve quit using this year. We’d love to hear about why you’ve switched apps in the comments below!


  • http://www.birchtree.me Matt

    I flirted with Readability and Pocket this year but eventually stuck with Instapaper. I also deleted my “Stuff” bookmarks folder from Chrome and started using Pinboard, which was the single biggest upgrade this year.

    My biggest switch was from Simplenote to Evernote. The increased flexibility and capabilities of Evernote make it a far more useful tool than Simplenote ever was for me. I still sync my writing with Simplenote because Notational Velocity is so good for writing on the Mac, but Evernote ha become my dump bin for anything I need to remember later.

  • Tim

    Photoshop CS6. It is terrible.

  • Rado

    Evernote – Google Docs / Drive is good enough for most notes I make.

  • http://www.dicheetal.com/ Dave

    I search like a pro using DiCheetal. I remember the ol’ days when my grandma was using search engines …

  • Christoffer

    Offliberty, dropbox & Google docs.

  • http://www.qoyyuum.me Abdul Qoyyuum

    Web Apps I quit using:
    Wunderlist
    Evernote
    Wunderkit
    Happyfox
    Dreamboard
    engag.io
    alternion
    Bottlenose
    LoveIt
    Diigo
    43things
    Google Sites

    Web Apps I currenty use:
    Google Drive
    Gmail
    Weebly
    Google Calendar
    Google Tasks
    Blogger
    Pinterest
    Gentlemint
    Scoop.it
    Geeklist
    Keepvid
    Offerchat
    Unfurlr
    Qlock
    scr.im
    sizeasy.com
    worthmonkey
    Builtwith
    IFTTT

    I love the web. :)

  • Jenn

    Picnic.

    I was so sad that they closed up shop.

  • Quinten

    Dropped Dropbox. Switched to Google Drive in combination with Insync!

  • vista

    Dropped Asana, switched to Trello

    Out of Instagram- Using pixlr for photo effects

    Dropped wunderlist to remember the milk for couple of months . But again went back to recent wunderlist 2 for task management

    Didnt drop gmail but using outlook.com as a personal email ID and gmail as more common use ID

  • Elorduy

    X Marks
    Facebook
    Gentlemint
    IFTTT
    Buffer
    Diigo
    Zoho

  • Caetano

    I quit:
    Wunderlist (Things is better)
    Asana (is great but I always back to Excel lists);
    Mindmeister (same as Asana);
    Skylight;
    Dropbox (SugarSync for me is the best one);

    I’m using:
    Gmail and Google Calendar;
    Evernote (always);
    Behance ProSite;
    SugarSync;
    Roboform Everywhere (better than 1Password IMHO);
    Soluto (I’m trying on my PCs);
    RescueTime;

    And still searching for the perfect project manager.

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