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The Secret to Finding the Best Mobile Apps: Try Everything

Switching apps can be obnoxious, but it's worth the effort.

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One of the more popular posts to pop up in my Facebook News Feed last week was a friend’s request for advice on whether he should quit Apple Music and just go back to Spotify. Seemingly everyone I knew had an opinion on the streaming services, ranging from “Apple Music is garbage” to “try Google Play Music instead.” A healthy number of commenters had tried at least two services and decided which one worked for them. Yet a few people had seemingly stuck with the first company’s product they’d tried, oblivious to the benefits and pitfalls of competing ones.

And therein lies the secret to finding the best apps: Don’t use what works until you know it works better than the rest.

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