10 Annoying Apps We’re All Stuck Using (And How To Make Them Better)

10 Annoying Apps We’re All Stuck Using (And How To Make Them Better)


Every app has its share of annoyances, but some are so popular that you’re just plain stuck using them — either because your friends do, because you need it for a particular gadget, or just because there’s no real alternative. Here are 10 popular apps that get on our nerves, and what you can do to fix them.

10. Skype

our favourite video chat app

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9. Spotify

mute the ads

[clear]

8. YouTube

a number of extensions and scripts

[clear]

7. Twitter

limit third party clientsstop tracking you all over the weboneof ourfavoritesbring Instagram previews backImage remixed from rudall30 (Shutterstock).

[clear]

6. Java

we asked you guysbrowser plugin’s security issuesdisable the browser plug-in
head on into Java’s settings

[clear]

5. Anything Printer Related

our guide to de-crapifying your Windows printer and scanner setupImage: Kevin Cortopassi.

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4. iTunes

a better music programImport your library into another music app, then use iTunes just for syncing

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3. Adobe Flash

enable Chrome’s click-to-play featuresomewhat-overboard-John-Gruber route

[clear]

2. Facebook

don’t want to quit Facebookalways up-to-date privacy guidemaking Facebook infinitely better with one browser extensionthere are ways of silencing themImage remixed from trekandshoot (Shutterstock)

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1. Your Operating System

this one is a good place to startWindowsOS XLinuxiOSAndroidjailbreakrootImage remixed from Yuri Arcurs (Shutterstock).

Originally published on Lifehacker Australia