Shaan Puri
Shaan Puriceo, Monkey Inferno

What's your favorite app that you never use?

You have it. You like it. But for some reason you never use it.
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  1. 168

    Learn languages completely free.

    John Ababseh
    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Always telling myself I'm going to refresh my mind on a language I know or learn the basics of a language, but never happens.
    Michael Champlin
    Michael ChamplinDesigner & Storyteller · Written
    It felt so good to use this...for a week. Then I stopped. :(
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    Brian Durbin
    Brian DurbinHarvest Ideas. Rinse. Taste. Repeat. · Written
    Great app for learning language when I use it. My usage seems to be in spurts rather than continuous though.
    • Molly Redmond
      Molly RedmondSocial Media Specialist

      My reading and listening skills have improved so much since using Duolingo, I couldn't recommend it more. I'm not naive in thinking it will make it fluent as it's not the best for speaking skills but has vastly helped me improve and build up my language confidence.

    • Using Doulingo for a long time. It really helped me to improve my French. Recently began to study Swedish there. It helps to improve listening, writing and speaking skills at the same time. Love the approach to study, that's really funny and easy. You just make fun and the result is a new skill.

  2. 111
    Headspace 2.0

    Meditation made simple in just 10 minutes a day

    Niv Dror
    Niv Dror15VC at Shrug Capital · Edited
    I realllllly wanna start using it! It's been on my homescreen for 2 weeks. Haven't actually opened it yet.
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    Shane K
    Shane KEngineer, Runner, Coffee Drinker · Written
    This is an awesome app - literally changes your life. How I stuck to it was - I made it a requirement of my day. I set aside 20 minutes before 10AM and I treat this as absolutely mandatory and the payback is huge.
    Katie Smart
    Katie SmartMarketing, Mosaik Solutions · Written
    I love Headspace. You just need to find time every day to do it. Headspace is the first thing I do when I get in bed at night. If you have a consistent routine (like for me, bed at 10:30), set the reminder at the time that makes it most likely you can commit.
    • Brona Molnarova
      Brona Molnarovait's only impossible until it's done

      This is the first and only app I pay for :D Sometimes it can feel like a chore to do stuff that is good for you and this app takes that away for me. I teaches you gently and pleasantly and Ive been able to stick to it and understand more about how minds work. It helped me stop biting my nails.

    • Mayank Sharma
      Mayank SharmaTechnical Architect @

      Great product to get focus in a world of noise

  3. Niv Dror
    Niv Dror15VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    Used to use it! but Nuzzel takes my news consumption time of day
    Hari Mahesh
    Hari Maheshpartner operations, emergence capital · Written
    It was my go-to 3 years ago, but then, Facebook/LI took over as my go-to place to consume info
    Charnita Fance
    Charnita FanceSMM; Blogger; Product Reviewer · Written
    I used this religiously when it was "Read it Later," but once they changed the name to Pocket, for some reason I just wasn't into it anymore. However, I still find it a very useful app and recommend it.
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  4. 64
    Telegram 4.0

    The best messenger for every platform

    Amrith Shanbhag
    Amrith Shanbhag6Community + Social at Product Hunt · Written
    Really wish everyone I talk to could realise the flaws of WhatsApp and use this instead 🙈
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    Best messenger.
    Adrian Kwiatkowski
    Adrian KwiatkowskiAdrian Kwiatkowski · Written
    Amazing app, shame it's not that popular...
    • Fedotov Maxim
      Fedotov MaximVR Anime Society Founder

      Telegram keeps on releasing amazing updates. Secure, easy to use messenger with great UX is all you'll ever need. I wish more people used it rather than Whatsapp or Messanger subpar experience.

    • Nikita Martynov
      Nikita MartynovProduct Manager @PandaDoc

      Favorite messenger, has its all: super fast, great UI and UX, chats foe different communities with quality content, bot platform that is growing rapidly. New releases coming frequently.

      The biggest wish is to get rid of notifications that your contacts are on the platform (IOS)

  5. Şamil Karahisar
    Şamil KarahisarMaker of makertask, remotecv and notnapp · Written
    Dropbox is perfect...But somehow, I never find myself using it. Last I used, it was months ago.
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    Iain Shaw
    Iain ShawDirector, Brilliant Lighting · Written
    The app is fantastically useful but I'd say it only becomes really useful if you use the desktop client (either MacOS or Windows) and let it do its magic in the background. It just works and it's transformational.
  6. 55
    Square Cash

    Email money to Anyone

    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Partner @ Shrug Capital · Written
    I love Square. I have two friends that use Square. Everybody else is on Venmo. Friends, please use Square. It's so pretty. 🙏
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    Niv Dror
    Niv Dror15VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    It's so beautiful... but Venmo!
    WiltonGrowth ☝️Marketing · Written
    Do the same when I force my friends to use it. I'm sad that I missed out on getting my Square card... Push notification that I accidentally swiped away.
    • Joshua Talley
      Joshua TalleySales Operations Manager, Grundfos

      I set up an account when this was first launched, but no one around me uses it, so...there's that. When I switched phones, I tried to log in again, but ended up having to create a new account. Then, my new phone broke, and I tried to put it on a new way to log in again. Awful experience. Back to Venmo.

    • Joseph Workman
      Joseph WorkmanLifelong Student of Life

      Simple, easy to use, user friendly

  7. 51

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    Niv Dror
    Niv Dror15VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    I keep seeing recommended everywhere, and rave reviews about it, but never actually use it 🙄
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    Joshua Dance
    Joshua Dance4Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker · Written
    Bear is nice, but it always has the markdown visible, even in read mode. Can't stand that feature, and for that reason, I don't use it.
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    It is good but not suitable in my country.
    • Justin Deardorff
      Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas

      I searched high and low for a replacement to the Mac OS default Notes app, which is incredibly limited in functionality and insufficient for my needs. I had one twist - I needed to find a note taking app for Mac that did not sync or store notes in the cloud. Bear does just that and it happens to be great. I really enjoy the hashtag categorization system and ability to have multiple tags on a note. It's a twist on Evernote style tags, but with a lighter-weight style of notebook organization and management.

    • Scot Krueger
      Scot KruegerFounder of

      Overall I love Bear. It is beautifully designed. I love the simple interface and the ability to tag notes is amazing. It makes searching for old notes so much easier. This is better than Apple Notes and I love it so much more than Evernote.

  8. 48
    Anchor 2.0

    Make audio Stories, with voice, music, clips, and call-ins

    Noah Mittman
    Noah alumnus · Written
    Everything about this product from UI and visual design, to onboarding, to features and creation tools, ad infinitum is spot on and glorious. But, turns out, actually making compelling audio is HARD. Plus, those already making compelling audio are podcasting it on the open web. So, this became an "after I catch up with my usual podcasts" app, and let's face it folks, you can listen to podcasts 24/7 if you wanted to
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    Dominik Kugelmann
    Dominik KugelmannI show CEOs how to work form their phone · Written
    Anchor is one of these Apps that I would love to use but rarely get the chance too. It's hard to do compelling audio and it's not just about the audio part but the story's need to be there as well.
  9. 45
    Not Hotdog

    An app that shows if your food is a hotdog 🌭

    Josh Huff
    Josh HuffCEO/Founder of Quiver, Inc · Written
    Love this app. Never use it.
    Kevin Lou
    Kevin Lou6Experience @ Italic · Written
    I keep this installed in case the joke comes up in conversation, but I rarely use it.
    • Ryan Hoover
      Ryan HooverFounder, Product Hunt

      While this app may not be the most #disruptive app on my iPhone, I love that the HBO team took the effort to actually build the app depicted in the show. And it works.

      Not Hotdog may not be homescreen-worthy but it's a fun joke that illustrates the increasing influence of tech on culture and the media industry (and visa versa).

    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      The most profound piece of innovation of our times.

  10. 43

    AI that turns your photos into artwork in seconds

    Rarely am I reminded of using it these days. Oh Prisma, you were awesome.😍
    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    +1 on Prisma. Used it for a month, loved it, then forgot all about it.
    It was nice until it crashed on every filter. I don't even bother now.
  11. 35

    Free, Worldwide, Encrypted Phone Calls for iPhone

    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Partner @ Shrug Capital · Written
    None of my friends use it :(
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    Mike Udem
    Mike UdemFuture Governor of California · Written
    It’s a shame I’m not surrounded by more cynical or paranoid people that would use Signal.
    • Manil Chowdhury
      Manil ChowdhuryDeveloper Advocate, InVision

      Signal is the alternative to personal conversations being monetized and the possibility of compromised personal information.

  12. 30
    Apple Music

    All the ways you love music. All in one place.

    Devang Patel
    Devang PatelProduct Designer & Front End Developer · Written
    Call me crazy, but I use Spotify over Apple Music. I love the design and interactions of Apple Music!
    Priyanka Sharma
    Priyanka SharmaProduct Designer · Written
    I bought a subscription and use it on my mac, but the Android app has too many flaws and crashes frequently. And Spotify is still not in India, so I have to make do with Google Play Music.
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    J. Christian Bernabe
    J. Christian BernabeOps Director | Early Adopter | Polymath · Written
    What a missed opportunity for Apple. I dislike everything about this app—this, coming from an Apple fanboy. There are so many UI and design yuckiness on this app that I just can't be bothered by it, even with all the free trial subscriptions that I've received (not for people with OCD). Spotify wins in this category. Although recently, I've been using the free version of Pandora a lot after years of non-use, and I've been pleasantly surprised by how on point its music selection is for my saved radio stations (better, dare I say, than Spotify's station function).
  13. 18
    Product Hunt 4.0

    Now with Reviews, Badges, Web Links, and more ✨

    keyul3Maker of Quick Code & Bot Stash · Written
    because it's not on Android :(
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    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      Product Hunt 4.0 is the best that has happened to Product Hunt yet. Easily one of my most favorite websites these days, and I see myself coming back daily to maintain my streak. I am at a 20 day streak now and I hope to see badges evolve with daily streaks - some sort of perks for people coming more often?

    • Ramy
      RamyFounder @ Letterfuel

      This update is super useful for people deciding whether or not to use a product. Sometime you want to do a deep dive into a product before deciding whether or not to use it.

      The "😻 reviews" feature, as well as the "🔗 Around the Web" section makes this deep dive super easy.

  14. 19

    Free Calorie Counter , diet and excercise journal.

    Super way to shed some pounds and the UI/X has gotten more and more impressive...but never find the time or energy to open it and log my food. Maybe I just eat too much to want to log...that might be the first problem...anyway - great app! Wish I used it more...
    Heather Buen
    Heather BuenFood, Travel, Culture and Tech · Written
    Used to love this app but the free version has way too many ad popups that look like viruses. They need to get better advertisers that don't look so shady and spammy.
  15. 18
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook's standalone Messenger for the web

    I often have times where this is a convenient way to chat with someone who only uses Facebook.
    J. Christian Bernabe
    J. Christian BernabeOps Director | Early Adopter | Polymath · Written
    I never used this app or the web version at all for years until this year. The emergence and integration of chatbots have made this app more compelling to use.
    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      I love Facebook Messenger and I love how it is doing everything to take on all other chat apps + is feature-packed like Telegram. Native apps for Facebook Messenger on computers is something that I wish to see soon.

    • Companies use this more and more to invade

  16. 15

    Record and listen to conversations, rants, and audio shows

    Shaan Puri
    Shaan Puriceo, Monkey Inferno · Written
    Love this app. It's simple, easy to use, creative, fun... I respect it but I never use it.
  17. 14

    A quick way to share your voice and sounds around you.

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover84Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    Ense is like Twitter for audio. I dig its simple design but never think to use it, in part because audio isn't easy to consume in many situations.
  18. 14
    Quartz for iPhone

    An ongoing conversation about the news

    Wonderfully designed application, but I only ever have time to read the news when I am travelling on the underground i.e. without internet.
    Bhavesh Bansal
    Bhavesh BansalUbiquity Tech Solutions · Written
    I love this app. I get the most important news in the most interesting and non-cluttery ways. I always start my day with Quartz which gives me highlight and summary of the important news and then switches to other apps just to read the headlines of the news.
  19. 12
    Daisy Disk 4.0

    Analyze disk usage and free up disk space on your Mac

    A wonderful app which found itself into oblivion for some reason...
  20. 9

    Realtime spreadsheet-database hybrid

    Niv Dror
    Niv Dror15VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    I hear great things... Haven't used it yet. Looking forward to! :)
    Scott Rosenblum
    Scott RosenblumPresident/Founder, LEVEL PR · Written
    Tried it out and their spreadsheet+database+ kanabas mix is really interesting. I am solo practitioner, so for me it was like using a flamethrower to swat a fly, but for larger teams with multiple projects, it can be very useful .
    • Matt Bettiol
      Matt BettiolDo what you love!

      This app is simply amazing! I have been using this as my replacement to Google Spreadsheets. The features inside of this amazing service are endless. If you have lots of data and want to organize it efficiently, this is the app for you :)

    • Danielle A. Vincent
      Danielle A. VincentGeneral Enthusiast, Rouser of Rabble

      We started using Airtable to manage our content projects at work. After using it for a month, I decided I liked it so much that I signed up for Zapier and Airtable to manage my personal projects as well. It has completely changed everything.