We love the App Store because it houses a vast library of valuable applications that make our lives better. However, not all apps are great. Some are are downright terrible - on a functional and even a moral level. Use the right arrow to see the top five worst iPhone apps of all time.
5 Razor - Electric Shaver Simulation
Let’s be real: this app is totally and completely useless. Described as an “indispensable grooming tool for the iPhone user,” the app’s creators say that “no virtual electric razor will shave you closer!” Except that it’s an app and not an actual razor. It also apparently sports fake leg-shaving functionality, which lets it “be used by either sex.”
We get it — it’s meant to be a joke. But it also costs 99 cents. Maybe it would be different if it were free. We’re not sure that whatever “prank” you could pull on your friends is even going to be funny at all — let alone funny enough to warrant spending actual money.
4 Ghost Radar
Whether or not you believe in the paranormal, you’d be better off skipping this app. For one, we’re pretty sure Apple isn’t equipping their devices with ghost-detecting sensors or capabilities. Sure, maybe you could use a voice recorder for EVP, but why not just use the native Voice Memos app?
But the app’s creators take it one step further: they say that their app is superior to actual paranormal hunting equipment. How? Apparently, it takes various “readings” and then analyzes said readings. Since they don’t expand on what the app actually reads for — or how — we’re pretty sure this has never helped anyone catch a ghost.
While billed as a “reputation application,” this is an app for judging people. It allows people to make and receive “recommendations” on people from your daily life. The app creators say they want “character to be a new form of currency,” but really, this is a terrible premise for an app.
Swiping left is one thing, but an app specifically build to let users “rate” other people arbitrarily is a disgusting idea — and borders on dystopian fiction. The app obviously opens the door for cyberbullying and a multitude of other problems, so it’s a good thing that it never got off the ground.
2 Send Me to Heaven
Nobody needs an excuse to throw their beloved smartphone into the air, and yet, this app exists. Send me to heaven tracks how high you throw your device, and places your score on a global leaderboard. You’re supposed to catch it, but obviously, why would anyone risk it? (And people have, judging by the logged scores).
Thankfully, the game was subsequently removed from the App Store because it was “encouraging behavior that could result in damage to the user’s device.” Which, really, is common sense. But while Apple device owners won’t get a chance to play this “fun” game, Send Me to Heaven is still available on the Google Play store.
1 I’m Rich
The I’m Rich app does nothing. That’s not an exaggeration. When launched, it just displays a glowing red game icon and a snotty piece of text ("I am rich, I deserv [sic] it..."). Oh, and it also cost $1,000 to purchase. Why anyone would spend $1,000 on this app rather than on literally anything else is the real question, but apparently, eight people did.
Its creator called it a “work of art with no hidden function at all.” And indeed, its main and only purpose is to show other people that you have a grand to spend on something that will bring you no value in life. Apple seemed to realize how stupid it was, as it was removed the day after it launched on the App Store.