Last week we asked for your opinions regarding paid apps. It’s easy to go through life without paying for apps, but it’s just as easy to spend a fortune on them. What’s the middle ground? And where do you stand in all this? The poll, and especially the comments, revealed some interesting results.
Out of 417 votes in total, only 8% have no problem with buying apps and do so all the time; 16% buy apps sometimes; 20% of the voters buy apps often, if the app they want is good; 24% NEVER buy apps at all; and 32% of the readers who voted buy apps rarely, only if the app is truly excellent and there are no free alternatives.
The only thing missing from this poll is a correlation to mobile OSes. Do you think iOS users buy more apps than Android users?
Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.
Don’t forget to check out last week’s best comment by MZK, who told us all about his app-buying policy. It’s an interesting read, and it also won him one of our coveted and geeky MakeUseOf t-shirts! Lucky him.
This week’s poll question is: Do You Use BitTorrent?
Last week, my fellow author Justin Pot wrote an interesting article with some enlightening facts about BitTorrent. If you haven’t read it, and think you know all about BitTorrent, I highly recommend it, but the bottom line of it is that BitTorrent is a protocol, and as such, is not necessarily illegal. It can be used to download all types of things, from pirated movies to completely legal Linux distributions.
So now you know that answering “yes” to this poll doesn’t automatically make you a criminal. BitTorrent is not illegal by itself, it’s just some files that are illegal. With that in mind, do you use BitTorrent in your everyday life? You don’t have to tell us what you use it for! (our polls our completely anonymous, we have no way to trace who answered and what they voted for.)
Since this is a touchy subject for some, I don’t expect you to discuss your reasons in the comments. It would be great if you do that, though, as this could make for a truly interesting discussion. Have some opinions to share? By all means, share them in the comments!
Image credit: downloading image via Shutterstock