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6 useless (and weird) apps on Google Play

The list of impractical and pointless apps in our smartphone centred world is endless. Yet, there are some apps that stand out even in this “useless” category. These apps are at the top of the podium when it comes to being counterproductive.

I have chosen 6 such apps, out of which I have tried the free ones myself. These apps are irrational, bizarre, and will make you question the sanity of the people who actually built them. 

The apps are not listed in any particular order.


Developed with the intention of getting you out of awkward situations or to simply prank someone, this app will trigger a dummy phone call on your device at your scheduled time. There are options to add your own recording for you to talk to. However, if someone does call you while you're busy with your fake call, you'll get caught red handed. Also, the bombardment of ads is enough to get your blood boiling.


If you're guessing that this keyboard has only one key that says “Hodor”, you're absolutely right. This keyboard allows the user to write “Hodor” with a single press of a button. Needless to say, this is pretty much useless, unless you're Hodor.


I didn't use this one by myself as each app from this developer costs around USD 400. Basically, this is a widget in the form of a diamond, ruby, sapphire, or some other rare stone, that you can display on your home screen. That's pretty much it. The app's description reads, “One of the most expensive apps on the market that does absolutely nothing, except showing the world how rich and awesome you are.” No sir, an image of a precious stone on my phone's wallpaper doesn't prove that I am rich and but it certainly shows that I am NOT awesome.


This app is useless in the same way as portable refrigerator apps or life support apps are useless. How up above the world so high do you have to be to come up with such ideas?

100 USD

The app is called “100 USD” and it also costs a 100 dollars. No, the app was not named after its price tag. The app, when launched, just displays a picture of a 100 dollar bill. Forget debit cards and crypto-currencies, this might just be the future of monetary transactions.


The name says what the app does: nothing. This app just displays the text “Nothing” when launched. There are a few Easter eggs to it though. For instance, shaking your device for a 100 times while the app is running will open an image of Rick and Morty. On touching that image at a specific point will redirect you to a YouTube link. All these nonsensical things, yet this app has been installed over a million times with reviews that are sure to make you laugh once you know the context of this app.

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