If ever the phrase "too much of a good thing" required a direct example, you could do a lot worse than phone apps. 

(Netflix shows, Christmas chocolate and stag parties also fall into this category.) 

Supposedly created to make our lives easier, apps have multiplied to the point it can feel impossible to separate the wheat from the chaff (or the Google from the Bing, to use a more technophilic comparison). 

If you downloaded even a fraction of the many, many apps that apparently you can't cope without, your phone's performance would go from Aston Martin to Robin Reliant the day after purchase. 

Now we can't live your life for you: but we can suggest five apps that should make that life easier, faster, and generally more baller. 

And strangely enough, that's exactly what we've done. 

Enjoy!