Do You Prefer to Complete Tasks Using a Website or an App?

Do You Prefer to Complete Tasks Using a Website or an App When Both Are Available?

The Internet and computing work quite well together. Many times to complete tasks, you have the option of completing it via a company’s website or with an app. Do you prefer to complete tasks using a website or an app when both are available?

Whether you’re working on a desktop computer or a mobile device such as a phone or a tablet, there are often choices for completing tasks, allowing you to complete them via an app or via a website. Dropbox, Facebook, Gmail, WordPress: All of them have the ability to allow you to use them on the Web or through an app. With some apps, if there is an app available, it won’t open up in the website, but sometimes there’s a choice. And often it’s a different experience. For example, using the iOS app for Facebook is much different than using the Facebook website on Safari. Sometimes it comes down to whether you prefer websites or apps, and sometimes it comes down to whether or not you like the individual app better than its compatible website.

Are you a person who amasses a large collection of apps, preferring to use those rather than the web-based alternatives? Or do you ignore the pleas of developers to download their apps and simply use the websites?

Do you prefer to complete tasks using a website or an app when both are available?

Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.