When Apple Music launched its free three-month trial period this past summer, I signed up right away, switched it out for Spotify on my iPhone's home screen dock, and told myself I would thoroughly experiment with the service to see if it were better. One month later, I had my answer: Apple Music just couldn't cut it, and I switched back to Spotify.
APPLE MUSIC JUST COULDN'T CUT IT, AND I SWITCHED BACK TO SPOTIFY
The longer you use one service, the harder it becomes to switch to an alternative. For photo apps, it can be a nightmare. I spent months convincing myself it would be too difficult to migrate from Dropbox's Carousel photo app to the new Google Photos that came out in May. I didn't want to expend the effort of switching, knowing full well it would involve lots of painstaking downloading and uploading and long wait times.
That said, you’re not going to love every new service you try. Sometimes you install a new app and relish in its fresh look and feel, only to realize that the compromises are too great. After discovering my work email address now worked with Google's Inbox email app, I decided to transfer the flood of notifications away from Microsoft's Outlook because I was convinced Inbox would be better.
After a week, I was back on Outlook. I was surprised at how pleasant Microsoft's no-frills design could be when contrasted with a more complex app. More than anything, Outlook felt familiar. Sometimes familiar ends up being the best. But you can't be sure until you try something new.