I remember back in 90s many of my friends including myself used to have a folder in our PC named softwares or something similar. The purpose of the folder was to hold zillion types of desktop softwares; mostly freewares or sharewares. Situation is much different today. With the huge rise of the Web, everything is running off the cloud now; from word processing to utilities for daily life like alarm clock and alerts.
Over last few years mobile devices has gone too far in our daily life. Whatever used to be done on PC, now being done on the device. Its like re-inventing the old wheel once again and spinning it off on a smaller, sporty car. Devices are now full of apps of different size : small, medium, large. Our devices are becoming a warehouse of applications just like our old PC used to have.