Think about it. Yes, you spent hours with your iPhone or Galaxy, played a lot of Fortnite perhaps and you’ll never forget watching “Wonder Woman 1984” or “Soul” on a big screen TV at home for Christmas Day. But if there was any technology you really put in the multiple hours with, well, it was a four letter word, right?


You schooled from home and worked at home, thanks to Zoom – the most downloaded Apple app of the year, and the one that really changed our lives in 2020.

Imagine if the pandemic had happened 20 years ago. What would we have done then? Zoom saved our hides.

“Zoom is the poster child for 2020,” says Dan Ives, an analyst with Wedbush Securities. “Most consumers around the world last year had never even heard of Zoom. Now it’s as essential as food and water.”

That might be a slight exaggeration, but after all the Christmas and Thanksgiving Zoom family get-togethers and everyone planning to return to work next week in, where else, a Zoom meeting, Ives isn’t that far off.