Software authenticators are not easy to use. Myth shattered!
Using the same tried and tested algorithm as our hardware tokens, they function in a similar way so actually, they are quite easy to use and here's why:
Download the app. Ask your administrator (nicely) for activation instructions. After just a couple of steps it's ready to go. To authenticate, enter your PIN.
As if by magic, the tokencode is displayed along with the remaining seconds before it expires. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
The best part is that they are super convenient. It's built into the device you already have.