Even though coronavirus has been around for a while, most of us are still on high alert. But it’s been so long that the need to be indoors all the time might drive anyone insane and lonely. So, keep in touch with loved ones and attempt to spend time doing something that will benefit you in the long run. You can read books, listen to podcasts, watch movies, and do a variety of other things!
And, of course, there are apps that will assist you in doing so; we’ve compiled a list of them all right here. Download and have fun!
Audible by Amazon
Many people listen to audiobooks while driving or taking public transportation, but it’s also enjoyable to do so while at home and doing housework, for example. In this regard, Amazon Audible is really simple because you can simply download the app to your phone. Another advantage of this service is that audiobooks are normally rather expensive: they cost between $15 and $30, but with an Amazon Audible monthly subscription, you get one book each month for $14.95, regardless of the cost of the original audiobook. The app for your phone is completely free.
You can also read electronic books, which the Kindle is great for! It has a great feature where you can download their app on a tablet or phone and the technology called Whispersync will remember your progress in reading the book if you read it on other devices or even listen to it. E-books are frequently less expensive than physical copies (about $10), and you won’t have to worry about books taking up room in your home.
To stay sane during these stressful times, it’s a good idea to start meditating. There are other applications available for learning how to meditate, but Headspace is the finest. It offers a variety of courses, such as the fundamentals of meditation and the “Happiness” positivity guide. You can select from a wide range of options based on how much time you want to spend meditating; it can be as short as 1-3 minutes. There are also recordings that can help you fall asleep if you have trouble falling asleep. Headspace costs $12.99 per month ($69.99 per year), with a 14-day free trial.
The New York Times Crossword Puzzles
If you want to train your brain in an engaging and entertaining way, here’s an excellent alternative for you: The crossword puzzle from the New York Times. The week begins with the easiest problems, but they become increasingly difficult as the week progresses. Each time you correctly answer all of the puzzle questions, you are awarded a gold medal, making the process even more pleasurable. The subscription costs $3.47 per month, and the app is available for iPhone and Android.
You can listen to podcasts using a variety of apps, or simply use your preferred audio app, such as Spotify. However, Pocketcasts is still a better alternative because it shows you your library first and doesn’t distract you with anything else. You may listen to any form of podcast with this app, whether you’re interested in physics, politics, or the lifestyles of YouTubers.
Google Class Rooms
Google designed this free online learning platform to assist professors and students study from home. Google Classroom is regarded as a learning suite that is ideal for self-directed learning. It is necessary for schools to create accounts in order to assure safety, but it is completely free.
Nike Training Club
If you’re missing the gym and want to get back into shape, consider Nike Training Club. Professionals have designed a wide range of training packages. Classes are also different, so you can find something that meets your exercise goals. You can, for example, undertake yoga or exercise for endurance and mobility. The software is also useful for keeping track of other data, such as what you eat and how much you sleep.
The well-known dating app may appear to be an odd option in the midst of a pandemic, but bear with us. At the present, Tinder’s developers are attempting to provide us with a unique way to communicate with people (online, of course) with whom we may share common interests. There’s also a fun function called Passport, which allows you to match with and communicate to folks from all around the world.