Must-Have Apps for Your Phone By Vanda Di Michele

Wednesday May 27th, 2020


Keeping occupied while at home might be difficult. It’s almost too easy to get stuck on your phone scrolling through social media. If you can’t resist your phone, while staying isolated, it’s important to consider a few apps that will fuel you mind and body. Here are five apps you need to keep you busy and productive.


 App #1: Houseparty  (Available on iOS and Android)

While this time has been great to reconnect and spend time with family, it’s natural to miss your friends. Stay connected while apart, can be done by calling some of the people you love. The easiest, and most entertaining way to connect with all of them is through Houseparty. Houseparty is a free app that allows you to host a video call with all of your friends, on one screen! You can also opt to play a few games. Houseparty offers virtual Pictionary, various trivia quizzes and Ellen’s Heads Up!


App #2: Simple Habit (Available on iOS and Android)

Life can get overwhelming at times. Especially in times like this, when your normal routine and life is going major adjustments. It’s important to take a step back and take some time for yourself. A way to do this can be through meditation. Simple Habit is a guided meditation app that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re working around the house, or are looking to relax, Simple Habit offers guided meditation for your ideal situation. All you have to do it tell it how much time you have (5, 10, or 20 minutes) and what you’re doing.


App #3: Yummly  (Available on iOS and Android)

Cooking can be a fun and easy way to keep busy and try something new. But it does come with some challenges. Being home creates new opportunity to get creative at dinner time. Yummly helps you decide what’s for dinner, without the struggle. Yummly allows you customize your profile to generate recipes that will tingle your taste buds. It creates a more personal approach than other recipe apps and will offer more helpful suggestions your sure to enjoy. Happy cooking.


App #4: Peak (Available on iOS and Android)

It might be easy to go back to Candy Crush day after day, but your mind needs more of a challenge. Try Peak. Peak is a top rated mind app with 40 games that challenge your memory, attention span, problem solving skills and more! Get your friends in on the action too! Peak offers you a chance to compete with friends with brain games to improve your performance.


App #5: Sworkit (Available on iOS and Android)

It’s easy to sit on the couch all day and watch Netflix. While there are too many awesome shows to binge, make sure your keeping your body active. Sworkit can help! It’s flexibility and personalization make it easy to get your body moving. All you have to do is punch in the amount of time you have to work out, and Sworkit will generate a workout for you. The equipment-free workouts are diverse and focus on a variety of areas like strength, cardio, yoga, or stretching. Try it for yourself and get your summer body in action!

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