• Kelley Ann Arnold

Apps to End Quarantine Boredom!

Updated: Apr 2


HOUSE PARTY:


Houseparty is truly the next best thing to hanging out in person. A face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people you care about most. The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation.



MARCO POLO:


Marco Polo combines the best of texting, social media and video chats - all in one private, easy to use app. Download today to see how Marco Polo is the best way to stay in touch with the people who matter most.

One reviewer says, "It is much easier than Snapchat or texting."




AUDIBLE:

"For as long as schools are closed, we are open." Audible is the largest audiobook listening platform in the country and usually charges monthly subscription fees ranging from $14.95 to $22.95 to access their library of more than 525,000 titles, but they're currently making hundreds of their most beloved audiobooks available to the public for free during this unprecedented crisis.



METROPOLITAN OPERA:


You can stream the Metropolitan Opera for free during the COVID-19 crisis. So stop obsessing over the coronavirus for a few hours and go stream some opera at Metopera.org or via the Met’s on-demand apps. I promise the terrible news will be waiting for you when the show’s over.


VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS:

While major Paris museums such as the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay are closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, you can still virtually explore parts of these art institutions, and many others, thanks to Google Arts and Culture. The online platform provides digital tours of more than 2,500 museums and galleries around the world, among them New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, both temporarily closed to help halt the spread of the virus.

NIKE TRAINING CLUB:


The Nike Training Club app helps you reach your fitness goals with expertly designed workouts from our world-class Nike Master Trainers. NTC provides free workouts for everything from bodyweight-only sessions, invigorating yoga classes, targeted training programs, and full-equipment home workouts for all fitness levels. Enjoy on-demand class-style workouts, programs, and expert tips on nutrition, sleep, and more with free access to NTC Premium to all Nike Members until further notice.


DUOLINGO:

The world's best way to learn

a language! A free mobile app and with just a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Our bite-sized lessons are effective, and there's proof that it works.


HEADSPACE:

See What a Few Minutes Can Do. Start Your Meditation Journey with Headspace Now. Learn the Basics of Meditation for Free When You Join Headspace. Sign Up Today. Over 15 Million Users. Suits Your Mood/Lifestyle. Dozens of Unique Themes. Hundreds of Sessions.