Passing the time is something we could all use a little more help with these days, and since we’re all spending more time on our phones, why not be more productive or get a bit more creative with that time?
Do you feel your brain power slipping away every time you check social media? Open Lumosity instead—an app designed to help improve brain function with various exercises that sharpen skills like problem solving, memory, and attention span.
Sure, the last time you played this game may have been 2015, but there’s no better time than now to test your vocabulary skills. Challenge a friend, your brain, and your ability to not Google the longest words with five vowels.
This numbers game is another challenge for your brain. You try to “get” to the 2048 number by swiping your tiles—something that’ll make more sense once you dive in yourself.
Do you have an obsession with, well, popping bubble wrap? A quick download will let you do this virtually. We could all use a quick and easy stress reliever, and this simulation game does the trick.
This curated news app allows you to “rediscover the Internet.” Don’t be offset by the word news, though, Mix (formerly StumbleUpon) pulls content from all corners of the internet to give you articles, videos, and photos to swipe and read through no matter what your interests are.
If you want a more long-term project, Duolingo is the language learning app for you. Learn French, Japanese, German—the choice is yours. With reminders to complete daily goals, once you’ve signed up for Duolingo, you won’t look back.
Budget and manage your finances easily with this user-friendly app that keeps track of your money-spending habits and, yes, even your credit score.
Waking up and checking your phone’s already downloaded weather app is so passé. Check WunderStation instead, which includes data from over 250,000 weather stations.
Before there was Tik Tok, there was Dubsmash. Take a break from learning a Tik Tok dance to play around with the video-making effects on Dubsmash or peruse the trending page to watch what other people are creating.