How many of you agree to this famous adage," An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure." I am sure most of you do.
By now, you've apparently learned that COVID-19 will continue to be among us for some time, and that explains why social distancing is the new normal.
The unprecedented Covid-19 calamity has reduced our access to close ones and has kept us sitting around our house with truly little to do and few places to go.
So, if you are like me, weary of feeling trapped at home, missing the steady freedom to step out, you are on the right spot to help you keep distracted.
Yes, you are right, there is an app for everything:-)
Why wait, "Come, let's make lemonade when life gives us lemons."
Having said that, listing out a few top-rated and recommended apps that will keep your boredom at bay.
Netflix is one of the commonly downloaded apps during the coronavirus pandemic. It allows you to watch famous TV programs, movies of all genres, award-winning series, and much more. What makes the app even better is that it lets you create a family account to share with friends and family.
WhatsApp is arguably the first option to dart on our minds when thinking about text messaging apps. Whatsapp, owned by Facebook, now began its journey as a messaging app before Facebook bought them. It gradually emerged as a voice and video calling app and became an indispensable part of people's day-to-day lives. With 2 billion active users in over 180 countries, lets us all stay in touch with family and friends anytime and anywhere. It includes group chats - sharing messages (photos & video) with 256 people at once, voice messages, document sharing up to 100 MB, etc. That explains why WhatsApp is the leading communication market pioneer in India, where it keeps placing as the most searched after and downloaded application.
If you are a teen, then you must be snap chatting with your friends already. This app is meant to add spice and fun to your messaging experience. Snapchat is a super enjoyable messenger app to share your delightful moments with your beloved ones. As the name suggests, Snapchat works as a snap, and it opens a Camera to snap your photos or videos right away, with a pack of fantastic AR filters. You can aptly express yourself with several creative Filters, Lenses, emojis, and all fun effects. Snapchat is cool AF, so take it for a spin, and you will not regret it.
YouTube is the most obvious option available. YouTube Music, a subsidiary of Google, is an ever-popular music streaming app. With its key spotlight on video content, YouTube has expanded its bandwidth to the music streaming world. It allows users to explore and quickly find songs and videos they look for with a user-friendly interface. The user delight experience makes it a one-stop solution for all your music needs with official albums, singles, videos, remixes, live performances, and more for Android users.
Audible is an established popular app among people from all walks of life. You can experience your favorite stories in a whole new unique way with Audible audiobooks. With a collection of 200000 audiobooks, audio shows, and original series, you will find no time to be bored. Plus, it lets you download your books to listen, anywhere, and anytime.
Gaana is one of the most popularly used music streaming services. It offers a personalized array of features, including playlists, stations, recommendations, and a personal soundtrack feature. Apart from that, the app gives you free, unlimited online access to all your favorite Hindi Songs, Bollywood Music, Regional Music, Hotshots Videos, Radio & Video songs. With a subscription of $3.99 per month, you can enjoy an ad-free experience.
Google Play Books
Don't many of you get entertained by reading books? Google Play Books is one of the mass, engaging apps that allows you to have a complete collection of all your favorite readings in a single spot. Books provide you entertainment and relaxation while staying safe and hunkered down at home.
Mitron is a free video-sharing app like TikTok, where users can create, upload short videos, and edit with plenty of fun filters available. The app builds a platform where people can entertain themselves with small videos shared by people from all walks of life globally. Previously known for being a powerful Indian rival to TikTok, it was next into dispute for breaching specific policies and guidelines and hence was expelled from Google Play Store. Despite all the challenges, the Mitron App is now back into the Play Store, up and running.
Another eye-catcher in the same vein of entertainment is the Malayalam regional keyboard, Malayalam Keyboard With Malayalam Stickers that lets you stay entertained and connect with your loved ones in your very own regional Malayalam language at the same time. The keyboard apps add more spice and make your chat way more interesting. Trust me, it changed my life for the better.