5 Apps Getting Me Through Quarantine
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5 Apps Getting Me Through Quarantine

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5 Apps Getting Me Through Quarantine

While being home for this many hours has been pretty unnerving given my general lifestyle, I find myself a lot more phone/technology dependant in general. Whether that means keeping on Netflix or Spotify in the background during the workday, or using social media to stay in touch while social distancing, here's a list of apps I either didn't have before quarantine, or else have been heavily utilizing during:

GroupMe/WhatsApp/HouseParty

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Every group chat of mine pretty much relies on it's own app, so while House Party was my only new add (as it lets one essentially FaceTime regardless of phone developers), I find myself checking these apps much more frequently than I would have before.

TikTok

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No, I wasn't on the millenial train that downloaded Tik Tok during the quarantine....but I am on the train that got hooked. I tend to reserve my Tik Tok time as part of my wind down routine, for some reason, but to me it helps keep the 'structure' of ending my day, despite not having a whole lot of places to go, as I normally would

Libby

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An absolute essential for any bookworm!! This app only needs a library card to register, and a user can borrow up to 10 books at a time. Since downloading this app in January, it's become one of my daily go-to's. The e-books will automatically return themselves upon the 3 week notice, and the user can place holds as well. Audiobooks are also available, if that's more your scene, and books can be transferred to a kindle if you have one!

Noom/MyFitnessPal

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It's way too easy to sit at home and eat junk all day, so having these nutrition apps are useful to keep me mindful about my food habits. Noom attempts to break down the psychology and create mindful eating as a habit, whereas my fitness pal records a calorie in/calorie out equation

Workout apps!

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I have never been one to "home workout", preferring to go to the gym or walk the lakefront or through my neighborhood. In light of social distancing, I've had to resort to doing so & have been attempting to stay healthy and even teach myself yoga!

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