6 Apps to Help Kill Time

6 Distracting Apps To Help You Kill Time And Boredom

If you've been looking for something new, these are the ones to look for.

6 Distracting Apps To Help You Kill Time And Boredom
@vandeenphotography Instagram https://www.instagram.com/vadeenography/

We're all guilty of it: wasting time playing games on our phones when we should be doing something else. Sometimes, we're even able to do it while we're actually doing that something else - multitasking at its finest. Whether you're good at multitasking or not, these are some great game apps to kill some time and maybe even improve your hand-eye coordination and imagination (but probably not).

Note: I have, or have had, all of these on my phone.

1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery


A lot of us grew up wanting to go to Hogwarts, and being subsequently crushed when we didn't get our letters at age 11 (but props to Mom and Dad for getting me a letter anyways :P). With this app, you get to make your own character and go on your own adventures at a time set just after Harry Potter destroyed the Dark Lord!

Now, I know what we're looking forward to most is that future RPG that will hopefully arrive very soon, but in the meantime, this one does the trick! There are tons of mini-games and quests within the main adventure, so there's always something to do!

2. Angry Birds 2


Angry Birds 2 is my personal favorite out of them all, because of its neat challenges every day, the hats, and being able to compete against other players for the top spot in the Diamond League. But really, all of the Angry Birds games are pretty awesome (that I know of - note that I have not played any new ones since probably 2014).

3. Disney Emoji Blitz


I just discovered this a few days ago and I'm hooked. It's an awesome game rather like Candy Crush in nature, but you unlock Disney emojis along the way AND they get added to your phone's keyboard! Plus, each emoji has a special power to help you knock out other emojis or get higher scores. If you power up Simba, for example, a herd of wild animals stomps their way across the board!

4. Chuzzle 2


I don't know what happened to Chuzzle 1 in the app store, but the second is great! There are all new sorts of levels with this one, and along the way, you unlock puzzle pieces and pet Chuzzles of your own!

5. WordBrain


This is the best word game I've come across, with hundreds upon hundreds of levels to solve. The more challenging they get, the more letters are added! The board goes from a simple 2x2, to 3x3, to 4x4...well, you get the picture.

6. Fantastic Beasts: Cases


Another Harry Potter themed one, but this time you're solving the mystery of the beasts! It's a scavenger hunt game with an entertaining team of wizards at your side as you discover clues about the beast and safely remove them from harm's way!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

If 'Hockey Is For Everyone,' Why Is Matt Dumba So Alone In Fighting For Racial Equality In The NHL?

If the NHL is using #WeSkateForEquality, why is Dumba alone in the fight for equality?

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, the National Hockey League resumed play for the first time since March 12, 2020. The season was paused due to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and a concern for the players contacting the virus and spreading it through the League. Fans and players sat and waited for the hockey season to resume, which took more than 140 days.

Keep Reading... Show less

- Though as a little girl, I had the silkiest, softest hair that would get compliments everywhere I went, since I turned about thirteen I've since had coarse, dry hair no amount of deep conditioning masks or sulfate-free shampoo could fix.

- I started using the Raincry's Condition Boar Bristle Brush several months ago, and while I noticed that my hair had been softer, silkier, and shinier than it had ever been, I didn't make the connection because I never thought a simple hairbrush could make any difference in my hair texture.

- I will be the first to admit that I thought it was ridiculous to spend nearly a hundred dollars on a hairbrush, but this one eliminates the need for me to use any heat tools or styling products on it.

- I put some oil or a serum in my hair when it's wet, brush my hair with the boar bristle brush once it's dry, and end up with the lowest maintenance, shiniest hair I've had since I was 8 years old.


Keep Reading... Show less

Bingeing a romantic comedy is always a good idea, and during this pandemic, these movies bring us one of the only elements of romance we can get. Through all the break-ups, obstacles, and struggles in our love lives, romantic comedies have always been there to make us laugh and keep us company while we cry.

While we love these movies for the beyond gorgeous male love interests, the female protagonists are still the ones we always remember. Although rom-coms are far from reality, it is always fun to imagine what our life would be like if a cinematic studio was behind our love life. So what does your favorite romantic comedies say about your dream guy?

Keep Reading... Show less

Whether you're in an unhealthy relationship currently, you know someone who is, or you just want to have these numbers saved just in case it could one day save someone's life (if not your own), this article is for you. Here are three numbers to save in your contacts ASAP so you can always be safe, both physically and mentally, in every relationship.

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Things You Need To Know About Our NEW Bachelorette, Tayshia Adams

Could THIS be the most dramatic season in "Bachelorette" history?

Bombshell news coming from Bachelor Nation today, Tayshia Adams is replacing Clare Crawley as the bachelorette!

Rumor has it that Clare found her person early on in the process and did not want to continue with the process of leading other men on throughout the season.

Keep Reading... Show less

The NBA is back, and for basketball fans, like myself, it has been the BEST news we have heard since COVID-19 shutdown play indefinitely. I mean, come on, we need to see if James Harden can once again perform so well he has back-to-back 50 point games, Kawhi can lead another team to the championship title, and whether Giannis is going to be back-to-back MVP... among like 500 other things running through our heads!

In the midst of all of the amazing statistics and records that these players are breaking, though, we also just love the NBA because well, there are some pretty good looking guys out there. Here are the 19 hottest NBA players (in no particular order) you would totally let slam dunk on you now that the NBA has returned.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About Macronutrients, Because A Diet Should Be More Than Calories

Pay attention to what you're eating, not just how much you're eating.

Plenty of people are familiar with the "calories in, calories out" (CICO) method of dieting which can be used for losing, gaining, or maintaining weight. This method relies on calculating a person's total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) to ensure that they are not overeating or undereating to achieve their desired weight. TDEE considers a person's height, weight, age, gender, and level of activity to determine what their caloric intake should be — some calculators can factor in body fat percentage as well. When I used a TDEE calculator online, it said that my TDEE would be 1,990 calories if I was trying to maintain my weight, but are all calories created equal? I'd argue that they're not.

It might seem obvious to some of you that 1,990 calories of macaroni and cheese are not healthy at all compared to 1,990 calories of varied foods (fruit, veggies, meat, bread, etc.).

Keep Reading... Show less

Just Because You're Asked To Be In A Wedding, Doesn't Always Mean You Should Say Yes

If you can't invest time, money, and YOURSELF, maybe say no to the offer for the bride's sake!

Being in a wedding is a really big commitment. I personally think if you've never been in one before, you don't understand the time, money, and energy that goes into being a part of it.

Keep Reading... Show less

As any poor college student, a little kick of caffeine for less than a dollar has always sounded great to me. So, naturally, AriZona Iced Tea has been a go-to for as long as I can remember.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Dear Closeted Latina,

You were never alone.

Remember how the Latin world got rocked when Ricky Martin came out?

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments