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May 24 2020

Apps Worth Checking Out While You Social Distance

While we social distance and spend more time at home, we are thankful to have applications that keep us occupied and engaged. Whether it’s on a computer, iPhone or Android, apps are a great way to increase productivity, target personal health and fitness and of course avoid boredom! Here is a list of some true and tried apps that our team members enjoy spending time on:

Quora 

A Q&A platform that empowers people to share and grow the world’s knowledge. People come to Quora to ask questions about any subject, read high quality content that is personalized and relevant to them, and share their own knowledge with others. Users learn from credible people with first-hand knowledge and have the ability to ask and answer questions on certain topics.

Elevate 

Lifting weights, running & walking are all great ways to train and stay healthy but training your brain is just as important! Elevate is a daily brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. It also provides each person with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results.

Todoist 

This app is all about helping people organize, plan and collaborate on projects, both big and small. Users can capture and organize tasks the moment they pop into their head. Tasks and deadlines can be prioritized and remembered with reminders and due dates. A great thing about this app is it can track user progress with personalized productivity trends.

Strava

The ultimate app for the runner, cyclist, swimmer, walker, hiker or all of the above. Whether you’re training for a marathon or simply love taking your bike out for a ride, this app turns your smartphone or GPS watch into a sophisticated tracker. Athletes can track, record and share their activities in the area with their friends and followers. Users can find new routes, join challenges and clubs. It is a fun app to encourage physical activity!

People In Space  

A very cool app to acknowledge the important work the humans on the ISS are doing for us. This app shares the latest information about astronauts currently inhabiting space stations or other spacecrafts in Earth’s orbit, and on missions in the deep universe as well.

InsightTimer

This guided meditation app is great for both beginners and experienced practitioners. This app features the world’s top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers. Insight Timer teaches users to meditate which can help calm the mind, reduce anxiety, manage stress, sleep deeply and improve happiness.

PictureThis – Plant Identifier 

This one is for both the plant lover and someone that doesn’t have a green thumb at all! This app allows you to instantly identify thousands of plants, flowers, and trees with advanced artificial intelligence. It shares information about plants, including plant care tips and watering reminders. It is a network platform that allows users to get suggestions and advice from gardeners and horticulture specialists.

Libby, by OverDrive 

This app allows users to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from their local library completely free. The only thing needed to access these books is a library card. Users can download books for offline reading or stream them to save storage space. Books are automatically returned on their due date so no need to stress about late penalties!

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