Now that summer is coming to an end, you may be noticing a need for your screen now more than ever. Our phones can be difficult to separate from, especially when social media can be so addicting. If you are looking to take a break, here are some apps that will keep you entertained.
For the creator: Lemon8
This first app is for those who love to be creative. Lemon8 has a similar vibe to Instagram, without the media burnout. Providing you with a space to create collages and graphics all from your phone, will definitely keep you occupied and entertained. You can also able to look at others’ posts and even find inspiration on things like fitness, food, fashion, film, and more. While this app may have “social” aspects, its initial goal was to create a space for you and your interests.
For the Visionary: Pinterest
Unless you’ve been living under a rock this app isn’t news to you; however, it shouldn’t go unnoticed. Most commonly used for inspiration, this app offers so much more than that. Designing “boards” allows you to group media that resonates with you or your lifestyle. This app inspires and enables you to find new interests, and while you can connect with friends it’s not focused on likes and comments.
For the Outdoor enthusiast: AllTrails
If you’re looking to get outdoors more and don’t know where to start, check out AllTrails. While it’s useful to everyone, nature lovers will definitely appreciate it. With this app, you are able to find walking and hiking trails near you. So whether you are looking to clear your head on a short walk or take on a long hike, this app allows endless possibilities and options.
For the exercise enthusiast: Class Pass
This app is for gym lovers that are looking for something new, or those who need some motivation. Class Pass is a free app; however, a membership is required. With different price points, there are many options for everyone. What’s so special about it? This app allows you to try various fitness classes and studios in your area without the long-term commitment to that studio. Gym fees can be just as draining as Social Media, so relieve that stress in a boxing class or wind down with hot yoga!
For the reader: Goodreads
If you are a big reader or considering picking up reading, check out Goodreads. This app makes choosing the perfect book easy; you are able to search by genre and filter through reviews from other readers. Not only does it save you time, but your wallet too. Keep track of all the books you’ve read or want to read in the future. This app will surely keep you accountable and inspired!
For the movie critic: Letterboxd
Calling all film lovers–this app is for you! Letterboxd is an app that provides you with a space to share your opinions and reviews on films. Finding new movies can be difficult, but Letterboxd solves that problem by recommending films based on your preferences. You are also able to see what your friends are watching and their reviews too. Say goodbye running out of movie night options now!