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Apps To Help You Stay Connected, Sane And Busy During Isolation

April 2, 2020 883 votes 52 voters 1.9k views56 items

List RulesVote up the apps that are dominating your screen time while you're social distancing.

When you're self-isolating your phone is your best friend and the apps on it are what keep you connected. The best apps during quarantine keep us in touch with our loved ones, keep our minds calm, bodies busy, and maybe even help us not succumb to the apathy of isolation. Whether it's using one video app for working from home and another for chatting with friends, or even optimistically seeing what the dating scene is like, there's an app for that. Vote up the mobile apps that you are turning to the most during the quarantine.

Maybe you are enjoying that contact-free delivery keeps the wine flowing, or that you can still have a movie night with friends even when you're far apart. Many popular meditation and exercise apps have introduced longer free trial periods so people can manage increased anxiety and the changes in schedules, meaning some folks are finding their center or doing pushups for the first time. From silly word games to serious world updates, the apps on our phones are keeping us together.

What is making your screen time daily average reach new peaks? Vote up the apps that are almost always open while you're isolated.

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  • 1
    Watchworthy
    30
    3

    Good for: Streaming TV and show recommendations.

  • 2
    Instagram
    24
    4

    Good for: Browsing images and videos, watching and streaming live video.

  • 3
    Spotify
    22
    3

    Good for: Making and sharing playlists.

  • 4
    Facetime
    22
    3

    Good for: Video chatting.

  • 5
    Zoom
    20
    2

    Zoom

    Good for: Video chat.

  • 6
    Loom
    20
    4

    Loom

    Good for: Screen recording and video chat.

  • 7
    Discord
    18
    3

    Discord

    Good for: Community chats and gaming.

  • 8
    Twitch
    15
    1

    Twitch

    Good for: Watching live streams of video games.

  • 9
    Facebook Messenger
    17
    4

    Facebook Messenger

    Good for: Staying in touch with family and friends.

  • 10
    Netflix Party
    15
    2

    Netflix Party

    Good for: Watching shows and movies with friends.

  • 11
    WHO Info
    14
    2

    WHO Info

     Good for: Staying up-to-date on the latest health information.

  • 12
    Skype
    15
    5

    Good for: Video chat and meetings.

  • 13
    Twitter
    14
    4

    Good for: Keeping up with the latest news and memes.

  • 14
    Jackbox Games
    14
    4

    Jackbox Games

    Good for: Group party games.

  • 15
    House Party
    14
    5

    Good for: Group video chat.

  • 16
    Catan Universe
    11
    1

    Catan Universe

    Good for: Playing Catan with friends.

  • 17
    WhatsApp
    13
    4

    Good for: Staying in touch with family and friends.

  • 18
    Nextdoor
    13
    4

    Nextdoor

    Good for: Neighborhood news.

  • 19
    Seamless
    12
    3

    Seamless

    Good for: Local food delivery.

  • 20
    Google Hangouts
    12
    3

    Google Hangouts

    Good for: Video and voice chats.

  • 21
    DoorDash
    12
    3

    Good for: Restaurant delivery.

  • 22
    TikTok
    14
    6

    Good for: Watching and making short videos and memes.

  • 23
    Headspace
    11
    2

    Headspace

    Good for: Sleep, mindfulness, and meditation.

  • 24
    Marco Polo
    11
    2

    Marco Polo

    Good for: Texting and video messages.

  • 25
    Honey
    11
    2

    Honey

    Good for: Finding you coupons and ways to save when shopping online.