Free Apps To Keep You Entertained during Quarantine (or otherwise!)

Are you also finding yourself spending a significant amount of time zoning out with social media, Netflix, and TV? As we approach the new normal, a lot of you may have become comfortable at home( and we love that!). This is a great time to use to hone a few skills and sway away from the binge-watching! You know what they say, right? An app a day keeps the boredom away. So, consider downloading these apps that are sure to keep your body and mind busy. After all, mental health is just as important as physical health. Also, these are totally free to use. So, what better time than now to make use of them?

Physical Health


Number one on our list is the most found workout app, Peloton. Scrolling on social media is one of the many signs of not being productive. In order to fix it, Peleton, the workout app, is now offering a free 90-day subscription! Yes, you read that right. This basically means you are sorted for a good 3 months, and it includes updated workout routines, strength training and yoga. One of the few great free apps in the fitness realm

HIIT Workout

While browsing through free apps on the App Store, I came across HIIT Workout. This one is basically ideal for those who want a slightly intense workout, as it involves exercises that are sure to burn fat faster. They have beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, so you can start slow and build your stamina, as you head towards the more advanced level. Download here

Lose Weight in 30 Days

This too, just like HIIT Workout, is a completely free app, except this includes a routine set of workouts AND meal plans for free! You can, however, create a customized routine plan based on your requirement, for an additional fee. Otherwise, the app works just as fine and you don’t even have to spend a dime!
Download here

Mental Health

Smiling Mind

As cited earlier, mental health is equally important, and so, allow us to introduce to you, Smiling Mind. Since we’re all at home, and perhaps dealing with different struggles, this app is certainly going to help keep your mental health in check. There are various programs to choose from such as Adults, Kids. Youth, Families, and more. Depending on what you are feeling, you can customize the program to your requirements. This, I believe, is the ideal app for the current scenario where everyone is dealing with various issues

Download here : Playstore | App Store


Do you get anxious about graphic design or illustration? Skillshare has it all, right from mobile photography, to freelance entrepreneurship, photography, and culinary. Definitely one of the best apps I have used this quarantine. Get free two months access to their premium classes here.

Fender Play

If you’ve always wanted to learn the guitar, then this your chance. It comes with a 90-day free trial period. What more could you ask for? So, I say, get your guitar and download this app, as it’s the best time to start. Sao many resources are available on your device, waiting for you to become the next Led Zeppelin.
Download : PlayStore | Appstore

Duo Lingo

Always wanted to learn a new language, but didn’t have the time for it? Well, now’s the time! Duolingo is the perfect app for those wanting to enhance their multilingual skill, as it includes a wide range of languages. It starts from the basics and moves on to intermediate and finally advanced, and has tests after each round, for you to understand how much you’ve learned. It’s free, so what more would you want? 100% one of the few free apps I used to upskill and keep busy!
Download: Playstore | Appstore

Drop Recipes

A simple and easy to use app, where you can search for meal recipes based on preferences such as the cooking style (quick and easy, one-pot, under 30-minute, etc), appliance used and meal type. Now you might be wondering why should I download an app when Youtube offers tons of it, which is also for free. Well, as I’ve mentioned above, you can customize the meal type, making it super easy for you to find a recipe based on your tools and requirements. While browsing online, it may take a while until you find the right recipe.
Download: Playstore | Appstore


Ted Talks

If you’ve never watched a TED talk, then leave your evening open to do just that. TED started as a conference in the 1980s on the subject of technology, entertainment and design that quickly morphed into educational and inspiring talks that are sure to blow your mind. Check out author Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk about feeling overwhelmed and what to do next via the free apps
Download: Playstore | Appstore


Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve your focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory and more. All you have to do is play one of over 35 games available on the app, which Apple selected as the app of the year. Take a mental break today and check out Elevate.
Download: Playstore | Appstore


Get free premium access for the foreseeable future using Sanvello, an app for dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. Think of Sanvello as a self-care toolkit in your pocket. It offers meditations, guided journeys, daily habit and mood tracking, goal setting, peer support and more. The app even features a weekly positivity playlist through Spotify sure to lift your spirits.
Download: Playstore | Appstore


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Contributed by Ray D’silva

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