IT expert Jim Thomas City of Hope discusses the five apps that can keep you from getting bored at home.
RANCHO MISSION VIEJO, CA / MAY 29, 2020 / Stay-at-home orders are keeping Americans indoors, and many are finding it difficult to stay busy. Thankfully, smartphones are a gateway to countless games, social media applications, and more to keep Americans entertained while staying at home this spring. IT expert Jim Thomas City of Hope recently discussed the top five most popular apps to stay occupied and prevent boredom during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
“Occupying your mind doesn’t mean you have to scroll through social media or watch comical but pointless YouTube videos,” Jim Thomas City of Hope says. “You can develop new skills and stimulate your brain with a number of boredom-busting and useful apps.”
Jim Thomas City of Hope recommends the brain training app Luminosity for keeping your brain challenged while having fun too. This app is known to boost memory, spatial awareness, and other skills that can help improve your daily life. Jim Thomas City of Hope explains that the games are fully entertaining too.
“Another exciting app that combines exercising the brain and entertainment is MindSnacks,” Jim Thomas City of Hope says. “I open this app when I’m feeling like I’ve been staring at Social Media too long and need to do something beneficial for my brain.”
MindSnacks is an award-winning app that helps kids and adults develop vocabulary and learn new languages. The interactive games make it difficult to believe you’re actually studying a new language. Similarly, Jim Thomas City of Hope recommends the puzzle game Flow Free. This game can occupy hours and expand the mind with challenging puzzles.
“There are a lot of activities we can’t enjoy with friends right now, and apps can help us feel a little closer to normalcy,” Jim Thomas City of Hope says. “Can You Escape is an exciting app that replicates the ‘escape room’ experience. It challenges the brain and is a definite must-download for fans of escape rooms.”
Finally, Jim Thomas City of Hope explains that sometimes people just want to be entertained without racking their brains. The trending game Player’s Unknown Battleground is perfect for just that. This extremely popular online battle game can be played with friends and is solely for having fun.
“We all have a bit more time to kill at home right now,” Jim Thomas City of Hope says. “Brain-testing and just plain entertaining games can help take some of the monotony out of staying home for so many continuous days. We should all be thankful for technology right now.”