As the COVID-19 continues to lock us into our homes, staying inside four walls is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. With lack of options, keeping yourself entertained is not easy. Thank God we have the internet. One of the great ways to alleviate your social isolation is staying connected with your friends and families. And there are some great applications that will help you with that. Yes, being confined to your homes will inevitably spur a widespread uncertainty and loneliness.  So, here are some applications for your mobile or PC that could help you live through the quarantine days. 

Houseparty

One thing that we majorly miss when locked inside our houses is chilling with our friends and colleagues. There are several applications online that can help you stay in touch with them using free chats and calls but that is not it. The best times are spent not on chats but when you actually hangout with them. Now, that you can’t do that, the closest experience you can get to that is a video call. Where Zoom, Skype, and Hangouts are great applications for that, Houseparty is one that I believe is the best. It lets you connect to eight people at a single time. Moreover, you also get alerts whenever your friend is using the app. You may join their conversations, have a casual video chat and can even play some mini-games through the application.  The application never lets you get bored. A definite essential on your mobile right now. 

Valorant

Any gamers? Well, if you are even slightly inclined towards gaming, you would love valorant. It is a PC game that will keep you entertained through this whole quarantine. Yes, time flies when you are killing enemies with headshots. This 5v5 first player shooter is one of the most popular games in the market right now. You can play with your friends and just never*- get bored. CS and Overwatch fans might find some clear similarities but I feel, Valorant takes the best part of both these games and combines them. It has a ranking system so if in case you want to increase your rank, you can also choose to get valorant boosting. Believe me, Valorant will not disappoint you. It’s exciting gameplay will keep you entertained for long hours. Although I won’t suggest you sit in front of your PC all day, it is a great way to spend some time of your day that you usually spend lazing around getting bored. 

Netflix Party

You may be just living in a bubble if you haven’t ever heard of Netflix. Anyways it is an online streaming platform that has a variety of shows for you to binge watch during quarantine. Although, sitting in front of your digital device and watching movies or TV series may feel interesting for a while, that feeling does fade away leaving you lonely and unhappy. No, I am not making it more dramatic! Netflix Party is a great solution. It is a free application on Google chrome that helps synchronize the consumption of Netflix content on different accounts and computers. That essentially means you can watch your favorite movies and shows together simultaneously with your friends. It also has a chat feature that allows you to converse with your friends while the movie or TV series is playing. Great, right? The app has reported surge especially during the lockdown and thousands of people have installed the applications. So, it doesn’t matter if you cannot physically hang out with your friends anymore, use Netflix Party and binge watch your favorite movies or shows together. It is my personal favorite application to download during quarantine. Don’t miss out on this one. 

Nike Training Club

The COVID-19 pandemic has actually changed the way people use their smartphones and consume applications. The lockdown is somewhat even revolutionizing the internet use as it strives to involve the element of socialization for most of us. In addition to that, during the pandemic, keeping yourself healthy and energetic is necessary. Yes, engaging in free workouts through streaming applications with your friends can help you get rid of isolation while keeping you fit and healthy. Interesting, right? Nike Training Club does just that. It is a wellness application that is available to both iOS and Android users. It brings about 200 workouts. You may choose which type of training you wish to have that day, and get on with it. The app promises to replace face-to-face trainers and I believe it is somewhat successful in doing so. The application also includes creating a personalized workout for you. It is definitely one of the best fitness applications that you can find on your mobile phones right now. With a great user interface and intuitive layout, creating workouts according to your preferences is quite simple and convenient. Moreover, it has the talk to you feature which is just the icing on the cake. 

Author

Valerie was bit by the traveling bug at a very young age. She has traveled to over 28 countries and hopes to keep the adventure going. She combined her passion for hosting events and now helps couples make their special day even better with the help of her event planning company.

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