Apps to Help Pass the Time


We all feel it and we all run from it, attempting to bury it in a screen or even nap it away, but in the end succumbing to its power. Its boredom. Being a truck driver, you’ll face spouts of boredom from time to time and all though solving boredom issues while driving on the road is a little harder, there are ways to stay entertained at least while not in motion. The first place we turn to when we get bored is our phone. Whether you’re pulled over for a rest at a truck stop or waiting for your next load to be hooked up, standing around and doing nothing while you wait doesn’t come so easy to all of us. Luckily there are plenty of apps on our beloved smart phones to keep us entertained. Aside from social media apps, there are game apps, language learning apps, and even DIY apps to help spark creativity and help pass time quickly. We’ll show you some free apps you can download today and enjoy during your down time.

Aside from social media apps, the first ones that come to mind are game apps. Some obvious contenders don’t need introductions such as solitaire, and the infamous candy crush, but others could use some explanation. One app worth mentioning, all though it may not be for everyone, is Design Home. This is a design app, but you don’t need a degree in interior design to be able to operate it. It allows you to design dream living rooms, bedrooms, and patios. You have a whole catalog of furniture available which are all from real designers. The app helps you by selecting specific areas where each piece of furniture will go so the feng shui is already set for you, you just decide what you want to put there. At the end, you feel accomplished for a second having decorated this gorgeous room as it all comes together. The app might not be for everyone, but it’s worth checking out if you’ve caught the design bug or if you just want to look at pretty rooms. Be warned though, like any app it allows you to spend your own money to get items faster of course so don’t be tempted!

Aside from social media and game apps, there are also apps that can help you learn such as Duolingo. It is a language app that can help you learn numerous languages and you can download it from the app store, or learn directly from their website! There are challenges to complete, and a variety of activities designed to help you learn a language as efficiently as possible. Brush up on your current home language or explore one you would have never thought about learning. You can never go wrong with learning a new language and you never know when it can come in handy.

Finally, on our quest to find entertaining apps, we have landed on Pinterest. This app is a deep abyss that you’ll sink into if you’re not careful. For those who are not familiar with the app the easiest way to describe it is that it has everything. A huge topic on Pinterest is DIY. You can learn to do just about anything on Pinterest because other people who have done it share it with everyone! You can find recipes and even learn how to make a coffee table from a wooden pallet. During your next downtime session, download the app and search literally anything that floats your boat. There is so much on here that you will lose track of time fast, so search wisely.

Boredom will continue to strike if we must wait for things, but thanks to smartphones and the apps they offer, we’re just one download away from entertainment. Sifting through all the apps can be a time killer on its own, but if you’re looking for some interesting apps to start with, check out Design Home, for relaxing decorating, Duolingo to learn a new language, and Pinterest for literally everything.

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