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20 Apps to Make the Quarantine Life Easier

e-Zesticious Apr 28, 2020

mobile app Learning COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the very foundation of how the world works. The sudden change in lifestyle of being restricted indoors has left most of us confused and anxious. For those that aren’t able to spend this time with family or friends, it’s even harder to manage. To help you in this unpredictable time, we have compiled a list of apps that can make the quarantine life easier and more manageable:

  • Productivity

It’s easy to be distracted or lose focus while working from home, which affects our productivity. These apps can help you be on track and streamline your activities to ensure you don’t lose out on productivity. You can also use these apps to help support you as you either build new habits or try to overcome bad ones.

ToDoist Forest Done
ToDoist Forest Done
iOS & Android iOS & Android iOS & Android

ToDoist: It is a task management tool that makes complex to-do lists easily manageable. It helps you create and prioritize tasks, set goals and track progress.

Forest: This simple app helps you focus on the task at hand by encouraging you to plant and cultivate virtual trees which grow if you don't touch your phone. Forest donates money to its partner who then plants trees in the real world.

Done: It’s a habit-development app with an easy and engaging interface. It helps you set goals, track progress and view streaks over time.

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

With all the anxiety surrounding the pandemic, coupled with adjusting to this new quarantine lifestyle can take a toll on our mental health. The following apps can help you de-stress and be more mindful:

Relax Melodies Calm Headspace
Relax Melodies Calm Headspace
iOS & Android iOS & Android iOS & Android

Relax Melodies: Relax Melodies has a huge library of dulcet sounds and music designed to help relieve tension and get restful sleep.

Calm: An app that aids you in relaxation and sleep with the help of guided mediations, soothing music and audio stories.

Headspace: Headspace offers hundreds of tailored mindfulness sessions for different needs, including ways to manage stress and anxiety.

  • Online Education

With many educational institutions shut during this pandemic, many learning hours are being lost. Learning apps like the ones below are helping students continue learning from home, through interactive videos, live classes and tests.

Byju’s Vedantu Toppr
Byju’s Vedantu Toppr
iOS & Android iOS & Android iOS & Android

Byju’s: An online learning platform for grades 4th to 12th, including competitive examinations. It offers engaging video lessons, tests and detailed analysis for interactive learning.

Vedantu: An interactive online tutoring platform where teachers provide school tuitions to students over the internet, using a real-time virtual learning environment.

Toppr: An online learning app to aid preparation for school examinations, boards and other major competitive examinations.

  • Home delivery

Various apps let you order groceries and other essential supplies and get them delivered right to your doorstep. This eliminates the need for you to step out to the stores, thus making it safer and convenient. (Do check availability of their services in your area).

Dunzo Dimart BigBasket Grofers
Dunzo DMart BigBasket Grofers
iOS & Android iOS & Android iOS & Android iOS & Android

Dunzo: Get packages (food, groceries, medicines and other supplies) delivered between any two eligible addresses within your city.

DMart: App for home delivery of groceries and other supplies available in the DMart chain of supermarkets.

BigBasket: An online supermarket delivering personal and household needs to your doorstep.

Grofers: An online delivery service for groceries and other household essentials.

  • Workout apps

Although we cannot step out, it’s important to look after our health and get some regular exercise. Here are a few apps that can help you work out right from home:

Daily Yoga Cure.fit Govida Home Workout
Daily Yoga Cure.fit GoVida Home Workout
iOS & Android iOS & Android iOS & Android iOS & Android

Daily Yoga: The perfect app for those who are wanting to start yoga, with a full library of beginner classes, progress trackers and chat features.

Cure.fit: An integrated platform for fitness, nutrition, and mental well-being. It includes trainer-led workouts, live classes, group workouts and nutritional tips.

GoVida: The GoVida app incentivises positive, sustainable and healthy practices through a point-based system

Home Workout: Includes daily work out routines for fitness and muscle building. The routines are designed by experts and need no equipment.

  • Hobbies
Pinterest Duolingo Kitchen Stories
Pinterest Duolingo Kitchen Stories
iOS & Android iOS & Android iOS & Android

This quarantine period is a great opportunity to rekindle a hobby or learn a new one that we didn’t have time to do before. Several apps online can help you pursue this hobby through tutorials, ideas and inspirations:

Pinterest: This is the one-stop repository of – ideas. Find images, blogs and tutorials on any interest, be it recipes, home improvement, art, styling, etc.

Duolingo: An app that simplifies language-learning with more than 94 courses for over 23 languages. It’s a simple and fun way to learn a new language.

Kitchen Stories: It’s an app for baking and healthy cooking, with several appetizing recipes coupled with pictures and easy-to-follow guidelines.

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