There is a whole host of useful apps to boost your productivity at work or to kill time on the bus ride home. But when you’re on a vacation, things can get pretty tiresome playing Candy Crush all day. So whether you’re homesick, taking a sabbatical from work or just out visiting a tourist spot in the worst weather there could be to visit it, we have a collection of the best Android apps you can use to actually get some value out of your holiday time.
YouTube only has so much entertainment. Twitch is where the cool crowd is. You have a ton of gamers doing a live stream of games, some with completely over the top reactions for you to laugh at too if you’re not into the whole game live-stream thing. There’s some quality entertainment on the site, including videos with and without commentary, game reviews in case you’re going to buy one to play, and live-streams of people playing in groups or against each other.
Video content is a little restrictive in that you cannot let your eyes stray and thus do much work if you want to get the whole idea being presented in whatever you’re watching. Podcasts are different. They’re like talking to a friend, and you can find podcasts on all sorts of topics that interest you. Pocket Casts is the best app to use to listen to a podcast since it is so easy to operate. You might like podcasts so much that you decide to listen to them after you’re back from your holiday as well.
An app that is gradually gaining popularity, Terrarium TV Android Streaming App is only a recent entry in the market, but its many options are to die for. The app has by far the most expansive assortment of movies and TV shows, it tells you how many MBs of data the file you’re looking at is, and also has no torrent links so you need not worry about getting your IP address caught by an ISP. Still, I recommend you use a VPN
Want to read comic books? Many look for comic books on book reading apps like Scribd or Moon+ Reader, but Comixology is where the real stuff is. The app lets you buy electronic copies of Marvel and DC titles as well as other popular comics. The app comes with a 30 day free trial too, in case you’re not entirely convinced by the looks of it.
Don’t care for a carefree vacation? You could learn a new language. Studies do affirm multilingual people to have a lot of advantages. An app like Duolingo can be really easy to grasp new languages. It is simple, efficient and has been used by many to successfully learn a language enough to speak comfortably with native speakers.
If you do decide to venture out to roam the place you’re holidaying, it can help to know what places to go to, and how good you should expect them to be. Yelp even has some neat VR elements that let reviews and details pop up when you point your camera at buildings you’re at. It’s pretty fun and helpful too.
These are all the ones I know. Which Android apps do you recommend carrying to make the most of a holiday?