As most of the world is currently in some form of lockdown, it's hard not to find yourself spending more time on your phone. Have you already binge-watched everything on Netflix and don't want to relapse on your 2014 candy crush addiction? Then fear not! We have put together some of the best apps to entertain and inform you to keep your mind busy.
Grab a cuppa and settle down with our favourite digital offerings.
Words with Friends
A classic choice, Words with Friends is a new age scrabble. You can play 40 separate games with different players at the same time if you are that way inclined. It's a great app where players take turns building words crossword-puzzle style, and you can play with your friends online – perfect for everyone.
One of the best apps in existence, Duolingo makes language learning accessible to everyone. With 23 different languages to choose from, the app adapts and learns how you work best and tailors exercises to help you learn and review vocabulary effectively and store it in your mind. There are over 300 million registered users globally, and we can only see this increasing over the coming months. Why not have a go? C'est marrant!
Lumosity includes hundreds of brain training games to help improve memory, increase focus and make you feel sharper. The app tracks your improvement over time so you can see how you are improving day by day.
Quiz Up is the biggest trivia quiz app in the world; with hundreds of thousands of questions from the most basic to the million-pound brain scratchers, there is something for everyone. You can play head-to-head battle with your mates, so it's a great way to stay connected even though you are apart.
Peak was awarded the best App Store application in 24 countries. It is another fun brain training app to keep your mind occupied, with a fun, bright layout. The games and puzzles are based on specific problems and help you develop your Memory, Attention, Deduction, Mental Agility, Language, Coordination, Creativity, and Emotional Control. There are also exercises aimed at relaxing the mind if you are feeling anxious or stressed.
You may have already played head ups at a party or Christmas. This reverse-charades game is hilarious, with your friends and family acting out films and books in front of your eyes. The team behind Heads Up have got together with the Houseparty app (the video calling app that mashes all your friends together on one screen), so you can now combine the two since we can't be with our friends in person.