It doesn’t matter how busy you think your life is because once in a while, you will find yourself getting bored. If you’re like most people, you’ve spent at least an hour or two waiting for someone or something and wondered if there was something you could do to pass that time. If you live in one of America’s big cities, then most of this time will be spent in traffic and ques. And it can get annoying to check the clock every five minutes to find out that its been moments since you last looked at your watch. So, what do you do in such a situation? Browse the social media you say? Well, even the social media has only so many notifications to show you, doesn’t it?
If you don’t want to die of boredom, your only solution is to start downloading some fun, innovative and brain-teasing apps that will help you kill time. The apps we have rounded up for you today are a mix of crazy-fun and brain-challenges so you can switch between them if you feel like it’s becoming a little tedious.
So, without further delay, here are nine apps that will nip boredom in the bud, so you don’t have to count the minutes:
This app and social media website comes from Hong Kong and should be your go-to app when you’re feeling down or just want to laugh. If you aren’t yet aware of this unique application, you are missing out on a lot! The app allows its users to upload and share external and user-generated content that’s anything but boring. 9GAG is your perfect opportunity to get your daily dose of GIFs, hilarious photos and videos, memes and much more. In fact, the fun on 9GAG isn’t just the content but the sassy comments left by users as well.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard friends rave about QuizUp, the game that lets you compete with friends on trivia. This app, which spent one week at the #1 spot at the App Store, has revolutionized the dull, mind-numbing quizzes that all of us are used to taking in our colleges and transformed it into something fun and challenging.
The mobile app has a massive community of people from around the globe who come together to challenge each other and their knowledge. All you’ll need to do is to pick out a topic (from over 500) that interests you and either compete with a friend or a random stranger who shares your interests. The best thing about QuizUp is that you don’t just get to curb your boredom but also learn and polish your skills while you’re at it.
- Flow Free
Another free game that will kill your boredom is Flow Free. This mobile app is all about exercising your mind and giving it some challenge. To play this game, you’ll need to connect the matching colored dots to make pipes that will create a flow. The trick here is to connect the dots in such a way that no pipes cross or overlap because this will make them break. Dots increase with each level and players say that the dragging movement is very relaxing. If you’re using a tablet or phablet, you even get to enjoy jumbo packs.
Have you always loved folding the paper and making origami as a kid? If you have, then you’ll like the Paperama, which lets you create origami virtually. The trick to cross the levels of this game is to make the origami with as little folds as possible and make them precise.
The 3D effect of this app makes it particularly attractive, and with over 70 puzzles to solve, it will help you pass a lot of time and let you have fun doing it as well.
This mobile app is for people who love discovering new things. If you’ve always wanted to know what more is on the internet, download this app and explore a new world of articles, photos, quotes, news, videos, memes and a lot of other cool stuff.
All you have to do is a signup and tell the app about the topics that interest you and voila; you’ll be greeted with fresh new content you’ve probably never laid your eyes on. StumbleUpon is the best platform when you’re looking for something remarkable and entertaining.
What makes StumbleUpon stand out from other similar apps is that it provides you with the least common content, so you’re surprised every time you find something new and unique.
- Dumb Ways to Die
Dumb Ways to Die was created by Metro Trains and is free for download. The app, launched in 2012, was a campaign promoted for awareness of rail safety. Though this game may look a little morbid at first, it’s perfect when you’re bored and want to entertain yourself.
As a player, you’ll need to save and collect all ‘charmingly dumb’ characters from their doom to win the 52 mini-games. The song that comes along with the app is catchy, so you’ll want to keep the volume on when playing.
- Big Barn World
Have you always loved those movies where the lead roles took care of their farm animals and land? If yes, then you’re going to love the Big Barn World by airG. This fun app is all about taking care of your farm, the animals, crops, and harvest. The multiplayer, social game has been around for three years and is still going strong. The fun app also lets you meet new people from around the world, so you can meet some new friends while you’re stuck in traffic.
- Ludo Star
Most of us have played Ludo at least once in our lives. This is a game that brings back fond memories of when we were kids still playing with paper airplanes. Though there have been many apps that let players play this game, Ludo Star is in a league of its own because it was the first of its kind to match players all around the world. Moreover, you won’t just be playing with your opponent but also have the option of messaging them. These messages help you in making friends, but if you’d rather just play the game and not talk then you can do that as well!
- Bubble Wrap
Finally, if you’ve always been fascinated with popping bubble wrap, then this app is for you. Who doesn’t love the sound of those air-filled pockets popping right? The best thing about this app is that it is free and offers you a variety of ways to pop the pockets, so you never get bored. It even gives you points for popping, so what more do you need to feel good about yourself when you’re bored, right?
Both the App Store as well as the Play Store have fun apps that will keep you alert and active. However, be careful because not all apps are authentic and will bring spam with them. The nine apps we’ve talked about here are some of the best and guaranteed ones that’ll keep your mind off of the traffic and boredom. So, make sure you download them and start getting distracted!