After resting or working at home for a long time, are you feeling bored and inactive? Why not take a look at our app recommendations, which can not only help you gain energy everyday, but also make a difference in your life.
From productivity apps to personal management tools, we select what is best for you right now, and here are the 7 helpful apps you may need:
1. CDC: Covid-19 Tracker
See the name, you should know where this app comes from. It's the US' Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s app, one of the must-have apps during Covid-19.
You can get tips to protect yourselves and families, how to treat suspected symptoms and the most up to date health information. Besides, it contains a tracking map that updates at midday every day which shows confirmed case numbers in each US state.
2. PDF Reader Pro: PDF Reader & Editor
As many of us work from home now, PDF Reader Pro becomes an essential app for anyone who deals with PDFs for remote work.
With the increasing demand of going paperless, PDF Reader Pro can be a PDF powerhouse that fulfills all your document needs. Some of its solid features such as Annotate, Edit, Fill & Sign, Compress and Encrypt, will make you work more efficiently and collaboratively, especially for telecommuting.
3. Filmage Screen: Video/Audio Recorder
As more courses and meetings are held online, it can be really beneficial for you to have a screen/video recorder installed on your Mac. And Filmage Screen is strongly recommended.
It enables you to record and capture your mac screen, or create a new movie with your built-in camera, or mirror your iPad/iPhone screen. Furthermore, Filmage Screen combines screen recorder, audio recorder, video editor, video converter, video player and GIF maker all into one. And it is totally ad-free, letting you work without interruption.
Free download on Mac
4. Mint: Personal Finance Assistant
Learning how to spend and save money is also one of the required courses during this time, and Mint can be a great choice.
It is one of the most popular personal money management tools, which help you track expenses and control budgets. You can have the software pull in your bank and credit card information to analyze your spending so as to improve your finances. And don‘t worry about security, it is their number one priority, too.
5. Google Arts & Culture: Live Museums & Galleries
Feeling itchy about not being able to travel? Google Arts & Culture allows you to see the world’s treasure without leaving home.
Whether you are interested in Van Gogh, ancient Maya temples, fashion, street art or even the international space station, you can always find something amazing to explore. Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. It’s the doorway to discover the wonders of our world, while in your own home.
6. Fitness Coach: Online Personal Trainer
Regardless of whether you went to the gym regularly or did little exercise before Covid-19, you need a fitness app that not only helps you maintain a healthy body, but also builds a healthy mind.
It contains all kinds of exercise and training for you to do at home, requiring little or no equipment. You can also get customized workout programs, along with instructions presented in videos, plus expert advice on your diet and fitness goals.
7. Headspace: Meditation & Sleep Tutor
In addition to staying active and keeping fit, here is a more professional app for taking care of your mental health.
Headspace, led by a former monk and mindfulness expert, is one of the best choices. With hundreds of guided meditations or workouts on everything from managing stress to improving sleep, you can easily bring back balance to your daily life. And there are ‘SOS’ sessions for moments of panic or anxiety, which can be really supportive during tough times.