We all enjoy apps that help us in our everyday life. We found a handful that you might be interested in adding to your collection. Be sure to check these out!
Deepstash: If you are someone who loves learning, but find news sites and google results overstimulating, this app is for you. Designed to expose users to new ideas in bite sized formats, this app gives you access to books, podcasts and articles that fit your interests. The goal is to encourage adults to always be curious, even if you only have five minutes to spare. So, if you want to check out something new you can find it on App Store or Google Play.
Study Bunny: Want a fun new way to focus while studying? This app allows you to time yourself as you study with a virtual pet bunny. With tools to help you, like motivational quotes, flashcards and a custom study tracker, this app makes it easy to focus while you work. You can also create virtual bunny study groups with friends in real life and earn rewards to customize your furry friend. Available in the App Store and Google Play.
Rootd: This app is designed to help relieve and prevent panic attacks with the help of a little blue monster in your pocket. With certified privacy, this app allows users to use proven methods and tools to help alleviate and manage anxiety and panic disorders. Some of these methods are customized CBT lessons, breathing exercises, and a journal to help track and identify triggers. A helpful tool for Finals week or everyday anxiety. Available in the App Store and Google Play.
Citymapper: If you are someone who likes to travel this app is an excellent resource to plan your transit in metropolitan areas around the US, Europe and Latin America. All you have to do is put in your starting location and your destination and the website will take care of the rest. Unlike other map tools, this service allows you to plan your trip using multiple types of transportation, such as ferries, trains, buses, and even by foot. You can also track your route from your lock screen in real time and you can sync your calendar so that you do not miss a single stop along your way. This app is available online, in the App Store or on Google Play .
Rakuten Viki: This app gives you free access to current, upcoming media content from Thailand, Taiwan, China, and Korea. Available on Roku, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, the App Store and Google Play, this app gives you unprecedented access to content not available on US streaming platforms. Including award winning shows such as Crash Landing on You, Boys over Flowers, and several variety shows starring popular K-pop idols. Additionally, all content is subtitled in multiple languages, so that viewers from around the world can enjoy.
Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than Books, V. 26 No. 4, Fall 2023.