In times of self-isolation, these apps will help you stay connected & creative


4 apps that will help you stay connected, creative and entertained

It’s time for technology to bring us together

By ELLE team  April 8th, 2020

There used to be a time when the internet was a minefield many things; we thought it was making us anxious, driving us apart and possibly destroying our dating lives. But now, more than ever, it’s bringing us together. It seems like the #QuarantineLife is rife with live workout sessions and endless gaming platforms. And, if social distancing is making you miss group activities, here’s what you should be downloading on your devices stat.

NETFLIX PARTY

If you’ve been missing movie night with your friends, this is what you need to download, though it’s not really an app. Netflix Party is a Chrome extension that allows users to host or join movie sessions with your friends and family. You can add up to 5,00,000 users at a time and chat with them. But, it only works in Google Chrome on PCs or laptops. The host has an option to have all the controls of the ongoing movie and the control can pause, play, forward the movie. The same will happen for the others watching it at that time.

CULT.LIVE

Feeling motivated to work out at home is not easy. But, here’s some good news: CureFit has launched Cult.live where you can join group fitness classes from home. You can switch between strength training, cardio, HRX, S&C, yoga and dance. These are half an hour sessions for non-members and one hour sessions for members. Get moving.

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BUNCH

What’s great about Bunch is that it lets integrate other gaming apps like ludo, golf and UNO. So you play these games with a group of friends and talk to them as you play. It’s a good way to reminisce about your childhood and have some fun while you’re stuck at home.

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ZOOM

Over the last couple of weeks, Zoom is one of the few apps that has emerged as a cultural phenomenon. Zoom is where we work and party these days. It’s great for hosting video conferences and combines online meetings with features that allow you to chat through your laptop, desktop or mobiles.

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