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7 free apps you need to survive being on lockdown

Practically every European country is on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the globe, we are all adjusting to the new normal: social distancing, longer queues in the shops, a shortage of or limitation on purchasing essential items and working from home. It’s a difficult time for all of us but thankfully, there’s an app for that! Below you’ll find a roundup of all the free apps you need to survive being on lockdown:

Make new friends and connect with your existing friends on inLinx

inLinx is the next generation in social media. This app allows you to control how you use the platform and what information you share with your linx on the platform. You can create families where you can easily keep tabs on who can see your posts and who can’t. Not ready to share those snaps of your Coronavirus Lockdown Fashion Show with the whole world? Share them with certain groups of your friends with ease on inLinx. inLinx is available for download on both iOS and the Google Play Store.

No more takeaways; be the Masterchef of your kitchen with Tasty

Meet your new cooking coach! Over 4000 Tasty recipes now at your fingertips; an innovative Step-By-Step instruction mode; a ‘My Recipes’ page which serves as your very own mobile cookbook and an incredible search tool that allows you to filter by any ingredients, cuisine and social occasion you’re in the mood for! Tasty is available for download on both iOS and the Google Play Store.

Turn any space into a yoga studio with Down Dog

With Down Dog you get a brand new yoga practice every time you come to your mat. Unlike following pre-recorded videos, Down Dog won’t make you do the same workout over and over again. With over 60,000 different configurations, Down Dog gives you the power to build a yoga practice you love! We belive that stressful times like these are when people need wellness practices the most. We’ve therefore made all our apps completely free while people are home during COVID-19. Down Dog is available for download on both iOS and the Google Play Store.

Make conference calls and virtual meetings a breeze with Zoom

Stay connected wherever you go – start or join a meeting with flawless video, crystal clear audio, instant screen sharing and cross-platform instant messaging – for free! Zoom is #1 in customer satisfaction and the best meeting experience on mobile. Zoom is available for download on both iOS and the Google Play Store.

Get Coronavirus updates when you want with the NHS App

Being bombarded with negative news stories around the clock can take its toll on our mental health. Control when you receive updates about the COVID-19 pandemic when you want by accessing the NHS app. The NHS app is available for download on both iOS and the Google Play Store.

Use this time to work on your self-improvement with Remente

Reach any goal and improve your life with this holistic app for your wellbeing.Remente is a system of tools and insights to help you lead a richer, happier and healthier life, based on how the brain works and performs. Maintain focus and direction while managing stress and work-life balance, all in one app. Remente is available for download on both iOS and the Google Play Store.

Swot up on a second language with Duolingo

Want to learn a new language? It’s now fun, entertaining and efficient to learn, right on your phone! Trust Duolingo like 300 million other language learners and find a programme that works. The secret? Duolingo feels like a game and makes sure you stay motivated. Take 10 minutes a day and you’ll surprise yourself with how well you can speak a new language 3 months from now! Duolingo is available for download on both iOS and the Google Play Store.

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