First, a given: You are attached to your phone. Mobile is king. About half of us worldwide are on Facebook, and most of those people probably spend a fair amount of time thumbing though their respective newsfeeds looking for something halfway interesting to pause on. A fine respite from boredom, sure, but you've been doing that since high school. Isn't it time for a different type of distraction? Or better yet, something that's convenient, productive, and/or fun! So, without further ado: five new things you should download now—tell us what we missed below.
- Instacart : The easiest way out there to recruit an actual, real-life person to do your grocery shopping for you. Enter your list in the app and a person goes to see what the grocery store you selected has in stock and lets you know what else is available if they're out or don't stock it. They also text you to tell you what other options are there. Thoughtful, right? And then they deliver it (walk-ups included). Your first order is $10 off with free delivery, too.
2 . Oliver : An app that finds you an apartment! The exact one you want—and you don't have to do any work. No, just kidding—that'd be unreal—but this app does cut out the broker from apartment hunting by connecting those looking for an apartment directly with landlords. It's progress, people.
One Night Standard : For those who want a nice hotel room at The Standard for a nice price and are only interested in a one night stay. OK! Cute dopp kit free upon arrival with all the necessities (toothbrush, mouthwash, etc...).
The Wolfpack : Watch this documentary about a reclusive New York family in theaters or from the comfort of your own couch, where you, too, can be a recluse. It's available online for less than 10 bucks.
Rx Breakup : The first thing most people do after breaking up is cry. That's totally cool, and normal, but consider making the second thing you do be to download this app. Created by relationship therapist Jane Reardon and Stila founder Jeanine Lobell, it's an insightful 30-day guide to getting over a relationship, organized by what you're dealing with, what to write, and what to do. You got this.
Studies show premium app-browsing time is in the mornings, under the covers— do it in some comfy pajamas.