From meetings to mental health: the apps to make quarantine a breeze

Campaign 24 Mar 2020 03:45

Technology has come to the rescue during the coronavirus crisis and, for many, has eased the process of transitioning to life working from home. If you still need a helping hand, these apps might be the answer. Except where mentioned, all are available for iOS and Android, and can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Work life

Starting with the basics, video-conferencing tools have become essential for many of us. If you're still new to it all, the most popular platforms are Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Cisco’s Webex, Zoom and Skype. 

Working at home can be distracting, especially with children around, so setting some work targets using time-tracking apps such as Toggl and RescueTime can keep you in the zone.

Staying positive

Having to stay at home round the clock can take a toll on mental health. There are a multitude of mental-health-related apps out there, so here’s a collection to get you started.

Mindscape is a free voice app created in 2018 by creative agency Cult, in collaboration with mental-health charity Mind, to combat anxiety and isolation, and can be used via Amazon's Alexa and Google Home.

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