Commuting can be a long old process. For some, it’s a chance to sleep for an extra hour before heading into the office, for others it’s the opportunity to get your head deep into a book.
Let’s face it though, a standard daily commute consists on a sea of mobile phones. Whether it be reading the news or playing Angry Birds, texting friends or finding love, we’re all tapping away on our smartphones in order to keep ourselves occupied.
But what are the best type of apps for helping your long commute pass by that little bit quicker? Here are our top tips…
If you have to be up and out before you’ve even had chance to turn the television on, you can get your morning news through a whole host of news apps.
The likes of Sky News will notify you with all the latest headlines, as well as being you all the breaking news of the morning.
There are hundreds of news apps out there, many specific to a niche. So if you love your sports news in the morning, download the likes of ESPN or BBC Sport to get your morning fix.
Life can be so busy these days. So much so there’s barely any time to meet your future partner.
Why not search for the love of your life on the go then? You never know, they could even take the same commute as you. The likes of Bumble help you find love based on your location, meaning the person you’ve noticed get on your train a few stops down could also be looking…
There are dozens of apps out there to find love, most notably Tinder, Bumble and Match.com.
Online casino games are perfect for playing on the go. They’re quick, easy to play and can also make you a bit of extra cash while on the way to work.
Most of the best casinos have a range of games, including the best UK slots online as well as table games such as roulette, blackjack and poker.
If you’re a keen player, it’s the perfect opportunity to practice and hone your craft ahead of any tournaments.
Likewise, if you’re not much of a gambler, puzzle games also offer a similar stimulant. You’ll often find the likes of sudoku and crosswords in the newspaper, but there are also plenty in the App Store too.
There are thousands of puzzle apps for both iOS and Android that range from drawing, to word related puzzles and even the likes of Candy Crush which of course is one of the most popular games out there.
If you’re wanting to get started at work early though, why not download Google Docs, sync your work account and begin your daily tasks early?
You can download Sheets and Docs straight to your mobile in what is a great way to keep productivity high, even when away from the office.
It’s a great way to get a head start, or even finish off documents you didn’t quite get chance to complete in the office.