4 Fun Apps for When You're Taking Some Much Needed Downtime

4 Fun Apps for When You're Taking Some Much Needed Downtime

featureYou work nonstop during the week to ensure you're hitting your personal and professional goals. The thought of sitting on your couch, hanging with friends and watching Netflix sounds totally foreign to you at the start of the week.

But have you ever considered the fact that taking breaks, relaxing, and hanging out with friends can actually help you be more productive? Study after study shows breaks being incredibly important for not only mental health, but productivity too.

In this post, we'll take a look at some great apps you can play with when you're taking that valuable time for yourself and friends.

1. Netflix Party

With Netflix Party, the notion of "Netflix and Chill" is taken to an entirely new level. 

Netflix Party is a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends, e.g., for movie nights with that long-distance special someone. It synchronizes video playback and even adds a group chat functionality to the spin.

2. Push for Pizza

Push for Pizza is – you guessed it – a button you press to order pizza. A simple mobile app built by five college-aged friends with a simple dream: a world where you can push a button and get a pizza. 

No more phone calls with pizzeria employees. No more swimming through a sea of options on Seamless or Grubhub.

3. Yes or No?

How many times have you been with a friend or significant other and have spent hours trying to figure out where to go, if you should have pizza, or anything of the sort? Surely getting a third party's opinion with a simple "yes" or "no" would solve everything, right?

That's where "Yes or No" comes in. Yes or No makes decision making easy backed with a suitable calendar.

4. Masquerade 

Unless you've been unplugged from the internet for the past six months or so, you've probably noticed the excitement around video and filters – mostly popularized by Snapchat. 

But just recently, an app called Masquerade (acquired by Facebook) shot into the spotlight thanks to its incredibly accurate face tracking and 3D face placement. Record video selfie animations, change the way you look and send it to friends with your favourite messengers and social networks.

So, with all of those great apps lined out for you – it's time to step away from your computer, kick your feet up, order a pizza, and just take a break!

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