Stay connected while social distancing with these apps!

 

It’s no surprise that self-isolating, quarantining, social distancing or whatever you’re calling it, can make you feel lonely. This is especially true for people who live alone. Here are three apps that may help you stay connected while social distancing.

Houseparty
This face-to-face social network allows you to connect to the people you care about. You can share your screen with your friends, play games and talk effortlessly. It will send you alerts when your friends are in the app and ready to chat. It will also let them know when you are “in the house”! This app is currently only available for iPhone and iPad. Get the app here.

Nextdoor
This app helps you keep up with what’s happening in your neighborhood, for good times and in times of need. Offer help. Ask for help. Get recommendations and keep each other up to date about closures and other helpful information. You may even use it to plan a touch free scavenger hunt for the neighborhood kids. Get the app here.

Words With Friends
Keep your mind sharp during these days of isolation while playing with friends, remotely of course. This is is a free and fun word game that includes challenges and personalized daily goals. Get the app here.