6 Apps to Keep You Entertained During the Winter Storm

Bring the fun inside during this weekend's storm.

January 22, 2016, 12:13 PM

— -- The winter storm barreling toward the East Coast may put a damper on the weekend plans for an estimated 75 million people in its path.

If you're one of the people planning to hunker down this weekend, we have you covered. Check out these apps that can entertain, educate and help keep you from going stir-crazy.

Cookie Jam

This puzzle-based game with over a thousand levels will take you on an adventure -- and a delicious one, at that. The game can be synced across multiple platforms including iOS, Android, Amazon apps and Facebook. Since it’s cold out, we recommend complementing your Cookie Jam play with a cup of hot cocoa and of course, a cookie.


Being from Iceland, the team at QuizUp knows a few things about how to handle cold weather. Their trivia app includes almost any topic you can imagine -- and pits like-minded users against each other in a battle to see who comes out on top.

Check it out for iOS, Android, the Windows Phone and at Amazon.


Why not spend the weekend curled up by the fireplace, trying your best to pronounce Swedish words back to your Duolingo app? Whether it's Spanish, French, Swedish or another language, Duolingo makes it fun and easy to pick up the basics of a new language.

Who knows: By the end of this weekend, you may be able to describe the weather in another language. Duolingo is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone users.

Yoga Studio

If the idea of being cooped up indoors with your kids, significant other or roommates all weekend has you stressed out, consider re-centering and warming up with some yoga. For $3.99, the iOS compatible Yoga Studio app will let you choose from a list of 65-minute classes catering to all skill levels.


With all this time indoors, things can get a little silly. The Musical.ly app is the perfect companion since it lets users take fun videos of themselves lip syncing to their favorite songs and add various effects. The hilarious music videos can then be shared with friends on various social platforms.

Check it out on iOS or Android.


Host a virtual happy hour with your friends by making a group call on Skype. Everyone in the call needs to have the latest version of Skype. From there, initiate the gathering by choosing file, new conversation and selecting the + button to add people.

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