The best apps to kill time at the airport


With the release of Google and Apple’s top-rated apps for 2018 earlier this week, let’s take a look at a few ways you can relax and unwind in the airport lounge before your flight.

Procreate Pocket lets you create on the go. Credit: Procreate Pocket.
Procreate Pocket lets you create on the go. Credit: Procreate Pocket.

If you find yourself with time to spare thanks to Blacklane PASS speeding up your check-in process at the airport, why not use your time to explore the biggest app trends of 2018. From self-care motivations to physics-based puzzle games, there is a wealth of options to keep you entertained.

Apple

Procreate Pocket

Voted best app of the year by Apple, Procreate Pocket gives you access to professional tools to create magnificent images on the road. According to its Apple Store preview, the app is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for the iPhone. You can choose between more than 130 paintbrushes and once your masterpiece is complete, you can share a time-lapse of your creative journey on your favorite social networks.

Fabulous – Motivate Me

This self-care app allows you to set personal goals, integrate fitness programs, and build healthy habits to help transform your life. Whether your goal is to improve the quality of your sleep, become more focused at work, or amp up your fitness regime, the app takes a holistic approach to motivate and create rituals you can stick to.

Donut County

Donut County was voted iPhone game of the year for 2018. Credit: Donut County.
Donut County was voted iPhone game of the year for 2018. Credit: Donut County.

This app combines beautiful illustrations with physics to create a unique story-based game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground controlled by a raccoon. Voted iPhone Game of the Year, Donut County is not only addictive gameplay, but it is also packed with humor and is the perfect option if you have time to spare.

PUBG MOBILE

Short for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile, this app is the original Battle Royale game where you have to scavenge for your own weapons, vehicles, and supplies after being parachuted onto the game island. Played either solo, with another, or in a squad, this game rates highly both on Apple and Android devices.

Android

Drops

Learning a language has never been easier with Drops easy-to-use layout. Credit: Drops.
Learning a language has never been easier with Drops easy-to-use layout. Credit: Drops.

Taking out top Android app for 2018 is Drops, which allows you to learn 31 new languages and dialects and is perfect for those who find themselves country-hopping constantly. The app uses images instead of words to connect meaning to whichever language you are learning and with five-minute limits, there is no risk of feeling overloaded with information. In additional to languages, you can also learn the different dialects, from Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese, to Spanish and Latin-American Spanish.

VIMAGE

Voted by Google as one of this year’s most entertaining apps, VIMAGE allows you to add motion and movement to your images to create a unique piece of art. With more than 70 built-in effects stored in the app, which can be manipulated to suit your photo, the sky’s the limit with what you can create.

Musixmatch

Do you sometimes sing along to a favourite song but realise you don’t know all the lyrics? Musixmatch, rated as one of the most entertaining apps for Android in 2018, is here to help. Simply play your favourite song from your preferred streaming service and Musixmatch will provide you with the lyrics. Think of it as your own, private karaoke session.

Unfold

Voted as a “hidden gem” on Google’s top app lists, Unfold gives you the tools to create posts  and videos from more than 60 minimalist template designs. Using the app’s toolkit, you can piece together images and videos from your last trip to tell a story and share it with your friends and loved ones.