High Five: Essential apps during ECQ

by Matthew Escosia
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As most of us are mandated to be in-doors given the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), our best aide for any concerns/ questions about the outside world is our phones.

A lot of mobile applications have garnered greater attention and usage with the lockdown, especially those offering streaming services for movies, series, and music. But streaming aside, there is a universe of options to choose from your application stores that you didn’t know you needed.

Here are the High Five most essential apps while on ECQ.


5. Skillshare



Instead of binge-watching shows for hours, how about binge on educational materials and learn a new skill. Skillshare has hundreds of classes you can choose, from photography to creative writing, marketing to finance, and even illustration to e-commerce.

Skillshare is available on Google Play and App Store.


4. Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Being stuck at home, especially when your time becomes more flexible with study or work from home arrangements, is a great opportunity to be healthy. There are many ways to access free workouts online, but Nike Training Club offers a more extensive, detailed method to track your #RoadToAHealthierYou goals. You can choose from over 185 free workouts at varying different skill levels, and even more, you can register your preferred Nike shoes in each workout to enhance your daily exercise.

Nike Training Club is available on Google Play and App Store.


3. Anchor



With today’s technology, making your own podcast becomes easier. Anchor is an all-around podcasting platform to record, create, and market your very own podcast show. You don’t need any expensive recording equipment to put up your podcast. In these crucial times wherein each voices needed to be heard, podcasts can be an efficient, alternative platform to be heard.

Anchor is available on Google Play and App Store.


2. Headspace



Your own mental health is very important. Free yourself from the world briefly and learn the art of meditation and mindfulness through Headspace. The app offers customized meditation programs, each significant to your personal needs. This app can be very useful and beneficial if you’re living alone.

Headspace is available on Google Play and App Store.


1. WHO Info

WHO Info App

WHO Info App

When reading about news, it’s important that you get it from trustworthy sources. WHO Info, the official app of the World Health Organization, brings the latest news, research, and announcement when it comes to global health information. With the COVID-19 situation ongoing, it is not only important, but mandatory to be informed from the sources you can trust.

WHO Info is available on Google Play and App Store.


Do you have other app recommendations you want to add in this list? Comment below and let’s discuss! Oh, and remember to always stay indoors and practice safety measures. Stay safe!


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