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15 apps to help make the most of your time inside

Whether you want to learn a new language, play games, or stream documentaries while you make the most of your time at home, there’s something on this list for you.
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March 21, 2020
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With more and more people being forced to distance themselves from others and work from home during the coronavirus outbreak, it's becoming abundantly clear that simply binge-watching Netflix and scrolling through instagram isn't going to cut it when it comes to staying entertained for the foreseeable future.

That's why we've rounded up 15 best-selling apps that will help you stay productive and entertained at home so you can make the most of your time inside, and each app is available for an additional 15 percent off when you enter the coupon code SPRINGSAVE15 at checkout. Enjoy.

1. Lightmatter: First-Person Sci-Fi Puzzle Game

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MSRP: $20 | Sale Price: $16 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $14

Test your knowledge on your favorite sci-fi trivia and logic with this endlessly enjoyable game. Rated as the #12 best PC game of 2020, Lightmatter is a first-person puzzle that immerses you in a mysterious experimental facility while you explore your surroundings and solve a variety of fantasy-related riddles.

2. JustStream PRO Mac Mirror Display App: Lifetime Subscription

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MSRP: $20 | Sale Price: $7 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $6

Here's a new way to enjoy your content while you're stuck at home: This simple mirroring app lets you stream your favorite shows and movies from your Mac to any device, without the need for additional wires or hardware. JustStream PRO will help you mirror everything from streaming content and images to presentations and software on multiple screens, and it's easy to regulate the dimensions in order to fit your go-to TV or device.

3. Alison Ad-Free eLearning Experience: Lifetime Ad-Free Subscription

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MSRP: $790 | Sale Price: $99 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $85

Keep your brain in tip-top shape while you stay inside with this lifetime subscription to Alison, which comes packed with over 1,000 free online courses that will help you get ahead both at work and in your personal life. You won't have to deal with distracting and obnoxious ads, and there are countless subjects to choose from including tech, science, health, business, marketing and more.

4. Photomatix Pro Plus Bundle

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MSRP: $257 | Sale Price: $39 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $34

Why not embrace your creative side while you're staying inside? Featuring a variety of powerful one-click presets, this software bundle makes image transformations easier than ever. Photomatix comes with a series of features that will help you turn your smartphone shots into pro-level captures, and there's plenty of instruction to help you take advantage of the more complicated elements of the app.

5. Dictanote Pro: Lifetime Subscription

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MSRP: $180 | Sale Price: $19 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $17

Your productivity might take a hit if you're working remotely for the first time. Give yourself a leg up with Dictanote. This app lets you type extensive notes using only your voice. Using next-generation voice-recognition technology, this best-selling app will cut hours off your work time by allowing you to dictate everything from emails to presentations with incredible accuracy.

6. CuriosityStream: 2-Yr Subscription

stackMSRP: $40 | Sale Price: $30 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $26

You might be isolating from the rest of the world, but that doesn't mean you can't enrich your understanding of it. Journey through our world and beyond with a 2-year subscription to CuriosityStream, which offers a massive trove of incredible documentaries that will help you expand your mind. You'll be able to watch on all of your various devices, and it's easy to find exactly what you're looking for thanks to intuitive search functions.

7. Welzen Meditation App: Lifetime Subscription

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MSRP: $150 | Sale Price: $30 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $26

This top-rated meditation app will help you reduce stress and boost productivity, thanks to targeted exercises that you can complete in just minutes every day. Welzen delivers tailored meditation tools that fit your specific needs and goals, and it's easy to track your progress as you go.

8. Beelinguapp Language Learning App: Lifetime Subscription

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MSRP: $100 | Sale Price: $40 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $34

Stop dragging your feet and master that language you've always wanted to learn with a lifetime subscription to this innovative language-learning app, which lets you learn up to 14 new languages using a series of engaging audiobooks that boost your comprehension.

9. 12min Micro Book Premium Plan: 1-Yr Subscription

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MSRP: $70 | Sale Price: $19 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $17

Power through important books on a wide range of important topics with this 12min Micro Book Premium Plan, which lets you digest popular titles in just 12 minutes. It's easy to read in any environment and on any device, and you'll have the option of accessing each micro book in either text or audio format for added convenience.

10. Airy YouTube Video & MP3 Downloader for Mac: Family Pack License

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MSRP: $40 | Sale Price: $15 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $13

Keep up with all of your favorite YouTube shows and clips even when you don't have an Internet connection with this app, which comes with both a video and MP3 downloader that lets you convert multiple videos at once. Airy even makes it easy to download entire playlists and channels with a single click.

11. XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription

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MSRP: $50 | Sale Price: $20 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $17

Don't show off your messy room when you're jumping on video calls for work. Remove, replace, or blur your background during video calls and conferences with XSplit VCam. Using a simple and intuitive interface, this best-selling app offers cutting-edge and realistic background replacement, virtual interviewing platforms, and a variety of powerful conferencing solutions that make it easy to stay connected on the go.

12. BookNotes Book Summaries: Lifetime Subscription

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MSRP: $300 | Sale Price: $29 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $25

Rated 4.4 out of 5 on the App Store, this extensive digital library makes it easy for busy people to keep up with summaries of over 1,000 best-selling books that cover multiple genres. With new summaries added every week, BookNotes delivers key insights from texts that will help you live a happier and more productive life.

13. Mondly: Lifetime Subscription

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MSRP: $1199 | Sale Price: $70 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $60

Learn a new language the easy way using Mondly—a state-of-the-art language-learning platform that uses powerful speech recognition and AR technology in order to help you master your new language without the use of boring and monotonous memorization tactics. It was named a Google Play Editor's Choice and an App Store Best of 2016, so you can trust in its quality.

14. Audials One 2020: Music, Radio, Movie & TV Recording Software for Windows

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MSRP: $60 | Sale Price: $20 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $17

Why not take your time inside as an opportunity to create an amazing content library? Audials makes it easy to find and save shows and music from a variety of popular streaming services and platforms, so you can enjoy them offline later.

15. Qlearly Premium: Lifetime Subscription

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MSRP: $180 | Sale Price: $20 | Price w/ code SPRINGSAVE15: $17

If your bookmarks are becoming a bit too cluttered. Take the time to organize them with Qlearly—an all-in-one tool that integrates seamlessly with the modern web browser and allows you to organize sites by columns, sync your bookmarks across multiple devices, search for saved pages, and more.

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