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5 apps (that are not the typical ones) to face the Alarm State

It seems that the Alarm status decreed in Spain will go long. The #YoMeQuedoEnCasa campaign and the like make us aware of the importance of keeping the minimum contact to try to avoid spreading the virus, but how do we kill time? How do we make it compatible with our work? Especially for those whose position has been paralyzed.

In this post we bring you five ideal applications; beware, they are not the typical ones like Netflix, Spotify and others, but we have tried to scratch a little more to bring you apps that you may not know.

Applications to escape at home during the Alarm State

JustWatch – Find which platform each show or movie is on

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With home confinement many would have given up to pick up abandoned series or just start new ones. But in the vast majority of occasions we are not very clear in what service each one is, since in recent years more and more alternatives have appeared.

To put some order we can trust Justwatch, an app (also web page) with a search engine that tells us what platform the series or movie is currently on that we introduce.

It also has an interesting recommendation system since it allows us to mark which platforms we are subscribed to filter the results.

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Voicepop, transcribe WhatsApp audio notes

Being at home, you may have relatives around you and you don't feel like playing this audio note that your friend just sent you in front of everyone.

If you are in that situation, or it just hurts to hit play right now, you may want to use the app Voicepop, what precisely convert the text sent to you by WhatsApp into text, instantly showing you the transcript of it.

Just hold down the message containing the voice memo, tap Share (or Forward and then Share) and select Voicepop to bring up a lower window that solves the mystery.

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It should be noted that Voicepop is only available on iOS; We have left you an alternative for Android that works in the same way.

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Whereby, simple video conferencing and screen sharing

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Teleworking is one of the measures that the Government is trying to promote so that citizens avoid having to travel, which is why videoconferences have become a highly useful tool to maintain the flow of work with other colleagues.

One of the simplest options is to use Whereby, a system specially designed so that everyone can use it. The host creates a room and simply by sharing a linkAllows others to join it, without logging in or downloading.It has no more mystery.

It can also be used both from a computer and from a mobile phone and has functions such as share screen to show it to others.

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Only in host you need to download the app to configure the room (although it can also be done through the web), but guests do not require it.

Steam Link, your PC video games on TV

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Those who cannot go to their job because it has temporarily ceased their activity have found in the video game an escape route to escape the havoc the Coronavirus is causing.

For users of Steamthose who prefer bring your video game library to television can take advantage of Steam link with which to transmit the title executed on the PC to the TV or smartphone / tablet. Downloading the app on your smart TV (or in a TV Box) you can link both devices via WiFi, although to reduce the delay it is convenient to do it via Ethernet cable.

It is also necessary to link a remote control to the television, TV Box or smartphone.

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BodBot, exercises at home

Another drawback of having to be isolated at home is the lack of sport. To compensate, there are multiple apps that indicate different exercises to keep fit during this period of confinement.

One of the most complete is Bodbot, specially designed to exercise at home, which in addition to being free, has different exercises focused on different purposes: losing fat, gaining muscle, … In addition, it can be useful when all this ends since it also has routines to use in the gym.

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These are our personal recommendations to try to carry out a more pleasant quarantine in the face of this Alarm State.

Do you know any other app that deserves to be on the list? You can leave us your comments below.