We know that there is nothing quite like reading a book and learning something new. But unfortunately, we aren't always able to carry a huge book under our arm everywhere we go. Nowadays, it seems as though we rush around everywhere we go, without paying much attention and this stops us from enjoying the little things that can make us happy: a great work of art, some interesting details on a monument we walk pass every day or great new reads written by virtually unknown authors. Well, all this is possible and easy with your mobile phone and a few extra apps.
Did you know that there are apps that can help us learn more about art? And let's not forget audiobooks, which let us to enjoy literature at times when we can't have a book in our hands, like when we are strolling through the park or hanging out the laundry. Here are five apps to improve your brain, just a little bit everyday!
A daily dose of art. This is what DailyArt promises. It's an app that helps you learn about different works of art and their history - a new one every day. You can contemplate the beauty of the best works of art that humanity has made over the years, and you'll also find out many details and some trivia too; stuff that any art lover should know.
If you are someone who eats books for breakfast, lunch and dinner, chances are that at some point you've asked yourself: What shall I read now? Well, Goodreads is an app that has the answer to your question. It's a social network where you can read book reviews, share reading experiences with many other users and even write your own reviews. You can also keep track of your reading material. With all this advice, your next book is bound to be perfect for you.
The Smithsonian app will be loved by everyone who loves culture and knowledge. This application includes plenty of information about the popular Washington DC museum and helps users plan their next visit by taking a look at the available tours and choosing the ones that are more appealing to you. A simple application to make the most of your visit.
Audiobooks couldn't go amiss in this selection of apps. Audible is the app that lets us listen to books instead of reading them, perfect option for anyone who wants to continue enjoying literature even when they haven't got the time to sit and open a book. You'll find thousands of suggestions of what to listen to, so many in fact, that your adventure might end up looking like a game. The more books you read, the more badges you get!
Traveling is a great way to learn and expand your mind. And Field Trip has everything you need - except your backpack, clothes and money - to help you around the world. Thanks to its GPS support and full Google Maps integration, the app will send out alerts every time you go to a new destination, so that you get info on the main places of interest and monuments. This is a fantastic guide which lets you get in the know before heading out to the streets.