Your iPhone is for more than communication and keeping on task. It’s also for keeping yourself amused during that wait at the doctor’s office or standing in line at the grocery store. Whether it’s to kill a few minutes or buy tickets to a fun weekend event, entertainment apps offer all sorts of different ways to keep you engaged and addicted to your iPhone. Let’s take a look at five fantastic and free entertainment apps you should download and try out.
Squrl (Squrl LLC)
Your friend told you about a great video but it’s not on YouTube and you don’t know where to see it. What to do? Try Squrl, an aggregation app that searches all the videos of the internet to find the one right for you. Unlike most video search engines, Squrl looks at both free content as well as premium content like Netflix and Hulu+. It even looks at your Facebook profile to see if your friend posted that video to your wall and you missed it. You can even check out live streaming TV.
Pocket God (Bolt Creative)
Think of Pocket God like a cute little version of The Sims but with even fewer consequences. Pocket God is barely a game, although there are achievements and challenges. Think of it like an ant farm on your iPhone. You’re the god of tiny little islanders, deciding what you want to do to them and their world. It’s a great way to kill time and amuse yourself when there’s nothing else to do. There are currently almost fifty episodes and the app is updated regularly, so the replay value is pretty high.
Fandango Movies (Fandango)
Fandango is the ultimate app for theater-goers who want to know everything there is to know about what movies are out, where they’re playing and what’s coming soon. Find what theaters around you are showing the latest films and order tickets. Watch movie trailers for upcoming features and add them to an alert list so you can stay informed. Check out the cast or the movie rating for a new film to make sure it’s worth watching or appropriate for your kids to see. Fandango has everything a movie-lover needs.
SeatGeek Tickets (SeatGeek)
What Fandango is for movies, SeatGeek is for sports and concert events. It searches all the ticket prices available for a particular event and gives you the cheapest to choose from. You can look at all the different sections of a theater or stadium and compare prices on different seats. SeatGeek doesn’t add extra charges like ticket vendors, making it a perfect app for music and sports lovers looking to save some money.
The entertainment section of the App Store is full of different photo booth apps that make people look fatter or older or scarier. Instead of downloading half a dozen apps that do one thing, download CamStar instead. Whether you want to fatten up a friend’s picture or turn it into a wanted poster, CamStar offers many different options to keep photo lovers entertained. Best of all, it’s free. You’ll never need to spend $0.99 on one measly app with a single option again.