Apps that offer short lessons in various subjects can help get the most out of your time whether you’re waiting for a train or a meeting.
Autumn is edging closer, and the return to a more regular office schedule looms for many people — and with it, the waiting time for transportation, meetings and appointments. Games, reading, social-media scrolls or just zoning out are common ways to spend these spells, but if you want more mental stimulation, why not boost your brain with brief lessons in subjects that interest you? Here’s a guide to finding Android and iOS apps that turn your smartphone into a traveling pocket tutor.
Bloomberg Connects has more than 200 guides so far, with videos and collection highlights from art museums around the world and other cultural sites. These portable museum tours mix video with text and images, and can be downloaded for times when you are without internet access.
Google Arts & Culture has content from more than 3,000 cultural institutions, landmarks and sites from across the globe. Travel guides to the world’s major cities, as well as science and history exhibits and culture-based games, are also included.
Some days may be better than others for micro-learning, but on those days when there’s a transit or meeting delay, you can at least get in a little extra study time.
Source: NYTimes Technology