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The best mobile apps to pass the time

Alushta Russia - October 29 2014: Woman holding a iPhone 6 Space Gray with music service Spotify on the screen. iPhone 6 was created and developed by the Apple inc.

Smartphones have undoubtedly changed the way we live, and no luxurious lifestyle would be complete without having one at your fingertips at all times. From checking our emails to online shopping – and of course, uploading pictures or our latest purchases or lavish getaways to Instagram, it would be easier to name the things we don’t use our phones for than those we do. In 2019, they are quite simply indispensable, and have fast become that one daily essential we just can’t seem to live without.

In 2019, it’s hard to imagine a time before smartphones – in fact, it’s even difficult to remember the days when older tech devices, like pagers, were de rigeur. Head over to the App Store or Google Play and you’ll find mobile apps for virtually everything – a far cry from the earlier days of mobile phone technology, when internet was still but a dream.

Today, there are tens of thousands of options divided into neat categories for your perusing pleasure – featuring everything from entertainment and lifestyle apps to sports, shopping and travel. Whatever your interest, you can be absolutely certain that there is a great app out there you’ll love – as if we needed any more of a reason to remain surgically attached to our phones!

If you’re looking for a new way to pass the time, whether by playing games, listening to music or something else, then choosing the right app can seem overwhelming. With such a huge selection, it’s often tricky to know where to start.

These days, there truly is something for everyone – whatever your hobbies, interests or inclinations. So, we’ve rounded up four of the best smartphone apps you can download today, to elevate your downtime satisfaction to the greatest of heights.

PUBG Mobile App

Fortnite and Minecraft get all the headlines when it comes to gaming apps, but according to, the most popular mobile gaming app in the world right now is PUBG Mobile. Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation released this app on Android and iOS in February 2018, and it has been downloaded millions of times since.

The app contains the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds series, an intense free-to-play multiplayer battle royale game designed exclusively for mobile play. The series contains 100-player battles and 4×4 team deathmatch and zombie modes, and was named Best Game at the Google Play Awards just last year.

Spotify App

MALAGA, SPAIN - MARCH 5, 2018: Smart phone with Spotify logo in the screen and white earphones, placed on a cork panel.
Image credit: Daviles/

It might seem like an obvious choice, but Spotify is an app not to be overlooked if you enjoy listening to good music. Whether you’re waiting for an appointment, sitting on the train, or just looking to take a breather in the office, what better way to kick back and relax for a moment than with some uplifting music?

Spotify is to music what Google is to search. It has eliminated virtually all competition because, well, it’s awesome. In fact, we’d go so far as to say, if a song can’t be found on Spotify, it’s probably not worth listening to anyway.

Woman holding a mobile phone with sports betting website app in the screen, while lying down at home at home.
Woman holding a mobile phone with sports betting website app in the screen, while lying down at home at home.

Although is not an app, it hosts the best regulated casino, sports betting and general gambling apps available. The site has apps compatible with every android, iPhone tablet and smartphone on the market.

You can find classic casino apps such as Blackjack, roulette, poker and bingo apps, along with multiple different mobile slots – while if you prefer sports betting, has plenty of apps offering football, tennis, boxing, horse racing and even Esport betting.

One of the best things about is the wide range of gambling brand reviews offered, including payment method types. New and established betting apps are all covered here, so if gambling is your thing, then this site has everything you need.

1010! App

It’s official; puzzles are making a comeback. Go to the App Store or Google Play today and you’ll find hundreds of puzzle apps, some of which have been downloaded millions of times. One of the reasons puzzles are making a comeback is that we’re becoming nostalgic for those games from the old days, like Tetris.

Speaking of Tetris, 1010! is basically a less complicated version. The name 1010! Refers to the game’s format, which involves forming rows on a 10 x 10 grid. Like Tetris, the aim of the game is to form a complete row. Each time you form a row, it disappears, creating additional space in which to complete more. A great mobile puzzle game app for passing the time between connecting flights or whilst waiting for your next meeting.

The luxury lifestyle comes at a price, and often can mean long hours, a busy work schedule and plenty of jet-setting to boot. So if you could do with taking a few minutes out of your fast-paced schedule to relax, destress or zone out after a hectic day, then these are the apps for you.

Image credit at the very top of the article: Denys Prykhodov/