6 Apps to Make the Most of Your Commute

If you have a long commute to work it’s easy to feel like it’s time wasted, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s actually the perfect time for some daily “you time”. Whether you use it for personal development, making plans or just vegging out. These are the perfect apps to help you do just that.



If you’re a public radio fan, this app is a must have. It’s everything you love from public radio: news stories, on-air shows and podcasts covering everything from politics to pop culture. The best part? It’s personalized. With Pandora style listening you can skip what you don’t want to hear and favorite the stories you thought were interesting, NPR One learns your tastes to eventually give you the perfect content for YOU. This is the perfect way use your commute time to catch up on important news and expand your mind.


Maybe you want to use your commute time to like…get your life together. That’s cool, too! Any.Do can help you do it. Any.Do is a to-list and task management app that makes it really easy to be the organized, prepared and productive person you’ve always wanted to be. Your morning commute is the perfect time to use Any.Do to start thinking about and planning all of the things that you need to accomplish for the day. Build your list, take notes, plan your day, set reminders, and delegate tasks, all through this one handy app.


Always wanted to learn a new language? Your 30-minute train ride can be the perfect time to do it. And there’s not shortage of options to choose from, DuoLingo currently offers 27 languages. That means you can learn how to say “happy hour” 27 different ways. Not to mention that it’s easy, fun and most importantly…free.


Almost everyone says they don’t have time to read anymore. Your commute is that time! Whether you’re sitting on a bus or driving in rush-hour traffic Audible’s audiobooks makes it easy to get some “reading” in. They have a huge selection of books to choose from narrated by great actors. There’s no excuse not to read anymore.



What were you doing on this day a year ago, two years ago? Maybe you were on the same dreaded commute, maybe you were vacationing, lying on a beach somewhere. TimeHop will tell you. TimeHop gathers your old photos and posts from your iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Foursquare and replays your past a day at a time. With TimeHop, every day is #tbt. It’s fun to look back and reflect on good times with friends, embarrassing old posts and to see how far you’ve come.

Cut The Rope

Okay, so maybe you do just want to veg out and play a silly game on your way to work. We’re not judging. Cut The Rope is that game. The objective? Feed the little green monster named Om Nom. Why? We don’t know, but the game is cute, fun and addictive. And for your mindless pleasure they’ve also created Cut the Rope 2, Cut the Rope: Time Travel and Cut the Rope: Experiments. I mean, why not?

What apps do you use on your daily commute?

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