5 Things to Do When You Are Bored

5 Things to Do When You Are Bored

When you are stuck in the pick-up line at your child’s school or waiting at a restaurant for a table to open up, smartphones are the best tool to break up the boredom. However, before you start installing applications on your phone to help break up the time.


Reddit is a website that offers links to stories based on user submissions and interactions. Reddit is Fun is an Android application that has the same simple interface as the website and the ability to vote on submissions. You will be able to comment and reply to other people’s comments until you run out of things to say. This application still gives you the ability to share with your friends, who may also be bored, and you can interact with each other while you both wait.

In addition to the Reddit is Fun application, Reddit offers a Reddit Pics offers pictures that have been submitted. You even have the ability to select sub categories through Subreddit so you can view any type of photo. If you are at work, there is a security feature so that it will filter out photographs that are not safe for work viewing.


StumbleUpon is among many of the social mediums that can give you hours of entertainment without taking up much space on your phone. With the application, you can view your favorite topics or hit the StumbleUpon button to take your chance for information. You can always re-share sites that you came across and enjoy.

King Games

Games such as Candy Crush, Candy Crush Soda, and Papa Pear are ways to blow time and engage your mind. You can also sync the game with your Facebook account so you can play against your friends. These games are in a long line of addicting puzzle games that are available both on desktop, Android, and iOS platforms. Some other games that can take up time include Diamond Digger, Farm Heroes, and Pepper Panic Saga.

XKCD Viewer

The XKCD Viewer application will take your favorite comics and organize them so you can read them when you have time. You have the ability to search for the comics by name or you can read comics you have starred. If you would like to read something random, then you can click the dice and a random comic will pop up.


The MakeUseOf application on your phone is a great way to stay on top of cool tips and tricks. This application will feature tutorials, tips, podcasts, and free eBooks that simply make life easier to live. The application is free and the tutorials are for people with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems.


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