5 Apps to Stay Inspired - Even in Isolation

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Maybe you’ve missed out on a conference or workshop you were looking forward to. Having to stay inside might limit you in some ways, but it doesn’t have to limit your ability to learn new skills or habits. There are more apps than Instagram and Facebook. In this blog, we’ll show you five apps that will help you find inspiration - even at home!


Depending on where you live, you might be stuck at home for quite a while. Reading books is a great escape from reality, but also an amazing tool for learning new skills - personal and professional. Buying them all can get quite expensive and maybe you don’t like reading for hours on end. Luckily, there’s Blinkist. This app gives you access to strong summaries of non-fiction, even with audio-versions. You can get the key message from the book in under twenty minutes! Some of the most popular books on Blinkist are:
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
From psychology and philosophy to productivity and from meditation to technology: Blinkist offers a huge number of books in a lot of categories. The hardest thing about catching up on reading will be choosing what you want to learn about first.

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From inspiration to action: Skillshare teaches you new skills with their fun app. It is based on a learning platform with online classes taught by the world's best practitioners. They offer thousands of classes in video format. Always wanted to learn (more about) photography, design, writing, business or literally anything else? There is probably a Skillshare course for that.


If you want to learn a new skill or master a new habit, you need the headspace for it. Luckily, there’s Headspace. This app is immensely popular. It was built by a Buddhist monk, ad exec and financier. Their aim is to make meditation accessible to everyone. Headspace offers an app full of "guided meditations", and people absolutely love it. It is made for beginners, so even if you don’t understand the benefits of meditation yet, you can start


Always wanted to move abroad, expand your business to Spanish speaking countries or just love the way Italian sounds? Now is the perfect time to start learning a new language. One great and free app is Duolingo, with plenty of languages to choose from. Learning a new language also helps in developing other skills, such as cognitive skills. Think of better concept formation, mental flexibility, multitasking, listening skills and the ability to solve problems.

Are you isolated by yourself and would like to have a more conversational feeling to your learning process? Check out Language Transfer, a free and unique way of learning new languages while actively speaking.

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Musée du Louvre App (and many more)

It’s okay to not constantly be working on professional or personal skills. Inspiration and motivation can also come from an escape to that, and since travel is prohibited, art is the next best thing. So, why not Paris? Visit the Louvre virtually with their app. You can explore hundreds of artworks and learn about their history. Many other museums across the globe have made free apps in which you can wander around their expositions from the comfort of your own home. Who knows, it might give you inspiration for future travels!

Extra tip: our FREE webinars

Even from their own living room, our speakers continue inspiring their audiences. In these times, we are organizing free online webinars. Take a look at our upcoming webinars and sign up!

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