Small talk? Nope, not feeling it. Instead, we’ll just stare down at our phone and pretend we’re answering a really important text. (We’re actually just playing Snood.) Well, in addition to your fave time killer, here are seven other apps to help you live your best life without all the awkward, extraneous personal interaction.
7 Apps Every Introvert Needs to Download ASAP
You might love the idea of book club, but if all that extra socializing and catching up with friends you see only once a month gets draining, try going digital. With hundreds of book clubs for you to join—ranging from Emma Watson’s feminist focused Our Shared Self to Gilmore Girls-inspired The Rory Gilmore Book Club—you can talk all the literature you want without actually talking.
We know you probably already have it, but now it allows you to gauge the crowd size at a restaurant, museum or park. Simply search where you want to go and scroll down to the “Popular Times” bar graph. Now you have the secret to scoring a table all to yourself at that hot new coffee shop.
When you find yourself getting overwhelmed by the things around you, it’s important to take a moment, step back and take a deep breath. Meditation apps like Headspace help you do just that by guiding you into a state of Zen. Start by exploring the app’s free ten-minute meditation series.
If you’ve ever wished wearing a Spiderman mask in public were socially acceptable, than Anomo might be the app for you. As a social networking app geared toward shy people, Anomo users communicate through avatars and go at their own pace of revealing information about themselves. It’s like a digital masquerade ball.
Available on iOS or Android
On those days when you need as much alone time to recharge as possible, TaskRabbit is your best friend. It employs Taskers to run all your errands, from picking up dry cleaning to dropping of packages to grocery shopping, so you never have to interact with another cashier or sales dude again. Or at least not until you want to.
Few things are more frustrating than spending hours on end with customer service reps. Luckily, Service is here to do all that unpleasantness for you. Just describe your problem to the app in as much detail as possible and it will get back to you as soon as it has contacted the company and found you a solution.
Download for iOS
Nike+ Training Club
Getting called out by your SoulCycle instructor? Not today. Get all the encouraging words you need without the awkward interactions by using Nike’s Training and Running Club apps. All the workouts and runs are guided by Nike ambassadors like Serena Williams, Ellie Goulding, Roger Federer and even Kevin Hart.