There were some interesting as well as strange moves in the tech world in 2015. Here’s a roundup of some cool must have apps in the Morgantown area this 2016. Most of them are free with in-app purchases.

1. Pause


Based on the ancient principles of Tai Chi and mindfulness practice, PAUSE brings the act of focused attention to your mobile device. Using a patent-pending technique and a unique approach to modern technology, you can easily start the journey to relaxation – anywhere and anytime. By slowly and continuously moving your fingertip across the screen, PAUSE triggers the body’s ‘rest and digest’ response, quickly helping you regain focus and release stress within minutes. The calming audiovisual feedback in the app is designed to help you keep your attention and focus in the present moment. Throughout development of the application, PAUSE has been continuously tested and validated using EEG-technology.

PAUSE ($0.99) [iOS]

2. Headspace


Headspace is meditation made simple. Install today to learn meditation and mindfulness in just 10 minutes a day.

If you enjoy Take10 and want to learn more, then you can choose to continue and get access to hundreds of hours of original meditations. These include guided and unguided lessons and range from 2 to 60 minutes long.

Headspace (Free) [iOS | Android]

3. OrderUp


Delivering the best foods from your favorite local restaurants in Morgantown.

Let’s be real, you just got home from class or work and no way in heck are you cooking anything. Also, the last time you grocery shopped, a Bush was in office (lol) and you honestly can’t remember which one (lol x2). Checkout OrderUp!

OrderUp (Free) [iOS | Android]

4. Duolingo


Learning a new language is always a good idea and Duolingo makes the process a lot less daunting by teaching you through a series of games-style lessons. Each lesson is designed around reading, writing, listening or speaking and are all short enough that they don’t take up a big chunk of your time.

Using Duolingo, you could learn French or Italianon your commute to work in just a few weeks.

Duolingo (Free) [iOS | Android]

5. Whisper


Ever wondered what the people around you are really thinking? Ever wondered what WVU college students do behind closed doors? Whisper is an online community where millions of people around the world share real thoughts, trade advice, and get the inside scoop.

Whisper (Free) [iOS | Android]

6. Trello


Whether you’re managing a team, writing an essay, or just making a list of stuff, Trello makes sure you’re organized and on top of it all.

Like a whiteboard with super powers, Trello is simple to use and infinitely flexible. You’ll know exactly what needs to get done, who’s going to do it, and what’s coming up next. Plus, everything you do is synced and saved instantly to the cloud so that all your devices are always up to date.

With Trello, you can create boards to organize anything you’re working on. Use them solo — or invite colleagues, friends, and family to work together.

Trello (Free) [iOS | Android]

7. Dropbox


Dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in Dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices. It’s easy to send large files to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

  • Create and edit Microsoft Office files from your iPhone or iPad
  • Back up photos and videos automatically if you choose
  • Share links to your largest files without using email attachments
  • Access your files offline
  • First 5gb are free!

Dropbox (Free) [iOS | Android]

8. Tinder


I’ll just leave this here.

Tinder (Free) [iOS | Android]

9. iTunes U

iTunes U
iTunes U is also still the place where anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can learn from the world’s largest collection of free education content—including public courses and collections from leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions.

iTunes U (Free) [iOS]

10. BenchPrep


BenchPrep offers test prep courses for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT and 50+ more tests.
BenchPrep’s award-winning test prep platform is adaptive, fun & effortless and provides the best value with up to a 16% score increase.

BenchPrep (Free) [iOS]

Know a cool app that I may have missed? Please add it as a comment below.

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