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Looking for ways to pass the time, train your brain, or get work done as you’re riding as a passenger in your carpool? We put together a list of apps that could make that time more fun, educational, and productive.
First things first- The best place to become a carpool passenger is the CarpoolNow mobile app. The CarpoolNow mobile app provides commuters in the Washington DC metropolitan region access to real-time ridesharing matches with other commuters living and working in the region. Share a ride when you want, where you want. By using the CarpoolNow app, not only will you save money on gas and other travel expenses but you will get to be more productive while getting to work! Drivers using the CarpoolNow app to pick up commuters for their carpool receive a $10 incentive payment per day, up to $600 a year.
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Rosetta Stone App
There is nothing better then brushing up on your foreign languages while riding as a passenger in your carpool. While many people have heard of Rosetta Stone, many people might not know they also have an app! The Rosetta Stone app teaches you up to 24 different languages using downloadable lessons and quizzes that you can take anywhere.
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With the Audible app, you can listen to the largest selection of audiobooks, podcasts, and other programming. This mobile app constantly updates its library with new releases across genres, and allows you to listen to your chosen content without ads. According to Audible, your first audiobook is free after you download the app.
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While there a number of to-do list apps out there, Wunderlist is one of the best planning apps out there. This app syncs between your mobile phone and your desktop computer and allows you to drag and drop tasks between days and categories, as well as set alerts and due dates. Wunderlist is there to help you with all your to-dos out there!
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Many podcasts can be found in this podcast app on Apple phones. The podcast app has nearly half a million shows to listen to, and allows you to download any episode to your library so you can listen anywhere without using cellular data. There are also recommendations you can get based on the shows you have listened to in the past.
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Zinio is a mobile newsstand. In Zinio you can browse through more than 6,000 different publications while riding as a passenger in your carpool. Zinio also lets you search by topic and save issues offline so you can read them without using your cell data.
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Trivia Crack App
Trivia Crack is a mobile app that allows users to compete against friends and people around the world. The game’s questions are based on 6 knowledge categories: Entertainment, Art, Sports, History, Science and Geography. This is not only a great way to have fun while riding as a passenger in your carpool but also to brush up on any trivia you need to know before your next game night!
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Gmail or Google Mail is a simple e-mail app that sorts e-mails based on Promotional, Social, or Primary. There is nothing better then getting to work and knowing that you deleted all those promotional e-mails that were clogging up your inbox while you were riding as a passenger in your carpool! Plus, it’s a great way to catch up on any sales that you might want to hit once you leave the office!
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Want to improve your language skills while riding as a passenger in your carpool? Duolingo is a free app that makes (re)learning languages fun. Each lesson is short, super visual and fun!
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While riding as a passenger in your carpool, you can catch up on all your favorite shows and any new movies on the Netflix app. There is a way to download content from Netflix so you can watch it while riding to work without having to use any of your cellular data!
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Song Pop 2 App
Now if you are a musical genius, this is the app for you. Listen to more than 100,000 real music clips from artists like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, One Direction, Bon Jovi and more! Song Pop 2 is played by guessing the correct artist and title as fast as you can. Challenge your friends and compete against music lovers worldwide across the app!
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Are you good at crossword puzzles? Then this is the app for you! Wordscapes is an app that you can play and solve mini crossword puzzles! Not only will this get your brain working in the morning but once you play you won’t be able to put it down! The crosswords start out easy but then move on to being more difficult!
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