• Consumers are advised to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak
  • Those staying at home might look for something worthwhile to do when they get bored
  • The App Store offers some apps that might help users spend their downtime wisely

Staying at home might be a boring thing to do, especially for those who can't stop but go out and go places or be with friends. In light of the current COVID-19 problem, however, it's actually a good thing – a time to learn a lot of things that perhaps, the average American would want to learn.

Here are some apps that iOS users might want to try during the outbreak. These apps will make sure that those with a desire to learn and those who will put some effort to trying out will learn a new thing or two once the coronavirus problem passes.


Duolingo is a language learning app that will help users learn a new language easily. The app offers fun lessons to teach various languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh, and many more.


Those looking to learn other things can go and check Udemy, an online learning platform offering more than 130,000 video courses taught by experts in their fields. The app offers free and paid courses in coding and web development, business and finance, office productivity, personal development, design, marketing, music and more. It also offers language lessons too.

iTunes U

iTunes U allows iPhone users to access lessons from a large collection of free educational content that features public courses from leading cultural institutions, museums, schools and universities. Those who teach can use it to engage with students, and students can use it to learn, engage with instructors, and ask questions and receive feedback.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a free iOS app that offers a lot of lessons ranging from statistics, music, geometry, and more. Developers claim that the app can help users prepare themselves for the SAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, NCLEX-RN, and AP exams – or learn something new like what fire-stick farming is and how it affects Australia.

Those who have a lot of free time while staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis can download these apps and make good use of their time learning something they might be able to use when the coast is clear and everyone is already allowed to go out again.