Four Curious Apps That Help You Kill Time

Posted in Apps, Games, Origami, SNES

I don’t know about you, but I waste several hours each day. I waste time while waiting to pick up my girl from school, for example. I waste time waiting for people who don’t show up at meetings on time, and so on. It’s true that I always have my phone with me, though, so I can kill some time by browsing the net, logging into my social media accounts, etc. But there are several apps that seem to be built for this very purpose, helping us kill time without feeling its burden. Here are a few of my favorites.

  1. Paperama

Paperama is a virtual Origami app, but it’s one that captures the authentic paper folding experience quite well! Things start easy, with levels that only require a few paper folds, but then move on to complex levels.

And the best part is that you can translate this virtual experience to real-life origami without too much effort! Paperama has close to 100 levels, so it can definitely keep you entertained while waiting in line.

  1. How to Make Paper Airplanes

Do you remember that kid who used to build those great looking, long-range flying paper airplanes? Yeah, I didn’t like him either. But now you and I can be just like him! In a good way, of course 😉

How to Make Paper Airplanes includes designs for tens of great looking models, providing step-by-step information on how to build them. All you need is one (or more) pieces of paper.

The app has been installed by millions of people and has a great 4.2 rating. If you’re often bored, you should give it a try.

  1. SuperRetro16 Lite (SNES)

Trust me, our kids can’t appreciate a good game. To them, a great game is all about the newest pixel shader v33.5 and the like. Oh boy, how I used to tremble while fighting a 12×2 pixels monster back in the day! Yeah, games had a real story back in the day. Sure, graphics mattered to a certain degree, but gameplay was king.

Fortunately, if you still have those game cartridges (ROMs) stored somewhere in your basement, you can install SuperRetro16 Lite (SNES) and relive some of those sweet memories. The app is a SNES emulator, in case that the name didn’t give it away.

SuperRetro16 Lite auto-detects the installed games and yes, it even supports the most popular SNES cheat codes! It can work with external controllers, and it even allows multiplayer gaming through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth – a fantastic feature to have, if you ask me.

If you love retro games, this app will help you kill time without even noticing it!

  1. Osmos HD

I have saved the best app for the end of the article. Osmos HD is a game with bubbles, but it’s a game like you’ve never played before!

It can be peaceful when you are playing it alone, or it can turn into fierce combat when you play it using its cleverly built multiplayer mode.

You start as a tiny bubble, which can only absorb smaller bubbles. As you absorb other bubbles, you grow, being able to absorb larger bubbles, and so on. It may sound simple, but the game has a great atmosphere and a huge replayability (is that even a word?) because the levels are randomly generated each and every time you run the app.

Do yourself a favor and install this game. You will love the music and its gameplay. And those long hours of wait? They’ll pass in a jiffy – it’s a promise 🙂



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