5 Apps to make your Summer Vacations ‘Happy’!

Meritnation|May 30th, 2015 04:34pm

Summer vacations, the most eagerly awaited time of the year for students, is finally here! Everyone must be searching for activities to unwind from the daily stresses of student life laden with tests, tuition and homework. Summer vacations are also one of the few opportunities when students can take out some time to learn new things and take part in interesting activities.

Today’s students have the advantage of utilizing all the benefits that digital technology has to offer. Most of us are addicted to our computers, tablets and phones. Why not make use of some amazing apps designed to help students relax, unwind and at the same time develop skills that are useful in the long run.


Here are some recommendations:


Happify (iOS and Android) – Up Your Happiness Quotient 🙂

Students face stress everyday with tests, exams and homework. Well, here is an app that gives you just the respite you need. For an app like Happify, there couldn’t have been a more apt name. Happify helps you ‘elevate your happiness’ and make you feel better. Happify focusses on building users’ emotional intelligence and develop a positive attitude in life. The app contains small quizzes, guided meditation, etc., that evoke happiness skills’ such as thankfulness, empathy, giving and serenity.

Pandora – Create Your Own Radio Channel & Share with Friends

Pandora is a revolutionary radio app that lets users create stations based on their preferred artists, bands and composers. Students can create their own personalized channel and share with friends, without having to look for favourites.


TED – For Great Ideas from the World’s Most Fascinating People!

TED is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”. The app helps you learn and think about several relevant topics for today’s society, and develop newer ideas about the same. Brilliant doctors, artists, game designers, writers and scientists are changing the world with ideas. TED helps students stay informed on the new age ideas and developments happening around the world.

Sudoku – Sharpen your Analytic Abilities & Play with Friends

The game needs no introduction today. Sudoku has become a challenger to the all time favourite Crossword puzzle and there are several versions of the game available on app stores. The puzzle stresses on application of logic and pattern seeking. The app develops the ability to think analytically and keeps the mind active. Students can have Sudoku competitions within their friend groups.

Apps for Puzzles

Aldiko – Free ebooks for your Summer Holidays!

Aldiko, in addition to an ebook reader, provides free access to ebooks. Use it to browse and download from thousands of free classics and modern works and read them right on your Android smartphones and tablets.


Hope the above list helps you with spice up your summer vacations and pick up new skills.

Happy Holidays!

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  • 1. ktktktkt@oeoe.com  |  January 10th, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    good job

  • 2. Harsh Saini  |  September 25th, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Will surely download them

  • 3. Shaheena Sheikh  |  June 27th, 2015 at 8:20 am



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