5 best apps to use while you are, um … downloading

If you’re like two-thirds of people in Australia, you too fiddle around with
your smartphone in the bathroom while taking care of business.

It’s disgusting, but nothing to be ashamed of… as long as you’re properly cleaning your phone every once in a while. But there are better ways to pass your the time on the porcelain throne besides catching up on Instagram and Snapchat. Here are 5 other apps worth firing up as you go.

 

Wicked TV1. Swipe your way to better binge-watching options
The app: MightyTV
iOS: Free

Answering the cries from those of us addicted to Netflix, Stan, etc etc. MightyTV uses a Tinder-esque swiping interface to help match you with shows and movies you’d most likely want to watch next on all the streaming services you’re subscribed to. The more you swipe, the more its nifty algorithm learns your tastes and preferences, and it’s pretty damn fun — we tried it.

Imgur Screenshot via ImgurShutterstock2. Giggle like a schoolgirl
The app: Imgur
iOS: Free
Android: Free

The internet’s favourite image-hosting platform makes for one hell of an entertaining place to spend a few minutes. What better time to check in on the hilarious photos and memes of the moment than during that precious time you have to yourself on the can?

toilet time3. Play a game you’ll finish by the time you… finish
The app: Toilet Time
iOS: Free
Android: Free

A whole suite of bathroom-related games designed to be played — and finished — by the time you’re done on the toilet. Ahhhh, technology.

NEKO Screenshot via Neko AtsumeShutterstock4. Indulge in your cat-collecting addiction
The app: Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
iOS: Free
Android: Free

Let’s face it, if you’ve already downloaded this weird and ridiculous Japanese app, you’re undoubtedly checking in on it every time you go to the loo. If you haven’t, you’re missing out on a thrilling virtual cat-collecting trend that’s hooked a whole bunch of otherwise normal adults.

tmg-article_tall5. Beef up your brainpower
The app: Peak
iOS: Free
Android: Free

Feel like indulging in self-improvement as you lounge in the loo? This gamified brain-training app — developed by neuroscientists and gaming experts — is designed to enhance your cognitive skills by subjecting you to quick challenges, puzzles, and games