Top 10 apps for a rainy day

Don’t let the weather affect your plans this summer. When the clouds gather, take cover under this list of your new favourite Mobile Apps for your Surface, PC, and Windows Phone, to ensure you have a productively fun day of entertainment at home.

Audible – Rain is the perfect background track to the words of your new favourite book. Reading and rain – is there a better combination? Listen any time you are working on something else, or if you would just like to relax and rest your eyes after a long week. Audible contains a library of hundreds digital audio books. Multitasking? Download Audible to listen to an audio book while you are indoors on a rainy day, working around your home, walking, commuting, or driving.

Wordament – Keep your mind busy with a real-time continuous word tournament. Players compete on the same board with everyone at once. Rounds offer challenges such as two- and three-letter tiles, themed words, speed rounds and more. You can be a champion in many ways: find the most words possible, earn the best score, find the longest words, defeat your Frenemies, or beat your top score.

Microsoft Jigsaw – If the rain is keeping you stuck inside, keep busy by playing hundreds of creative puzzles. Intuitive controls make Microsoft Jigsaw great on your mouse & keyboard and excellent on a touchscreen. With multiple game modes, downloadable puzzle packs, and the ability to create your own custom puzzles, you will never run out of things to do.

Khan Academy – Learn something new everyday! You should always be continuing your self-education, and a rainy day is the perfect time to refresh, and even learn something new on your favourite topics. Khan Academy is a learning and education app that allows you to learn almost anything, including maths, science, finance, history and many more. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, or returning to the classroom after 20 years. Choose from an extensive library of topics and categories.

Fresh Paint – Set your creativity free even when indoors, with Fresh Paint. This free app includes oil, watercolours, pencils and all the tools you need to paint. Create original masterpieces, turn photos into beautiful paintings, choose a colouring page for kids or make a framed canvas print. Create whatever you imagine with Fresh Paint – the ultimate canvas for your big ideas.

Nokia Creative Studio – Use this rainy day time inside to beautify some of your best photos. Turn any picture into a masterpiece with Nokia Creative Studio. Use a range of filters to give a professional finish to your photos and blur the background to add depth. You can also choose from a number of enhancements including brightness, colour tone, vibrancy and clarity, or simply crop and rotate.

Music Maker Jam – When the weather outside is frightful, the atmosphere inside is still delightful. Now you can make your own amazing tracks – start combining sounds to make your own songs. Choose from a wide range of professionally produced loops and arrange them any way you want on up to eight tracks. Change the tempo, adjust the pitch and mix your songs using cool real time effects. Ready for a remix? Just shake your tablet to reorder the tracks and create a unique version of your song. It’s a great way to find some inspiration for your next jam session!

All Recipes – What better time to experiment in the kitchen than a rainy weekend? Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner is a fun and useful recipe app from one of the world’s top food sites, delivering thousands of our members’ favourite quick and easy recipes to your Windows Phone device.

Skype – If you’re forced to stay inside because of the rainy weather, spend some quality time reconnecting with loved ones. Make free Skype to Skype video and voice calls, on your phone, computer or tablet, as well as send instant messages to friends and family around the world.

Movie Showtime – The cinema is the perfect place to go on a rainy day, especially with a group of friends. Movie Showtime is an application dedicated to moviegoers on duty. It offers its user a list of movies in major theatres, with information about how each rating, details about the actors and more. It also shows the closest theatres where the movie is being viewed. If you are a film fanatic, catch up on the latest releases and see where they are playing with Movie Showtime.

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