The coronavirus outbreak is affecting all of our lives in one way or another. The biggest effect is that many people are now working from home or just stuck at home to stop the spread of the virus. Thankfully, many companies have been offering free access to games and apps to help keep you productive and entertained in these strange times.
Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite apps and games that are temporarily free during the coronavirus quarantine. We will update this post when and if more apps and services become available. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for more apps and games that are temporarily discounted (but not free).
Free apps and software
- Headspace — The popular meditation and relaxation app released a free “weathering the storm” program and is offering Headspace Plus for free to healthcare professionals.
- AnyMeeting — Intermedia’s video conferencing and webinar service is free for all businesses until the end of the year to support remote workers.
- Centr – You can try out this mobile fitness service, founded by Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, for free for six weeks.
- Cisco Webex — Cisco’s premier business conferencing software is expanding its free plan for all businesses for the next 90 days.
- Discord — The popular game-themed chat software service is expanding its Go Live streaming and screen share limit from 10 to 50 people for the next few months.
- Final Cut Pro X – Apple has expanded the free trial period for its professional video editing software from 30 days to 90 days.
- Fitbit — The fitness wearable company is offering new users 90 days of Fitbit Premium for free. It normally costs $9.99 a month.
- Google Hangouts Meet — G Suite users can now access premium Google Hangout Meet features, including larger audiences and the ability to save streams, until July 1.
- Microsoft Teams — Microsoft is offering free access to the paid tier of its business messaging app and software for six months. It normally costs $5 a month.
- Nikon School – From now until April 30, Nikon is offering its online photography classes for free. Each class is normally priced at between $10 to $50.
- Reaper — This digital audio workstation software normally costs as much as $225 to license. However, the developer is offering a free license for all until June 30.
- Peloton — Looking for ways to stay in shape while stuck at home? Peloton is offering access to its boutique home fitness programs for 90 days.
- Tinder Passport — Passport is a paid Tinder feature that lets you connect with other singles across the world instead of just your local area. It’s available for free until April 30.
Temporarily free games
Games are one of the best ways to pass the time while stuck at home, and a bunch of developers have made their games temporarily free during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are our favorites:
We are putting this in a special section because this download will give you not one, not two, but 30 games for free. This bundle is part of Gameloft’s 20th anniversary of selling mobile games. Many of these games may have some, well, dated graphics, but they all still play well. All of them have been reformatted and recoded for touch controls for modern smartphones. Here’s the full list:
- Brain Challenge 3: Think Again!
- Diamond Rush
- Detective Ridley and the Mysterious Enigma
- Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A.
- Zombie Infection
- Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
- N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
- Wild West Guns
- Alien Quarantine
- My Life in New York
- Vampire Romance
- Miami Nights 2: The City is Yours!
- Fashion Icon
- Date or Ditch 2
- High School Hook Ups
- Soul of Darkness
- Hero of Sparta
- Cannon Rats
- Block Breaker Deluxe 2
- Block Breaker 3 Unlimited
- Motocross: Trial Extreme
- Platinum Solitaire 3
- Texas Hold’em Poker
- Midnight Bowling 3
- Midnight Pool
- Avalanche Snowboarding
- KO Legends
Click here to download Gameloft Classics