Gadget Hacks' Pandemic Prep: Apps, Info & Services to Keep You Safe & Productive

Apps, Info & Services to Keep You Safe & Productive

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, counties, cities, and states are closing down businesses, events, and schools that aren't absolutely necessary. Some companies around the US are recommending or requiring employees to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. If you're stuck at home, there are apps and services to help you make it through a lockdown.

There are apps for many things to help get through crises, whether it's an Android, iOS, or web app. These include everything from coronavirus news to getting medical help from home and shopping while isolated or quarantined. Listed below are guides related directly to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as ones that can keep life going while stuck at home. We'll keep adding to the list, so come back to see what else your iPhone or Android smartphone can help with during a state of emergency.

Coronavirus Updates




Chatting & Video Conferencing

For Kids


Movies & TV



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