Fight the End-of-Summer Blues with these 3 apps

Minions — End of Summer Apps

Tomorrow, dear readers, is August. Are you feeling that summertime sadness yet? (We are!) But, with your smartphone in your hand, there’s no need to fear. Grab a friend or a relaxing park bench and dive into these apps. They’re sure to put a smile on your face and keep you entertained through the heat wave.


Feeling a little bored? Need to be entertained? Buzzfeed has got you covered, with the latest news, stories and quizzes. Share your favorites with Email, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest– or bookmark the posts you want to come back to. It’s sure to leave you smiling.

We also love: StumbleUpon, where you get a mix of photos, articles, quotes, art, videos and more based on your interests.

Buzzfeed and StumbleUpon are free on iTunes and Google Play.


Selfie. Video. Lip-synching. Interested? Dubsmash is a lip-synching app that allows users to recreate movie scenes or music videos by recording their own videos over audio clips. Users can either upload sounds themselves or choose from a long list of clips available, including Saturday Night Live, Austin Powers, and other popular TV shows, movies, songs and musicals. What are you waiting for? Get to lip-synching.

We also love: Crazy Helium Booth, an app sure to spread the laughs. Create videos with funny video and sound effects, like making your head look like an alien and your voice sound like a chipmunk.

Dubsmash is free on iTunes and Google Play. Crazy Helium Booth is $1.99 on iTunes and $1.50 on Google Play. Also available: Crazy Helium Booth Lite is free on iTunes and Google Play.


Check out 9GAG for a gaggle of funny GIFs, pictures, videos and memes. Better yet, join in discussions about your favorites and add a fun collection of your own. You’ll be laughing all day.

We also love: LOL Pics, an app that– you guessed it!– will make you laugh out loud at pictures.

9GAG and LOL Pics are free on iTunes and Google Play.