One thing to be grateful for during this pandemic is technology. When we’re all staying home, it’s great to have a smart phone with tons of cool apps to keep us busy. Most of the apps I have on my phone are used to make my life easier and more convenient.
As much as I love cooking, it’s not as fun when you’re just cooking for yourself. I love that I can order great food and have it delivered to my house. Some of my favorite apps are Uber Eats, DoorDash and GrubHub. I use them a lot. It’s great cause you can eat at restaurants that don’t normally deliver. You can’t beat good food.
When it comes to entertainment apps, I use Facebook a lot. I like Pandora because I can play music for free. There’s also a few games I like to play when I’m traveling. Those apps make the time go faster when I’m flying.
There’s a lot of great apps out there designed specifically for veterans. The VA Online Scheduling app is convenient for guys who need to request appointments with their local VA. There’s also apps designed to help veterans cope with specific issues, such as PTSD, anger management or insomnia. It’s convenient for guys who need the help and it’s all right there on their smart phones.
There is one app I use that is designed to help blind people. It’s called Be My Eyes. If someone is blind and they need help accomplishing a task, they can call me on FaceTime and I help them with whatever they need to do, because I can see them and their surroundings through their phone. I think it’s pretty cool and it gives us all way to help each other as a society.
About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.