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Video • December 18, 2015

5 Apps for Staying In

These 5 apps will help you enjoy a night staying in

It’s about to be too cold to go outside, but that doesn’t mean you need to have a miserable season. Prepare to stay in all winter long with these 5 apps and services.

OPEN: Hi! I’m Netted’s Charlie Kaplan, and this is Netted Does.

INTRO: FOMO. It’s short for “Fear Of Missing Out,” that feeling you get when your friends are out at some party and you’re sitting at home watching Fixer Upper on HGTV.

Here’s another: SHANGO. Just made it up. It stands for Secretly Happy About Not Going Out, and it’s how you’ll feel all winter when you’re warm at home with these 5 apps and services.

Bringli: First there’s Bringli, possibly the most devious on the list. Bringli gets your friends to come to you, and has them bring fun stuff, like activities or beer, all under the loose excuse that you’re “planning an event.” SHANGO.

PillPack [Sponsor]: Then there’s PillPack. This service helps you stay home and healthy by delivering all of your prescriptions, vitamins, and OTCs to your door. Your medications are pre-sorted into clearly labeled, individual packets, based on when you take what. You’ll also get automatic shipments every two weeks, so you won’t run out. Skip the freezing cold trip to the drugstore this winter and let the modern pharmacy come to you.

Reverse Charades: OK, back to those friends you tricked into coming over. Now that they’re here, be a host! Entertain them with a game. Reverse Charades is available on your iPhone or Android device and gets everyone in the room involved.

Red Karaoke: This staying-in thing is so good, it makes you want to sing. Do it with friends, whether they’re at your place, elsewhere, or nonexistent, with Red Karaoke, a collaborative Karaoke network for shut-ins. SHANGO.

Overdrive: OK now, if you’re thinking… “What’s the point of staying in if I still have to see people?” Fair enough. Cuddle up alone with ebooks, audiobooks, and videos downloaded from your local library with Overdrive.

OUTRO: So don’t listen to your friends calling you lame for hibernating all winter. Instead, get cozy at home while you imagine them desperately trying to hail a cab in the hail… and repeat after me: SHANGO. SHANGO. SHANGO.