It's not often that I really want to write about an app, especially since the app review ecosystem is already so damn massive, but I wanted to share a seemingly lesser known app that really excites me. It's called "Shuffle My Life," and it rocks.
Shuffle My Life will generate things for you to do when you're out of ideas. It will take community generated task templates and randomize where it can. Some examples may be to take a walk for 10 minutes, or drive for two hours north and take a picture containing a lamp post. One of my favorites that I have seen was to put on an album, drive until it ends, then explore the area you end up in.
To get a new task, swipe left. You can sort tasks by length of time or cost. Some tasks are tiny, like "Take a drink of water," while some are big like "Go on a hike," which may list as a six hour activity.
The app is free for the most part, but upgrade for $0.99 USD to get some added functionality like saving tasks for later, or doing tasks as a group. Your progress is tracked as you do tasks, and you are rewarded with some internet points via Google Play Games as you complete tasks.
It's a fun solution to the "I'm bored, what should I do?" question. I like to think that there's almost never a good excuse to be bored, given how much is out there for us to do, but at the same time, I completely understand how hard it can be to come up with something to do, and "eh, Netflix?" answers that question all too often.
You can download Shuffle My Life on the Google Play Store