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Many of us are spending more time indoors at our Carrington Oaks Apartments in Buda, TX. This means we may miss the time spent with friends and family. Fortunately, there are applications that will help keep you connected to the ones you love.


Houseparty is a fun face-to-face social app that allows you to "party" with your friends via a simple interface. Similar to other applications, Houseparty allows you to connect for a video chat experience. However, Houseparty bumps up the fun by including some in-app games like trivia. This app is free and available for Android and Apple.


The developers of the Marco Polo app describe their product like a video "walk-talkie." On this app, messages and videos are sent and can be viewed as they happen. So instead of a live chat, it's a stream of real-time videos and messages. Some users may prefer this format, especially if they get stressed by traditional video conferencing interfaces.

The Marco Polo app is free in the app store and can be upgraded to a premium version. This app is currently only available for iPhone and iPad.


In line with more well-known apps, Bluejeans provides a platform that can be used for business. But it’s also a prime option for when you want to video conference a brunch with friends. The video is crystal-clear, making this a preferred video conferencing tool. With Bluejeans, you can be buttoned up for business, but let your hair down with friends. Bluejeans also has more privacy features, than Houseparty and Marco Polo.

The Bluejeans app starts at $9.99 a month, USD, but does have a free trial so you can sample the service. The app is also compatible with all operating systems.

While it may seem like a time when we're disconnected, we're closer than ever. So grab your favorite drink, and your fancy pajamas, enjoy a night in with these great apps.

Are you searching for an apartment in Buda, TX? Contact us today and we would be happy to find an Olympus community for you.