Whether you are bored at home alone or hanging out with friends, reading fun facts about all sorts of topics can be entertaining. Some call it “useless trivia,” but little tidbits of information that teach you something you did not know before can be interesting and even a great way to kill time. Here are four apps to get you started.
Get the really cool facts
This one obviously contains a ton of facts and information. Each fact is on a page-type display, so you just swipe up to go to the next page and down to visit the previous one. There is one numbered fact per page and you can share them via text message, email, or to your preferred social media sites.
You can also save facts to your favorites. If you come across some that you want to refer back to, this is a nice feature. You can also jump to a particular fact number or click to verify the fact. If you choose to verify it, a Google search results page will display with links to sites confirming the information.
The 10,500+ Cool Facts app is available for free on the App Store. It is ad-supported and designed for both iPhone and iPad.
Get some truly awesome facts
For another app with thousands of facts, this is a good choice. The interface is extremely simple. Just swipe up and down or tap to view facts. You can star those you like to mark them as favorites. Rotating your screen will bring up a search box and options to tell a friend or email the current fact. Unfortunately, I could not get these options to work for me, however, the app still provides many facts to browse through.
9,000 Awesome Facts and Laws is currently available for the iPhone at $0.99 on the App Store.
Get totally random facts
From Snapp Development is the Random Facts!!! app. This one has some fun facts as well, with many being statistical and regional. You can add facts to your favorites to reference later and moving through each one is done by tapping.
Random Facts!!! is ad-supported, compatible with iPhone, and available for free on the App Store.
Just the facts, please
This app provides different categories for you to choose from instead of just random topics. You can choose from animals, bad predictions, health and body, humans, politics, science, superstition, or states. There is also a catch-all miscellaneous category. Each of the facts is displayed with a photo and moving through them is done with a tap. You can view them in a sequence or random order.
Facts is available for iPhone, is ad-supported, and is currently free on the App Store.
So, if you are looking for fun facts or interesting trivia, these apps deliver. Remember, they are not games or quizzes, but just light entertaining apps that provide facts.