Illustration: ESB Professional (Shutterstock) The stress and upheaval of 2020 has sent all of us searching for different ways to cope. And while there is merit in seeking therapy , or striving to get outside more , or taking up a new hobby , many of have also turned to our devices to help ease the pressure. While recognizing the enormous privilege involved in suggesting that a computer program on a pricey smartphone can solve any of your problems, these are the apps that made our lives just a little bit…well, less bad over the past 12 months. We’d love to know which ones you recommend, too.