Although we love our social media apps and other fun games on our phones, they are not making us any smarter. In fact, they are probably making us dumber.
Try out these 20 apps to help your memory, challenge your IQ, and allow you to expand your brain.
This app will help you to improve your memory, while having fun at the same time. The $0.99 proceeds of the app go to supporting Alzheimer’s research.
With this app, you don’t even have to lift a finger to type for tracking and billing work hours. Simply tell it what to do with voice commands.
3. The New York Times Crossword
Crosswords make you smarter by expanding your vocabulary, making you think in different ways, and teach you to attack problems in different ways. This app has the same crosswords that are in the newspaper.
ATracker allows you to track everything that you do so you always know what to do and when to do it.
Blocks allows you to be a kid again and play with blocks that will improve your brain power. It requires logic.
With this free app, you can find the good food that actually tastes good, you can eat healthy and be happy. It allows you to scan items for nutritional information, and find out what foods are best for you.
If you love astounding people with oddball facts, then Owl is perfect for you, giving you one fun fact every day.
8. Atlas by Collins
Atlas by Collins allows you to travel the world with a flick of your finger. You can learn about the world using nine globes, and a variety of maps.
Cloudswave enables you to become a smart spender, by giving you all the software and web applications for your business and your personal life.
Reading is the best thing you can do for your brain, and iBooks is a must have.
SmartThings lets you control all of the devices in your home with this app that turns your smartphone into a remote.
12. Personal Zen
Playing personal Zen actually retrains your brain to lower stress and anxiety.
13. Fit Brains Trainer
Fit Brains Trainer increasing your short-term memory by building your cognitive reserve and increasing brain performance.
To prove your intelligence, you need to memorize interesting and important words and facts, which helps to improve your memory.
15. Luminosity Mobile
Luminosity increases your attention span, which many of us lack, and increases your work performance through fun games and puzzles.
Casual enables you to handle tasks and projects in a new way- you can plan your tasks by drawing them as a flowchart, which helps you visualize dependencies between tasks.
17. Critical Thinking University Think-O-Meter
This app gives you hypothetical situations to study, and then you get quizzed on what you remember.
With Flipboard, you are always in the know, because it makes it easy to get the latest news as it is happening.
19. Brain Workshop
Brain Workshop is a desktop app that you can use to improve your brain power.
20. Clockwork Brain
Clockwork brain gives you tons of puzzles to allow your brain to perform mental aerobics.
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