This app is for iOS users only. It helps in memorising numbers and facts faster. Users can also memorise phone numbers, quotes and other facts with the help of this app. This app lets users retest their progress with reminders and its trial is free of cost.
2. Lumosity on iOS and Lumosity on Android:
This is another app for brain-training which is based on scientific principles and is quite popular too. It comprises games and exercises so that different segments of your brain are trained like attention, memory and problem solving. The app also sets reminders to track your progress. The app is available across iOS and Android platforms.
3. Memory Trainer:
This is an Android app which is also a popular brain game. Its review is also quite good and it includes workout sessions to exercise spatial and visual memory and also increase concentration through matching kind of activities. This app is available for free, though with ads.
4. Real kakuro on Android and Real Kakuro on iOS:
Are you fond of Sudoku or similar kind of challenges? Then Kakuro is the best option for you. Its grids are more complex which help you identify digits in rows and columns based on sums. Its mathematics part is more complex than Sudoku and your mental mathematics as well as problem solving skills can get improved with this app. It's quite a popular app in this genre.
5. Math Tricks:
If you want to improve you speed in mathematics and learn more helpful mental tricks, then this is the app for you. It has problems and also step-by-step solutions to help your brain solve basic equations faster. It has separate sections for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This is an Android app and similar functions are provided by Mathemagics on iOS.
6. Duolingo on iOS and Duolingo on Android:
Your brain can learn a new language with this app which offers programs for both beginners and mid-level learners for around 20 languages like Spanish, German, French, Chinese etc. It has several games and it monitors progress meter too.
7. Brain Wave:
The Brain Wave app uses binaural beats and it motivates certain brain wave patterns to react specifically. It includes programs for brain training like sleeping, studying, critical thinking and more. Its beats are paired with nature noises and iTunes music.
8. Long Deep Breathing:
Breathing happens automatically but you need to train your brain to have control on your breath rate to ensure relaxation and minimum stress-level. This app uses some visual and audio mediums to help practice deep and slower breaths. A timer is present to help you in getting control over your breathing rate and it also offers verbal instructions for beginners.
9. Pomodoro Timer:
This app is based on scientifically proven Pomodoro technique to help you focus and manage energy to improve your productivity. With the app you can set a specific amount of time during which you can set a specific goal which you have to complete meeting the deadline. It reminds you to take a short break after the first deadline is met and then you can continue. When four such schedules of 25 minutes are completed, you are suggested to take a longer break. In this way you can better focus on your work.
This app has some games and activities which can enliven your mood and you feel happy. The app is a product of extensive research on psychology and neurology and the activities focus on skills like gratitude, self-confidence etc. This app holds a social angle too.