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Your No-Nonsense apps


Memory is a basic human ability that allows us to recall past events and knowledge. It is a skill that we use every day. Help improve your memory and stay sharp with these applications available for iOs, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices.

Follow the Light (Blackberry)
Unlike the usual memory drills, this Blackberry app starts by just playing a tone and lighting a light. After the pause, it’s now your turn to repeat the tone and light pattern. An additional tone will add up the sequence if your answer is correct. There are 3 difficulty levels with millions of tone sequences.

Match It! (Windows)
Though others might find this app simple, this will surely bring lots of fun as you match up either images of cars, fruits, animals and fishes in a 4×4, 4×6, 4×8, 5×8 or 5×10 puzzle sizes.

Portrait Health Brain Teasers (iOS)
This tests your brain in 5 areas: word skills, critical thinking, memory, visual perception and coordination. Scores will be calculated at the end of every game and is updated regularly with new brainteasers for continuous sharpening of the brain.

Brain Fitness Pro (iOS)
Described by the New York Times as “like a boot camp for the brain,” this brain exercise app is said to increase IQ, focus, and short-term and long-term memory by more than 40% in less than 20 days with just 30 minutes of daily play.

Brain Workout (Android)
Memory, focus, reaction and accuracy are the 4 main areas this app analyzes to see if the brain is active. All you have to do is to simply tap the area of the brain you’d like to work out. Performance can be kept on track each play time. Comparing scores with friends and other players from different countries can also be done.

Brain Trainer (iOS)
Developed by Lumosity.com, this brain training app is designed as a 35 session course. Each consists of 3 different games that will test different mental abilities like memory, processing speeds, attention and problem solving. It also keeps a record of performance in each cognitive ability tested.

Remember Logos (Windows)
Like the name suggests, this app which is exclusive for Windows phones, helps you sharpen your memory by remembering at least 200 logos incorporated in 6 fun-filled game levels.

Brain Bomb (iOS)
With its claim that only 1% of the population is capable of solving their 180 training exercises, you can surely hone your memory, precision, visual judgment, reaction, speed and lateral thinking skills.

Brain Age Game (Android)
Aside from harnessing cognitive skills, this mobile game lets you know your brain age and memory age. You can also track your progress and compare scores with either your friends or other players from abroad.

Memory Trainer (Android)
This app, as mentioned in a Wired article: Researchers Develop Software That Makes You Smarter, exercises both the spatial and working memory, focus and chunking abilities. It also features N-back—a continuous performance task that according to several studies can increase fluid intelligence.