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Top Android Apps for the Brain

Updated on July 01, 2013

My Top Android Apps for the Brain: Charge Your phone then Charge your Mind!

Why am I sharing my Top Android Apps for the Brain? Because I spend a lot of time (ok, admittedly money as well) trying out the newest Android Apps ranging in spectrum from gemstones and crystals to workout tracking software. However, one of my favorite areas of practice and understanding involves our brains, how they work and how we can use this knowledge to increase our whole selves. Basically: Self Improvement Technology.

Here is a list, that will grow as I do, of my favorite Brain specific Android Apps. Take a look and try some of them out. I am going to include both free and paid apps because some people are thriftier than others. The point will be to highlight how these apps work so that you spend less time searching for these things and more time benefiting from them:

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~ Better Recall allowing you to remember the points you are making in a discussion and bring them up quickly.

~ Save time by training on the bus or train, more time for leisure when you get home

~ Stay sharp and improve your hand/eye coordination giving safer driving, more confidence in your sports abilities, from just pickup ball to more competitive sports

~ Entertainment and brain improvement: Stay motivated to continue your progress by trying new games, new techniques and allow your brain to work at its full potential: Problems seem smaller and easier and your everyday awareness increases.

These may sound a bit dramatic but these are actually benefits I have seen myself using brain training tools. Catching kids out of the corner of my eye while driving. Adding just a fraction of a second to our thought speed or reactions adds up over all the things we encounter and do all day. When I feel my wit dangling at its end a quick brain exercise or game is all I need to refresh myself. Oh and Jeopardy answers come more quickly... no joke.

...... Here we will start with the your mind and your phone!

Brain Training, Educational, and Memory Improvement Apps

Obviously designed for mobility, these apps are great for keeping your brain sharp when you have a bit of free time. Commutes on the train, waiting for an appointment, a quick break at work. These are all great times to take a few minutes and play some memory games, or reflex games, anything to keep your mind active and alert. Enjoy!

  1. Memory Trainer by Urbian - 4/5 stars 5,000,000+ downloads
  2. Matchup by Magma Mobile -4.5/5 stars 500,000+ downloads
  3. Memory by Jasper De Keuzer - 4/5 stars 1,000,000+ downloads
  4. Classic Simon by Mobikats LTD - 4.5/5 stars 1,000,000+ downloads
  5. Brain Genius Deluxe by Glu Mobile - 4/5 star 1,000,000+ downloads
  6. Find Differences by Pinecone Software 4/5 stars 5,000,000+ downloads
  7. PowerVocab by Applimobile 4.5/5 stars 1,000+ downloads

Best Android Apps for Binaural Beats

Binaural Beats are used to encourage/change our particular brain wave state. What this means is that for tasks like sleep or studying there are particular brainwaves, and mixture of these brainwaves as well, that are found. By introducing a pulse, or cycle of sound the brain will automatically, through entrainment, start to match the frequency of this pulse/sound cycle. The cell phone (handheld computer) is really a great benefactor as it portable nature allows you to carry around these binaural beats in the palm of your hand. So sitting down to study can easily be enhanced by firing up an app and putting on your headphones. Or help lull you to sleep at night.

Android Brain Game and Puzzle Apps - ...games that make you use your noodle

Some of the coolest games in the Android Market also act as amazing brain training fun. The incredibly advanced graphics as well as a creative presentation allow the makers of the games to mask the fact that you are learning! This is only half a joke really, it is actually a wonderful thing to have fun while learning, in fact that is the way it should be anyway.

  1. Apparatus by Bithack - 4/5 stars 100,000+ downloads
  2. Cut the Rope by Zeptolab- 4/5 stars 500,000+ downloads
  3. Greedy Spiders by Blyts- 5/5 stars 10,000+ downloads
  4. Bejeweled 2 by Electronic Arts - 4/5 stars 100,000+ downloads
  5. Clowning Around Puzzle Game by Ace Viral- 4.5/5 stars 10,000+ downloads

Addictive Puzzle Games - Use with caution!

The brain apps I have already mentioned are geared more toward actual brain training and improvement, though some definitely more game-heavy than brain-heavy. But the benefits are still more obvious. Here I will feed a guilty pleasure of all of us.... the addictive puzzle game apps. These are the games that no doubt involve some problem solving skills, but the play itself overtakes the benefits after a while and you find yourself playing for hours! It happens, don't worry. Obviously though this could cause some harm in other areas of your life, so use these games with caution!

What phone do I use? - HTC Thunderbolt

I originally bought a blackberry years ago, when they were leading the smartphone fight. I loved it, it was a small Blackberry Pearl... it was great for a few months but quickly outdated with new touchscreen phones with 2 times the power. So I moved to the Blackberry Storm.... it was ok but very very buggy, though still a force to be reckoned with. But with the iPhone and Android moving quickly I jumped ship, a move I am glad I made, to Android and went straight to the HTC Incredible... amazing phone I have to say. A workhorse and a beautiful phone...with terrible battery life. But that thing was great. So once that phone, after me rooting it and basically pushing it to its limits, went to the beautiful phone graveyard in the sky, I moved to my current phone.

The HTC Thunderbolt... amazing. You can find at it at Amazon here. This is a powerful device, and plenty worthy and packed with function that I will not be rooting this phone for a time to come. It runs smoothly and beautifully.

Bookmark! Content Updated Going Forward

Follow @lifetechwizard for news of the updates

This is the top list right now as I wanted to post the best. Going forward there will be apps added under different categories related to the brain. The next top Anroid Apps will be guitarist and musician android apps... stay tuned @lifetechwizard.

Brain Enhancement Products - There are a lot of possibilities out there! Find Yours.

You really can never go wrong when you invest in yourself. The dividends paid later are a more balanced life and happier enjoyment of your everyday task, and the ability to create what is in your dreams. Keep striving for excellence.

Help me grow this list with group knowledge. I will check out recommended apps and post as necessary. Please do not be offended if your suggestion does not show up... most likely I am just working on other projects have will be shortly back to this lens for updating. The smartphone community thanks you.

Please Share Your Favorite Android Brain App - Time to shine...

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      I don't know any app I could recommend, but I can recommend adding links to Android Market so that visitors can quickly learn more about the apps and see screenshots.

      For example, the link for the app no. one, Memory Trainer, is this: https://market.android.com/details?id=org.urbian.a...

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      modernchakra 5 years ago

      @dogface lm: Dogface, thank you very much for the suggestion. I have updated the lens thanks to your suggestions, and a little embarrassed for not doing this to begin with ;) Thanks again!

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      alltoglory 5 years ago

      I love brain games! My favorite is brain genuis which you've already mentioned.

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      garip1 5 years ago

      interestting

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Those are some really good apps for guitarists (and other instrumentalists). Great lens!

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      chefdave12118 5 years ago

      Awesome list! I should probably put Angry Birds and ROM Manager away and play these a little more often. More Exercise for my brain and less for my thumbs :P. This is why I love Android :)

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      modernchakra 5 years ago

      @chefdave12118: I try to balance the Angry Birds/Fruit Ninja like games with the the brain training... though there is definite problem solving in Angry Birds (unless you are a fling and pray type player, which is just pure fun). I bet your thumbs can fight crime as super hero duo now... just sayin'

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      modernchakra 5 years ago

      @Edutopia: The cost effectiveness is truly amazing too. A tuner, a metronome, beats machine, recording device... while still not top of the line, would run you a small fortune, I know I have all those things....! pre-Android of course. Glad you enjoyed and commented, much appreciated.

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      modernchakra 5 years ago

      @abfinger: Thanks for coming by! Glad you enjoyed.

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      ronaldpakasi 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing...great lens!

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      Ken McVay 5 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia

      Interesting stuff - just downloaded a few of the apps you recommended. Visit my app reviews soon!

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      PaulRyan 5 years ago

      My brain needs training, especially doing these braindead night shifts. I'll check out some of the apps! Thanks.

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Loved Your Lens! You really put a lot of good information in it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great collection, thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great..I'll check out..Thanks!!

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      yournewphone 4 years ago

      nice lense, i think my brain could do with a good workout!

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      MarkTrueman 4 years ago

      hahah this was a fun read, def a very unique post! just squid liked it :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I like HTC

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice collection of best android apps :)

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      Dhanaiah

      http://www.bestofandroid.com/

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      JDEEZY 4 years ago

      nice lens, but by the time i'm done with my brain its got nothing left to give.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      There is a new named "Know Crap App". It's fun.

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      TechDad 4 years ago

      Cool. Just downloaded the first app in the list. Bookmarked, will come back here.

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      knowledgemeister 4 years ago

      Very nice collection. I'm particularly fond of Lumosity, I use their site almost everyday to 'exercise' the brain. A good round of chess is not to be underrated as a way to do the same. Check out gameknot dot com for that.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi thanks for this list of android brain apps, you have a very good collection.

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      jmchaconne 4 years ago

      Great lens, especially the tip about Lumosity. I'm writing a lens about smartphones, sometimes I think they are smarter than the people who use them

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      steph-naylor 4 years ago

      Super Lens! :)

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      modernchakra 4 years ago

      @steph-naylor: Thank you!

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      modernchakra 4 years ago

      @jmchaconne: There are definitely times I feel the same way.... hopefully these apps will help!

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      modernchakra 4 years ago

      @flinnie lm: thank you!

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      modernchakra 4 years ago

      @knowledgemeister: Chess is a great idea as well... I really enjoy the Lumosity games... quite enjoyable for a brain workout.

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      modernchakra 4 years ago

      @TechDad: I am glad you enjoyed... countless hours playing/learning with these apps.

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      DMVAgent 4 years ago

      twisting, indeed. :)

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      Adam Turner 4 years ago

      Thanks for great lens!

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      zone27 4 years ago

      Excellent Lens!

      Plus, if anyone wants to do something amazing with their Smart Phones, Consider flying a RC Helicopter for Beginner.

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      Andrej977 LM 4 years ago

      Great lens!

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      erickurniawan 4 years ago

      Excellent..

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      Madpineapple 4 years ago

      Cool apps Ill be sure to try some of them out. Overall a great lens :)

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      Madpineapple 4 years ago

      Cool apps Ill be sure to try some of them out. Overall a great lens :)

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      justPets 4 years ago

      Android phones are really good for entertainment. Nice lens for sharing the applications. Do the applications, may it be free or paid, have to be in specific version of its software so that it will run properly?

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      tedge 4 years ago

      There's also a quite good memory improving app that You could add. (link: http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Matrix-Improve-Your/d... )

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      arisha-burman 4 years ago

      Hey Guys!

      Nice list thanks for sharing..

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      modernchakra 4 years ago

      @justPets: When downloading on your device the Google store will download the correct version, if available to your phone, or let you know it isn't compatible. This a problem I rarely hear. If it is published it most likely already compatible with any device. There may be older phones that don't allow the download.

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      blog4mavenlink 4 years ago

      Great apps for brain ! hope to see more

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      jessefutch 4 years ago

      Find Differences is tons-O-fun! Great list.

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      NewUsedCarsSacramento 4 years ago

      Great apps to increase the strength of your brain...

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      NewUsedCarsSacramento 4 years ago

      Great apps to increase the strength of your brain...

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      Joh2xny 4 years ago

      Great lens, very useful!

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      Geekytricky 4 years ago

      what if i say diamond dash! I love it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      "The World's Ultimate Brain" is awesome, you should put it on the list :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Check out Slay - just been released. its an awesome strategy game.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nicely curated, ModernChakra!

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      360technosoft 4 years ago

      Great lens you have created..i liked it...

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      Rhohm 4 years ago

      Android rules, and I just want to thank you for this list...

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      Gadgetlesstech 4 years ago

      Thanks for list...I will be sure to add a few of these to my devices

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      birro02 4 years ago

      Thak you for sharing this list.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love apparatus, it keeps me busy when i was waiting.

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      Neil Spencer 4 years ago from uk

      This is a great lens and I have clicked on the like button for you. Please check out my lenses as I'm a n00b and need peoples thoughts :-)

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      GeekGirl1 4 years ago

      Brave Temple Run! i can't seem to stop playing this game. so easy and the visual is also very enticing

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      WNJ631 LM 4 years ago

      I've tried Memory Trainer before, it was kinda fun! It really helped during the slow season at my "real" job ; )

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      FashionMommy 4 years ago

      i have the logo quiz. great when waiting!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the useful lens!

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      latishaalford 4 years ago

      I love brain app food!

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      murukanmpillai 4 years ago

      Cute lens buddy. My 3d brain lens also engages this thoughts www.squidoo.com/hurrah-my-3d-brain-works

      Please check mine too. its interesting one...

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      MourieJ 4 years ago

      amazing lens...i so interested with games app. to all...please advise my lens at http://www.squidoo.com/great-android-phones-evolut... ... thanks for all!!!

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Great stuff here - always good to have stuff for your brain!

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      PearlieD 4 years ago

      Great lens I have not discovered Android apps that much yet but I will absolutely check this one out, great lens.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Sorry I don't have one because I don't have a cell, but they do look fun and useful.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't know if it works for Android, but I love Lumosity. Just found out about it ... it's a website that makes you play strategic games that help you maximise your brain power. Found it on Mevvy. But then there is this TED talk where Daphne Bavelier explains that any type of video game enhances your brain power - Really interesting topic!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks dude, i was trying to find lumosity for android but its only for apple for now =( we should all leave them a comment about making an android app LOL

      anyway Again thanks for the info dude

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: yeah right now they don't have it for android just yet..we should let lumosity know that we want it on our OS =)

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      mistaben 4 years ago

      Thank you for excellent lens!

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      sezerbusiness 4 years ago

      great lens! Thanks!

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      JaneWatson 4 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      richdreamway 4 years ago

      I used Memory, it's such a good app!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Really, lens deserves thumbs up.

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      LindaFoster LM 4 years ago

      Great lens, I could certainly use some of these apps to improve my terrible memory. Thanks for sharing :)

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      tssfacts 4 years ago

      You have some great information on keeping the brain active and learning.

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      nalim007 4 years ago

      Thx! Finally found what I was looking for.

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      stephenasaunders 4 years ago

      Cool lens info, will stop by later on to check out again!

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      CornellMarCom LM 4 years ago

      GREAT! The info is fantastic.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love these brain games - keeps us sharp! :>)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Try "50 STONES" - a unique and refreshingly different brain game, which immediately prompts player's ambition.

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      this is a lot of great apps, thanks for compiling this!! :)

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      RLWalker LM 4 years ago

      Thanks for this!

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      mattguider 4 years ago

      Really nice guide. Thank you. You saved me some time that I would have to spend on researching.

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      BuyAndStoreGold 4 years ago

      Great ideas; the mind goes soft without exercising it

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      spencerharry80 lm 4 years ago

      amazing lens... It is quite beautifully made and is very impressive and informative. Thanks dear

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens! I'm alredy downloading some of these apps!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      good information

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      good information

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      hideki7771 4 years ago

      Interesting information here. Thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great information lens!!! I am really going to workout on these ideas....I am really helpful with these activities...which charge up brain...

      www.autobahnindustries.com

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      drillcolarslips 4 years ago

      amazing apps! i love it. Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more

      informative posts. Thank you for sharing great information to us.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts.

      Thank you for sharing great information to us. I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic

      www.autobahnindustries.com/bit_breaker.php

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      Sana139 4 years ago

      Good Information!!!

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      wpmann 4 years ago

      Evernote is probably my favorite Android app. It is a way for me to keep track of all those little bits of information that I need (similar to the way I use Notes in Outlook), as well as more meaty stuff. Because it shares info across all my devices, it makes it much easier to keep track of thoughts wherever they occur and for them to be available wherever I am.

      Keep the brain apps coming!

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      Very nice lens. I don't have an Android device but do use Lumosity. Would never have thought of Angry Birds as an app for the brain, but I will say it is addicting.

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      MusicMadness LM 4 years ago

      Great collection of android apps. I just got a Samsung S3, and am still learning my way around it, but I think I'll be installing some of the ones you have here.

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      ajayonline 3 years ago

      Very Nice Lens

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Try new game DROP THEM ALL (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=by.bsa.barrel).

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      well, nice. apps, there are so many, choosing good one is difficult job

      android13.mywapblog.com

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      JULpiala 3 years ago

      cool dude!

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      wleon63 3 years ago

      Good lens, this one. I have two Android devices on the go right now - Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Sony Xperia Z. Both are fantastic. I used to have a Blackberry but found that the screen was way too small for my liking. I then progressed to an Iphone 3gs and it was the worst mistake so far. Nothing but trouble with it. My two devices I have right now, have been great so far. Great lens, keep up the good work.

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      heshamtecom 3 years ago

      I like 7x7, it makes me think pro-actively, and kill my train journey as well.

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      heshamtecom 3 years ago

      I like 7x7, it makes me think pro-actively, and kill my train journey as well.

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      Gosupress LM 3 years ago

      Nice lens, I better get a few of those apps as I like the wine a little too much.

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      JamesRoberts 3 years ago

      Very nice lens indeed and very inspiring. I hope to be able to make mine as well written and informative as yours one day :)

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      wolvyz 3 years ago

      I have to try out some of these apps.

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      weballan 3 years ago

      Great lens. Thank you for sharing with us. Definitely will get one of these apps for my brain stimulation. Everyone needs one sooner or later. For me better sooner than later.

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      Therestlesssoul 3 years ago

      I have tried few apps listed here, they are great. Nice lens

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      MissRubyStars 3 years ago

      What a great use of time instead of spending time on some other apps I can think of! :)

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      kaseyrivenburgh 3 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Collection of apps was too good and useful too. It is better to go with these kinds of apps which could entertain as well as educate us. On my view within some years people would forget about television and Smart phone would be ruling the world of technology. For more interesting and useful android apps visiy here.

      contus.com/android-application-development.php

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      cmgrog 3 years ago

      nice

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      jigmed91 3 years ago

      nice apps you got there.. But i think "Parking Car" app/game too should come into the Android Brain App List because as the level increase the situations get a lot trickier and a need for lot of focus gets needed to it.

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      tmadeira lm 3 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. I'm always looking for good new apps, especially if they teach me something. One of my favorite "brain apps" for Android is Duolingo, which teaches you languages in a fun way. It's also completely free, so you have nothing to lose.

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      fast219 3 years ago

      DoubleShift by Double Shift Games are also a really nice brain puzzle.

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      Moviles-Baratos 3 years ago

      waw it seems to be a great app,i was looking for something likr that, not for being more inteligent jjejeje but to make work my brain a little bit

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      Calidad0610 3 years ago

      My favorite brain exercise game is luminosity. I always see the commercials on TV, so I finally decided to give it a go and it really works.

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      Calidad0610 3 years ago

      @jigmed91: Love the parking car game

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      kimi2join 3 years ago

      very good!!!

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Nice lens.

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      alex-tricio 3 years ago

      Are you smarter than a monkey? Prove it!

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      Robert Connor 2 years ago from Michigan

      memory trainer is pretty fun!

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      Marco Almaro 2 years ago

      I played a game recently. Brain Out. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....

      And it was fun, relaxing and super boosting for the head.

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