Mobile Brain Training: What Should You Be Using?

Mobile mind games

It’s not always easy to keep your brain engaged, active and healthy. Often we’re told we can keep our brain in shape with mathematical games, and this is now easier than ever before in the smartphone age. Over the last decade, we’ve been able to train the brain anywhere and at any time, thanks to a variety of apps that allow the user to play brain training games on the go.

Take a look at the following apps and see how they could help you…


Elevate was named by Apple as the Best App of the Year in the United States. The app has 35+ training activities for the skills you need the most, such as Focus, Processing, and Comprehension. You choose the skills you’d like to improve upon, and it creates a personalized training program for you. Elevate recommends you train at least five times a week to get the best out of it.


Card games are really good for the brain, so why not try your luck on some casino apps where you’ll find them in abundance? You can see how card games benefit your brain on Ladbrokes’ site with their unique IQ test tool, then why not try a game or two while you’re there as well?


Designed by neuroscientists, Fit Brains by Rosetta Stone offers games that are both fun and stimulating. You can track your performance easily and the training activities are tricky, providing plenty of opportunities to exercise the mind.


Here is an app that trains you to live a happier, less stressful, and more fulfilling life. Focusing on your emotional well-being, Happify has activities and games that are based on scientific research suggesting there are five essential skills for happiness: savoring, thinking, aspiring, giving, and empathizing.


Improve your reasoning skills with the Braingle app by working through a series of optical illusions and riddles. If you were flummoxed by that dress, this one’s right up your street. There are over 15,000 brainteasers on this free app, so you’ll never be short on choices.


Love solving riddles? Not The Hole Story is for you. The riddles are essentially stories, but they’re incomplete ones that you need to solve with various clues. See if you can work out tales such as ‘Bob in the Penthouse’, ‘Dark Walker’ and ‘The Car Accident’. You really have to think outside the box with this app – try not to lose sleep over it though.

Keep your brain healthy and engaged with one of the many apps available to you. Or try a combination of activities to create an enjoyable mix you’ll want to go back to again and again.

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