There are tons of applications on the Google Play Store that you can enjoy on your Android smartphone or tablet. With all that free stuff waiting for you, all you have to worry about is running out of storage space on your device. If you sift through the apps available on the Play Store long enough, you’ll eventually find all sorts of gems, such as apps for productivity, personalization, socializing, and even games. One of those gem games is 3 Kingdoms TD: Arrow Defense, a game for those who like tower defense or tactical games.
In 3 Kingdoms TD: Arrow Defense, you’ll need to defend your territory by shooting arrows at wave upon wave of the enemy’s army. Armies will try to invade your city so you have to kill all of them. If you don’t, they’ll tear down your city walls and will make you vulnerable.
To make things more exciting, you can use heroes to help you defeat enemies faster. There are warrior heroes, such as Lu Bu who has arrow skills that will allow you to create combo hits, Zhao Yun who has the power arrow skill to repel enemies with a fatal attack, and Huang Zhong who has the multiple arrow skill that allows him to shoot several arrows at a time. Of course, there are also wizard heroes like Diao Chan armed with the poison arrow skill, Sun Shangxiang with the ice arrow skill, and Zhou Yu who has the fire arrow skill.
These heroes will be unlocked as you play the game. Every time you unlock a hero, you’ll need to use your tokens to boost their stats. Once you have unlocked all of them, you can use two heroes together to combine their deadly skills and overpower enemies. The enemies won’t let you win so easily, however, and they have special powers of their own, making them a challenge to kill.
The game also has extra features, such as 12 Insane Modes which are unlocked with every 10 cleared stages. You can also enjoy the Endless stage after you complete Stage 125-5. In the Endless stage, all your attributes will continue to upgrade, making it more exciting for you as you fight against the waves of armies trying to invade your city.
There is an online ranking system in the works, so players can compare their arrow shooting scores with others.
All in all, 3 Kingdoms TD: Arrow Defense is a fun yet challenging game to play. It’s more than enough to kill your boredom and will definitely keep you hooked, clearing stage after stage and exploring more hero combinations. The best part of all is that you don’t have to spend a penny since the game is totally free to download from the Google Play Store.
No matter how clear your mobile Android device’s screen may be, whether Super AMOLED or Super LCD, it wouldn’t make much of a difference in reading if your screen is cluttered with unnecessary widgets and other stuff that could draw away your focus.
This is precisely the purpose that reader apps are trying to serve, providing comfortable zones for your reading. LoboWiki is an app of this sort, dedicated to letting you digest Wikipedia content easily with a neat and intuitive interface, not to mention that it’s holo-powered for a better visual experience.
LoboWiki is an app designed for users who engage themselves in long hours of reading. Though the nifty features that it sports are designed to be enjoyed by dedicated readers, it’s crafted to make everyone read easily by minimizing distractions. Just looking at the app’s interface, the best adjective to fit is “neat,” with unwanted ads or sloppy links nowhere to be found.
Upon using the app, you will immediately notice that simplicity is the app’s unique selling point. As mentioned, the app’s interface is maximized for reading, nothing fancy — just a pure reading application.
The app makes things easier for you to operate while, at the same time, sporting cool features. For instance, if you decide to click a link when reading an article, the page is not automatically loaded. Instead, that specific article link is added to the reading queue so that you can continue reading your current digest.
The intuitiveness doesn’t stop with the reading queue feature. To eliminate the hassle of tapping on the list of articles on the reading queue, the app allows for an easy swipe gesture to move between queued articles. Just swipe up or down to see the full content of a particular article and swipe left to right to switch between the articles in the reading queue.
Despite being fresh on the market, LoboWiki is worth trying out, especially if you are an avid reader who is always on the go. The app’s user-friendliness is also augmented by the Wikipedia feature of supporting numerous languages and characters.
As of the moment, this app is still a beta version, which means the occurrence of bugs and issues cannot be ruled out. You can download LoboWiki – Wikipedia Reader free from the Google Play Store.
Android transformed the phone from just a simple piece of hardware for calling into a sophisticated device capable of multifaceted functions. Yet another addition to the thousands of things that a mobile Android device can do is that of being an outdoor companion, using your device as a sports accessory to keep track of your outdoor activity. The My Tracks app simply does this for you, recording your activity details with an option to share them via your preferred networking sites.
My Tracks is a perfect app for outdoor enthusiasts who want to share their outdoor activities on the spot while at the same time using the GPS sensor of their mobile Android devices to record and keep track of statistics such as location on the map, speed, distance, and elevation.
Once the app is running on your phone, you can easily access that information via the app’s widget, letting you check your progress quickly and conveniently. The widget also lets you easily toggle the app with a single tap. Using Google’s state-of-the-art mapping technology, the app shows your exact location or maps out your activity route for easy navigation.
It works great no matter what outdoor activity you are fond of doing, may it be biking, skiing, driving, walking, and even more. To know about how you did on your activity, just tap on the Chart option to check your speed, elevation, and distance information. You can choose to record all the activities that you did and easily share them via Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
The app syncs well with third-party biometric sensors such as Zephyr HxM Bluetooth, Polar WearLink Bluetooth, and ANT+ heart rate monitor, letting you record your heart rate. It’s also worth mentioning that the app can also act as your personal coach during your activity by giving you voice announcements of your progress periodically.
The newly released updated version of the app (version 2.0) sports some improvements over the previous version, though the improvements could not really be considered as a quantum leap towards perfection. There are still a lot of things to work on.
It’s worth a try if you want to record and share your activities in real-time. It’s also free to use. Download My Tracks from the Google Play Store and start tracking your activity stats.
Android’s latest version, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, is gaining momentum as updates have started to roll out onto devices, leaving users craving for the new and exciting eye-candy to check out. Speaking of eye-candy, sloppy notifications tend to sour the supposed-to-be-sweet Android experience. They wake you up late at night, disturb during your study hours or when you don’t expect them, and the worst, cause you to miss out on the important notifications for your apps. Notification History can save you from the hassle, keeping all your notification alerts sorted and easy to access.
Notification History, as its name suggests, simply provides you with a detailed log of all the notifications on your phone 24 hours a day or as long as your phone still has some power left. Everything is well-presented on the app’s simple interface, complete with detailed descriptions such as the app’s name, notification count, date, time, and other details.
Using Notification History
When you tap on the title of the app, it reveals all the underlying notifications registered on your phone, letting you easily go through them. Once you have checked the important notifications, you can easily Backup, Delete, or Clear all of them via the icons found at the bottom of the app’s screen. If you have gone through the list of notifications and you think none of them are important, you can also opt to Clear all of them in a flash.
To activate the app and start managing your notifications, you have to first toggle the Accessibility and Notification History options. Once done, you are good to go. It’s also worth mentioning that aside from being dedicated to prevent app notifications from littering your mobile Android device, it’s also designed to identify which apps are sending annoying notifications or pushing annoying advertisements to the status bar. Once you have identified them, you can also easily uninstall them via the app.
It doesn’t matter if it’s notification for your mail, application alerts, or even the download status of the file that you are downloading because Notification History has you all covered.
Enjoy a clutter-free phone free of charge, courtesy of the Notification History app, or if you wish to enjoy an ad-free interface, you can opt to purchase the premium version. Both are available on the Google Play Store.
One of the culprits that rapidly drain an Android phone’s battery is the Wi-Fi, which, once activated, keeps on draining your precious battery power whether it gets a signal or not. The battery power that gets wasted for that function could have simply been used to give you more minutes to listen to your favorite music or make an important call.
You can deal with this problem by adjusting the screen brightness or simply by turning your Wi-Fi off. However, forgetting to turn it back on could possibly spell disaster; you’ll end up missing important emails or urgent notifications. You no longer need to worry since this classic dilemma now has a new practical solution–Sentry, an Android app that automatically toggles your Wi-Fi on and off.
Sentry doesn’t brag about a fancy interface or being packed with features; it simply provides you with an effective, efficient, and smart way to turn on/off your Wi-Fi toggle. It operates by cycling your Wi-Fi, automatically turning the Wi-Fi off if there is no connection to avail of.
You can configure how you want the app to work for you. It can be set to run in three ways: run on polling interval, which lets it check regularly for any Wi-Fi connections in the area and connecting if there is; set to Check the Wi-Fi status every time the screen is unlocked; and set the app to run when the phone boots up.
To configure the app to run in polling intervals, simply tick the check box for the “Polling” option. The time interval is set to 30 minutes by default, but you can simply adjust the time interval. If you wish to, you can set the app to run the three configuration options simultaneously by selecting them all.
You can also adjust the time frame that you want the app to wait for a connection manually. Unless the “Override when turned off” option is checked, the app will only automatically turn off the Wi-Fi unless it is connected to the polling. In that case, if you disable the Wi-Fi manually, it will remain as is. Just select the “Override when turned off” option if you wish the app to run and check for available connections automatically, even if the Wi-Fi is turned off.
Sentry can regulate and manage your Wi-Fi connectivity round the clock, requiring minimal intervention and ultimately allowing you to save precious battery power. It’s definitely a Wi-Fi application of choice as far as automatic and smart toggling is concerned.
If you want to give this app a test drive, download Sentry free from the Google Play Store today.
Finding and booking a hotel even if you are in the middle of nowhere is easy, that is, as long as you have your smartphone with you. You can avail yourself of such service via the numerous hotel booking applications which you can find on the Google Play Store, from the most famous and reliable to the freshest ones.
We have already featured several of the best Android apps for finding cheap hotels and now we turn our attention to a fresh app called Smartive Hotels that won’t just let you book your hotel accommodation easily but also packs extra features.
Smartive Hotels joins the long and growing list of hotel booking apps on the Google Play Store. It simply lets you book hotel accommodations conveniently and safely. It’s intuitive and generously descriptive, providing you with important details such as images, maps, and a detailed description of a hotel to help you make up your mind easily on whether to book or not.
Using Smartive Hotels
Using this app is easy; just enter your destination or location, as well as the dates of your stay, and the app provides you with a list of the available hotel rooms that you can choose from, detailed with a star rating, distance, and price with possible discounts. It even lets you narrow your search via the Filter button below the screen.
Tapping on a specific hotel accommodation reveals more helpful underlying descriptions, not only limited to the hotel’s description but also keeping you abreast of the hotel rules, the price (available in 20 currencies), a TripAdvisor guest rating, and other fees. Through this app, you can access over 140,000 hotels worldwide right on your Android device.
An interactive map is also provided within the app where you can easily check the most suitable place for you to stay. For instance, if you want to stay close to a certain establishment, you can easily do so. Just hover over the hotels that you can see on the map and book the hotel you want by tapping it.
Those features could already suffice where looking for and booking a hotel room is concerned, however, the app also has some unique features which make it pretty interesting. It protects your phone’s data with reliable SSL encryption, which means you won’t have to worry if you are trying to input confidential and private data. And, the most interesting part of all: a 24/7 customer service that you can contact regarding any problem that may arise.
If you are looking for a fresh and unique hotel booking app on the Google Play Store, Smartive Hotels is definitely an app that’s worth checking out. Download Smartive Hotels from the Google Play Store for free.
BBC is one of the best news channels that keeps us abreast of all the important events around the globe, from local news up to the events of international significance. With the London Olympics now in motion, BBC also prepared something for Android users–the BBC Olympics app for Android–to keep them updated on the important happenings of this long-awaited international event.
The app lets you stream videos of the Olympic games right to your Android live or on demand, along with news updates, commentaries, and interviews from BBC journalists themselves. It’s
Get exclusive Olympics news fast and easy through the app, so you won’t need to miss out on spectacular Olympic moments and highlights free of charge. It would make things easier, particularly for die-hard fans who want to keep track of their favorite athletes.
Upon launching the app, you are instantly welcomed by a neat and clean interface, intuitive and user friendly, not to mention classy yet simple with the yellow and black color combination.
When you tap the Menu icon on the upper right of the screen, it then reveals to you all the underlying options. The Menu contains starting points for your close monitoring of the Olympics coverage from BBC, so from the Menu, you can go to the schedule of games, live broadcasts, news on all sports, medal winners, a special section for the U.K. team, BBC’s coverage of the games, and more.
Aside from providing you with news to digest, the app also includes several extra perks for you to enjoy. For instance, you may opt to read about the top stories during the Olympic games, read daily text commentaries by BBC journalists, or watch video highlights of the games.
You can watch the Olympics live with up to 24 live video streams on either 3G or Wi-Fi connection. It’s also worth mentioning that the app includes relevant Olympic contents for every Olympic event, and information on competing countries and every participating athlete.
If you find interesting stuff — news and feature stories, videos, or game results — you can easily share them via popular social networks or email. Judging from the features and the interface of this app, it does make quite an impression especially with the fact that it’s developed just for such a short, though big, Olympic event.
On the other hand, upon reviewing this app, I noticed a few flaws that could potentially sour the moods of some users. Based on Flash instead of HTML 5, the BBC Olympics app sometimes plays videos erratically, or not at all in some instances (can dampen a fan’s Olympic spirit, you know), but considering that it’s dedicated to that one event (i.e., the Olympics), it’s quite a handy app and a must-have for fans of the Olympic games.
The games have begun, but if you have not done so as yet, download BBC Olympics free from the Google Play Store, and let the Olympic games begin on your Android device.
The Google Play Store doesn’t only make room for apps for grownups but also has a selection of apps for children who are starting to figure out what they can do with their little hands.
Letting small children get their hands on coloring materials could turn your walls and furniture into a coloring book disaster. Instead, try an alternative way to develop your child’s artistic side with Samo Coloring for Kids. It’s a simple and intuitive coloring application designed to immerse your child in the world of colors without the danger of accidental purchases common in many other apps.
Developed and released by Martin Adamek, Samo Coloring for Kids gained millions of downloads due to its high quality and value, which both children and parents loved.
Describing this app in one word zeros in on the word “simple.” It can be easily understood and used by small children, allowing them to learn it fast. An ad-free and popup-free interface also lessens confusion and interference, letting your child concentrate on what he or she is supposed to do, which also means more room for creativity to flourish.
It comes with 3 free sets of professional illustrations, 27 all in all, which provide various illustrations of shapes, animals, and numbers. More items are being added regularly to give your child more things to color. These illustrations are designed to be fun looking and very attractive to children’s eyes, allowing the app to easily gain the child’s interest.
Judging from the user-friendliness of the app’s interface, there’s no doubt that a small child can easily learn it. To start some coloring action, you first have to choose between two coloring modes, Fill and Draw.
Fill mode lets you color a portion of the drawing with a simple tap, while Draw mode only colors the areas touched by the fingers. To zoom in on a particular area of an illustration (it’s the number 1 in this example), you just have to tap it.
Illustrations also have two kinds, those with borders and those without any. Color palettes are provided in large portions below to allow easy tapping and browsing through different colors with a simple left/right swipe gesture. It’s also possible to undo/redo actions and, most importantly, save your child’s masterpiece to the gallery.
Samo Coloring for kids is a great way to fire up your child’s creativity, keeping everything simple with large identifiable touch areas when coloring, beautiful illustrations, and a fun and simple interface, not to mention that mom and dad won’t be worried about baby spending some bucks while using the app.
There’s no doubt that Android smartphones are equipped with an arsenal of features which assures their usefulness in different kinds of situations. Various mobile applications reinforce the handiness of smartphones, catering to different purposes ranging from simple operations to complex tasks and computations. Autodesk ForceEffect is one of the latter, designed for engineering students as a useful aid in performing tedious design analyses and measurements.
Autodesk ForceEffect is one of the apps of choice for doing quick engineering calculations and simulations right on your mobile device. It provides you with ample engineering functions such as real-time solving capabilities, complete solutions for both statistically determinate and indeterminate problems, and CAD integration, all of which can be easily done via its intuitive interface.
The app really is very handy if you want to check the viability of a structure without going through the cumbersome task of solving and sketching with all the measurements and computations. All it requires is for you to capture an image of the structure that you want to analyze or simply upload it. The app then takes over from there, showing to you all the necessary information that you need via intuitive gestures.
The app is packed with various tools dedicated to let you test a design such as:
tweaking object dimensioning, global scaling, units, and constraints
creating loads and moments as well as break element at joints
creating supports such as sliding pin, fixed pin, grounded support, fixed joint crossing, and welded crossing
adjusting weight to individual elements, compute reaction forces and moments for equilibrium and over-constrained systems
Once you have done all that you need to do with the app, you can easily print, email, or view a result’s report on any HTML-enabled browser or mobile device. As mentioned, it’s also integrated with CAD via DXF files which have industry-standard export capabilities, letting you continue your work on your desktop when you get home.
Using the app may be awkward and overwhelming at first glance but you’ll get the hang of it especially if you understand your engineering concepts. If you can’t figure the app out, it also includes online video tutorials to help you get started. It also includes a few design templates that you can work on before you get immersed with the real stuff.
In a nutshell, Autodesk ForceEffect is a mobile engineering app that lets you easily test structural designs on the go, really very handy for engineering students who have hectic schedules.
We are in the age where technology allows us to do so many things that in the past we could never do or never do well unaided. Because of technology, ironically, many people are no longer exercising their mental skills and, instead, are making their gadgets do things like computations and analyses for them. In turn, their mental capabilities become rusty. After all, “Use it, or lose it.”
If you refuse to let your brain turn to mush, we’ve put together a list of apps that can help you exercise, train, and sharpen your brain. They are mostly free to download from the Google Play Store. Read on to learn about the best Android apps for brain training and brain exercise. Flex those mental muscles, yeah?
Do you think you are smart? Or, are you a moron? One way to find out if you are either of the two is by trying the puzzle-filled game called The Moron Test. As the name of the game suggests, it tests your mind through different obstacles and challenges which are seemingly easy yet tricky. Every time you solve a problem or finish a challenge, you’re closer to being a genius. You need to finish all the obstacles for you to be hailed as a genius.
The game has a fun and animated interface, featuring different animated characters adding to the fun factor of the game. It’s great to play with your friends or the whole family. The Moron Test lets you exercise your brain through various challenges while being user friendly. Take the test to know whether or not you are a moron.
What do you think the age of your brain is? If you are curious, we suggest that you try and play Brain Age Test Free. It’s an easy and simple game that analyzes your brain age by testing your short-term memory.
When you play the game, you will see bubbles with numbers inside them. The numbers will eventually disappear and you have to tap the bubbles in the numbers’ descending order. You have up to 3 chances before the app will start to analyze your brain age.
Play the game 10 minutes a day and it will help exercise your brain, particularly your short-term memory, making you more alert and most importantly, making your brain younger. You can also track your progress through the progress screen. The game is very user friendly, perfect for everyone no matter what age or brain age.
We have already mentioned one brain-age determining app and another app of this sort is Brain Age Game. Playing this game lets you determine what your brain age is, but what makes the Brain Age Game unique from The Brain Age Test is that it also measures your memory age and arithmetic abilities.
It has different kinds of brain tests that will help you workout your brain reflexes and concentration. At the end of each test, the app will show your scores, which you can opt to post on the global scoreboard.
Tracking your performance and improvement is also supported via the Progress button on the homescreen, as well as sharing your results to Facebook every time you play.
The Brain Age Game is a great and fun way to exercise your brain. You can encourage your Facebook friends to workout their brains, too.
There’s no doubt that the human brain is capable of more than what you are using it for, and the only way to squeeze some extra performance from your brain is by training it. Memory Trainer does just that for you, exercising your brain to improve spatial and working memory, as well as helping in improving your concentration through regular workout sessions.
The app is very handy; you can use it during your short breaks or while waiting for something. It explains to you more about memory training, allowing you to have an in-depth understanding of how it can improve your brain.
The app allows you to track your progress and continuing your last session is also supported. If you think you’re getting the hang of it faster than you thought, you can also tweak the difficulty settings of each session to make it more challenging.
Solving mathematical problems does improve your brain skills, since it requires concentration, observation, memorization, and computation. You need to have imaginative thinking to be good at math and you can get a daily dose of that with Math Genius Brain Trainer.
This app provides you math puzzles to solve. They can be addictive, certainly useful if you want to make your brain perform better. The app puts your brain to the test with infinite levels, and playing it regularly improves your skill in doing quick and accurate calculations. If you love puzzle games, then for sure you’re going like this game, too.
It’s user friendly and it includes instructions to give you hints on how to the play the game. You can also tweak some of the app’s settings via the Preference button found on the homescreen. You can also continue your unfinished games anytime you want via the Continue button.
Brain Genius Deluxe is another app that is filled with brain training exercises, dedicated to help your brain think better. In this app, you have to prove that there is a genius within you by passing all of its 23 brain training games. You may think that those may not be much, but these games are challenging since they are timed. Playing it also allows the app to analyze your brain skills such as observation, memory, calculation, and reasoning.
You can also track your performance when you use this app. Brain Genius Deluxe is also available for iPhone/iPod Touch users, allowing you to compare your scores with your non-Android friends. And, if ever you need a break from the challenges, you can check out the bonus games included.
Interface-wise, the app is very easy to use and each challenge is easy to understand. It has a fun and nice-looking interface, too.
Learning never stops, even when you step out of the four corners of your school. There are always new things to learn about, and our very own planet Earth simply doesn’t run out of interesting wonders. Learning about these wonders is fun and enjoyable with GeoQuiz. It simply provides you with trivia about different things on our planet.
You can easily learn new things in a specific field that you prefer since the app allows you to choose from various categories. Everything is presented well in the app’s brilliant-looking interface which features different landscapes and views. GeoQuiz is easy to use and it has loads of knowledge waiting for you to discover.
Do you have sharp eyes? Can you pay attention to small details? To be able to do so, your eye-and-brain coordination should be high. Find Differences is a fun and easy to use app that will help you improve your attention skills and exercise your brain, too.
All you need to do is to spot the tiny differences for every pair of high quality images that the app presents to you. They could be tricky, but the app can give you a hand, giving you 5 free hints and for every 200 points that you earn by playing the game, you get another free hint.
It’s great to play when you have nothing to do, letting you kill time while working out your brain.
Another app that gives you a daily dose of mental math exercises is Math Workout. It has brain training exercises and math drills designed to keep your mind sharp and alert. The app lets you choose among different kinds of categories and challenges. If you have done all of the challenges or you are not up for them, you can choose to challenge other players of the app via the Online World Challenge.
Tracking your mental math progress is also supported by the app, letting you know how fast you are learning or improving your arithmetic skills. The app is also easy to use and you can use it no matter what your age is, guaranteed to make your mental skills sharper.
One of the classic mind games that really requires critical thinking is chess and Chess Free simply lets you enjoy this game on your smartphone. It’s one of the best free chess games that you can get on Android and it’s really a quality chess app if you consider its nice and classy interface and the game features.
The game has 10 levels that you can play, from novice level up to expert. It’s also great since it uses the Treebeard chess engine which plays chess in a very human-like manner, allowing you to learn from the great moves that it will make. It also has a CPU thinking option where the moves that the CPU is considering to make are shown.
It also has other features like stats, timers, hints, and handicaps which can help you evaluate how you are improving in each level that you play, not to mention a Review game mode to let you see every move that you and your opponent made during the game. Ches Free is definitely a great game to play with your friends.
Playing word games is also a great and fun way to exercise your brain and to enrich your vocabulary. One great app that helps you with flexing your skill with words is the PowerVocab: Vocab Word Game. It has features like Learn words, Challenge quiz, and Search words that help challenge and exercise your mental skills. You can also choose to challenge other live users.
The app itself is not just something that you can play during your past time because it also functions like a real dictionary. Each word is presented with complete definition, examples, and phonetic pronunciation, which is very handy if you encounter words that you do not understand. It is a good way of exercising your mental muscles while at the same time enriching your vocabulary.
Have you heard of the Classic Simon game? If you haven’t then we suggest that you should try it out. It’s a very easy 2-player game yet it’s really a great brain teaser to help you give your brain cells some exercise. Its simplicity allows users of all ages to play it.
To play this game, all you have to do is just to repeat the colors and sounds in the correct order. The app has a very simple interface with the classic 4 color mode but you can also choose advanced modes such as Super color mode with 9 colors, Magic Memory mode or the Chaos mode. Tease your brain with this vintage app.
If you like playing memory games and puzzles, you may have already stumbled across MatchUp : Exercise your Memory and similar games. Its definitely one of the best classic simple games that can also help you exercise your mind every once in a while. Not familiar with this game? To play this game, you just have to flip the cards and match them all with the least moves possible.
The faster you match all those cards, the better is your memory. If you want more of a challenge, just need add more cards. You can choose among 2×2, 4×4, 5×6, 6×6, 8×8, and 10×10 card grids. The harder the level becomes, the more complicated the images are, so the game will really test your memory, as well as your attention to detail. Playing it often will help train your memory to be sharper.
Need a brain workout to improve several brain skills? If that’s the case, then you might want to try Brain Workout. Unlike other brain exercise or training apps, it trains your brain to improve in different areas such as memory, focus, reaction, and accuracy through different brain exercises.
It has 4 different brain training games for the brain skills that were mentioned and it also analyzes your performance in each area to help you know where you should improve. The app allows you to keep track of your progress from the first time you use the app. You can also share and compare your results with your friends.
When it comes to exercising your mind, one of the best classic puzzles to play is Sudoku and Sudoku Free is the app of choice if you want a quality Sudoku game. It has a very neat and intuitive interface, letting you reach all the buttons of the app easily, such as the numbers and some other options.
It has 4 levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Extreme. It also has several handy features such as automatic saving, Undo and Redo, and intelligent hints. You can also play with other players in real time if you are looking for challenging opponents. You can then post your scores and track your progress online.
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Another mind-boggling game that would really squeeze your brain is Unblock Me FREE. You have to get the red block out of the board by sliding the other blocks out of the way. It’s seemingly easy, yet it’s a tricky game that would help you improve your problem-solving skills. The game has 4 levels of difficulty from Beginner to Expert.
You don’t have to worry of about running out of puzzles to solve since the game has 4,200 puzzles for you. There are two game modes, namely, Relax Mode and Challenge Mode, the latter you can play if you just want to kill time while the other if you are really serious about playing the game.
Unblock Me FREE also has a ranking system to motivate you to play better, a hint system to give you a bit of help, and an Undo system to cancel moves.
Training and exercising your brain will be very addictive and fun when you try Brain Test HD. It includes various games and brain exercises that you can play to improve your memory, speed, flexibility, accuracy, and reaction. It’s also a great app that you can use to turn your waiting moments to fun a brain training session.
Like other brain training apps, it also has the feature to allow you to track your performance using a progress graph. It also features brain classification based on your IQ and how well you play the game. You can brag about your high scores to your friends by sharing your results via Facebook.
If you are looking for a mind-enriching game that you can play with your siblings or your parents, then try Move the Block. It’s a great game for all ages and it’s very challenging, not to mention very brain-stimulating.
To play this game, you have to move the columns and rows up and down to achieve a target figure. The app has 100 exciting levels that you can play, so it will be long before you run out of puzzles to solve. Tracking your scores every time you play is also supported in the app, allowing you to see how much you have improved. Your scores could also be shared on Facebook so that you can let your friends know that you are exercising your brain.
Reversi Free is another game that can give you a mind-boggling exercise. It’s one of those games which are seemingly easy to play yet very tricky. You have to be very clever and careful in flipping those chips, or else a game that you thought you were going to win will turn into a shocking loss.
The app has a very user friendly and intuitive interface. It has 10 levels of difficulty including some hints that can guide you in playing the game. It also shows your game statistics such as how many losses, wins, and draws you had. It’s a great game to give your brain a bit of exercise everyday.
Pump some math problems into your brain to help it exercise with Brain Exerciser. The app tests your arithmetic skills by giving you math questions such as basic subtraction or addition. It may seem easy but if you haven’t been practicing with computations lately, you’ll surely struggle at the beginning.
The app has three different games that you can play: Add Like Mad, Number Breaker, and Balloon Solver, all of which are designed to help your mind become alert and sharp. It won’t help you solve complicated math problems, but it’s great to refresh your math skills once in a while.
It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. Having a sharp mind is not only a gift of genetics but also a result of frequent practice. Exercising your brain cells can make a difference. Even if you are old, your brain can still grow new neurons, so it’s just a matter of putting them to use for you to stay sharp. Try the best Android apps for brain training and brain exercise on this list so your brain will always stay alert and sharp.