Fortunately, we have technology on our side. An almost endless pair of tools can not only help us remember things, but even get our brains to work a little more effectively in general. Here are some free apps that help you build your recall.
first Make reminders available
Sometimes the best apps are the ones you already have. Both Android and Apple devices have quick ways to set reminders for yourself, whether using Siri, Google Assistant or any other AI drive helps. And while time-based reminders work well for most, try using site-based reminders to make your to-do list better in the real world. If you're signed in to Google, it's as easy to write "Remember me to buy dog food next time I'm at Whole Foods" in the Google search box, while iPhone owners can use Apple's built-in reminder app to set location-based entries by tapping the Info icon to the right of your reminder (see section "Specifying a location" in this Apple Help article for more).
2nd Train Your Brain
Now, if you actually look at improves your memory, there's no shortage of brain business applications on the market. But Peak (Android, Apple) wins points to be equal parts charming, feature-rich and insightful ̵
3rd Put faces with these names
If you're like me, you have a phone half full of contacts that you couldn't identify in real life if your real life was dependent on it. Get your contacts under control by trying Covve (Android, Apple, Web). It scans for news articles about your contacts, reminds you to stay in touch with them, and lets you take notes about meetings you've had with them. But it also draws in profile pictures of them, which is extremely useful for jogging your memory when it comes to them. "Who in hell is this person?" Moments that you blink through your Virtual Rolodex. The free version is refreshingly powerful, while the paid version ($ 15 a month or $ 90 a year) scans deeper and continually for changes, among other features.
4th Jot it down in the old fashioned way
There's just something about actually writing things down in your own chicken dab to help you remember them better. And wouldn't you know: Your phone is about the breadth of a traditional note. Bottom line, you need to use your phone to hand-write notes to yourself from time to time. Two simple equal opportunities are Octopus (Android) and PocketJot (Apple) apps that come straight to the point when you shoot them and offer you a shiny canvas on which You must remember your musings. Both are free for basic listing; The paid version of octopus ($ 1 a month or $ 10 per year) allows you to select PDF files and a few other features while the paid version of PocketJot ($ 6 once) allows you to save unlimited notes.
5th Remember to forget
If you use Google Chrome browser and find yourself having to keep different types of information from across the web, be sure to give it a free Hibou (Chrome Webshop) extension a sample . Hibou utilizes the term "spaced repetition" to rethink content you highlight right when you most likely forget it – initially within a few days, then you separate the reminders further and further apart when you first highlight and save the content. The intervals can be customized so that you can customize your turnaround times to best suit your retention mode.