With over 1.5 million paid and free app titles available in the Apple app store today, it’s safe to say that iDevice users have a vast wealth of options to choose from when adding software content to their device.
Anything, really, from games to making music and movies, to jotting down notes or learning a new language or skill — the app store has something for everyone. But not everyone will find fun and enrichment from something like, say, a whoopee cushion emulator or a virtual fuzzy pet.
And so, with that sentiment in mind, we’ve combed through a multitude of offerings to bring you a small assortment of cool applications that are sure to keep your mind humming along and tickle your interest, perhaps, in learning more about a new concept or skill.
Think of the Udemy app as something along the lines of a digital university — a surprisingly vast wealth of knowledge that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
Installing the app is FREE, and courses range in price from as little as $5.00 apiece to as much as $400, depending, of course, on the nature of what you’re hoping to learn more about and the length of the class.
Developed by a group of board certified practitioners and neuroscientists, Lumosity is a powerhouse for brain training, and features a daily selection of tasks that are specifically crafted to exercise different areas of the brain — specifically, the areas that you inform the app about wanting to exercise.
Whether you’re goal is to improve memory/recall, speed/coordination, or simply to sharpen your visual/spatial skills, the Lumosity app features a daily assortment of games and puzzles that are both stimulating and addicting.
Whether you’re a college university student, a youngster in primary or middle education, or an adult looking to hone your knowledge of a specific academic subject, Khan academy is no doubt a good solution to meet your needs.
Featuring a substantial variety of courses — from mathematics, English, music, and sciences of varying kinds — Khan academy offers a wealth of courses, much akin to a virtual tutor, or sorts, that will help catapult you to a whole new level of understanding through immersive activities.
Khan also boasts audio-based lectures for each subject course, in addition to practice activities and “graded” practice exams to help ensure you’re progress. Khan is free to download, here.