By Lauren Lewis
April 3, 2014
To end our eight-part series on ADD/ADHD, we have compiled a list of 20 apps that can help individuals with ADD/ADHD. Though smart phones and tablets can provide distractions for someone with ADD/ADHD, they can also be used in ways to set reminders, organize to-do lists, or keep track of busy schedules and an overload of information. Here is a mix of apps here geared to both children and adults with ADHD.
1.) ADHD Tracker 1.0
2. ADHD Treatment
3. Due — Super Fast Reminders, Reusable Egg Timers
EpicWin is an iPhone app that puts the adventure back into your life. It’s a streamlined to-do list, to quickly note down all your everyday tasks, but with a role-playing spin. So rather than just ticking off your chores and reminders, completing each one earns you XP to improve and develop your character in an ongoing quest to improve stats, gain riches, and level-up.
5. Remember The Milk
Life is messy. Keep it together with Clear, an amazing new app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use. Clear is designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it! With no clutter, you won’t be distracted by your organizer.
7. Dragon Dictation
8. Momento (Diary/Journal)
9. Attention Exercise
123 TokenMe can help motivate children with ADHD to stay focused and on task in a brand new way. It completely replaces old-fashioned token boards. 123TokenMe is highly motivating, easy to personalize, and collects data. It works with unlimited students and behaviors. An SLP and special ed teacher’s frustration with doing things the “same old way” led to its development, and this real world perspective shows.
For anyone that has trouble completing tasks in a timely fashion, 30/30 can help. All you do is set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task. That’s it!
The task list is controlled entirely with gestures; a simple and natural way to use the app. The display is minimal but attractive and it still shows you everything you need to know. 1. What am I supposed to be doing right now? 2. How much time do I have left to do it?
14. iReward Chart
Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. Information is in one location, organized, and available through a simple search. Type in what you need and Evernote will find it for you.
17. deskPad Office
Remember the days of the large desk blotter pads – and all the scribbling they would gather…. by the end of a month, you were ready for a clean page of the desk calendar. This application is an attempt to help out with the void left by missing desk pad calendars and sticky notes in today’s world of technology. You now have the ability to scrawl notes on a virtual pad… and add sticki’s to it as needed or preferred. Add tabs for different aspects of your life to keep everything clean and organized.
18. Task Timer
20. Rescue Time
Sometimes it is difficult to realize how much time you are wasting. Rescue time sends you weekly reports to indicate where you spend your time. You may be shocked to discover how much time you are wasting. You can even set goals to help keep you on track and improve your productivity. View your progress on your dashboard, in the weekly email report, and in the goals report.
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The ADD/ADHD Resource Series