Exercise Your Brain

Many make time to exercise their body, but a lot of us don’t make time to exercise our brains. No matter one’s age, learning is something that everyone can find joy in doing. With these apps, you can gather tidbits of interesting information, gain useful skills and practice personal development. So take a quick break from your day or use your spare time to flex those brain muscles!

Curiosity (Android, iOS)

Whoever said, “curiosity killed the cat,” obviously never had the Curiosity app. Curiosity inspires you to discover and learn something new every day. From science to dating, art history, extraterrestrials, hot dogs and more, you can explore more than 4,000 articles and 800,000 videos on virtually any topic that piques your interest. Spend hours or just a few minutes reading, watching and sharing fascinating facts with family and friends.

Blinkist (Android, iOS)

With all that comes with life’s busy schedule, it can be hard to find the time to do things you love, like reading a great book. With Blinkist, you can get full conceptual summaries of the latest bestselling nonfiction books in just 15 minutes. Whether you prefer to read or listen, you can delve into a variety of topics that are specific to your profession or otherworldly subjects.

Elevate (Android, iOS)

Train your brain with Elevate, a cognitive training tool on your smart phone and other devices. Utilize more than 40 brain games that will help you improve your productivity and self-confidence. The more you play, the more you improve. Each performance is tracked and the app adjusts the difficulty level to ensure you are continually improving in the areas where you need it most.

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3 Apps for Creating Artful Masterpieces

Creating the freshest presentations, sketches, pictures and drawings has never been easier. Whether you love drawing your favorite super heroes, sketching a beach sunset or teaching others about the solar system, these apps will help you craft exactly what you want, whenever and wherever.

Explain Everything (Android, iOS)

Draw, type, move, zoom and inspect to form the perfect project or presentation. With Explain Everything you can create, collaborate, share and discover. Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard and presentation app that can be used to teach, present, create explanation videos, provide media feedback, create templates and animations and much more. With real time collaboration, you will be able to work on projects with friends or co-workers.

Autodesk Sketchbook (Android, iOS)

Don’t have pen and paper with you? Not a problem with Autodesk Sketchbook. Autodesk Sketchbook will be your new favorite sketch book with no pen, pencil, marker or paper required. Available for your smartphone or tablet, you will be able to use hundreds of advanced, natural-feeling brushes to paint, draw or color whatever you want. Use predictive stroke tools to get precise lines and symmetrical circles. Even start on pen and paper, scan your sketch and edit, add color or anything you want to transform your work.

Adobe Illustrator Draw (Android, iOS)

When you get inspiration from a fabulous flower or an energetic animal, Adobe Illustrator Draw will help you bring your ideas to life. Draw freehand or snap a picture to trace and transform. You will be able to choose from a variety of brushes to execute perfect strokes. Refine your drawings by zooming in to ensure every detail is precise. At any time, you can transfer your work to other Adobe CC tools on your desktop.

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Calendar Apps for Making the Most of Your Day

Everyone and every day has a different schedule. With to-do lists, meetings, birthdays and events, it’s easy to feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day for your busy schedule. One of the best ways to manage this stress is to keep a personal calendar, and with these apps, it’s easier than ever for you to keep up with. So, make the most of every day and get organized!

Cal (Android, iOS)

Need help balancing work, life and me time? Cal by Any.do is an intuitive calendar app that makes it easy to complete schedules and tasks. With Cal, you can create events, find a place to meet and invite anyone you want. The app can recognize who you want to meet with and where you should go based on your habits. You will never miss a birthday and can celebrate your family and friends directly from the app. Cal integrates other apps such as Any.do, Google Maps, Uber and more for going about your day with ultimate efficiency.

Tiny Calendar (Android, iOS)

Tiny Calendar has tiny in its name, but there is nothing tiny about the abilities of this calendar app. Tiny Calendar by Appxy, has a simple and easy to navigate design that integrates seamlessly with your Google Calendar. It provides eight standard views to fit your specific preferences including day, week, month, 4-days, year, mini-month, week agenda and agenda views. Whether you are online or offline, you can still edit your calendar. Your changes will cache while offline and then automatically sync with your Google Calendar when you get back online.

Jorte (Android, iOS)

Have you always preferred a paper organizer over a digital one? If so, we challenge you to check out Jorte. Jorte is an app that was developed with the ease of using paper organizers in mind. The app is much more than just a calendar and contains an extensive variety of customizable features. You can create diary entries with photos, change calendar themes, create event calendars, sync multiple calendars and more. Jorte is also interactive, so you can invite others to follow your calendars, or you can follow calendars that interest you.

 

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