Many parents with small children will be familiar with the ‘matching pairs’ gameplay that drives Memorina.
You are given a split-second glance of all the cards before they are turned over. Your challenge is to memorise each card and match it with its identical pair. It sounds easy doesn’t it? Well, there’s also the time limit for you to consider.
This is a devilishly addictive game that genuinely gets harder and harder the further you progress. Plus, don’t let the pictures of children’s toys put you off. This is great memory training for adults too.
Flashdeck isn’t a game but an interactive utility designed to help you remember the answers to specific questions.
The premise is very simple and will bring back memories to students all over the world: You create a card with the question on one side and the answer on the reverse.
Once you’ve filled out your cards, the app then quizzes you on your knowledge of them. It keeps the score so you can track your progress. This is a great tool whether you are studying for exams or if you’re learning a new language.
This is a paid app, but the trial version is well worth trying out. You are limited to creating two decks with just five cards in each, whereas the paid version has no limits.
One of the ultimate tests of having a great memory is the ability to remember as many digits of Pi as you can, so it would be remiss of me not to include this app.
Using PiMaster you can memorise up to 10,000 digits of Pi and then test yourself to see if you’ve got the sequence right. Or not.
Also, while 10,000 digits sounds impressive it might be worth bearing in mind that the official world record stands at a mind-boggling 67,890 digits by Lu Chao of China. That’s what you call a good memory.