ADHD Apps

One of the most commonly seen developmental problems in childhood is ADHD. 1 in 10 kids in United States have ADHD, as per the statistics provided by Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Some children experience ADHD even when they are adults. You can seek help from the smartphone when dealing with children having ADHD symptoms like difficulty in completing homework, focusing on work, etc. Various apps can be used, which have variety of features like setting reminders, creating to-do list, etc.

ADHD Apps

1. ADHD Tracker 1.0

Available: iPhone only

Price: Free

This App is not used for diagnostic purpose but to help the healthcare team to evaluate the progress of the child with ADHD treatment. It helps the team and parents to understand how the child’s mental and physical health is impacted by ADHD. It can be used on children in the age group of 4–18 years who have been diagnosed and treated with ADHD. The ADHD tracker has been developed using the Vanderbilt Scales published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

2. Due

Available: iPhone only

Price: $4.99

This app can be synced across the iPad and Mac, so you won't miss any update or alert. Most of the apps which are used to set tasks, do not sound alarms, but this app comes equipped with 12 distinct alert sounds. It is very fast and you can set a reminder in a matter of seconds. You can set one time as alert or repeated notifications. The app can be used to set alerts for any tasks like walking the dog, meetings, taking medicine, gym, laundry, etc.

3. EpicWin

Available: iPhone only

Price: $2.99

Epic Win is an app which is designed to stream line the to-do list but in a challenging game format. It is an adventurous app which makes you do well. It is designed to give XP when a task or chore is completed, rather than just ticking it off the list. Earning XP is a quest which helps in improving your status, gaining riches and going higher levels.

4. Evernote

Available: iPhone and Android

Price: Free

Evernote allows you to organize every aspect of your life. It helps in remembering and organizing all thoughts and ideas like their tagline "remember everything". It is a very popular free app and you must have seen its advertisement or know a friend who uses it as well. It becomes very easy to deal with ADHD with this app.

5. 30/30

Available: iPhone and Android

Price: Free

For people who have difficulty in time management or completing tasks in a given period of time, the 30/30 app can be very helpful. In this app, you have to feed in the task and the duration for it. It will tell you when the task is supposed to be completed and when to move on to the next task. It is a very simple and easy app to use. Once you have fed in the information, it will tell you when to do something and for how long.

6. Attention Exercise

Available: Android only

Price: Free

This app focuses on the power of doodling. Doodling hearts, rainbows and random designs are usually boredom busters, but research has proved that it isn’t just that. It helps in focusing attention and helps you to remember as well. This is good news for people with ADHD. This app is equipped with various exercises like drawing circles with left hand, vertical lines with right hand, using the pen or stylus as a tool, etc. It helps to increase the overall attention span by improving focus.

7. Clear

Available: iPhone

Price: $4.99

Gizmodo has referred to this app as perfect for busy people. It boasts of more than 2 million users. It helps in maintaining lists, which is very simple, quick and satisfying to use. It is without any clutter and works well with any kind of list added to it. It is designed to be very simple and flexible without any distractions. Keeping a messy life together is quite simple with Clear.

8. Behavior Status

Available: Android & iPhone

Price: Free & $0.99 respectively

Behavior status is an app designed by Chris Bennett and makes use of the green-yellow-red stoplight methodology in tracking daily behavior. It enables parents to track the mood and behavior of their children quickly and easily and can also make notes, which can be reviewed later. The app creates reports and these reports can be emailed to teachers and doctors if required. This helps in tracking the progress during treatment.

9. Dragon

Available: Android & iPhone

Price: Free

Dragon app has a built in voice recognition system which helps in typing out letters or messages without the requirement of typing. It can post these messages on Facebook or Twitter as well. The transcription speed is almost 5 times faster than typing. Since it keeps your hands free, you can use this app on the go as well. It also boasts of a voice-driven editing interface to make any corrections.

10. MotivAider

Available: Android & iPhone

Price: $1.99 & $2.99 respectively

There is a device called MotivAider and the app is based on the same device, which helps in setting and achieving goals. Private prompts are sent by the app to associated devices which help in triggering a desired behavior. The private message can be set along with the type of alert, the frequency of the prompts sent, etc. The intervals can be set to random or fixed. It also allows to pause and resume the prompts as desired.

11. Momento

Available: iPhone only

Price: $2.99

This app is like maintaining a private dairy or journal. You can record daily activities, thoughts, ideas and photos in the app. These details are then combined with activities recorded in social networking sites to create a complete and unified timeline. This method of recording daily musings is more complete than what can be captured in paper format. Life events can be tagged to be searched later.

12. Dropbox

Available: iPhone & Android

Price: Free

Saving all the important data like photos, videos and documents on the hard disk of the computer is not very feasible, especially when you want something when you do not have access to your computer. It is also a little risky when the computer crashes, resulting in loss of entire data. Dropbox offer 2 GB of free space and can be used to store all the data. You can share these files as well, without requiring to attach them.

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