Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Top 10 iPad Apps for ADHD

1. Keynote

Keynote makes it truly easy to create and send lovely presentations/reports/etc. on your iPad. Choose from elegantly designed themes. Customize the graphics any way you like. Add photos, movies, and more. Dramatize your presentations or .pdfs with animated transitions and effects. Everything looks even more impressive when you present full screen on iPad.

MindNode's focused flexibility makes it the perfect brainstorming tool. The clutter-free interface lets you concentrate on generating and connecting your ideas, and an infinitely expanding canvas means that no matter how big or complicated your thoughts get, MindNode can keep up. This is one of my favorite Apps for coming up with ANYTHING that has to do with planning. I know you will love it!

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 MindNode can even automatically rearrange especially complicated mind maps to make them easier to read.

3. Skitch

Skitch is the amazingly fun and kinda, surprisingly, powerful app to move your ideas and projects forward using this very natural feeling User Interface.

With Skitch, annotate and draw on just about anything that you see, whether it’s a new or existing photo, a webpage, screenshot, map, or a blank canvas. Then, share your work with friends, colleagues or save it all to Evernote. This is perfect for ADHDers projects and anybody who uses Evernote at all. I highly recommend this app to any of my ADHDer Business owners.

4. Evernote

Evernote is an amazing app that I will continue to rave about until EVERYONE hears me! Just to go and see what I am talking about! It basically lets you remember everything you want to. As an ADHDer, this is so important. As a businessman, it is even more-so.

5. Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a godsend for ADHDers that operate a business or a blog and twitter account, or any type of multiple social networking solution. It provides amazing features and allows you to publish as many tweets, blog, Facebook posts in advance as you want! 

6. Reminders

Forgetting happens way too often in our world, so this built-in iPad App helps you remember times, give you 15 minutes to prep for a meeting you totally forgot about, the to do that never gets written down or done. With Reminders, you can create a list of have-to-dos, want-to-dos, or whatever you want. Set a due date, OR a location(like your house) and Reminders notifies you when you hit the date or are at the location.

I have a funny story about this feature: When I first got my iPhone 4S, I had set a reminder via Siri to "grab a gift when I get to my house". I obviously forgot I did this, so 2 weeks later, it FINALLY dawned on me why every-time I drove back to my house it would remind me to grab a gift! LOL. Total hand to the head moment.

7. Mail

I can already hear you guys and girls saying it. "We KNOW it has a mail program! DUH" And those sentiments are appreciated, of course, but the reason I think the iPad Mail app is so powerful, is because I think it is the single greatest email viewing situation I have ever come across. Apparently the rest of the world agrees with me as this app was the most preferred for ANY user of ANY system and ANY email program and combinations within.

8. iTunes U(this is going to be the game-changer for education)

So, it's the world’s largest online catalog of free education lectures, videos, books, and more, from the most reputable organizations in the world....and all easily accessed via the iTunes U app on your iPad! 

I am doing a short video about this whole platform, so....keep your eyes open(that didn't really make sense. sorry. lol.)!

9. Bento

This is brilliantly put -"This app helps you think INSIDE the box. Organize contacts, track projects, plan events, and manage all the busy details of your life. With easy-to-use templates that you can customize the way you like, your tasks and to-dos are arranged just so."

Using Pages on iPad is an amazing experience! Pages will let you create beautiful letters, flyers, reports, invitations, and every other kind of document RIGHT on the iPad. Simply put, this app will revolutionize and make you question your need to even use a computers's word processor.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this review. It feels semi-exhaustive. I was just on Autism looking at apps for children with Autism. I thought, "wonder if there are apps for children with ADHD?" My google search came to your site. Wonderful review. One thing I was concerned about, as I looked over them, is that there seems to be quite a bit of functional overlap between some of these apps. I think you should expound on your recommendations by explaining how YOU use them - rather than their intent. Kids with ADHD, and adults, can definitely benefit from some of the above apps. However, they do not need to be organizing their lives and ideas in 4-5 different places. It's a bad idea to have a to-do list app, a post it note app, and also trying to use iCal with your Outlook to keep track. Yes! I know this from experience.