1.Brain Workshop
Brain Workshop is a Dual N-Back mental exercise. This exercise is the only mental activity that has been scientifically shown to improve your short-term memory (working memory) and fluid intelligence.


Brain Workshop always uses the same starting n-back level, number of trials and time per trial, making it easier to compare scores. Every day you'll begin at a certain n-back level which varies depending on the game mode. 

A recent study published in PNAS, an important scientific journal, shows that a particular memory task called Dual N-Back may actually improve working memory (short term memory) and fluid intelligence. This finding is important because fluid intelligence was previously thought to be unchangeable. The game involves remembering a sequence of spoken letters and a sequence of positions of a square at the same time.




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2.gbrainy

 gbrainy is a brain teaser game and trainer to have fun and to keep your brain trained.

It provides the following types of games:

Logic puzzles. Games designed to challenge your reasoning and thinking skills.
Mental calculation. Games based on arithmetical operations designed to prove your mental calculation skills.
Memory trainers. Games designed to challenge your short term memory.
Verbal analogies. Games that challenge your verbal aptitude.
gbrainy provides enough flexibility in terms of number of games, difficulty levels and parametrization to make it enjoyable for kids or adults. 


 
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3.KTouch
 
KTouch is FREE and offers you an easy way to learn to type quickly and correctly on a keyboard. Every finger has its place on the keyboard with associated keys to press. Starting with only a few keys to remember you will advance through different training levels while additional keys are introduced. As a result you will be able to type quickly and accurately. This is because you no longer need to search for the keys on the keyboard and because you will definitely be using more than just two fingers.

KTouch indicates the keys you need to press and the finger you need to use for that key on the screen. You don't have to look down on the keyboard to search for the key. You will therefore get used to looking at the screen only and hence learn touch typing much faster. 


Here's a list of the main features of KTouch:

KTouch supports various keyboard layouts and you can easily add own keyboard layouts
A number of training lectures are included by default (english, german, french ... etc)
You can add and modify training lectures using the built-in lecture editor
Detailed training statistics help you to find possible typing problems (keys that you typed wrong very often)
The program calculates typing speed and your accuracy on-the-fly and displays them while you type
Many settings (including the colour scheme of the program) can be modified by the user
During training the level can be adjusted automatically according to your typing skill: if you type fast and correctly you will move a level up, otherwise stay in the level or even move down. So you will learn touch typing like playing a game.


 
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4.VYM - view your mind

VYM (View Your Mind) is a tool to generate and manipulate maps which show your thoughts. Such maps can help you to improve your creativity and effectivity. You can use them for time management, to organize tasks, to get an overview over complex contexts


 
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5.toMOTko 

toMOTko is a small flashcard application for learning foreign language vocabulary. It's designed for people learning one or more foreign languages. Its unicode support is convenient for japanese, korean or chinese characters, etc. It's multi-platform.


 
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6.Voca 
 
Voca is a vocabulary trainer for Windows. It helps you learn foreign language vocabulary. You can create and manage word lists and share them online. Voca supports different types of exercises, including grammar and pronunciation tests.


 

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7.LazyCure 

LazyCure is a convenient tool for time logging and personal productivity calculation. LazyCure helps to perform time logging, calculate statistics and different reports, store time logs in order to provide valuable information for activities planning.

 
 
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8.Jooleem

Jooleem is a simple yet extremely addictive puzzle game. The best way to kill 10 minutes. There is only one rule: click on four marbles of the same color that form a rectangle. Time is constantly running out, but you can earn time by forming rectangles.


 


9.Pauker
Pauker is a generic flashcard program written in Java. It uses an innovative combination of ultra-shortterm, shortterm and longterm memory. You can use it to learn all the things you never want to forget, like vocabularies, capitals, important dates, etc.



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 10.Task Coach 
Your friendly task manager. Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists. Often, tasks and other things todo consist of several activities. Task Coach is designed to deal with composite tasks.



 
 

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