Improve Your Problem Solving Skills With These Apps  

From learning how to work a remote desktop to keeping small children occupied while writing emails, on-the-job problem solving during the COVID-19 pandemic is at an all-time high.  

Hopefully, you’re successfully dealing with these challenges and more. That said, if you’re looking to improve your problem-solving skills, there are apps for that. Below is a short list of mobile apps that can make you a better problem solver.  


This popular app includes games that concentrate on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving ability, attention span, and creativity. Games are constantly changing and typically involve completing timed challenges.  

Fit Brains Trainer  

This problem-solving app has 10 groups of games that are meant to trigger different areas of the mind. Focusing on memory and concentration, this app asks users to complete tasks from each group on a daily basis. Users are shown their progress using a color-coded graph.  

CogniFit Brain Fitness  

Created in part by neuroscientists, this app is also meant to enhance problem-solving by boosting memory and focus. More important than ever right now, this app also has a social aspect, as users can challenge their friends who are also on the app. CogniFit Brain Fitness also adjusts the difficulty of tasks to match the user’s profile. It also provides tips founded on performance. Investing 20 to 30 minutes every other day can provide significant improvement in problem-solving ability.  


Eidetic is an app designed to boost memory using a ‘spaced repetition’ system that can help users remember things like keywords, credit card numbers, and internet passwords. Alerts help to keep users on track, as periodic memory tests are essential to the process.  


This app helps to preserve mental sharpness and enhance reasoning through the use of riddles and visual illusions. As you can probably tell from that description, it is quite different from other problem-solving apps, most of which are based on memory and reaction-based tasks. This app does include a social aspect, allowing users to play riddle-based games against friends and family.  

Not the Hole Story  

If you have a fondness for solving difficult riddles, then Not the Hole Story is a must-have app for your phone. Stuffed with unique riddles as well as a simple-to-use interface, this app provides you with riddles you have to unlock through a book. You will be provided with tips as you go along, and if you give up, the solutions are revealed. Not the Hole Story will motivate you to expand your thinking and challenge your brain.  

Personal Zen  

This entertaining brain training app is based around the story of two animated characters who move through a grassy field. Personal Zen is mostly focused on lowering anxiety and training the brain to concentrate on the positivity. According to the developer, you should use the app for 10 minutes each day to get optimal results.  

We Can Connect You to Inspiring Career Opportunities  

At NSC, we often connect folks to fun, inspiring, and engaging career opportunities, many of which revolve around problem-solving. Please contact us today to find an opportunity that suits your needs.



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