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Suffering from ADD/ADHD symptoms? Or is it someone close to you that needs others to help to remember stuff or manage their time? Don’t worry, we can help you out. This article discusses ADD/ADHD and different apps that individuals can use to help themselves.
Table of Contents
- What is ADD/ADHD?
- How Can Apps Help?
- Best 13 Apps for individuals with ADD and ADHD
- Children Suffering From ADD/ADHD
- Adult Suffering From ADD/ADHD
What is ADD/ADHD?
Attention deficit disorder (ADD)/Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) refers to a mental illness in Ontario that affects both children and adults. It hampers with the learning process, impedes social and cognitive development. In Canada, roughly about 300,000 or more Canadians are diagnosed with this disease each year. Some symptoms of it include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
How Can Apps Help?
With the advancement in technology, various good apps have been designed and developed to help individuals suffering from the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. These top rated apps can help benefits children and adults in Canada in many ways. For example, there is are time management apps to help manage time, checklist app to help individuals keep track of their work, organization apps to help organize tasks or projects, relaxation apps in order to help relax or meditate and even apps for children learning. Below are a few apps that I find extremely useful for those suffering from ADD/ADHD.
Best 13 Apps for individuals with ADD and ADHD
Fabulous: Motivate Me! Relax, Meditate, Sleep
Fabulous: Motivate Me! Relax, Meditate, Sleep is an editor’s choice application available on Google’s Play Store. Those suffering from ADD/ADHD can use Fabulous: Motivate Me! Relax, Meditate, Sleep app in order to build healthy habits that are both mentally and physically better for them. Fabulous: Motivate Me! Relax, Meditate, Sleep is a relaxation app that helps its users to increase their energy level, sleep better, use behavioral economics to identify where they are stuck, rewire their brain and much more. (Android)
NeuroNation – Brain Training
NeuroNation – Brain Training is an award winning application by Google for the best app of the year. NeuroNation –Brain Training helps its users by enhancing its user’s life with scientific brain training. Those suffering from ADD/ADHD face difficulty remembering and thinking stuff, easily loose concentration and much more. With the help of NeuroNation – Brain Training app, they can overcome these weaknesses. NeuroNation – Brain Training allows its users to stay focused, improve memory, think faster, sharpen mind and much more. (IOS and Android)
Todoist: To – Do List, Task List
Todoist is an application that is available for both IOS and Android devices. Todoist is best to do list app on the app store and Google Play store and is the right fit for those suffering from ADD/ADHD. It provides them an opportunity to manage tasks and projects from anywhere. Students, Teachers, Parents, employees and others can all use Todoist and even access it from home, school, office or any other place. Todoist is also available across 10+ platforms which make it easier for its users to access the application. Some of the key features of Todoist app is creating sub-projects out of larger projects, creating sub tasks from bigger tasks, sharing and collaborating with others on different projects, getting reminders about important tasks or projects via email, SMS and push notification and much more. (IOS and Android)
Skillz – Logical Brain
Skillz – Logical Brain is an android app that can help individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD improve their memory skills and help their brain exercise. Skillz – Logical Brain is a brain game that enables children of all ages to differentiate between different colors and help them develop their skills. Skillz – Logical Brain app is designed for all age group. This means that students suffering from ADD/ADHD can use this application along with their teachers in a classroom to help out their students and parents who can use it at home to help their kids develop their skills and exercise their brain. Some of the key features of Skillz – Logical Brain app is improving the user’s memory, increasing accuracy, increasing speed, helping learn color coordination and much more. (Android)
Productivity Challenge Timer
Productivity Challenge Timer is a productivity app that allows its users to be more productive, focused and save their valuable time. Individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD can use Productivity Challenge Timer to pay more attention to their tasks and be more productive and focused towards them. Productivity Challenge Timer can be used by students, teachers, parents, employees, and others that enable them to challenge themselves to work harder and help them keep track of their work habits. Some of the key features of Productivity Challenge Timer application include tracking the user’s productivity over a period of time, earning achievement and losing or earning a rank based on the user’s performance. (IOS and Android)
Due is an IOS app that helps its users write down their task and sets up reminders. As individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD tend to forget stuff and fail to recall important tasks, they can use Due to help them do it for themselves. Due is a time management app that comes up with “12 Quick Access Times” that allows users to quickly set up their reminders to the time of their choice. It automatically reschedules the reminders as repeat reminders for its next interval (only if the user sets the reminders as repeat reminders). Additionally, Due also enables its users to create timers that they can easily reuse again and again. The best part about Due is that it permits its users to access their reminders and timers from their IPhone, IPad and Mac. (IOS)
Asana is a free app that enables its users to easily collaborate between team members in order to keep track of their work. Individuals that suffer from ADD/ADHD have a hard time collaborating with other individuals and also face difficulty keeping track of their tasks. With the help of Asana, the individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD symptoms can easily collaborate and communicate with their team members, quickly update and add their work on to the application as soon as possible and also keep track of their work. Asana is a great application for students in college and university to collaborate with other teammates for their group projects and assignments. Employees can also make use of Asana to collaborate with other co-workers. (IOS and Android)
MindNode is an IOS application that makes it easier for individuals diagnosed with ADD/ADHD to make mind maps. MindNode allows its users to create a virtual representation of their ideas and brainstorm along with sharing and organizing their thoughts. Individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD can easily track their thoughts and go back to where they started form easily without having to start all over again. MindNode technology is a great tool for students, artists and project managers that allow them to be more creative and free with their thoughts and ideas. (IOS)
Evernote is an app that helps its users work more effectively. Its a planner app that allows its users to organize their work such as allowing them to take notes in a variety of format, attaching Microsoft Office docs, PDFs, Photos and much more. Evernote also enables its users to Sync and comment on the content from any device and also provides its users the opportunity to communicate, collaborate, discuss and share its content productively with others. Evernote makes it easier for individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD to organize their work in one place that is not only accessible form any other device but also sharable. (IOS and Android)
iRewardChart is an app that is designed to help parents keep track of their children’s good behavior and then reward them accordingly. Parents of Kids suffering from ADD/ADHD symptoms can use this application with their children to help them understand how good behavior brings in good rewards. iRewardChart application consists of two versions, the pro and the lite. The lite version of iRewardChart is a free version with limitation of adding up to 1 kid and 4 tasks per week. Parents are able to assign custom tasks and custom rewards for their kids that can motivate them to portray positive behavior. (IOS and Android)
Rescue Time is an android app that helps users keeps track of their time. It is an automatic time and attention tracker that helps individuals and teams create good habits and eradicate the bad ones. Individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD can make use of Rescue Time application to help them keep track of their time and help them develop good habitual behavior. Some other feature of Rescue Time includes reporting the user’s voice call time, time spends on a website, setting alerts and goals, productivity reports of the user’s progress and much more. (Android)
ADHD Tracker 1.0
ADHD Tracker 1.0 is an application designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents and teachers keep track of their kids that are or were suffering from ADHD. ADHD Tracker 1.0 is a tool that helps monitor behavioral patterns of children aged 4 to 18 at home and in the classroom to help parents and teacher gain a better understanding of the ADHD effects on their child’s mental and physical health. (IOS)
Remember The Milk
Remember The Milk is an IOS and Android app that remembers the to-do-list for its users instead. Individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD have a hard time remembering things and tend to forget them. The Remember The Milk application can help these individuals by remembering the tasks for them. Not only that, Remember The Milk application reminds its users their tasks via text, email, IM, Twitter and Mobile notifications. Moreover, Remember The Milk users can share their to-do-list with other individuals to get the tasks done faster. Users can also priorities their tasks, due date, lists, tags and much more according to their liking. The best part about Remember The Milk application is that it allows its users to intergrade with their Gmail, Twitter, Google Calendar, Evernote and other applications. (IOS and Android)
Above mentioned are a few application that can help those individuals in Canada that are suffering from or were suffering from ADD/ADHD. These applications can help those individuals overcome their weakness such as remembering tasks, organizing their work, collaborating or communicating with teammates, improving memory, improving behavior, improving brain efficiency and much more. These applications don’t necessarily have to be used by only those suffering from ADD/ADHD, they can also be used by others that are related to those suffering. For example, parents, teachers, friends, fellow co-workers and others can make use of these apps to help those suffering from ADD/ADHD. The best part about these applications is that it is accessible from anywhere whether it is home, classroom or office.
Children Suffering From ADD/ADHD
The costs of treating ADD/ADHD can be significant with individual costs estimated at nearly $4,000 per year. Considering that ADHD medications such as Adderall can cost nearly $300 a month it should be no surprise that in severe cases the costs of treating ADHD can become an enormous burden on a family’s finances.
Children suffering from ADD/ADHD that is considered a mental illness and entitled to receive ADHD Benefits through Child Disability Tax Credit and Child Disability Benefit Canadian Government. ADHD disability benefits in Canada can help the child live a bright and prosperous life. Parents or guardians of the child may have Disability Tax Credit eligibility if they submit form T2201 to the CRA, For more information give us call at our Toll-free number @ 1-844-800-6020 .
So these are a few application that I feel would benefit adults in Canada and benefits children suffering from ADD/ADHD. If you have any other applications that can help them, then please do let us know by emailing us on our email address contact[At]disabilitycreditcanada.com.
Adult Suffering From ADD/ADHD
Did you know that adults can also have ADD/ADHD? Every single adult that suffers from its symptoms had it since they were a child. ADHD in Adult could be consider as a Disability and there is a tax benefit for them that’s called Disability tax credit.