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Editors' Review

by   / October 07, 2014

The ingenious UnlockYourBrain app helps you learn new words, expand your knowledge, and improve your math skills by replacing your default unlock screen with a new one that fosters learning and that has been scientifically proven by the University of Potsdam to be more effective than conventional learning methods. Once you install this app, every time you want to unlock your screen you must answer a language, math, or quiz question.

Pros

Clever and effective: UnlockYourBrain can really help you pick up new words or do math faster because learning is more effective when you do it in snippets throughout the day; since you unlock your phone dozens of times every day, each unlock means a new opportunity to learn. You'll find it especially useful for picking up new words in one of the 150+ supported languages.

Learning packs and social integration: The ability to download or buy new learning packs from the app's built-in marketplace as well as the stats and speed and accuracy comparisons to other users keep this app interesting, ensuring that it doesn't become boring through repeated use.

Well-thought-out: Everything about this ingenious little app, from its laid-back, beautifully styled interface to the pronunciation feature for every word make it a great piece of software.

Cons

Practice mode: The practice mode built within the app sometimes freezes or crashes, forcing you to restart the app. Otherwise the app proves stable.

Questions sometimes don't appear: Every now and then, the app's unlock screen doesn't replace the default unlock screen when you wake up your device.

Bottom Line

Well-made and effective, UnlockYourBrain turns screen unlocking into an engaging experience. This app is so appealing that even if your lock screen is disabled, you'll be tempted to enable it again just to enjoy this great software. Of all the many educational apps on Google Play, this is one of the best.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.24

v1.24 - Refer a friend will enable all puzzles - Improved puzzle generation - Skipping does not lower the difficulty anymore - Changing target time adjusts the difficulty directly - Basic gyro analysis has been added to the free version - Various performance improvements - Fixed: internet connection is no longer required to 'start without account' - Several bugfixes / stability improvements (please continue sending us feedback, it's appreciated) - Removed READ_LOGS permission

General

Publisher UnlockYourBrain
Publisher web site http://www.unlockyourbrain.com
Release Date March 02, 2013
Date Added February 27, 2013
Version 1.24

Category

Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android/2.3.3 - 2.3.7
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.3.3 and above.

Download Information

File Size 9.49MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 697
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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