10 apps to make yourself smarter in 2023

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Get personalized recommendations that match your unique interests, or browse TED’s library of thousands of inspiring, informative, transformational videos for free.

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Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve your mind’s focus, memory, speaking abilities, processing speed, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results.

The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. 90%+ report improved vocabulary, math skills, and overall mental sharpness when they frequently use Elevate.

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Lumosity: Brain Training

Exercise your memory, reasoning, and more with the world’s most popular brain training program.

Lumosity’s cognitive training program is a fun, interactive way to train your brain and learn about how your mind works. Used by over 100 million people worldwide, Lumosity’s program consists of games designed to exercise memory, speed, flexibility and problem-solving.

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Wherever your travels take you, indulge in binge-worthy audiobooks, tune into exclusive podcasts and discover genre-bending Audible Originals. Listen to carplay on the road, plug into a podcast on the commute; enjoy bestsellers at your leisure and download and listen to content offline. The Audible library is endless.

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Vocabulary Builder

Build your vocabulary with Magoosh’s free vocabulary game for your iOS device. Quiz yourself every day to learn the 1200 most important words!

The entire wordlist is selected and defined with usage examples by Magoosh’s expert tutors, led by Chris Lele. He has been teaching the GRE for more than 10 years, runs a popular vocabulary series on YouTube and he’s also written an eBook on vocabulary.

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Khan Academy

Whether you want to spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Get a head start on next semester’s geometry. Prepare for upcoming exams. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire-stick farming changes the landscape of Australia — Khan Academy’s personalized learning library is available to you, for free.

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Explore your world, find a quick fact, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. With more than 40 million articles across nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is at your fingertips.

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Skill up to success. Udemy is a leading destination for online courses that empowers you to grow professionally and personally. Get the app to explore our expansive library of thousands of topics with cutting-edge online video courses in Coding, Development, Python, Java, Business, Marketing, SEO, SEM, Design, Drawing, Photography, and much more.

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Uptime is one of the best ways to stay upgraded with the kind of knowledge that interests you and saves you a great deal of time, effort, and energy.

The tool is free to use. Giving you access to one free book a day. This is enough for me but the more studious there’s a premium subscription giving you access to hundreds of book summaries.

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If you’re new to meditation, Headspace is well worth the cost. The app presents mindfulness and meditation courses to beginners in a comfortable, easy-to-use format, gradually introducing new techniques. While Headspace has advanced courses, none of the meditations are over 30 minutes. Unfortunately, Headspace doesn’t offer any free content, but a free trial is offered with a subscription.

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