Technology can be your friend if you want it to be. There are many great mobile apps, computer apps, software, and browser extensions that are incredibly helpful for both children and adults with ADD and ADHD. These apps promote better focus, organization, time management, etc. Have a look at our favorites:
Freedom blocks you from the internet for a certain block of time. This will prevent you from surfing the web and getting lost down a rabbit hole, which can easily happen to those that have attention issues.
If you are looking for ways to better manage your time, it is helpful to know how you are spending it. RescueTime helps you to have more awareness of the ways in which you are spending your time on the computer, which can be extremely helpful. This app can also block certain sites after a certain amount of time. For example, if you only want to spend half an hour on Facebook each day, it will block it after this time.
This app allows you to capture various information, categorize it with tags, and store it in easy to find “notebooks”. This can help you to stay on track of the files that you are saving to your computer and your phone.
This is a free service that will help you to clean up and organize your e-mail. It will take all o the listservs and newsletters and roll them into one daily digest. And it will unsubscribe you from e-mails you don’t want to receive.
30/30 is both a to-do list and a timer. This app will remind you how much time you have set for yourself for a certain task and when the time is almost up.
For many individuals with ADD and ADHD, our brains move faster than we can write. For this, voice dictation can be an excellent tool. The best software for voice dictation is Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Whenever your ADHD brain gets into a knot, this app will help you to undo it. The app uses cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help you to better identify your thoughts and feelings.
So there you have it. 7 ways technology can be your friend. What are some of your favorite apps or helpful software? Tell us about it in the comments.