In response to the comments on the post about self help and growth apps, here are some free apps for personal development. You’ll be pleased to know that this time, a link is included so you’re able to click on any you fancy and download them straight away. I hope you find these free apps for personal development as useful as the other list.
1. Brain Trainer by Lumosity
The Lumosity Brain Trainer consists of 10 separate brain games designed to test your flexibility, memory, problem solving, and the speed at which you process things. 14 million people have used this brain trainer. Over time, it develops your brain and forces it to become more powerful. The best part about it is it only takes a few minutes to complete each game. Each game directly corresponds with a different type of cognitive ability, which makes this one of the best free apps for personal development.
2. E-Type Personality Test
There are plenty of apps for personal development that focus on an important aspect of growth – your personality. Unfortunately, all the better apps have a purchase cost so if you really do want some insight using the most well know profile testing methods you will have to pay for a suitable app. However, there is Kwizi. The fun thing about this app is that instead of you answering interminable lists of questions to determine your personality, it uses visual cards. It’s a quick and easy method of identifying your personality type and if you use it with friends, it offers insights into how you all relate to each other.
3. Career Patterns
Career advice is always going to be useful, and none more so when you really have no idea of what you want to do. With a series of questions created by psychologists, and based on your interests, you can learn which careers you have the aptitude for and ones you might most enjoy.
It’s all very well having goals but how do you track them or measure your success in achieving them? Why, with this terrific little app, of course. With Goaltracker you can record your goals on a weekly, monthly or annual basis. The reminders you set yourself should soon become habit and you can feel pleased with yourself as you tick off the goals you’ve set yourself.
Motivation is so much easier if it is fun or where you can see progress and tangible results. Chains.cc is one of those personal development apps where you really can see how you are doing against those goals you have set yourself. The tasks and goals you set are combined to link chains as you achieve them – the motivation is to not let the chains break.
6. Buddha Box
Sometimes a lack of concentration arises purely because we can’t take some time to relax. At your desk, it’s difficult to just put those memos down and take a few minutes for yourself. With Buddha Box you can. Simply put the timer on this free app for spiritual development and plug your earphones in. These soothing sounds and chants from a Buddhist monastery allow you to drift away to your own personal paradise.
7. The 9 Personalities Test
Self growth begins with knowing and understanding yourself and there are plenty of personality assessment apps available. One of the better free self development apps is this one. Working on the premise that there are basically 9 different personality types, you can find out which type you are. This will help you understand what motivates and drives you and assists in setting your goals.
8. Brain Games II
Brain Games II is a highly challenging app which stretches your logical capabilities to their absolute maximums. It only includes five games, but each game has hundreds of levels. With clean tutorials and cutting edge graphics, this is a useful app for people of all ages. And it allows you to track your performance, so you can watch as your cognitive capabilities grow over time.
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A Bonus App
I know I’ve said these are all free apps for personal development, but I just have to share this one with you.
This is currently on sale for just $0.99 and is absolutely crammed with words of wisdom and advice on a very wide range of subjects and from some very familiar names. Definitely worth checking out at this price.
Personally, I think you get what you pay for with free apps. They are a good introduction to self development, but they probably don’t go that extra mile to help you really achieve in the way that some paid apps will. Try some of the free apps for personal development but then consider investing in a paid app to really get things moving. Let us know about any other apps that have helped you.