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Mind Games

Mindware Consulting, Inc
This is a great collection of games based in part on principles of cognitive psychology to help you practice different mental skills. The perfect game to help you fight the effects of aging on your brain, or try to improve brain functioning at any age. This app includes all 22 of Mindware’s brain training games (some of which allow you to play 3 times and require upgrading to play more). All games include your score history, a global top scores list, and graph of your progress. The main app shows a summary of your best games and today’s scores on all games. Using some principles of standardized testing, your scores are also converted to a standardized scale so that you can see where you need work and excel.

Mind Games Pro is also now available on iOS, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8 with a brand new design.

Description of Games:

Attention Training Game - Exercise your brain's attention. Based on the flanker attention task. Practice your ability to ignore competing information and processing speed.

Face Memory - Memorize a group of faces and then see if you can recall them.

Math Star - Practice your basic arithmetic skills, speed, and attention to detail.

Memory Racer - Practice for your brain's working memory and processing speed.

Memory Span - Practice your verbal and nonverbal working memory to increase the span of your immediate memory.

Mental Categories - Practice your processing speed and quick categorization skills.

Mental Flex - Practice your cognitive flexibility and ability to ignore competing information.

Serial Memory - Learn a series of 10 numbers and faces in as few trials as you can.

Spatial Memory - Memorize the locations of the tiles that flip over with increasing numbers of tiles.

Speed Trivia - Test and improve your knowledge of general trivia and information.

Vocabulary Star - Improve your vocabulary and spelling skills.

Visual Memory - Test and practice your visual memory skills.

Word Memory - Memorize 30 words and see if you can remember them.

Mind Games Pro

Mindware Consulting, Inc
This is the unlimited, ad-free, version of the hit game Mind Games. Mind Games is a great collection of games based in part on principles of cognitive psychology to help you practice different mental skills. The perfect game to help you fight the effects of aging on your brain, or try to improve brain functioning at any age. This app includes all 22 of Mindware’s brain exercising games. All games include your score history, a global top scores list, and graph of your progress. The main app shows a summary of your best games and today’s scores on all games. Using some principles of standardized testing, your scores are also converted to a standardized scale so that you can see where you need work and excel.

For app reviews see The High Tech Society (http://thehightechsociety.com/mind-games-pro-android-app-review/) and LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-brain-training-apps-20130802,0,4719759.story).

Mind Games Pro is also now available on iOS, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8 with a brand new design.

Description of Games:
Abstraction - Exercise your ability to quickly differentiate between words with a concrete vs. abstract meaning.

Attention Training Game - Exercise your brain's attention. Based on the flanker attention task. Practice your ability to ignore competing information and processing speed.

Anticipation - Practice your ability to anticipate and respond rapidly.

Changing Directions - Practice your attention, concentration, processing speed, and mental flexibility.

Divided Attention I - Practice your ability to divide your attention and respond rapidly.

Face Memory - Memorize a group of faces and then see if you can recall them.

Math Star - Practice your basic arithmetic skills, speed, and attention to detail.

Memory Racer - Practice for your brain's working memory and processing speed.

Memory Span - Practice your verbal and nonverbal working memory to increase the span of your immediate memory.

Mental Categories - Practice your processing speed and quick categorization skills.

Mental Flex - Practice your cognitive flexibility and ability to ignore competing information.

Serial Memory - Learn a series of 10 numbers and faces in as few trials as you can.

Self-Ordered Learning for Objects - Memorize a sequence of objects using a sequence you determine.

Spatial Memory - Memorize the locations of the tiles that flip over with increasing numbers of tiles.

Speed Trivia - Test and improve your knowledge of general trivia and information.

Vocabulary Star - Improve your vocabulary and spelling skills.

Vocabulary Power - An un-timed multiple choice vocabulary task.

Visual Memory - Test and practice your visual memory skills.

Word Memory - Memorize 30 words and see if you can remember them.

Puzzle My Mind

Mindware Consulting, Inc
A great Mind Game to help you practice your visual analysis skills while having fun. Puzzle My Mind is a visual puzzle game where you use puzzle pieces to recreate a sample image using the puzzle pieces. The game contains 135 images of beautiful nature scenes and wildlife that are used for the puzzles. Compete against others on a global top scoreboard. Complete each puzzle as many times as you wish to get a higher score.

Playing: Drag the puzzle pieces to the board to recreate the sample image.

Scoring: The faster you complete the puzzle the higher the score. You will also lose points for puzzle pieces that are placed incorrectly.

Main skills used in this app: visual analysis, attention to detail, and fine motor skills.

From the developer of the hit app: Mind Games.

Shuffle 'n Slide-Free

Mindware Consulting, Inc
Shuffle 'n Slide is a great puzzle game that starts with an image that is sliced into 9 pieces. The pieces are shuffled, and your job is to reconstruct the original images by sliding the pieces. The game includes 135 different beautiful images for the puzzles. It is a wonderful way to pass the time while practicing your visual analysis skills.

Features:
Slide tiles to recreate the original image.
135 beautiful nature images and wildlife.
Compete against others on a global top scores list.
Based on the classic 15-puzzle.

From the creator of Mind Games.

Stress Reduction-Audio-Free

Mindware Consulting, Inc
Want to better learn how to relax and find some stress relief? Stress Reduction-Audio contains two guided relaxation techniques to guide you through the process of becoming more fully relaxed. Some people find these techniques helpful for getting to sleep at night. Additionally, the app includes a number of peaceful nature sounds that may be used to help fall asleep.

This free version of the app includes ads and streams the audio from the Internet (so data rates may apply from your carrier if not using Wifi). The Full version allows you to download the full audio files to your device rather than streaming them from a remote server, and does not contain ads.

As a clinical psychologist and hobby Android developer, I wanted to combine the two skills to write an app that may be of benefit to many. The world is a stressful place, and one component of coping with that stress is learning how to more fully relax. I have included two relaxation strategies that I frequently use with my psychotherapy clients.

Two relaxation techniques are included along with a peaceful and relaxing background music.

1. Relax and Breathe - Walks you through relaxing all the muscles in your body combined with a deep breathing exercise. (7 minutes and 40 seconds)

2. Relax and Visualize - This technique is a mildly self-hypnotic procedure that includes relaxing your muscles, mind, and visualizing a peaceful scene. This is often a favorite. (15 minutes)

I include two techniques, because some people find they can more effectively utilize one technique over the other. Also, having one with a shorter play time helps when you need to relax, but are under time pressure.

If you have any problems with this app, don't hesitate to contact me at support@mindware.mobi.

Enjoy, and I hope this brings you a little peace in a hectic world.

Note: These techniques are not intended to treat any emotional or physical condition. Rather, this app is intended for people who want to learn one of many techniques for coping with the stress of everyday living. If recommended by a psychotherapist, it may be used as a part of a larger treatment program.

tags: relax, relaxation, stress relief, sleep, relax and sleep, stress free, sleep easy, tension, muscle relaxation, hypnosis

Dots: A Brain Training Game

Mindware Consulting, Inc
Dots is a unique memory game providing a fun and challenging way to practice your visual memory for paths and sequences. A number of dots will appear, and a pathway will be drawn between the dots. Remember the path, and draw it with your finger from memory. Dots was developed by the makers of Mind Games, the hit brain training app.

Our philosophy is, if you are going to be playing a game, you might as well make it a game that has the potential to improve your brain functioning while having fun at the same time!

Dots features a global top scoreboard, social scoreboard, social features, and 20 exciting levels.

Quick Volume Widget Free

Mindware Consulting, Inc
The Quick Volume Widget Free eliminates the need to go through menus when you want to change sound levels on your phone. With the widget running, just simply press the widget to quickly change volume states. Now with version 2+, you can quickly access all the volume quick settings from the notification area. This is very useful when you are running another app and want to change the sound levels without leaving the app. You can also toggle Wifi and Bluetooth states from within the app.

** Long press on home screen to install. **

Please email support with any problems and they will be promptly addressed. We do support this app and will respond quickly if contacted (1/26/12).

*** Note: In order for the Phone Only mode to work properly, your phone must be set to NOT use incoming call volume for notifications. Go to Settings, Sound and uncheck the box. Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich does not support separate volume levels for notifications and ringtone. Phone only mode does not work on ICS.***

Featured States:
Normal - You run the app to set your normal volume levels.
Phone only - Great for sleeping. Only the ringer is enabled. (does not alter alarm volume)
Vibrate - All sound is disabled. Phone will vibrate for phone calls.
Silent - No sounds or vibrations.
Quiet - 10% on all volume settings.
Medium - 50% on all volume settings.
Loud - 90% on all volume settings.

Get the Pro version to add the following features:
*Change colors/appearance.
*Two additional custom volume modes.
*Choose the volume modes that you want to appear in the widget.
*Easy access to mode settings.
*Notification icons allow for more easy identification of current mode.
*No upgrade nag on the quick settings accessed through the notification area.

Minesweeper Classic+

Mindware Consulting, Inc
Based on the classic Minesweeper brain game. The goal is to successfully mark all the mines without revealing or stepping on a mine. You must deduce the locations of mines based on the numbers that are revealed when a tile is uncovered.

Features:
Eight different skins or themes for appearance.

Long press to reveal what is under a tile

Press a square to mark it as a mine; press again to unmark

Minefield scrolls up and down by flicking

Three levels are available: beginner, intermediate, and advanced

Top scores for each level are stored on phone and the option of submitting scores to global score list

Capable of installing to SD card

My Fishing Journal Widget

Mindware Consulting, Inc
As a first of its kind, My Fishing Journal Widget offers widget-based access for quickly logging catches. This app places a priority on quickly logging catches so you can spend more time fishing! This is a full featured trial version that allows you to log 8 fish. If you like the app, purchase the unlocker to unlock the app to be able to add a virtually unlimited number of fish.

Get the unlocker here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mindware.fishwidgetunlockbeta

** Long press on home screen to install widget **

As an avid fisherman, I have tried a number of apps for logging my catches. Some of the are very good. However, I found that all of them had at least one major shortcoming that doesn’t work well with the process of fishing. That is, they require too many clicks and take too much time to log a catch! I want to quickly log a fish, take a picture, and get back to fishing. Who wants to spend a lot of time messing with the phone when the fish are biting? Not me, and I doubt you do either.

Trial Version

This trial version has the full set of features for the app. It is limited to logging 8 fish. Instead of having a Trial and Full version, there is an app for unlocking the trial version that allows you to add a virtually unlimited number of fish. The advantage of an unlocking app is that your data is preserved, and you get to try out all of the features of the app.

My Live Well Fishing Widget has several innovative features:

Home Screen Widget

Two widget sizes are available (4x3 and 1x1). To my knowledge this is the only widget for logging catches for fisherman.

Fish Counts

The widget displays a count of your total number of fish logged. The count updates based on the filter you have applied.

Filtering System

Innovative filtering system allows you to filter fish based on many different factors (Fish type, place caught, technique used, and date parameters).

Defining Fishing Places

Places allow you to set up places that you fish. The zoom level that you set works with the filter so that when you filter by a place (such as Patoka Lake for instance), that it will include only fish that have a GPS location within that recorded view. This is incredibly useful for displaying how many fish you have caught at a particular place and displaying this information on a map. Setting up places also allows you to quickly access weather for the fishing place.

Innovative Mapping

Map clustering through the mapping feature clusters catches together in a single marker when catches are near each other. It will put a count of the catches on the cluster marker. Simply click on the cluster to zoom in and see exactly where the fish were.

My Live Well

The Live Well displays detailed information on your catches. If unfiltered, it will show all your catches. If filtered (by Largemouth Bass for instance), it will display only the fish that meet the filter criteria. The Live Well allows you to perform many functions.

Photo Album

The Photo Album is also innovative in that it categorizes fish by fish type and only includes fish based on your filter. So, if you want to look at pictures of Largemouth Bass that you caught at Patoka Lake in the last 3 days, simply apply this filter and open the photo album! If unfiltered, you can get a quick count of all the different types of fish you have caught by simply opening the photo album.

Weather

You can quickly access current weather conditions and forecasts through the National Weather Service through the widget. Additionally, you can quickly choose any of your fishing places to get the weather at that location.

Stress Reduction-Audio-Full

Mindware Consulting, Inc
Want to better learn how to relax and find some stress relief? Stress Reduction-Audio contains three guided relaxation techniques to guide you through the process of becoming more fully relaxed. Be sure to try Stress Reduction-Audio-Free first, to see if the techniques help you to become more relaxed. Some people also find these techniques helpful for getting to sleep at night. Additionally, the app includes a number of peaceful nature sounds that may be used to help fall asleep. This full version lets you play these sounds for up to 8 full hours.

The Full version downloads the full audio files to your device rather than streaming them from a remote server each time you run the app, and does not contain ads.

As a clinical psychologist and hobby Android developer, I wanted to combine the two skills to write an app that may be of benefit to many. The world is a stressful place, and one component of coping with that stress is learning how to more fully relax. I have included three relaxation strategies that I frequently use with my psychotherapy clients.

Two relaxation techniques are included along with a peaceful and relaxing background music.

1. Relax and Breathe - Walks you through relaxing all the muscles in your body combined with a deep breathing exercise. (8 minutes)

2. Relax and Visualize - This technique is a mildly self-hypnotic procedure that includes relaxing your muscles, mind, and visualizing a peaceful scene. This is often a favorite. (15 minutes)

3. Contrast Technique - This technique has you tense your muscles first and then relax them. Some people find this technique works when some of the others don't. (15 minutes)

I include three techniques, because some people find they can more effectively utilize one technique over the other. Also, having one with a shorter play time helps when you need to relax, but are under time pressure.

If you have any problems with this app, don't hesitate to contact me at support@mindware.mobi.

Enjoy, and I hope this brings you a little peace in a hectic world.

Note: These techniques are not intended to treat any emotional or physical condition. Rather, this app is intended for people who want to learn one of many techniques for coping with the stress of everyday living. If recommended by a psychotherapist, it may be used as a part of a larger treatment program.

Vocabulary Star

Mindware Consulting, Inc
Vocabulary Star is a unique and fun word scramble game. Want to improve your vocabulary in an enjoyable way? With enough practice, this game will help you do that. With a database of nearly 5000 words at the high school to college reading level, you can improve your word knowledge.

Each trial will display the definition of a word. Below the definition is 4 buttons that has parts of the word in a scrambled order. Your job is to tap the buttons in the correct order to spell out the word that fits the definition. You can obtain 2 points on each trial. One point for getting the word correct, and a bonus point for getting it correct without any errors.

Track and graph your score history and compete against others on an online global scoreboard.

Vocabulary Star is also a great way to prepare for college entrance examines such as the SAT.

Quick Volume Widget Pro

Mindware Consulting, Inc
The Quick Volume Widget eliminates the need to go through menus when you want to change sound levels of your phone. With the widget running, just simply press the widget to quickly change volume states. Now with version 2+, you can quickly access all the volume quick settings from the notification area. This is very useful when you are running another app and want to change the sound levels without leaving the app. You can also toggle Wifi and Bluetooth states from within the app.

* Don't forget to uninstall the free version first if upgrading. *

** Long press on home screen to install. **

*** Note: In order for the Phone Only mode to work properly, your phone must be set to NOT use incoming call volume for notifications. Go to Settings, Sound and uncheck the box. Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich does not support separate volume levels for notifications and ringtone. Phone only mode does not work on ICS.***
Featured States:
Normal - You run the app to set your normal volume levels.
Phone only - Great for sleeping. Only the ringer is enabled. (does not alter alarm volume)
Vibrate - All sound is disabled. Phone will vibrate for phone calls.
Silent - No sounds or vibrations.
Quiet - 10% on all volume settings.
Medium - 50% on all volume settings.
Loud - 90% on all volume settings.

Pro Version Additional Features:
*Ability to change appearance/colors.
*Two user-definable custom volume levels.
*Select the volume modes you want to appear in the widget.

Try the free version first to see if you like it and it works for you.

My Fishing Journal Unlocker

Mindware Consulting, Inc
This is the official unlocker app for the My Fishing Journal Widget app. This app will remove the limitation of adding only 8 fish to the journal.

The unlocked version allows you to add a virtually unlimited number of fish.

Your data will be preserved. Simply purchase and download the unlocker. Then run the unlocker and click on the Lock to unlock the widget.

Download and install the widget first, to give it a try. If you like it, purchase the unlocker and enjoy!

Get the trial version here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mindware.fishwidgetbeta