4 Great ADHD Apps and one to avoid

Dragon Dictation

If you struggle with writing as fast as you think, Dragon Dictation software can be a huge help.  It’s available on your computer and on many phones.  It’s not cheap, but those who use it, swear by it.


Great for project research…and life!  Evernote helps you save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see. Access them on nearly any computer, phone and mobile device out there. And you can find things fast because you can search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images.

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Whether you use the Amazon ereader , iphone or droid app, Kindle allows you to carry all of your books without breaking your back, look up a word without switching out of your book, search for keywords, check out library books, underline and copy and take notes.

Remember the Milk

Remember and be reminded of all of your tasks from your phone or your computer. You can receive reminders for tasks that are due or you can see tasks nearby and plan the best way to get things done. Share links from your phone into your Remember the Milk task list. One Caveat: It’s free, but you’ll need the pro account to sync your to do list more than once in a 24 hour period.

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The app to avoid: ADHD Tests

Whether on an iphone or a droid, you shouldn’t try to diagnose whether someone has ADHD from an app. There is no single test that can diagnose ADHD. If you suspect you have ADHD, you should schedule an appointment with a physician. She can run a full set of diagnostic tests to help rule out other possible causes for your symptoms and help you determine a course of treatment.

Which App is right for you?

We’ve listed these four apps that are helpful for working with your ADHD in alphabetical order. But would love to know which your favorite is. Do you use any of them? Did we miss any?



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4 Responses

  1. Laura
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    I also like Things (a to-do list that can sync on multiple devices) and HomeRoutines (for organising housework and other routine chores).

    • Peggy -- Edge blogger
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      Great suggestions! Sadly, lLooks like they are only available for iPhones.

  2. sandra
    | Reply

    I like CP ON TIME for helping me wake up on time! http://www.apps4adhd.com/
    (I love Remember the Milk too!)

    • Peggy
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      There are tons of great reminder programs. Another one we’ve just discovered is todoist.com. The most important thing about a system is using it religiously!

      Thanks for sharing your tip with our readers.

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