Top 5 Apps to Test Your Brain

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Avator By Jonathan Owen
Marketing Manager
Published 29th January 2021
Last modified 18th January 2023
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Today is the National Puzzle Day, so what better time to download some intricately designed apps that will really test your mind’s metal and see how you measure up to the millions of other users.

Proven to increase your attention span, boost your confidence and reduce anxiety, there’s a whole selection of fantastic apps available for download right now.

So, check out our Top 5 Apps to Test Your Brain and improve your mental fitness today!


Released over 10 years ago and home to more than 100 million users in that time, Lumosity is the Godfather of brain training games.

Upon opening the app on your iPhone you’ll take the 10-minute fit test to establish your base scores.  From there, you’ll be met with a fresh set of games each day to improve your mental fitness and you’ll also be able to track your training and keep an eye on your progress.

What’s more, Lumosity is so advanced that it can actually adapt your program to your strengths and weaknesses so you can enjoy the app no matter your age or skill level.


Happify is an activity game firmly rooted within the wonders of science. To help support users with overall wellbeing, the app is designed to help you overcome stress, combat negative feelings and get ready to take on life’s many challenges.

To ensure success, the app’s brain teasers were developed in conjunction with the advice of leading scientists and experts in the fields of mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and positive psychology. So, you can rest assured that you’re getting a quality service.

In fact, its rather sophisticated development seems to have paid dividends with 86% of users reporting that Happify has improved their mental health within two months of downloading the app!


Selected by Apple as App of the Year, Elevate is a brain training program based around improving focus, articulation, math skills, memorisation and so much more.

Elevate also links up to any other gadgets the user might own. This includes compatibility with your Apple Watch as ‘Elevate Dash’ is optimised for wrist watch play and the games are delivered in 20-second bursts – so you don’t tire your arm while training your brain.

Not convinced?

Well, The Washington Post described the app as a “cognitive pick-me-up” and even suggested it could be used during the working day, stating its 35+ games were “good for mental breaks throughout the workday.”

Brain It On

If you’re a lover of puns and have a competitive edge then Brain It On is the ideal pick for you out of this fine selection.

Home to an array of deceptively challenging physics puzzles, Brain It On allows you to pit yourself against your peers to find out once and for all who is the brainiest in your friendship circle.

And with each puzzle boasting a number of different solutions, you and your mates can spend hours debating which of you deciphered the puzzle best. All in all, it’s a sure way to keep the conversation going as we ensure further lockdown restrictions!

Magic Jigsaw Puzzles

Now, a blog in tribute to National Puzzle day wouldn’t quite be complete without the addition of a traditional jigsaw app. Aptly named Magic Jigsaw Puzzles, the app offers over 30,000 HD pictures for you to solve with new, completely free jigsaws uploaded every day.

You can also even create your own puzzle using your pictures and share them with friends or other members of the Magic Jigsaw Puzzles community.


Of course, whilst trying our hand at these puzzles is a great way to keep our mind’s sharp amidst lockdown, we’ll only be able to do so if our devices remain safe and sound - so why not check out how comprehensive cover could give you peace of mind!

But, there you have it, our list of Top 5 Apps to Test Your Brain, if you think we might have missed any, be sure to get in touch with us via our social media and let us know which apps you find the most helpful when it comes to keeping your brain sharp. And, as ever be sure to check out the bespoke blog section of our website for many more useful insights into the world of technology!