Many experts agree that there’s a strong correlation between memory and intelligence. So, if you want to become smarter, start by working on your short term memory. R.A.M. is an app designed for just that purpose. It’s a clever play on words if you’re a computer nerd like myself, but just three random letters to everyone else. Anyway, here’s my review of this app and what you can expect from using it.
Setting up the app is very simple. There are no registration windows you have to sit through or membership options to sign up for before you using. Just download it, install it, and you’re ready to go. The main screen is a bit confusing to navigate as there are no labels or icons to tell you what to tap on, but you’ll quickly get an idea of how everything works within 5 minutes of using the app. It would’ve been nice to have some labeled menu items, but it’s not a big deal if you’re going to use the app casually.
The interface is made up of two different parts. The top half contains information about your current score and game time, while the bottom half includes information about the different symbols you have to remember. Just tap on the center circle to start your turn and tap on the corresponding items to place them in the right order before the timer runs out.
If you tap on the bottom left corner of the screen, you’ll be able to choose the types of symbols you want to remember in each round. There are many categories to choose from, including abstract patterns, pirates, leaves, sweets, snowflakes. You can also set the game’s difficulty settings if you want to warm up your memory before leveling up.
Overall, R.A.M. is a decent memory game app. You won’t be blown away by it, but you won’t be disappointed either. You can download it for any device running iOS 8.2 or later by visiting the iTunes app store.