It’s happened to everyone. You’ve met your close friend’s cousin, or maybe your sister’s boyfriend and they’ve told you their name.
Only… you didn’t hear it, did you? So, what do you do then, do you ask them to repeat it? Or do you pretend like you heard them all along and hope it never comes up again? Spend the rest of your relationship with this person, possibly years, and hope that their name never comes up again?
Or do you run away to Mexico and start a new life?
To make it far easier, Name Skillz exists to allow you to learn people’s names far easier.
Name Skillz is an app that you wouldn’t have necessarily thought would exist – an app that teaches you how to remember people’s names. Is it really necessary?[sc name=”quote” text=”Name Skillz is an app that you wouldn’t have necessarily thought would exist – an app that teaches you how to remember people’s names. Is it really necessary?.”]
Well, considering this awful social situation has occurred roughly a billion times throughout history, it seems so.
Name Skillz allows you to go through a few tutorial lessons that teach you about the best ways to remember peoples’ names.
Through association and location, you can learn to remember people’s names thanks to a few simple tricks.
The primary lesson to take away from Name Skillz is to think of some kind of wacky, insane association that would leave you asking “Why would anyone think of this?” The idea being that, if it’s strange, you’re more likely to remember it.
This is a lesson encouraged by neurologists and other scientists concerned with the human brain, but it’s also something that a lot of people are aware of; so, why do you need the app?
Name Skillz tries to make it a bit easier to learn this technique through a series of practise associations and memory challenges to help you get used to this association.
At the start you won’t understand the associations, nor will you remember them. However, after a few tries and a few dozen people’s names that are provided to you, you’ll find yourself remembering names with he best of them – you’ll basically be a normal, fully functioning adult! Amazing, isn’t it?
Name Skillz is an app that definitely falls into the category of “Why do I need this?” It aims to teach you a social skill that you should probably already have but… you simply don’t.[sc name=”quote” text=”Name Skillz is an app that definitely falls into the category of “Why do I need this?” It aims to teach you a social skill that you should probably already have but… you simply don’t.”]
Though your first impression of this app is likely one of confusion, it’s surprisingly good at giving you the knowledge and experience necessary to finally remember that one guy’s name at that party you went to one time.
You might find it strange, but this kind of instructional app is a godsend to those less socially inclined.
[review pros=”Surprisingly useful skill provided through a useful and informative app. Clear and consistent visual message that makes it easy to understand the lesson.” cons=”The app is very much single use; you’ll learn the skills, practice a few times, then put it away forever.” score=8]
[appbox appstore id1409162011]
[appbox googleplay com.neuroskillz.nameskillz]