Namerick - an app for people who are bad at remembering names released today (free)
Namerick is an iPhone app that improves your memory of people’s names using repetition and mnemonics modeled from memory 'athletes' and studies of the human memory. Memory experts refer to the three R's of long-term memory - Recording, Retaining, and Retrieving. Namerick does all three with the names of new people you meet. The app allows you to enter names you’d like to remember and saves them in seconds. Once saved, Namerick kicks into gear, using a variety of techniques to help you successfully transfer that name from your short term to your long term memory.
Dale Carnegie, best selling author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, refers to remembering names as one of the 6 ways to become more likable. He reminds us that “a person's name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language."
But Namerick isn’t just helpful for business people; every profession has a different incentive for remembering names and Namerick caters to them all. The app lets you add notes, categories (Work, Friend, Family, Crush!) and future plans - all of which can help you organize, retrieve and remember the people you meet.
Namerick sets itself apart from other name remembering tools in its streamline, clean design, the searchability of saved data, and its ‘spaced repetition’ reminder system that actually helps log those names into your brain as well as your phone.
We built Namerick because we had a hard time remembering everyone we met at meetups and hackathons. It's an iphone app to help you remember the names of people you've just met. We used repetition and mnemonics modeled from memory 'athletes' and studies of the human memory.
Namerick was built by a team of six during a BeMyApp weekend app competition. While we had everything pretty much working at the end of the weekend, we'd remiss if we didn't add that we've added a few months of beta testing, additional UX polish, and marketing efforts
We'd LOVE your feedback (and be eternally grateful if you'd be willing to leave an app store review). The app is free for the next few days, and then we'll likely switch it to $0.99 after that.
You can learn more, and download the app at namerick.com.