Remember the Name is a Windows Phone 8 app designed to help those who often remember a face but the name seems to escape them. The app taps into three social networks to create a memory game to help you remember who you know.
Granted for Remember the Name to help your put a name with a face your contacts have to be in one of these networks but the memory skills could carry over to those who aren't.
Remember the Name taps into three social networks, LinkedIn, XING and Facebook. You'll need to go through the customary permissions screens once you select the network and then a series of flash cards are generated. The flash card will display one of your contacts/friends profile picture with three name choices. Simply choose the right name and your in like Flynn.
If you choose wrong, the flash card will flip and display the contact's information, location and occupation. If you choose right, you get a congratulatory message. Either way, you'll have the option to send the contact a "hello" message. If you don't want to send a message, just hit the directional arrows on either side of the flash card.
Games are composed of ten contacts and at the end of each game you can view the details of your performance. You can bookmark contacts you have trouble remembering or are critical you don't forget. These will be displayed on Remember the Name's main pages.
Remember the Name can be a useful app in putting a name with the faces of your social and business contacts. There's really only two downsides to Remember the Name. Not everyone you need to remember may be in your contacts and not everyone uses a picture of themselves for their profile picture. It's not the app's fault but you may begin associating a business associate with a picture of their pet cat.
Remember the Name is a pleasant memory building app for putting a name with a face. Hopefully other networks will be added to the app as it grows but for the time being, it's not too shabby as is.
There is a free trial available for Remember the Name with the full version running $.99. You can find Remember the Name here in the Windows Phone Store.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.