A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
FORGET Full wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
Ease of Play
The app is a bit challenging to use. The interface isn't very intuitive, so it takes some figuring out. Users type in a keyword and then add other words to associate with that keyword. Users can also add a note to a reminder and encrypt it with a password if desired.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that FORGET Full bills itself as a way to remember easy-to-forget information like passwords, license plate numbers, and bank account numbers, but teens should only use it for semi-important things and definitely not for storing sensitive information. Though it's possible to attach encrypted notes to each reminder, the app doesn't state whether the passwords users set for app access are encrypted. FORGET Full should probably be used as a real reminder tool for important information only by older teens and adults who know how to keep such information private and secure.
Is It Any Good?
FORGET FULL may be a good reminder tool for people who are inundated with information. The app allows users to associate a keyword ("Susie's Mom") with specific information ("Iliana Smith") as a way to create reminders. The app also allows users to attach photos, notes, maps, and websites to the reminders. Users can store information such as the names of their kids' friends' parents, license plate numbers, or the locations of places.
Though the app has a solid video tutorial and user manual, the interface is still a bit clunky. It takes some practice to get used to the navigation and editing tools, and even then, it doesn't quite work as expected. As a tool for storing sensitive information, the app's security isn't convincing. Users can attach encrypted notes to the reminders, which might be used for storing passwords or account numbers. However, it is not recommended that teens store sensitive information on a device that connects to the Internet or could be easily lost or stolen.
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