Tools for thought can overcome cognitive deficiencies

Computers are great at some things that humans aren’t - are vice versa. The most obvious example is remembering things. Computers have (effectively) infinite memory, while human memory decays exponentially.

There are less obvious ways in which tools for thought can help. Obsidian enabled me to overcome cognitive limitations in a way I hadnt realised was possible. There seems to be fair community of people with ADHD who find Obsidian extremely helpful.

Could we build tools for thought specifically to help with certain cognitive limitations?

In Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari spoke about how technology that initially helps solve limitations is later used to augment capabilities.